Have you ever wanted to colorize old black and white photos of yourself or your loved ones? The conventional process involves meticulous preliminary research followed by hours and hours of work in Photoshop. Hundreds of layers of color are added and blended together with precision. The physics of how light works also needs to be taken into account.
What about black and white sketches and blueprints? Ever wanted to show a client how a rough black-and-white design looks in color?
To make life easier for everyone, Adobe is working on a tool called ‘Scribbler’, an interactive deep learning-based image generation system powered by Adobe Sensei. Scribbler colorizes black and white photos, sketches, and designs within seconds so you can express your ideas and visualize them with simple drag-and-drop operations.
Researchers at Adobe, Georgia Tech, and UC Berkeley, trained a neural network on thousands of carefully chosen photos to teach it to fill in realistic colors based on its best guess. It can also add different textures to different elements of your design, based on samples.
Watch Sribbler in action below
00:24 – Using Scribbler with B/W portraits
01:20 – Using Scribbler with B/W photos
02:35 – Colorizing rough sketches
03:24 – For client presentations
03:45 – Using different textures
We’ll keep you updated when Adobe releases Scribbler for download.
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