Firefly is Expanding Beyond Photoshop

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News at the Intersection of AI and Design

Another week and another slew of AI/Design announcements. One of the most significant announcements is the expansion of Adobe Firefly into Adobe Illustrator. This leads me to believe that we’re going to see Firefly integrated into more applications and at deeper levels. This is just the beginning.

Adobe Illustrator gets its first Firefly AI tool

Firefly’s capabilities come to Adobe Illustrator to help designers rapidly experiment with colors.

  • Generative Recolor is the first example of Adobe Firefly-powered tools within Illustrator.
  • Adobe is focused on bringing Firefly to its creative suite of tools
  • This tool is still in beta.
  • Businesses will be able to train Firefly to create brand-aligned content.

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AI-generated QR codes are pretty incredible

AI-generated QR codes can be used to create unique and visually appealing designs that can be used for a variety of purposes.

  • AI-generated QR codes can be used to create unique and visually appealing designs.
  • They can be used to track user engagement and collect data.
  • They can be used to create interactive experiences.
  • They can be used to add a touch of personality to marketing campaigns.

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IKEA Uses Artificial Intelligence to Transform Call Center Employees into Interior Design Advisors

IKEA is using artificial intelligence (AI) to transform its call center employees into interior design advisors. The AI system, called “Home Advisor,” helps employees answer customer questions about products and design solutions.

  • Home Advisor can answer questions about IKEA products and design solutions.
  • Home Advisor can generate 3D renderings of customer homes with different IKEA products.
  • Home Advisor can recommend products and design solutions that meet customer needs.
  • Home Advisor can help customers save time and money on their home improvement projects.

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New Resources for you

This week also saw the launch of! It’s exciting to get this out into the world.

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Jim MacLeod

Jim MacLeod

Jim MacLeod was a graphic designer for more than a decade before pivoting to adjacent areas of focus such as marketing, digital experience, and branding. Knowing that AI is going to displace many graphic designers, Jim set up After Design to help designers prepare for this impending change. 

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