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:
- Click "Check for Updates" in the Beta apps section of the Creative Cloud desktop app to check if there's a new Photoshop (beta) app build available and update to build m.2196 or later.
- 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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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 choose Generative Fill from the menu.
The Generative Fill feature appears in the latest Photoshop 24.6.0 public beta release, which is available to Creative Cloud subscribers. In the Creative Cloud app, select Beta apps in the sidebar and look for Photoshop (Beta) in the list at right. Click Install.Which Photoshop version has generative fill? ›
Then, install the new Adobe Photoshop beta, which includes generative fill.) Once you have Photoshop beta installed, import a photo and try these tricks: To change a background, click the “object selection” icon (it has an arrow pointed at a box), then under the Select menu, click “inverse” to select the background.How do I enable Content Aware Fill 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.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.
- Open the Creative Cloud app. Click on the Beta apps tab if it doesn't open automatically.
- Install Photoshop (Beta) To do this, simply tap Install.
- Click Open. This will take you to the Photoshop beta.
- Open your image. ...
- Select the marquee tool. ...
- Click and drag to select an area. ...
- Click Generative Fill. ...
- Enter your prompt.
Click the New Adjustment Layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel, and choose a fill layer type - Solid Color, Gradient, or Pattern.Which Photoshop version is best for photo editing? ›
The best version of Photoshop for you will depend on your specific needs and the type of work you plan to do with the software. For most photographers, graphic designers, and hobbyists, Adobe Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) is a good choice.Which Photoshop has Content Aware Fill? ›
Content Awareness in Adobe Photoshop has been around since the release of Photoshop CS5. Content-Aware Fill was created to enable you to remove distracting areas or objects from photos.Why won t Content Aware Fill work in Photoshop? ›
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.
Why can't I content aware fill? If you don't have the option to use content aware fill, check the layer you're working on. Make sure the layer is not locked, and is not an adjustment layer or a smart object. Also check that you have a selection active on which to apply the content aware fill.What are some examples 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 generative technique? ›
A generative model includes the distribution of the data itself, and tells you how likely a given example is. For example, models that predict the next word in a sequence are typically generative models (usually much simpler than GANs) because they can assign a probability to a sequence of words.How do generative models generate new data? ›
To create a generative model, a large data set is typically required. The model is trained by feeding it various examples from the data set and adjusting its parameters to better match the distribution of the data. Once the model is trained, it can be used to generate new data by sampling from the learned distribution.What algorithms are used in generative design? ›
Possible design algorithms include cellular automata, shape grammar, genetic algorithm, space syntax, and most recently, artificial neural network.What are various techniques used for generative AI? ›
Generative AI, as noted above, often uses neural network techniques such as transformers, GANs and VAEs.Is there a fill bucket 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 use the fill tool in animation? ›
Select the Brush or Paint Bucket tool and select a gradient or bitmap as a fill. Select Linear or Radial from the Type menu in the Color panel. Click the Lock Fill modifier . First paint the areas where you want to place the center of the fill, and then move to other areas.How do I select a fill layer in Photoshop? ›
- Open the adjustment or fill options dialog box by doing one of the following: Double-click the adjustment or fill layer's leftmost thumbnail in the Layers panel. Select the layer in the panel and choose Layer > Layer Content Options.
- Make your changes, and click OK.
Shift + Delete (Mac) | Shift + Backspace (Win) displays the fill dialog.
The Lasso tool draws freehand selection borders. This tool lets you make very precise selections. Select the Lasso tool from the toolbox.Which tool can you use to fill a layer with a pattern? ›
You can paint a pattern with the Pattern stamp tool or fill a selection or layer with a pattern that you choose from the pattern libraries. Photoshop Elements has several patterns you can choose from.What is solid fill in Photoshop? ›
A solid-color fill layer is exactly what it sounds like: a layer filled with a solid color. Creating a solid-color adjustment layer, as opposed to simply filling a layer with a solid color, has the added benefit of automatically creating a layer mask that can be edited.What are the new updates for Photoshop 2023? ›
One of the most talked-about additions to Photoshop 2023 is the new Neural Filters feature. This tool allows you to apply a range of AI-powered filters to your images, from simple color adjustments to more complex tasks like removing haze, changing facial expressions, and more.What is the difference between Photoshop Elements and Photoshop? ›
In fact, these are two versions of the same program. The first version is for medium and advanced professionals, it has a lot of features and is more expensive. Elements is a lighter version of Photoshop. Elements has fewer features and is designed for novice editors or amateurs.What Photoshop do professional photographers use? ›
Most photographers (29.83%) use Adobe Lightroom because it offers all the editing features they need. In terms of core editing functionality, this is certainly true – Lightroom offers everything that most photographers would ever need to manage and edit photos.What Photoshop do most photographers use? ›
The most popular version of Photoshop among photographers is Adobe Photoshop CC. CC stands for Creative Cloud, and it's a subscription-based service from Adobe. With Creative Cloud, you can access all of Adobe's creative apps, including Photoshop, Lightroom, and Illustrator.How do I expand and content aware fill in Photoshop? ›
- Step 1 – Open Image and Increase Canvas Size.
- Step 2 – Select the Background Area.
- Option 1 – Extend using Fill.
- Step 2 – Extend using the Content-Aware Scale Tool.
- Option 3 – Extend Using Content-Aware Fill.
- Make selection (L) Feather if desired (Shift+F6)
- Fill (Shift + Backspace) Content aware. Color adaptation (if gradient)
- Clone/heal to refine.
Click Edit > Fill Selection. In the Fill Layer dialog, from the Use drop-down, select Content-Aware. Select a portion of the image you want to remove (left); Apply a content-aware fill (right) .
Rasterizing a vector layer converts it to pixels.
Rasterize layers to transform them from vector images into pixel images. Unless you zoom in until you see the pixels, you probably won't notice a difference after you convert your layer.
It's the default option when you select an area and choose Edit > Fill. If a Background layer is active, just press the Delete key to open the Fill dialog box for the selected area. Content-Aware Fill is an option when using the Edit > Fill command.
The layer is a background layer: Photoshop background layers cannot be rasterized. You will need to convert the background layer to a regular layer first by double-clicking on the background layer and then clicking ok in the new Layer dialog.Can Content Aware Fill be undone? ›
The results with Content-Aware Fill are not always what you expect. If you or Photoshop make a mistake, simply undo your last step by going up to the Edit menu in the Menu Bar and choosing Undo. Or press Ctrl+Z (Win) / Command+Z (Mac) on your keyboard.What is smart object Photoshop? ›
Smart Objects are a type of container that holds multiple layers within Photoshop. Apply properties and characteristics to multiple layers, combining different tools, filters, and features. Then undo and make changes as you need to — the original image is protected.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.Why is fill option not available in Photoshop? ›
Why can't I content aware fill? If you don't have the option to use content aware fill, check the layer you're working on. Make sure the layer is not locked, and is not an adjustment layer or a smart object. Also check that you have a selection active on which to apply the content aware fill.Can you apply texture fills in Photoshop? ›
To import the texture image onto your Photoshop workspace, simply drag the image file into the workspace with your existing image. Then, arrange this texture image so that it spans the length and width of the workspace.How do I change the GREY layer in Photoshop? ›
- With your image open in Photoshop Make a New Layer (Layer/New)
- In the window that pops up change the Mode from Normal to Overlay.
- Check (or tick) Fill with overlay – nuetral color (50% grey)
Use the Dodge Tool to softly lighten the gray roots. You will probably need to adjust the exposure to no higher than 25%. 3. Use the Healing Brush Tool in Color Mode to select an area of the hair that you want the grey roots to look like.
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.What is Shift F5 in Photoshop? ›
Sounds like you have the Commands action set loaded which has Shift-F5 assigned to Select>Grow and. supersedes other keyboard shortcuts. Go to Window>Actions and check for the Commands action set.How do you add realistic textures in Photoshop? ›
- Step 1: Open Images in Photoshop. Open both your main image and the texture image in Photoshop. ...
- Step 2: Resize Texture Layer. Select the texture layer and go to the Edit drop-down menu. ...
- Step 3: Change the Blending Mode. ...
- Step 4: Refine the Texture Overlay.