Adobe withdraws from Figma deal due to questions about future competition

Adobe has explained why it abandoned the deal with Figma. The company was unable to prove to European regulators that the acquisition would not harm competition in the future. This was stated by Adobe General Counsel Dana Rao, according to The Verge. According to him, the companies are not currently ... Read more

Adobe cancels $20 billion deal with Figma due to regulatory obstacles

Adobe is abandoning a $20 billion deal with Figma due to regulatory obstacles, reports Reuters. Adobe explained this decision by the “lack of a clear path” for obtaining approvals from antitrust regulators in the European Union and the United Kingdom. “Adobe and Figma strongly disagree with the recent regulatory findings, ... Read more

Adobe prepares to defend Figma deal at EU hearing on December 8

Adobe will try to defend its $20 billion deal with Figma at a hearing in the European Union. They are scheduled to take place on December 8. They are scheduled to take place on December 8. This is reported by Reuters with reference to informed sources. As you know, Adobe ... Read more

Adobe and Figma’s $20 billion deal could hurt innovation – CMA

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is concerned about a potential $20 billion deal between Adobe and Figma, reports Reuters. The regulator believes that the possible acquisition could harm innovation in the software used by the vast majority of British digital designers. The CMA published the preliminary conclusion as ... Read more

EU officially expresses concern over $20 billion deal between Adobe and Figma

Adobe has received an official antitrust complaint from EU regulators regarding the possible acquisition of Figma for $20 billion, reports The Verge. The European Commission launched an investigation into the deal on August 7. Now, the institution has released a preliminary opinion expressing concern about the merger of the two ... Read more

Adobe adds new AI features to Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2024

Adobe has added AI-powered features to the new versions of Photoshop Elements 2024 and Premiere Elements 2024 that simplify the creative process. This was reported by Engadget. The new features will allow you to use the company’s proprietary Sensei AI platform. For example, Photoshop now has a tool that automatically ... Read more

Adobe announces new Firefly AI models for Illustrator, Express, and Photoshop – available in beta

Adobe is betting on artificial intelligence and announces three new Firefly generative models. They will add powerful features to Illustrator and Adobe Express and improve Photoshop’s text-to-picture capabilities, writes The Verge. First of all, we are talking about Firefly Image 2. This is a new version of the original Firefly ... Read more

Adobe is preparing to unveil Project Stardust, a new AI-powered photo editing tool

Adobe is preparing to introduce Project Stardust, a new AI-powered photo editing tool. It will make it easier to modify images without prior editing experience, writes The Verge. The company may show the new tool during the Adobe Max event, which will take place on October 10-12. It is expected ... Read more

Adobe unveils a web version of Photoshop, it gets popular AI tools

The web version of Adobe Photoshop has become publicly available after almost two years of beta testing. The simplified online version of the photo editing program for desktop computers was launched with popular artificial intelligence tools, writes The Verge. We’re talking about the Generative Fill and Generative Expand tools that ... Read more

John Warnock, one of the co-founders of Adobe, dies at the age of 82

Adobe co-founder John Warnock died on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at the age of 82, the company said in a statement, cited by Reuters. The cause of his death has not been disclosed. “This is a sad day for the Adobe community and the industry for which it has been ... Read more

10 examples of using AI in Photoshop to create incredible photos

Twitter users show how Photoshop beta works with artificial intelligence. Their examples prove that the use of AI in Adobe’s photo editor can create fantastic images. For example, in one case, several simple commands can “move” an object to another place. This is the single most chaotic use of #GenerativeFill ... Read more

A generative AI appeared in the beta version of Adobe Photoshop

Generative AI continues to conquer the world by leaps and bounds, so it was only a matter of time before it appeared in Photoshop. Adobe has announced a new Generative Fill tool that will appear in the photo editor later this year. The company promises a “new magical approach,” as ... Read more

New AI controversy: NYT bestselling author criticized for ‘artificial’ cover

Artists and book lovers are complaining that the cover of American author Sarah Maas’ famous fantasy novel House of Earth and Blood was generated by AI. This is reported by The Verge. Readers noted the Adobe Stock link to the wolf illustration on the cover. The artwork corresponds to an ... Read more

Adobe created an AI image generator – and says it didn’t steal artists’ work for it

Adobe launches its own AI image generator. The company announced a “family of creative generative AI models” called Adobe Firefly and releases the first two tools that take advantage of them. One of the tools works like DALL-E or Midjourney, allowing users to input a prompt and receive an image ... Read more

Adobe will buy Figma for $20 billion

Adobe Systems in official press release announced the acquisition of Figma – a company that offers online tools for the work of designers, reports The Verge. Earlier it was reported that the parties were discussing the purchase of Figma for more than $15 billion, but the official price has increased ... Read more

Meta, Microsoft, Epic Games and others together set the standard for the metaverse

A group of technology companies, including the largest players in the market, have decided to join forces and develop compatibility standards for an open metaverse. To an organization called Metaverse Standards Forum were included Meta, Microsoft, Huawei, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Epic Games, Unity and Adobe. The list obviously ... Read more

Adobe is releasing a set of tools to combat misinformation

The Internet is full of photos and videos that have additional information about their origin. Adobe will help make them public with a new set of tools. This was stated on the Adobe – Content Authenticity Initiative page ( CAI). The set for accessing data that hides photos and videos ... Read more

Adobe plans to make online Photoshop free

Adobe has begun to test a free version of Photoshop in Canada, where users can access it through their Adobe account. The company describes the service as “freemium” which means that in the future it plans to add features that will be available only by subscription, but the basic functionality ... Read more