Jump-start your creativity with Generative Fill and make stunning updates to your images with text prompts within the Photoshop (beta) app on your desktop.
Try Generative Fill in the Photoshop (beta) desktop app
To install the Photoshop (beta) app on your desktop, visit theBeta appstab of yourCreative Cloud desktop app and selectInstallnext toPhotoshop (Beta).
Topics in this article:
- How to use Generative Fill
- Benefits of Generative Fill
- Tips and tricks while using Generative Fill
- Questions? We have answers
Meet Generative Fill— the revolutionary and magicalnew suite of AI-powered capabilities grounded inyour innate creativity, enabling you toadd, extend, orremovecontent fromyour imagesnon-destructively using simple textprompts. You can achieve realistic resultsthat willsurprise, delight, and astoundyou in seconds.
We’re building these capabilities in collaboration with our community so that real-time feedback shapes these new experiences. To share your valuable feedback, visit theAdobe Photoshop beta community.
To explore more about generative AI and find answers to common questions, seeGenerative AI FAQ.
With Generative Fill, you can:
- Generate objects: Select an area in your image, then describe what you’d like to add/replace through a text prompt.
- Generate backgrounds: Select the background behind your subject, then generate a new scene from a text prompt.
- Extend images: Extend the canvas of your image, then make a selection of the empty region. Generating without a prompt will create a harmonious extension of your scene. Generating with a prompt will add content to your image while extending the rest of your scene.
- Remove objects: Select the object you want to remove, then generate without a prompt to let the Generative AI technology make it disappear.
- And more… Generative Fill is incredibly versatile. Experiment with off-the-wall ideas, ideate around different concepts, and produce dozens of variations in a snap.
Before you proceed, ensure you're connected to the internet, as Generation Fill requires cloud processing.
Select an area in your image, then describe what you’d like to add.
Make a selection
Use any selection tool in Photoshop to make a selection around a desired object or an area in your image.
Access Generative Fill
Select the Generative Fill button in the contextual taskbar that appears.
You can also choose Generative Fill from any of the following options:
- Select Edit > Generative Fill from the application bar.
- Ctrl/ Right+click with a selection active and chooseGenerative Fill from the menu.
Add your text prompt
A text-entry prompt box appears in the contextual taskbar where you can describe the object or scene you want to generate in your image in English only, or feel free to leave this blank. If you leave this blank, Photoshop will fill in the selection based on the surroundings.
Currently, the prompts used for the description are supported in English only.For best results, use descriptive nouns and adjectives in text prompts instead of instructive prompts like, “fill the area” or “create a scene".
In the contextual taskbar, once your text prompt is complete, click Generate.
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- You can see thumbnail previews of the variations that get generated based on your text prompt in the Properties Panel and in the Generative Fill dialog if used.
- A new Generative Layer is created in the Layers panel. You can always select this layer to bring up the Propertiespanel to show your text prompt, mask, and variations. This enables you to exhaust a myriad of creative possibilities and to reverse the effects when you want, without impacting your original image.
Generate more variations
(Optional) To generate more variations, click Generate again in the Properties panel.
Further, you can modify your text in the prompt box and click Generate to create new variations with the revised text.
You can now view the variations in the Properties panel and click on the thumbnail preview to see the results on your image.
Select the background behind your subject, then generate a new scene from a text prompt.
To do so, chooseSelect > Subject, then chooseSelect > Inverse. Then follow steps 2-5 from Generate an object section above.
Extend the canvas of your image, then select the empty region and apply Generative Fill. Applying Generative Fill without a prompt will create a seamless extension of your image.
Select the Crop tool from the toolbar. Crop borders display on the edges of the photo.
Drag the corner and edge handles outward to extend your canvas size.
Press Enter/Return on the keyboard or the commit checkmark in the Crop options bar.By default, the extra canvas will use your background color.
Use the rectangular Marquee tool to select the extra canvas by clicking and dragging to make the selection.
Follow steps 2-5 fromGenerate an objectsection above.
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Leave the text-entry prompt box blank after clicking Generate if you want the selection to be filled based on the surrounding pixels in your image.
Select the object(s) you want to remove, then let the Generative AI technology make it disappear.
Leave the text-entry prompt box blank after clickingGenerateif you want the selection to be filled based on the surrounding in your image.
Avoid making a tight selection and always overlap some areas around the selection in your image to generate a better resultant image and enable seamless blending.
Let’s take a look at how Photoshop’s new AI feature will be able to help you in your day-to-day work:
- Magically leap from idea to image with a simple text prompt:Generative Fill is a magical new suite of AI-powered capabilities that enable you to add, extend, or remove content from your images non-destructively, using simple text prompts to achieve realistic results that will surprise, delight, and astound you—in seconds. Generative Fill automatically matches your image's perspective, lighting, and style to make previously tedious tasks fun and deliver truly mind-blowing results.
- Create at a transformative rate:Generative Fill empowers you to create as quickly as you can type— experiment with off-the-wall ideas, ideate around different concepts, and produce dozens of variations in a snap. Quickly generate multiple image suggestions until you land on a variation you like. High-quality results, which previously took hours to create, are now produced in seconds, enabling you to spend more time honing your creativity.
- Unlimited creativity, coupled with the precise control of Photoshop:Generative Fill is natively integrated into Photoshop (beta), so you can explore freely while still maintaining complete control over your creative process and outputs, all inside the Photoshop app. The newly generated content is created in a generative layer, enabling you to exhaust a myriad of creative possibilities and to reverse the effects when you want without impacting your original image. Then, use the power and precision of Photoshop to take your image to the next level, surpassing even your expectations.
- Built on Adobe’s best —powered by Adobe Firefly: Create confidently, knowing that Generative Fill is powered by Adobe Firefly, the new family of creative, generative AI models designed to be commercially safe— ensuring you can push the bounds of your creativity confidently. Firefly is trained on Adobe Stock’s hundreds of millions of professional-grade, licensed, high-resolution images that are among the highest quality in the market. This helps ensure Firefly won’t generate content based on other people’s work, brands, or intellectual property.
- Together, let's shape the future of Photoshop:Join the broader Photoshop community in shaping the tools Adobe is building to help supercharge your creativity. Download the Photoshop (beta) app or sign-up for the Firefly beta today, and let us know what you think.
We're excited to continue to build on Generative Fill in the coming months and plan to bring it to most Photoshop customers by the end of the year.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of using Generative Fill:
- Write an effective text prompt to get amazing results:Stick to simple and direct language and use 3-8 words that include a subject and descriptors. Don’t worry about adding commands like “add” or “remove”, instead just write what you want to see. For example, you can write a prompt that says “A house in the woods.” and if you want, add descriptive keywords ie; “ a red house in the woods”. Then click Generateto see multiple options.
- Use layers to edit your images non-destructively:When you click Generate, visuals based on your text prompt get generated on a new Generative Layer. You can then use layers in Photoshop to move and play with different images or objects until you make a composition you like. Combine several generated images to get an unexpected output easily.
- Make a selection that has enough pixels to extend your image:If you want to extend an image, select part of the image that will be referenced by the AI model to extend your image. Make sure you select enough of your image so the model can effectively extend your imagery with a result generated to blend in and make sense with the rest of your original image while increasing the dimensions of your image.
- Take your image even further using Photoshop:Once you generate a new image, bring it even closer to what you envision, by using all comprehensive tools in Photoshop to transform, edit, remix, or composite your image. Create anything you can imagine, all in the Photoshop (beta) app.
- Get inspired and inspire others: Take inspiration from the rich community of people who are also using Adobe Firefly and Generative Fillto complement their creations. Get new ideas for different styles you want to try or even ideas about how to write different prompts—Adobe Firefly Gallery,then share your creations to inspire others and take it forward!
To find answers to Generative AI common questions, see Generative AI FAQ.
What is the Photoshop (beta) app, and where can I find it?
The Photoshop (beta)app enables you to test apps, try new features and functionality, and share your feedback directly with Adobe. Learn more about the Photoshop (beta) app here.
To install the beta app on your desktop, visit theBeta appstab of yourCreative Cloud app and selectInstallnext toPhotoshop (Beta).
I'm not seeing the latest updates in the Photoshop (beta) app. What should I do?
If you don't see an update next to Photoshop (Beta), you can manually look for the update in your Creative Cloud desktop app by going to the Updates tab and selecting Check for Updates.
Who can access the Photoshop (beta) app?
The Photoshop (beta) app is generally available to Photoshop users.
How do I provide feedback in the Photoshop (beta) app?
In the Photoshop (beta) app you can provide feedback by clicking on the beaker icon in the upper-right corner. You’ll also be able to thumb up, thumb down, or report directly from the contextual taskbar.
Why can’t I access Generative Fill?
Generative Fill in the Photoshop (beta) app is only available to users of at least 18 years of age with a Creative Cloud Individual license along with CC Teams,CC Enterprise, and our Educational customers.
For users under 18, Generative Fill is visible but disabled. Also, fornon-RGB 8/16 bits documents, the feature is visible but disabled. Hovering over the Generate button will show a tooltip explaining why the feature is unavailable.
Generative Fill is not available in China at this time.
If you find that Generative Fill is greyed out for you and you're over the age of 18, it is possible that you may not have a validDate of Birth associated with your Adobe ID account. To update your Date of Birth, you can do either of the following:
- Sign out and sign back into the Creative Cloud Desktop and Photoshop (beta) apps.
- Log intoBehancewith your Adobe ID and enter your Date of Birth.
- If you sign in using social sign-in (Apple, Google, and Facebook), ensure that your date of birth in that account is set to public instead of private.
Once your Date of Birth is up to date, relaunch the Photoshop (beta) app to enableGenerative Fill.
Is Generative Fill only available in the Photoshop (beta) app?
Yes, Generative Fill is only available in the Photoshop (beta) app.
How should I use Generative Fill? What can I do with Generative Fill?
Generative Fill is a magical new suite of AI-powered capabilities that enable you to add, extend, or remove content from your images non-destructively, using simple text prompts to achieve realistic results that will surprise, delight, and astound you—in seconds.
What differentiates Generative Fill in Photoshop?
- High-quality assets: Generative Fill is powered by Adobe Firefly, a new family of creative, generative AI models that enables you to instantly use simple text inputs to generate extraordinary results.
- Community-involvement: It’s in the Photoshop (beta) app because we welcome our community to shape the tools Adobe is building with this transformational new technology.
- Designed to be commercially safe: You can create confidently, as Adobe Firefly is trained on Adobe Stock’s hundreds of millions of professional-grade licensed, high-resolution images, which helps ensure Adobe Firefly won’t generate content based on other people’s work, brands, or intellectual property.
- Setting the standard for responsibility: Through efforts like the Content Authenticity Initiative and Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity, Adobe stands up for accountability, responsibility, and transparency in generative AI. We’re working toward a universal “Do Not Train” Content Credentials tag that will remain associated with a piece of content wherever it’s used, published, or stored.
Do I need to be experienced with Photoshop to use Generative Fill?
Photoshop users of all levels can use Generative Fill. Generative Fill capabilities can be accessed with a simple text prompt to achieve realistic results that will surprise, delight, and astound you—in seconds.
Got a question or an idea?
If you have a question to ask or an idea to share, come and participate in theAdobe Photoshop communityor Photoshop beta community. We'd love to hear from you.
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Select an area in your image, then describe what you'd like to add. Use any selection tool in Photoshop to make a selection around a desired object or an area in your image. Select the Generative Fill button in the contextual taskbar that appears.Why is generative fill greyed out in Photoshop? ›
If you find that Generative Fill is greyed out for you, it is possible that you may not have a valid Date of Birth associated with your Adobe ID account. To update your Date of Birth, you can do any of the following: Log into Behance with your Adobe ID and enter your Date of Birth.How to fill content in Photoshop? ›
To open the Content Aware Fill workspace, first make a selection around an object. Then go to Edit > Content Aware Fill... If the Content Aware Fill option is greyed out, use a selection tool like the Lasso tool (keyboard shortcut “L”) to highlight your content. This should activate the command.Is there a fill function in Photoshop? ›
Select the Paint Bucket tool (G) from the toolbar. If you can't find the Paint Bucket tool, click and hold the Gradient tool to show the other related tools, and then select the Paint Bucket tool. In the tool options bar, choose to fill the selection with the foreground color.How do you set up a generative study apply loads? ›
- On the Define tab, click Design Conditions > Structural Loads . ...
- Ensure that the Force load is selected.
- Select faces, edges, or vertices to place the load. ...
- Choose the method of specifying the load direction. ...
- (Optional) Click Flip Direction. ...
- Specify the magnitude of the load.
You have to rasterize the layer that you want to use content-aware fill on. Just right click the layer and there is an option called "Rasterize Layer" Once you do that, the buttons shouldn't be greyed out.How do you unlock fill in Photoshop? ›
Two ways to unlock or lock a Photoshop layer.
Go to your Layers panel and select the layer you'd like to unlock. If it's locked, you'll see a padlock symbol next to the name of the layer. Click the padlock icon next to the layer to unlock all the layer's properties.
- Step 1: Open your Image in Photoshop. ...
- Step 2: Select the Lasso Tool. ...
- Step 3: Make the Selection. ...
- Step 4: Select Content-Aware from the Drop-down Menu. ...
- Step 5: The Selected Object Disappears. ...
- Step 6: Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop-Final Output.
- Select the Horizontal Type Tool ( ) from the Tools Palette.
- Click and drag to create a text frame. ...
- Use the Tool Options Palette or Character Palette to select your desired font and font size. ...
- Type your text.
- Select the Move Tool to deactivate the Type Tool move your text box to desired location on document.
In the Layers panel, click on Background Layer. From Background Layer, navigate to the Select drop-down menu and click All. You can also press Ctrl + A. to make the selection. Click Edit and then click Fill.
Click anywhere on your image and type the text you want. With your text written out, double click on your text layer to open the Layer Style Panel. Under the 'Blending Options' tab, bring the Fill Opacity down to 0%. This will make your text completely invisible.What is fill tool in Photoshop? ›
Fill Tools - these tools fill a selected object, area, or layer with color. In Adobe Photoshop this is done with Paint Bucket and Gradient. The Paint Bucket and Gradient tools occupy one cell in the Toolbar, and are represented by the icon of the last tool used.What is Photoshop fill? ›
Fill will change the transparency of whatever is filling the layer but will ignore any effects that have been applied to it. Hence the name 'Fill'.What are generative methods examples? ›
- Naïve Bayes.
- Bayesian networks.
- Markov random fields.
- Hidden Markov Models (HMMs)
- Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA)
- Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)
- Autoregressive Model.
Common generative research methods include: ethnography, contextual interviews, focus groups, and data mining. Our customers often: 1. Ask people to record their everyday activities, behaviors, and thoughts.What is an example of generative design? ›
There are several examples of generative design and additive manufacturing being used to enhance the performance of a part. For instance, automotive manufacturer General Motors redesigned a seat belt bracket using Autodesk's generative design solution and metal 3D printing.What is content aware fill in Photoshop? ›
With the Content-Aware Fill tool, you can quickly remove objects from your photo and it will magically fill in the picture as if they were never there.How do you make old photos look better in Photoshop? ›
- Import your original photo into Photoshop. ...
- Create a new layer. ...
- Use the Spot Healing Brush to erase creases, fix tears in the photo or even remove blemishes caused by water damage and mould damage.
Face Restore is an AI-powered old black and white (B&W) photo restoration app. It does full image colorization with vivid colors. It also does scratch removal, meaning, if your photo/image has any scratches or tears, the app will automatically detect them and repair/restore the photo.How can I improve the quality of old photos? ›
- YouCam Enhance.
- Adobe Photoshop.
- PicsArt Photo Editor.
- Select a shape in Photoshop.
- With a shape tool selected, go to the “Fill” box in the selection bar at the top of the screen.
- In the drop-down window, click the gradient tab.
- In “Layers” on the right-hand side, double-click the layer thumbnail for your shape.
Click the Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer button in the Layers panel, and choose the fill type you want to create. (The first three options listed in the panel are fill layers, the others are adjustment layers.) Choose Layer > New Fill Layer > [fill type]. In the New Layer dialog box, click OK.Which tool is used to fill gradient? ›
Photoshop allows you to make a gradual transition between two or more colors by using the Gradient Tool. A gradient can be applied to any selected area of an image or background. If no area is selected, the gradient will be applied to the entire layer.How do I fill an image in gradient? ›
- Upload an image using the form above.
- Set the foreground and background color to set the start and end colors of the color transition for the gradient.
- Press and drag to draw a line in the image to set the start and end points of the gradient. The gradient is applied once the mouse is lifted.
- To fill part of the image, select the area with one of the selection tools. ...
- Select the Gradient tool .
- In the Tool Options bar, click the desired gradient type.
- Choose a gradient fill from the Gradient Picker panel in the Tool Options bar.
- (Optional) Set gradient options in the Tool Options bar.
A gradient fill is a shape fill that gradually changes from one color to another across the surface of the shape. A shape fill that gradually changes between three colors. It can be a variation of one color as shown above, or a blending of two or more different colors to create stunning effects like the examples below.How do you add gradient overlay to image in Photoshop? ›
To add a Gradient fill layer above a pixel layer without clipping to the pixel layer, press and hold the Alt (Win) / Option (Mac) key on your keyboard as you drag and drop the gradient onto the pixel layer's contents. Gradients can also be applied as Gradient Overlay effects.