Photoshop AI Generative Fill Tool Tutorial + Tips

This can help when an image is simply too small, of course, but Adobe also believes it can help when you want to change aspect ratios, fix a cut-off subject or otherwise touch up artwork. I thought about posting the image as generated, and then another image with the dashed line for the next addition. But Yakov Livshits that meant that every one of these steps would have two images, making the article tedious to read. So, instead, the finished effect will contain the newly created object and a selection zone for the next effect. Using the photo from the previous section, we will fill the white areas of our canvas.

Altered photos and news reporting designed to manipulate public opinion is certainly not a new thing. As interesting as this is, also worrisome, is increasingly difficult to tell real from fake, and these tools getting exponentially better in a very short time, disinformation age. One solution might be to manufacture a camera with a unique private RSA key burnt into the processor, with only the public key being presented to the user. Loving all the whining about how this is the “death of photography” and all that ridiculous drama.

Removing Objects

For some context, I fed Photoshop with an image containing two bowls of ramen. However, it was a tightly cropped image with both bowls cut off at the sides. To fix it, I simply expanded the canvas size in Photoshop and used the rectangle tool to select the blank space. Then, I clicked the Generative Fill button and let the AI do its job.

People are still needed to drive the creative vision and manipulate the output of the tools. Notice that there are foreground and background objects, as well as the interplay between light and shadow. As we’ll see throughout this article, Adobe Photoshop Generative Fill does an excellent job of blending its generated images into the scene. We could only end our article by mentioning the subject of generative fill and the usage rights of the photos it creates. Until recently, Adobe made it clear that anything created with their AI programs are prohibited from commercial use.

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To create our glorious demo image, I used exactly two Photoshop tools. This draws a freehand shape on the screen that specifies a selection. However, because the system is still in beta it’s worth knowing that it’s not perfect. Sometimes you’ll find that results look more than a little broken, and we found that it doesn’t play very well with images that aren’t from the real world, like in-game screenshots. There you go – you’ve got a new layer in your file with the added options, and you can always click Generate again to get some new choice to review if you’re not happy with them. The generated options are also saved in the layer, so you don’t lose the ability to swap between them.

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A prolific businessman and investor, and the founder of several large companies in Israel, the USA and the UAE, Yakov’s corporation comprises over 2,000 employees all over the world. He graduated from the University of Oxford in the UK and Technion in Israel, before moving on to study complex systems science at NECSI in the USA. Yakov has a Masters in Software Development.

And if you don’t have access to the Photoshop beta, you can play with these features in Adobe Firefly on the web. The service is now open to anyone and includes the Generative Fill feature that you can apply to images you upload. Instead of cold brew coffee, we can select the glass on the left and enter ‘Pint of beer’ as the prompt.

This allows me to create a strong black fade to stop the edge lines being visible when I blend the glows over my composition using the Screen Blend mode. The updated Gradient tool takes some getting use to but has more control and sensitivity. Next I experiment with the Lasso tool Yakov Livshits around the hand to see of I can create some magical elements using Photoshop’s prompt bar. Unfortunately this causes some very strange effects that are not quite what I want to achieve. I find the the best thing to do here is to use Firefly, Adobe’s online AI generative engine.

But you’ll still have to wait as Adobe isn’t giving away commercial rights to its AI generations just yet. In addition to Generative Expand, Adobe also announced another development that is sure to help many creators around the world. Starting today, Firefly-powered features in Photoshop will now support text prompts in more than 100 languages. This is a welcome change for many creators around the world, as until now, the generative AI text prompts only worked with languages like English, etc. A fun trick is to use the crop tool to create some empty space either side of an image, in which Adobe’s AI talents can run wild. Select the Marquee tool then hold the shift key and draw rectangles that cover a small amount of the existing image and extend into the blank space.

Fixing mistakes using Firefly

Later, I’ll show you how to enable the feature so you can use it on your own computer. Would you rather remove something problematic from a scene? If you do have an account, open up the Creative Cloud app and select Beta apps from the left-hand menu. Learn how to use Adobe’s Generative Fill feature online for free. This tutorial covers everything from how to access it, to prompting tips and tricks.

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