Category Archives: Generative Fill

ChatGPT adds image editing

When DALL•E first dropped, it wasn’t full-image creation that captured my attention so much as inpainting, i.e. creating/removing objects in designated regions. Over the years (all two of ’em ;-)) I’ve lost track of whether DALL•E’s Web interface has remained available (’cause who’s needed it after Generative Fill?), but I’m very happy to see this sort of selective synthesis emerge in the ChatGPT-DALL•E environment:

It’s also nice to see more visual suggestions appearing there:

Lego + GenFill = Yosemite Magic

Or… something like that. Whatever the case, I had fun popping our little Lego family photo (captured this weekend at Yosemite Valley’s iconic Tunnel View viewpoint) into Photoshop, selecting part of the excessively large rock wall, and letting Generative Fill give me some more nature. Click or tap (if needed) to see the before/after animation:

GenFill + old photos = 🥰

Speaking of using Generative Fill to build up areas with missing detail, check out this 30-second demo of old photo restoration:

And though it’s not presently available in Photoshop, check out this use of ControlNet to revive an old family photo:

ControlNet did a good job rejuvenating a stained blurry 70 year old photo of my 90 year old grandparents.
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Photoshop introduces Generative Expand

It’s here (in your beta copy of Photoshop, same as Generative Fill), and it works pretty much exactly as I think you’d expect: drag out crop handles, then optionally specify what you want placed into the expanded region.

In addition:

Today, we’re excited to announce that Firefly-powered features in Photoshop (beta) will now support text prompts in 100+ languages — enabling users around the world to bring their creative vision to life with text prompts in the language they prefer.

Guiding Photoshop’s Generative Fill through simple brushing

Check out this great little demo from Rob de Winter:


The steps are, he writes,

  1. Draw a rough outline with the brush tool and use different colors for all parts.
  2. Go to Quick Mask Mode (Q).
  3. Go to Edit > Fill and choose a 70% grey fill. The lower this percentage, the more the end result will resemble your original sketch (i.e.: increasingly cartoon-like).
  4. Exit Quick Mask Mode (Q). You now have a 70% opaque selection.
  5. Click Generative Fill and type your prompt. Something like: summer grassland landscape with tree (first example) or river landscape with mountains (second example). You can also keep it really simple, just play with it!

Russell + GenFill, Part II

When you see only one set of footprints on the sand… that’s when Russell GenFilled you out. 😅

On a chilly morning two years ago, I trekked out to the sand dunes in Death Valley to help (or at least observe) Russell on a dawn photoshoot with some amazing performers and costumes. Here he takes the imagery farther using Generative Fill in Photoshop:

On an adjacent morning, we made our way to Zabriskie Point for another shoot. Here he shows how to remove wrinkles and enhance fabric using the new tech:

And lastly—no anecdote here—he shows some cool non-photographic applications of artwork extension:

AI: Russell Brown talks Generative Fill

I owe a lot of my career to Adobe’s O.G. creative director—one of the four names on the Photoshop 1.0 splash screen—and seeing his starry-eyed exuberance around generative imaging has been one of my absolute favorite things over the past year. Now that Generative Fill has landed in Photoshop, Russell’s doing Russell things, sharing a bunch of great new tutorials. I’ll start by sharing two:

Check out his foundational Introduction to Generative Fill:

And then peep some tips specifically on getting desired shapes using selections:

Stay tuned for more soon!

Come try Generative Fill on the Web, no wait required!

There’s a roughly zero percent chance that you both 1) still find this blog & 2) haven’t already seen all the Generative Fill coverage from our launch yesterday 🎉. I’ll have a lot more to say about that in the future, but for now, you can check out the module right now and get a quick tour here:

https://twitter.com/jnack/status/1660971909327224832?s=20

And here’s a rad little workflow optimization I’m proud we were able to sneak in: