Monthly Archives: August 2023

Firefly: Making a lo-fi animation with Adobe Express

Check out this quick tutorial from Kris Kashtanova:

DJI “Spotlight Mode” looks rad

I’ve been flying a bunch here in Ireland this week & can’t wait to share some good stuff soon. (Weren’t transatlantic plane rides meant for video editing?) In the meantime, I’m only now learning of a really promising-looking way to have the drone focus on a subject of interest, leaving the operator free to vary other aspects of flight (height, rotation, etc.). Check it out:

Remembering John Warnock

Like so many folks inside Adobe & far beyond, I’m saddened by the passing of our co-founder & a truly great innovator. I’m traveling this week in Ireland & thus haven’t time to compose a proper remembrance, but I’ve shared a few meaningful bits in this thread (click or tap through to see):

Firefly site gets faster, adds dark mode support & more

Good stuff just shipped on

  • New menu options enable sending images from the Text to Image module to Adobe Express.
  • The UI now supports Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Swedish, and Chinese. Go to your profile and select preferences to change the UI language.
  • New fonts are available for Korean, Chinese (Traditional), and Chinese (Simplified).
  • Dark mode is here! Go to your profile and select preferences to change the mode.
  • A licensing and indemnification workflow is supported for entitled users.
  • Mobile bug fixes include significant performance improvements.
  • You can now access Firefly from the Web section of CC Desktop.

You may need to perform a hard refresh on your browser to see the changes. Cmd (Ctrl) + Shift + R.

If anything looks amiss, or if there’s more you’d like to see changed, please let us know!

GenFill + old photos = 🥰

Speaking of using Generative Fill to build up areas with missing detail, check out this 30-second demo of old photo restoration:

And though it’s not presently available in Photoshop, check out this use of ControlNet to revive an old family photo:

ControlNet did a good job rejuvenating a stained blurry 70 year old photo of my 90 year old grandparents.
by u/prean625 in StableDiffusion

“Where the Fireflies Fly”

I had a ball chatting with members of the Firefly community, including our new evangelist Kris Kashtanova & O.G. designer/evangelist Rufus Deuchler. It was a really energetic & wide-ranging conversation, and if you’d like to check it out, here ya go: