Comedian Tiffany Haddish and Adobe evangelist Paul Trani announced ten new tools that Adobe is exploring, at Adobe Max’s Sneaks session, a showcase unveiling potential software features. The sneaks run the gamut from quite a few fun voice-to-music features to impressively useful tools like the Smooth Operator, a very smart vertical video cropping tool.
Sneaks could very well end up as part of an application within the Adobe Creative Cloud, or they could stand alone. Adobe may not even choose to move forward with them at all. There are some pretty cool and interesting applications in this year’s sneaks, however, and some of them could have very cool implications for photo and video editors.
So, about the voice-to-music tool, it is called Project Kazoo, and it turns your voice into an instrument. The practical application of this is that you can sing to your computer and easily create your very own soundtracks with just your voice — and it is a very helpful assist from Adobe’s AI-enabled Sensei technology.
Another highlight was the Project Fast Mask, which would delight video editors for sure. Fast Mask allows you to select an entire object, a person for example, with just a few clicks. The feature works across multiple frames of the entire video. This means that you can select the object once and can edit the rest of the video around it. Project Fast Mask also uses Adobe Sensei which reduces a very time-consuming process to only a few clicks.
So, do you have complex vector graphics which you want to edit? Project Good Bones might just be the ticket for you. After selecting an entire graphic, Project Good Bones creates a skeleton and “handles” for the graphic which you can easily manipulate the way you want. Good Bones, similar to Project Fast Mask takes a once arduous process and replaces it with a very simple, easy-to-use function. It is a very powerful, time-saving technology that could be a real benefit for artists and designers down the line.