Yesterday, the Clay Friends NFT collection announced a significant relationship with Adobe Photoshop. However, the initiative has yet to reveal the details of the collaboration. However, early indications suggest that it will focus on the process of creating the one-of-a-kind NFTs.
Clay Friends employs Photoshop to convert handcrafted models into NFTs.
Clay Friends is a database of 5,000 NFT profile images (PFPs). The collection has garnered a lot of attention in a relatively short period of time, which is impressive. For example, in less than two months, it has established a Twitter following of 50,000.
Another important element is how distinctive the Clay Friends artwork is. These NFTs, unlike other NFT PFPs, are not purely digital artworks. The basic models for the NFTs, on the other hand, are entirely handmade sculptures. In other words, each and every trait in the collection is a real clay piece created by the Clay Friends artist!
Nonetheless, Clay Friends is a generative NFT collection. But how does one go about creating generative NFTs from real clay models? This is accomplished by importing pictures of the Clay Friends models into Adobe Photoshop. The artist then uses Photoshop to pluck and arrange the many handmade characteristics. Photoshop, as part of the collaboration, shared a captivating video of the artistic process on its Instagram account.
To be sure, Clay Friends is another excellent example of an NFT initiative led by a well-known artist making its way into Web3. Trent Shy is that artist for Clay Friends. Shy is a well-known stop-motion animator, with a million followers and over 250 million views on social media.
His bio on the Clay Friends website emphasizes that he is “no stranger to corporate partnerships.” Hopefully, this bodes well for the partnership’s future. Especially given how important Photoshop was in the process of creating the Clay Friends NFTs.