Import images or photographs into your library. Illustrator will analyze the images in order to extract the color palettes. If there’s a specific palette that you want to try, simply select the image to easily apply the color—you’ll notice that all fill colors in your artwork updates simultaneously.
This all strikes me as eerily reminiscent of the Live Color demos from CS3 10+ years ago (or hey, if you wanna feel even older, remember Adobe Kuler? no, just me?). I don’t doubt that the color remapping work, I just doubt—with extreme prejudice—that any normal humans will know how to take the time to set up these themes in their artwork.
Check out Drawalong AR, an experiment done in partnership with YouTube creator AmandaRachLee, that shows developers how they can use AR to transform educational YouTube art tutorials into virtual tracing paper:
Chinese 360°/VR camera company Kandao is promising 10x interpolation to create super slow-mo effects. I find the results impressive, although there are some (probably unintentionally) charming artifacts visible on the squirrel close-up below. It’d be fun to compare it to work from my teammate Aseem as well as more recent efforts from NVIDIA.
AI Slow-Motion will first appear in Kandao’s Obsidian and QooCam 360/VR cameras, but Kandao is planning to open up the tech to other cameras down the road. For now, if you own a Kandao camera, you can find the new feature in the latest Qoocam Studio and in the upcoming Kandao Studio v3.0 (coming April 23rd).
The Lego company got their start making wooden toys, so it’s kinda fitting that someone would recreate their tiny plastic bricks via lumber. “Brix System is a collection of scaled-up Lego versions of computers, phones, and music machines made out of wood,” Kottke writes. These classic pieces (especially the skinny phone, from my early-80’s police station!) really take me back.