Using Photoshop to manipulate images is one of the things folks do on a regular basis. It’s the image editing platform of choice for photographers, and one thing they’ll tell you, it’s not easy. However, Photoshop could become a lot easier to use due to an upcoming update.
You see, when it comes down to masking a human or an object out of a scene, this task takes skill and time. It’s one of the hardest things to do on the platform, but Adobe is working to make it easier with the use of AI. That’s right folks; Photoshop is set to become smarter with artificial intelligence.
What’s this AI feature called?
Adobe dubs it as Select Subject, and from what the company has to say, it appears to come off as idiot-proof in terms of usage. The company states that from the central section or Select and Mask workspaces, the user only needs to click anywhere on the picture, and it will automatically select a single or multiple subjects within the image.
From there, the user has all the freedom in the world to tweak the subject or change the background.
“We’re excited to give you a sneak peek into one of the new functionalities coming to Photoshop CC. Select Subject, powered by Adobe Sensei, is a tool that enables users to make their selections in one click. With Select Subject, you’ll be able to get started with your selections faster than ever before.”
The tech is powered by Adobe’s AI platform
Not everyone knows that Adobe has its own AI platform, and it’s called Sensei. It’s quite smart, though we’re not sure how well it stacks up against competing artificial intelligence platforms from big tech giants around the world.
“Complicated details around the subject aren’t an issue, because this feature is using machine learning to recognize the objects,” according to Adobe Photoshop Product Manager Meredith Payne Stotzner in a video released to YouTube.
We can see how well it works in the demo, and well, it’s not perfect, but it certainly makes things easier. Miss Stotzner used the feature to perform some edits on some folks and a panda, but the hair and fur were not selected.
That’s not a problem due to the amount of work the Sensei AI platform eliminated, and since it takes advantage of machine learning, we expect it to get better as time goes on.
Adobe did not reveal when the Select Subject feature would make it to the platform as an update. The video is just a preview, and seeing as it works, it shouldn’t take very long for the company to make it available.