Adobe supercharges Photoshop with Firefly Generative AI


Nearly three and a half decades since we first brought Photoshop to the world, we’re writing a new chapter in our history with the integration of Generative AI and Adobe Firefly into Photoshop. Today we deliver an incredible new capability into creators’ hands that empowers them to work at the speed of their imagination while fundamentally transforming the experience into something more natural, intuitive and powerful.

At the same time, we are also shipping upgrades to some of Photoshop’s most popular workflows, including adjusting the look of an image, removing and replacing content and increasing UI navigation speed.

Starting today, Photoshop subscribers can tap into the magic of Firefly, our family of creative generative AI models, directly in the Photoshop desktop (beta) app – using their own, natural language to prompt Photoshop to create extraordinary images with Generative Fill. These prompts can be used to add content, remove or replace parts of an image and extend the edges of an image. Generative Fill is infused into every selection feature in Photoshop, and we have created a new generative layer type so you can work non-destructively. In addition, Generative Fill is also available as a module within the Firefly beta.

Generative Fill is powered by Firefly. Firefly launched six weeks ago and has quickly become one of the most successful beta launches in Adobe’s history, with beta users generating over 100 million assets to date. Firefly is the most differentiated generative AI service on the market, and the only one to generate commercially viable, professional quality content directly from creators’ existing workflows. Firefly’s first model is trained on a unique dataset that includes Adobe Stock images, openly licensed content and other public domain content without copyright restrictions.

We are taking a creator-focused approach to generative AI and developing Firefly around our AI ethics principles of accountability, responsibility and transparency. Our intent is to build generative AI in a way that enables customers to monetize their talents, much like Adobe has done with Adobe Stock and Behance. We are developing a compensation model for Adobe Stock contributors and will share details once Firefly is out of beta. In addition, we’re taking steps to prevent artists’ names from being used in Adobe’s generative AI actions and pushing for open industry standards through the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) including a universal “Do Not Train” tag.

CAI’s Content Credentials are "nutrition labels” for digital content that remain associated with content wherever it is used, published or stored. They have already existed within creative workflows in Adobe tools like Photoshop and Lightroom and will include information on content that has been modified with Generative Fill.

For more on Generative Fill, see our accompanying blog post, and try it out yourself in the Photoshop (beta) app today and as a module within the Firefly beta.

Disclaimer: The Photoshop (beta) app is available to all Creative Cloud members with a subscription or trial that includes Photoshop. Generative Fill is currently not available for commercial use, not available to people under 18, not available in China, and works with English-only text prompts.

In addition to Generative Fill in the Photoshop (beta) app, today in Photoshop we’re also introducing new tools to dramatically accelerate everyday creative workflows, empowering users to make complex edits and create unique designs while saving time.

What’s new in Photoshop

Adjustment Presets

Adjustment Presets are filters that speed up complex tasks by enabling you to preview and change the appearance of images in just a few steps to achieve a distinctive look and feel, instantly.

There are 32 new presets in the Adjustments panel that you can hover over to see what your image would look like with each preset applied before selecting it. Once a preset is selected, it can be further refined by editing the automatically created adjustment layers in the layers panel.

For more information go here.

Remove Tool

The Remove Tool is an AI-powered feature that enables you to replace an unwanted object by simply brushing over it, preserving the integrity of nearby objects and providing an uninterrupted transition on complex and varied backgrounds.

The Remove Tool is particularly powerful when removing larger objects and matching the smooth focus shift across the image. For example, the tool can remove an entire building or car from an alpine landscape image while seamlessly maintaining the fidelity of the progression from meadow to mountains.

Use the Remove tool for:

  • Big objects
  • An object near other objects
  • An object on a varied-focus background
  • An object with structure behind it (think lines, like a fence or horizon)

For more information go here.

Contextual Task Bar

The Contextual Task Bar is an on-screen menu that recommends the most relevant next steps in several key workflows, reducing the number of clicks required to complete a project, and making the most common actions more easily accessible.

For example, when an object is selected, the Contextual Task Bar appears below your selection and suggests actions for selection refinement that you might want to use next, such as Select and Mask, Feather, Invert, Create Adjustment Layer, Fill Selection, or generate something with the new Generative Fill capabilities.

For more information go here.

Gradients update

The Gradients feature has been significantly improved, and the workflow has been expedited.

The feature enables you to create gradients in just a few steps and now includes new on-canvas controls which help you have precise controls over many aspects of the gradient in real-time. A live preview that’s created automatically shows you instantly how the changes you make affect your image.

You can now also make non-destructive edits to your gradients, which means you can go back and make changes to your gradient without permanently altering your original image.

For more information go here.

Speed up your workflows

The new features we’ve introduced to Photoshop are designed to accelerate everyday creative workflows, streamline complex tasks, and reduce clicks. Update your Photoshop app to the latest version now and give them a spin!

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