Generative fill in Photoshop isn’t just another tool—it’s a creative powerhouse! Imagine effortlessly conjuring captivating patterns, textures, and designs with a few clicks. It’s a game-changer for artists, designers, and creators, offering a seamless way to craft intricate visuals without spending hours painstakingly drawing or painting. With its array of pattern options, content-aware capabilities, and customisation features, generative fill unleashes a torrent of creative possibilities, empowering you to turn visions into stunning realities in no time.
So what is it?
How do you use generative fill in photoshop?
I added “Add a inquisitive standing white rabbit facing forward” and clicked generate. After a few moments my a little rabbit appeared in the area! That’s magic, I’m sure of it.
What if you don't like it?
Well there’s some clever people behind the magic who have thought of this. When it generates a fill, it also generates a couple more that can be found in the properties panel. The fill generated me these two rabbits, of which I preferred the one looking slightly right, rather than the angry little rabbit.
What if I have something I want to remove?
This took a little working out. You would think isolate the subject and add in a prompt along the lines of “remove the white rabbit”.
Annoyingly it worked this time! Sometimes if you dont include enough of the background around the subject, it will come up with a strange fill, so don’t use a selection that is tight to the object you want to remove. If you also get funny results by the fill changing the subject completely, lasso your subject with enough background and simply hit generate without a prompt. This effectively tells the fill tool to just remove the subject.
Finished article, or two!
Generative fill is a great weapon in your creative tool kit and worth exploring. Give it a go, the results might surprise you. By the way, the additions are non-destructive so you can pick different generated fills from the property panels to find a one that suits your need.
Like the background artwork? That will be subject to the next blog post for Adobe Firefly, a AI image generation tool. For the image above, I worked a few ideas through the Firefly’s prompts then downloaded to photoshop where I then used the generative fill to further work on an image. Two very good products, both in their infancy.