Adobe shows off new prototype tools and features at Sneaks event - News - Digital Arts

Every year at its Adobe Max and Adobe Summit discussions_ the companys Ramp;D teams show off new components and apps that its working on. Adobe makes a big deal of these being prototypes_ which may or may not befit real components in apps such as Photoshop - or brand new tools - but over the last few years almost 50% of things shown at Sneaks are in apps you can download from Creative Cloud such as Photoshops Content-Aware Fill tool.

At this years Adobe Max in San Diego_ Adobes Sneaks were presented by the companys Kim Chambers and Comedy Central comedian Jordan Peele.


This app was described by presenter Jordan Peele as a fast way to make A-has Take on Me<_em> video.

Its an app that applies phraseologys from things drawn or formed on real sheets of paper or in Photoshop to 3D standard. An Adobe engineer drew a textured ball on a piece of paper_ and the lighting and texture were transferred to a 3D standards of a dinosaur_ hand and man.

He also demoed it using real clay instead of a drawing_ or particular shading phraseologys such as cross-hatching and stipple.

For a terminal prosper_ he showed it working with life.

If you want to give StyLit a try_ you can download it from


Syncmaster is a new algorithm that finds the most interesting parts of an audio track - whether dialog or music - and gives you markers to sync video clips.

Colour Chamelon

This recolours images to match them to each other_ or to an outer colour plan.

Adobe demoed it with the sample of a brochure with a set colour plan_ filled with photos with an inconsistant tonal range. A one click changed these colours to make them congruous.

Looking at the process_ the Adobe engineer showed how true colours were matched to each other - and harmonizeed the mapping to make it more visually pleasing.


This technology creates seamless loops from brief videos.

The demo showed a clip of a archives playing_ which when looped you could see the needle jump back as one clip ended and the next rendering of it started. When LoopWelder was applied_ the glitch disappeared seamlessly.

Also_ the engineer showed it within Premiere Pro to make a clip longer.

Concept Canvas

This add-on for Photoshop lets you use a sketch to search - and it could be advantageous in tools like Illustrator_ InDesign or Adobe XD too

You draw areas on a document and call the layers the search provisions that you want. The tech searches in Adobe Stock and you get results that match the layout and the provisions - for sample a man next to a dog as shown here.

Internimble Vectorisation

This tool for Illustrator combines that application s Image Trace component and the vectorisation engine in the Adobe Capture app for better creation of vector objects based on photos.

It included global threshold and transparency settings with a brush to fine tune the results.


Previously demoed at the Siggraph life discussion in August_ this digital painting method uses your graphics chip to do more intricate standardling of how paint_ brush bristles_ canvas and lighting work unitedly - for much more realistic oil paintings.

It was created in collaboration with Nvidia.

Adobe also showed a 3D-printed painting of Jordan Keele created in Wetbrush.

Quick Layout

This harmonizes the layout of pages in Illustrator or possibly InDesign or XD as you add more images - as the other full resizes and harmonizes to fit.

You can also harmonize elements_ with others automatically resizing to fill gaps.

Sky Is Not The Limit

This replaces the sky in an photo with a better one from another image. This is entirely automatic_ using tech based on machine learning.

It also works with rainbows.


This lets you Photoshop vocal tracks in Audition to rearrange address. It transcribes audio_ which you can then cut_ copy and paste into a different order.

You can also add words that werent in the primary dialog_ based on the vocal characteristics of the speaker. To do this it needs almost 20 minutes of address_ and Adobe says its working on tools to unite when this has been applied to hinder it being used in damaging ways.

Project Clover

This is tool for editing VR video in VR. Using an HTC Vive to view and control the app_ you can look almost video clips and make cuts between them. A timeline and buttons under give you controls.

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