An underwater scene with three goldfish rendered by the Adobe Illustrator AI engine.
An underwater scene with three goldfish rendered by the Adobe Illustrator AI engine.

How does Adobe integrate image AI renders for designers?

Adobe’s AI features are surprisingly well integrated into a day-to-day workflow

Eva Schicker
9 min readNov 28, 2023

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Implementation of AI into visual design has expanded exponentially over the last few years. Software makers have responded enthusiastically to bringing many new AI features to their users, and oftentimes done so in a user-friendly way.

Keeping pace, the Adobe Creative Suite software has risen to the AI challenge. While maintaining the fundamental approach to design based on original and individual creation, Adobe is giving us a broad range of AI features that are integrated into the software.

Adobe’s AI generative-image engines

Similarly to prompting DALL-E or Midjourney to render a visual, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop provide extensive AI image rendering.

I decided to explore and compare an identical prompt in DALL-E, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop.

The prompt:

“A Frozen-movie style 3D render of a gold fish looking at me in a blue pond and smiling.”

Testing the prompt with DALL-E

The DALL-E AI engine interprets the style attribute and the colors nicely, the expression is joyful, and the facial features are well rendered. It’s a pleasing result.

A DALL-E AI render of a Frozen-movie style goldfish in 3D.
A DALL-E AI render of a Frozen-movie style goldfish in 3D.

The DALL-E render is a jpg. Unfortunately, the fins of the goldfish are cropped off, so some image editing will be necessary to create a flawless image with background all around.

I’m satisfied with the prompt and decide to test in on the Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop AI generative-image engines.

Exploring Adobe Illustrator

Based on a prompts, Illustrator 2024 delivers an impressive range of vector-based AI renders. The prompt input window is easy to access by drawing a live rectangular shape in the size of the desired image. An AI prompt window pops…

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Eva Schicker

Hello. I write about UX, UI, AI, animation, tech, art & design through the eyes of a designer. UX lead Lelantos Press, UX GA grad. I also write fiction & paint.