The power of AI image style transfer.

Create spot-on content.

Generate assets for articles, blogs, and social media posts with reference images so that whatever you make fits in with the rest of your content.

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Get to the right images faster.

Change your designs as fast as you change your mind, or as needed to keep up with the latest trends. Make quick updates to color, style, and texture without starting from scratch.

How to use Generative Match in Firefly.

Use Generative Match to steer your generative AI creations in exactly the right direction. Follow these steps to apply a style transfer to your AI-generated images.

  • Open Firefly.
    Go to the Text to Image module in the Firefly web app. (If you’re not signed in, sign in to your Adobe account or create an account for free.) Hover over any image in the gallery and select View Samples.
  • Select a reference image.
    In the control panel to the right of the image results, make sure Firefly Image 2 model is selected. In that same panel, scroll down to the Match section. Click the Reference Gallery to scroll through the images until you find one you want to try.

    To use your own image, drag and drop it into the control panel or click Upload Your Own Image and select it from the pop-up menu. (You must have the rights to any third-party images you upload.)
  • Click Generate.
    Check out the results.
  • Refine.
    Move the Style Strength slider in the control panel to adjust the strength of the reference image’s effect on the style of your image. You can also make other adjustments to color and tone, lighting, and composition. Click the Edit button in the top left of an image to take it into the Generative Fill workspace.
  • Save your work.
    Click the heart in the top right to save the image to your Favorites, or click the More Options button to download it as a PNG or save it your libraries.

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What is AI image style transfer?

AI image style transfer, also known as neural style transfer, is the use of an AI generator to create an image in the style of a reference image. For example, if you want to generate an image of a superhero in a comic book style, you can select the comic book style image from the Digital Illustration section of the Reference Image Gallery. Firefly uses deep neural networks to understand the style of the reference image and apply it to a prompt so you can achieve the look you’re going for quicker and with greater accuracy.

How do image style transfers work?

Image style transfers use trained neural networks, which learn the style features of the reference image (including colors, textures, and brush strokes). The neural networks then apply those style features to the content of another image. In Firefly, Generative Match applies the style features to the new images it generates from text prompts.

Is AI image style transfer suitable for commercial use?

As part of Adobe’s effort to design Firefly to be commercially safe, we are training our initial commercial Firefly models on licensed content, such as Adobe Stock, and public domain content where copyright has expired. If you upload third-party reference images, you must have the rights to use them.

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