Not long after the launch, Adobe’s AI tool Firefly is now coming to Photoshop. Yup, you’ll soon be able to use text-to-image prompts as you edit your photos and create whatever you want without leaving the app. This will definitely change how we edit our images, making it easier but potentially more dangerous.
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Photoshop meets Firefly: Generative Fill tool
Adobe has introduced Generative Fill, a new Photoshop feature that integrates Adobe Firefly generative AI capabilities into design workflows. Adobe promises a simple and non-destructive method to add, extend, or remove content from your images using text prompts. It’s also the first editing tool of this kind, which is pretty exciting.
Ashley Still, Senior Vice President of Digital Media at Adobe, said:
“By integrating Firefly directly into workflows as a creative co-pilot, Adobe is accelerating ideation, exploration, and production for all of our customers. Generative Fill combines the speed and ease of generative AI with the power and precision of Photoshop, empowering customers to bring their visions to life at the speed of their imaginations.”
According to Adobe, Firefly quickly became one of the company’s most successful beta releases, with users already generating over 100 million assets. The first Firefly model is trained on Adobe Stock images, openly licensed content, and public domain content without copyright restrictions.
The key features of Generative Fill
Here are some of the key features of Generative Fill that Adobe points out:
- Powered by Firefly: Firefly generates images that are safe for commercial use and is trained on Adobe Stock’s extensive library of professional-grade, licensed, high-resolution images. This ensures that Firefly won’t generate content based on others’ intellectual property (IP).
- Simple text prompts: With just text prompts, users can effortlessly add, extend, or remove content from images to achieve remarkable results.
- Non-destructive editing: Generated content is created in separate generative layers, allowing users to iterate through various creative possibilities rapidly. They can easily reverse the effects without impacting the original image.
- Transformative rate of creation: Users can experiment with unconventional ideas, explore different concepts, and generate limitless variations of high-quality content as fast as they can type.
- Available as a web tool: Generative Fill is also accessible as a new module in the Firefly beta for users interested in testing the capabilities on the web.
The Generative Fill feature is already available in the desktop beta app as of today. You can also access it as a module within the Firefly beta app. I’ve downloaded it and plan to play with it, I hope it will be as fun as playing with Midojourney. Adobe promises that it will be generally available in the second half of 2023.
Just like other text-to-image generators, Adobe Firefly incorporated straight into Photoshop could leave the realms of editing and enter those of fabricating. Just as it will facilitate photo editing, it will make it easier to create fake images (the recent fake Pentagon explosion springs to mind). However, just like most things in life: this tool itself is useful if you use it properly, with integrity, ethics, and good intentions. And if not… Well, the tool isn’t the problem, it’s those who misuse it.