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Adobe Inc., the American multinational computer software company that’s well known for its platforms like Photoshop and Illustrator, has jumped into the non-fungible token (NFT) universe. According to Adobe chief product officer Scott Belsky in a recent interview with The Verge, “NFTs will change creativity.”

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The software company Adobe has launched a Photoshop tool that allows creators to pre-construct the images for non-fungible token (NFT) applications.


They can even influence the future of my collection.” There’s a large rabbit hole that we won’t have time to go down, but suffice to say, NFTs represent a way of distributing and collectors owning creativity as a form of cultural flex, as a form of membership, as a form of patronage, and I think it’s early days.

So let me offer you the pushback on that, because I buy it, and particularly the secondary sale thing, I think, has never been possible before. So that is all very interesting. The pushback I would give you is that NFTs aren’t actually the work, right? They are a pointer on the blockchain to someone else’s website where the work lives. I think it is very amusing that people are angry about right click and save as.

In a Verge interview, Belsky stated that he has “never seen a more empowering and better-aligned system for creativity than NFTs.” He praised the fact that NFT creators can get primary sale revenue as well as a cut of secondary sales.

Belsky did, however, express concern over the possibility of a decline in the NFT market. “In fact, my opinion would be that there’s going to be more crashes before more booms,” he said.

On Twitter, Belsky drew attention to the problem of NFT theft, noting that “artists have seen their work copied and minted with no benefit or attribution to the original artist” due to the ease of copying and pasting existing artwork. It remains to be seen whether artists will turn to Adobe’s solution to solve the problem.

Adobe is just the latest company to embrace NFTs.

Why Graviton2?” He talked about 40% better performance in the same power envelope.

More broadly speaking, for us, it’s all about the compute platform, in terms of the GPU, the CPU and machine learning. Arm did have a lot of other products that were around the periphery, which took a lot of engineering work, and I don’t think we were highly differentiated or added a lot of value. Whereas on the flip side, the software investment required for these ecosystems is kind of insatiable.
And that’s also gonna be a high degree of focus for us.

Arm used to develop cores and then let other people build their own chips: How is that changing over time? Does Arm develop more of the final design for customers now than it used to?

Increasingly, what we’re finding is that throwing that piece of IP over the wall isn’t going to be enough to ensure a world-class product.

Whereas 10 years ago, not everyone was creating content on social to make their business stand out. But now the creator economy is kind of the theme for this need.

There was a tweet about a guy whobought a business selling ramps for dogs to go up sofas. Dog ramps. I’m going to get him on the show. And he was like, “I bought this business, it wasn’t doing any social marketing.

I just made some great videos and bought the ads, and now my business is like 300x.” And that’s all marketing. The classic “the marketing made the business” is right in there.

What’s the split there between doing it yourself and then going on a platform like Behance, looking at a bunch of creatives, and hiring them?

What we’re seeing increasingly is both. People go and they commission or they get UI kits, or they commission people to do original work for them, and then they use those as templates and starters for other derivations and evolutions of that content over time. I think that creativity will always be a collaborative discipline.
And one of the things I love about Behance is just how many people in the far corners of the world have expertise in certain areas that just are superpowers for you wherever you are. Some of the best motion graphics designers I’ve ever found were in Central and Eastern Europe, in small little towns. And I don’t know how they became so great, but they are such a resource.

And typically they would work for a headhunter, who’d work for an agency, who would work for a bigger agency, who worked for a brand, but now the brand can find that person directly and have them on retainer to do all kinds of cool stuff. So we’re seeing that happen all the time. I think you’ll always see a mixture of both.

Do you foresee a world in which these specialized creators become an independent army of freelancers? Do you see creative moving out of the agency or the companies themselves?

A hundred percent. Why? Because the natural inclination of all of us is to work for ourselves to some extent, and especially a creative, it’s like, “I want to choose my own work.
I want to choose my own clients and work on my own terms.” And so the better and better you are, the more likely it is that you should have that future.

We’ve got the collaboration services, like Creative Cloud libraries that make those fonts and assets available at your fingertips across mobile, web, and desktop. And then we’re going to have all these more consumer-focused creativity applications that make things more accessible to more people. But it’s all a unified system. To me, that’s the creative operating system of the future that people will need.
And I just feel like, in that perspective, Adobe’s in its early days.

Do you think about making some of these features just filters in other people’s apps? Have you thought about making a set of Snap filters? I don’t know if TikTok lets third parties play in their zone, but have you thought about going into the other apps and saying, “We’re bringing some of our technology here”?

Well, it’s interesting.

Key Takeaways

  • Adobe has announced a feature called Content Credentials that will allow users to add verifiable metadata to their work.
  • The company will allow NFT creators to use this feature in its apps, including Photoshop, Behance, and Stock.
  • Various NFT marketplaces including Rarible will support the feature.
  • NFT buyers will be able to verify that the token minter and original artist share the same blockchain address.

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Adobe has announced an initiative that will provide creators of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with verification tools.

Content Credentials Will Power Verification

Adobe’s new system, called Content Credentials, allows users to attach metadata to their work.

I met [Figma co-founder] Dylan [Field] when I was still an independent entrepreneur running Behance back in probably 2010, when he was actually first cracking imaging on the web, which was not doable. And that’s where they kind of pivoted to screen design and vector-based creation. I think that when you are a market leader it is really helpful to make sure that, yes, you have to anchor on what the majority of your customers need, which is never something at the edge, it’s always what is at the center.

And the folks that were willing to withstand frictions of web creation three to five years ago were a very small group of people.

And so I try to have small teams exploring some of those things on the edge that may become the center someday. And do we always wish that we had started some of those things earlier? In some cases, yes.

I don’t think we pay enough attention to — it’s been around since 1982, and the entire creative economy runs through its software. You don’t just edit a photo, you Photoshop it. Premiere Pro and After Effects are industry-standard video production tools. Pro photographers all depend on Lightroom. We spend a lot of time on Decoder talking about the creator economy, but creators themselves spend all their time working in Adobe’s tools.

Adobe is in the middle of announcing new features for all those tools this week — at its annual conference, Adobe Max.
On this episode, I’m talking to Scott Belsky, chief product officer at Adobe, about the new features coming to Adobe’s products, many of which focus on collaboration, and about creativity broadly — who gets to be a creative, where they might work, and how they get paid.

Scott is a big proponent of NFTs — non-fungible tokens.

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