In the dynamic landscape of digital creativity, Adobe Photoshop continues to be a leader of innovation, constantly evolving to meet the needs of artists and designers worldwide. At the forefront of this evolution, is the integration of generative AI, a groundbreaking development that promises to revolutionise the creative process.


Among the array of AI-powered features in Photoshop, one standout is Generative Fill; a tool that unleashes the potential of AI to generate intricate patterns, textures, and designs with speed and precision.

Generative Fill represents a fundamental shift in how artists approach resizing creatives, expanding images, and using images beyond their original intent for texture creation and pattern generation. Before Photoshop incorporated AI, artists would spend hours creating textures and patterns by hand, investing meticulous effort. However, with Generative Fill, this process is streamlined and accelerated, enabling artists to generate complex designs with thoughtful prompts.


Example image of using generative fill to remove specified objects in an image. The area with objects, next to the tent, was selected and a prompt was entered to remove them.


The final image as the objects that were not wanted has been removed with the generative fill option.

Powered by advanced machine learning algorithms, Generative Fill analyses the image or selection and intelligently generates a texture or pattern that blends with the surrounding area. While it mostly works rather well, there are occasional, amusing, odd-looking suggestions. Whether used for design, photography, or digital work, it provides a versatile toolset that empowers artists to elevate their work.

Generative Fill opens up a world of creative possibilities, enabling artists to explore new techniques and experiment with different prompts. Whether emulating the look of traditional media, creating abstract patterns inspired by nature, or designing futuristic textures for sci-fi artwork, Generative Fill empowers artists to push the boundaries of their creativity and explore uncharted territory, while improving work efficiency dramatically.


In addition to Generative Fill, Photoshop offers many other incredible features. One such feature allows users to change the background, transforming it into something much more interesting, or combine images to create something entirely new, merging different images.

Another invaluable feature is the instant expansion of images. By clicking and dragging beyond the borders of an image with the Crop tool, users can employ Generative Expand to fill the extended canvas with new content that seamlessly blends with the original image.


In the above images, the left one is the original image, and then the roof was selected and promoted to add windows. These were the 3 options Photoshop gave us to work with. 

Moreover, the subject, background, and sky selection feature enables users to select the area they want to edit with a single click. This selection can then be edited comprehensively or inverted to edit everything except the selected area.

Looking ahead, the future of generative AI in Adobe Photoshop holds boundless potential. As AI algorithms continue to evolve and improve, we can expect even more sophisticated tools that push the boundaries of what’s possible in digital artistry, from enhancing photo editing capabilities to enabling immersive augmented reality experiences, or revolutionising the way we conceptualise and create visual content.

In conclusion, the integration of Generative Fill in Adobe Photoshop represents a significant milestone in the evolution of digital creation. Adobe empowers artists to unlock new levels of creativity and efficiency. As we embrace this new era of innovation, one thing is clear: the future of digital artistry is brighter and more exciting than ever before.