Photoshop's new AI Generative Fill is already blowing minds

Yesterday was a big day for Photoshop, with Adobe announcing that its own Firefly generative AI model has finally been integrated into the beta version of the photo editing app. With various features introduced including a new Remove tool and enhanced gradients, there's a lot to explore – but one particular feature is blowing users' minds.

Generative Fill allows users to select a portion of an image and fill it with new imagery generated using a text prompt. It's like Adobe's Content Aware Fill on steroids, and artists are already finding it transformative for their workflows. For the full lowdown, check out our guide to Adobe's Firefly announcement and the best Photoshop tutorials.

Adobe Photoshop Generative Fill

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While we've seen plenty of examples of weird and wonderful art created with AI text-to-image generators, Adobe's Generative Fill is one of the first examples of how text prompts can be used for practical editing, from generating brand new backgrounds to inserting objects. And the tech is proving a huge hit on Twitter

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From AI-generated book covers to lazy AI animation, we've seen plenty of controversial uses of artificial intelligence over the last few months. But Adobe's integration of Firefly into Photoshop seems to be hitting all the right notes – and with the company promising it wants to "do the right thing" with in terms of ethics and copyright, it's possible that Firefly could be the future of AI art. 

See our pick of the best AI art tutorials for more on the tech.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.