Cost of Generative AI for Photoshop Revealed

Cost of Generative AI for Photoshop Revealed

Adobe’s Firefly AI: Igniting Creativity and Imagination

Firefly AI

Remember when we thought AI was all about robots taking over the world? Well, it turns out that AI has some pretty creative tricks up its sleeve too. Take Adobe’s Firefly, for example. This family of generative AI tools, which was previously in beta testing, is now available for everyone to unleash their creativity and bring their ideas to life. Whether you want to create stunning imagery in Photoshop, experiment with wacky text effects on the Firefly website, recolor images in Illustrator, or spruce up your posters and videos with Adobe Express, Firefly has got you covered.

But wait, before you dive headfirst into the creative abyss, let’s talk about the cost. Adobe is not raising prices, but they are introducing a credit system for using Firefly, depending on the Creative Cloud subscription plan you’re on. If you have the full Creative Cloud subscription, which gives you access to all of Adobe’s software for $55 per month, you can produce up to 1,000 creations a month. If you have a single-app subscription, such as Photoshop or Premiere Pro, it’s limited to 500 creations a month. And if you’re subscribed to Adobe Express, the all-purpose mobile app, you’ll have 250 uses of Firefly at your disposal.

Now, Adobe doesn’t want you to hold back or feel like you’re rationing your creativity. They want you to go all out and explore your wildest ideas. That’s why they’re introducing a $5 per month option to purchase an extra 100 Firefly usage credits, starting in November. So, whether you’re a creative pro with a thirst for unlimited creation or someone who just wants to dip their toes into the AI creative pool, Adobe has a plan to suit your needs.

In my own experience with Firefly, I have witnessed some truly cool effects. However, it’s not without its limitations. Being a cloud-based service, we can expect Adobe to continue improving and refining Firefly to deliver even better results. Generative AI tools, like Firefly, have made quite a splash in 2022, starting with OpenAI’s text-based chatbot, ChatGPT. They certainly have impressive abilities to mimic human output, even if they occasionally make mistakes. But hey, in the realm of creativity, sometimes it’s the mistakes that lead to the most interesting discoveries. So, let your imagination run wild with Firefly and don’t be too hard on it if it occasionally goes off on a tangent.

Now, what happens if you exceed your monthly allowance of Firefly creations? Well, fear not. Customers with paid subscription plans can still continue using Firefly, albeit at a slower pace. Subscribers on free tiers can also get a taste of the technology with 25 uses per month. The aim is to ensure that no one feels restricted or limited in their creative endeavors.

But here’s something that sets Adobe apart from the rest. They are actually paying Adobe Stock contributors whose imagery was used to train Firefly. Yes, you heard that right. Adobe is providing a new revenue stream for their contributors. These talented individuals will receive a “meaningful” bonus annually based on how frequently their images were licensed by customers and the overall number of accepted images in the stock image licensing business. It’s a win-win situation where the contributors get rewarded for their hard work, and Adobe gets to provide high-quality training data for Firefly.

Now, let’s talk about my personal experience with Firefly. It has shown remarkable capabilities in blending imagery with existing scenes. Whether it’s inserting elements with the generative fill tool or expanding an image with generative expand, Firefly can often match lighting and perspective, creating plausible reflections. It excels at reproducing complex environments like foliage, convincingly merging newly generated elements with the background. However, there are times when Firefly produces distortions or unexpected glitches. Like an elephant with a second trunk where its tail should be – definitely not the look you’re going for. So, be prepared to reject a few Firefly duds and experiment with different prompts to achieve the desired results. It’s a learning process, but don’t worry, perfection takes time.

To make things even better, Adobe is using a technology called content credentials to label images created using their AI tools as AI-generated. This helps improve transparency and build trust by demystifying the creation process. So, you can be confident that the stunning images you create with Firefly will proudly bear the mark of AI creation.

In conclusion, Adobe’s Firefly AI is a game-changer for creatives looking to add that extra spark to their works. With its impressive capabilities and continuous improvements, Firefly opens up a world of possibilities for artists, designers, and anyone with a passion for creating. So, whether you’re ready to dive deep into the creative abyss or just want to dip your toes, let Firefly be your guide, igniting your imagination and taking your creativity to new heights.

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