Adobe Firefly's generative AI models now have the capability to produce vector graphics in Illustrator.
Adobe's Illustrator, a vector graphics tool for graphic designers, is set to enter the generative AI era with the introduction of the Firefly Vector Model at the Adobe MAX conference. Adobe characterizes this new model as the "first-ever generative AI model dedicated to generating vector graphics." Similar to Firefly's image and photo creation capabilities, Firefly for Illustrator will have the ability to generate complete vector graphics from scratch. This vector model, like other Firefly models, was developed using data from Adobe Stock.
In its beta phase, Illustrator will enable users to create entire scenes using a text prompt. The interesting aspect here is that these scenes can comprise multiple objects. This means that Illustrator won't just generate a mishmash of vectors to form the overall graphic, but will autonomously generate these distinct objects. Users can then individually manipulate these objects to their liking, just as they would with any other group or layer in Illustrator.
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Alexandru Costin, Adobe's VP for generative AI and Sensei, informed me that the company utilized tens of millions of vector images from Adobe Stock to train Firefly, thereby enabling this new feature. Costin referred to the process as "a journey." Given that there has been less work done on using generative AI for vector drawing creation compared to other image creation, this undoubtedly required additional effort from the team. He highlighted that the team aimed to create a model that could generate these images using the least number of points possible.
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Illustrator is also introducing a new feature called Mockup. This feature allows Illustrator users to take any 3D scene and apply any vector art to it. This could be a design for a beverage can or a new logo mockup on a t-shirt. "Mockup is a thrilling feature that allows you to present your art in context to your clients, helping them understand what they're purchasing when they hire you as a freelancer," Costin elaborated.
Another new addition is Retype, which transforms static text in images into editable text. It will also find matching fonts. Moreover, Illustrator is now accessible on the web!