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AI Technology in Adobe Photoshop is Finally Here

By June 1, 2023No Comments
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For decades now, Adobe Photoshop has been the industry standard for graphic design and photo manipulation. With each new release, Photoshop strives to introduce innovative features that push the boundaries of creative possibilities. In what Terry White from Adobe has deemed “the most significant release in 2 decades” Adobe has just released its groundbreaking Generative Fill AI feature  in the latest Photoshop Beta release. Let’s briefly explore the power and potential of Generative Fill AI, its capabilities, and how it revolutionizes the creative process for artists, photographers, and designers.

Understanding Generative Fill AI:

  • Generative Fill AI in the latest Photoshop Beta release, is an advanced machine learning technology that leverages deep neural networks to analyze and synthesize image data. The feature enables users to automatically generate content using AI technology, based on the existing visual elements in an image. By learning from vast amounts of training data, the Generative Fill AI algorithm predicts and fills in missing or desired areas with realistic and contextually relevant content, seamlessly blending with the original image.

Adobe's Generative Fill technology



Key Features and Enhancements:

  • Context-Aware Fill: The Generative Fill AI engine in Photoshop Beta now incorporates context-awareness, making it more intelligent and capable of understanding the surrounding elements in an image. This new feature ensures that the generated content aligns harmoniously with the image, enhancing the overall realism and coherence of the final result—and it really does an incredible job even considering this the first Beta release!

  • Improved Object Removal: Removing unwanted objects from an image has been significantly streamlined and improved with Generative Fill AI. The algorithm can now identify and fill in the gaps left by removed objects, saving users valuable time and effort.
  • Creative Content Generation: Generative Fill AI isn’t limited to just removing or filling in content—it also empowers users to unleash their creativity. With the ability to generate new visual elements, users can easily experiment with various artistic compositions, backgrounds, or even generate completely new objects within an image.

Album cover created using Adobe Generative Fill.


Seamless Integration and Workflow:

  • Generative Fill AI seamlessly integrates into the existing Photoshop workflow, ensuring a smooth and intuitive user experience. The feature can be accessed through the Content-Aware Fill workspace, where users can define the source area and make adjustments to refine the generated content. Photoshop’s familiar tools, such as brushes and masks, can be used in conjunction with Generative Fill AI, providing users with precise control over the final result.

Preserving Authenticity and Ethical Considerations:

  • As with any AI-driven technology, it’s important to address the ethical considerations surrounding Generative Fill AI. While the feature offers tremendous convenience and time-saving benefits, it’s crucial to use it responsibly and with respect for intellectual property rights. Users should exercise caution when generating new content to ensure that they have the necessary permissions and rights for the elements used in their creations.

Future Potential and Impact:

  • The introduction of Generative Fill AI in the latest Photoshop Beta release opens up a world of possibilities for creatives. Its ability to intelligently generate content and seamlessly blend it into existing images will undoubtedly streamline the design process and provide new avenues for artistic exploration. As the technology continues to evolve, we can expect further enhancements and refinements that will revolutionize digital image manipulation and content creation.

The Generative Fill technology originally was introduced in Adobe Firefly which is now being integrated with Photoshop and should be in a major upcoming release. The technology represents a significant leap forward in image editing capabilities, empowering users with automated content generation and seamless integration within Adobe Photoshop. With its context-awareness and improved object removal features, Generative Fill AI streamlines workflows and provides new creative opportunities. However, as with all AI products that are quickly popping up in every corner of our digital life, it is essential to approach its usage ethically and responsibly. As we look ahead, it is exciting to anticipate how AI will shape the future of digital design and further inspire artists, photographers, and designers worldwide, and at the same time concerning and somewhat scary for some who worry their jobs could be diminished in the near future and replaced with AI technology—understandably so. 


Mike Kotler

Author Mike Kotler

Mike Kotler is Creative Director at 1Brand—a small team of expert designers, developers and marketers based in Chicago. He is a graduate from the University of Florida, an animal-lover and a die-hard Chicago sports fan.   Read a recent interview with Mike from Voyage Chicago.

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