New Photoshop AI tool allows users to explore cool features such as letting you expand images with new scenery. Companies such as Adobe just like Google and Microsoft see AI tools today as best used in helping humans and not replacing them.
New Photoshop AI Tool
Adobe back in May started beta testing a new tool to allow Photoshop customers to fill in parts of an image simply with AI-generated imagery. Now another tool known as “generative expand” is joining the fold of that earlier generative fill feature, Adobe on Thursday stated.
Generative Expand as you should know allows you to use the image-cropping tool of Photoshop to include (add) new imagery that is beyond the borders of the original size of an image. And as with generative fill, Photoshop generates imagery simply based on a text prompt such as “forest” or, if it is that you don’t type anything, just makes its best guess, but however based on what’s already in the image.
How to Use the New AI Tool
The tool can easily and simply be used to add new scenery, widen a portrait photo or even add a fanciful context to a real-world photo. And as with all generative AI for now, it can easily produce results that you don’t like, which is why advocates such as Google, Microsoft, and Adobe position AI as an assistant for humans, and not a replacement as many people think.
Photoshop as you should know is at the heart of the work of many creative professionals, and the addition of generative AI here is a profound change. Adobe is at the moment trying to be careful with its embrace, vetting the data that it uses to train its AI and then steering clear of fraught areas such as recognizable people or trademarked products. But those guardrails as you should know place it at a disadvantage when compared with more permissive generative AI tools such as Midjourney. Figuring out just how to balance the benefits of AI without being harmed in any way by its downsides is one of the many prime difficulties of the technology.
The Previous Generative Fill Tool of Photoshop
The previous generative fill tool of Photoshop allows people to expand images, but it however required more steps. The generative expand feature as it is here is built straight into the crop tool operation, thus prompting users of Photoshop with the option right as they expand the canvas.
How the Generative AI Tool Has Fared So Far
Adobe on Thursday, also said that generative fill had been utilized over 900 million times in its few weeks of beta testing so far. The company has not yet revealed how subscribers will ultimately pay for the tool and service, which is set to exit beta testing in the later parts of this year.
Adobe Firefly Family of Generative Tools
Adobe has also made the AI tool, part of its Firefly family of generative tools, which as you should know is available to vastly more people simply by supporting text prompts in over 100 languages.
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