Adobe Illustrator now has a new feature that lets users quickly change the color scheme for vector-based images using generative AI. Users can upload Scalable Vector Graphics files (SVGs) to Illustrator’s Vector Recoloring Tool and generate different color palettes in seconds. They can either type out a text description, or select from a sample prompt list.
Adobe Firefly is a set of AI-powered creative models, including Illustrator Vector Recoloring. The company released Adobe Firefly into beta recently. Adobe’s Firefly Beta will include the Vector Recoloring tool, which is available for testing today. Adobe has not yet announced when a final version of this tool will be released. The Vector Recoloring Tool allows users to see how their designs will look in different color schemes, without having to manually adjust the image.
According to a video demo of the feature’s text descriptions, they can be fairly loose. Typing in “underwater reef coral” changed an example image into various shades of pink, blue, and… coral orange. Examples prompts include “salmon sushi” and “terracotta dessert,” both of which are easily recognizable by their icons.
SVG or vector graphics files can be scaled up or down without affecting quality. Vector graphics are a good choice for graphic designers who create company logos and illustrations that will be resized frequently, or applied to different products.
It’s important to note that, unlike other AI-generated products, this feature does not produce images but instead provides new ways of changing the color palette in existing vector files. It’s great to have a range of options from which to choose a finalized design, but having to create multiple versions of images manually is not the most fun part of graphic design.
Adobe has released a number of features that use AI to automate complex or laborious tasks. This is to help save time for creative professionals when they are working on projects. Photoshop as well as lightroom have both received updates since last year’s Adobe Max Conference that improved automatic object selection. For example, it is no longer necessary to manually outline the subject or mask when editing images.
Create a global color
If you create and save a color in the Swatches Panel, it is automatically saved as a Global Swatch. Look for the white outline of the swatch to identify it.
Create lighter versions of global colors
After saving a global swatch you can create lighter or tinted versions to add more variety to your designs. You can extend your color palette by adding a new color without changing the color. The tints can be saved as convenient swatches.
Tints automatically update
When you use tints, you can save time by editing the global color and all the tints that you created.