Adobe Experiments with a New Color Palette for the Illustrator
Adobe showed off its experimental color palette for the illustrator at the OFFF festival in Barcelona.
OFFF Barcelona is an event of a kind! The three-day festival attracts audiences from all walks of life. It is a symposium of sorts where influential personalities share their insights on a plethora of topics, meaningfully. Attendees get to meet, greet, network and learn an array of things depending upon their interests.
Perhaps, that is the main reason why Adobe decided to show off its experimental capabilities here instead of back home. The company clearly wants to attract a rich client base that is not necessarily corporate or enterprise based. Adobe’s creative tools are a go-to phenomenon for the graphics creative community. Experiments attract suggestions and what better platform then OFFF, for Adobe.
Adobe is leveraging AI to extract colors from random images on the internet and infuse them into an artist’s work through the Illustrator Vector — color suggestions are based on AI algorithms. Adobe’s basic idea is to allow the users of the illustrator software easily experiment with colors that may have inspired them from other pictures or videos. The customization makes it effortless for creatives to add new variations to an existing work of art based on a pre-existing color palette from another visual source.
Adobe is calling this as a sneak, meaning a phenomenon that the company plans to integrate into its vast product range but has not yet figured out a date to get it onto the factory floor.
Looking at Adobe’s previous roll-outs, some features will definitely be added to the company’s creative cloud, some won’t. However, the experiment is not hard to understand or implement, hence it will not be surprising if all of them end up being integrated components of the illustrator vector drawings.
Extracting a color palette is not so difficult – the company already has something similar in the form of a standalone feature for the Adobe Color. The hard part might be to match color palettes to existing drawings. From Adobe’s demos, the feature seems robust, however, users will decide the effectiveness of the new feature once the product hits the market.