Editing Images with Photoshop Generative Fill - YFCD #31

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Welcome back,

I promise this isn't turning into an AI newsletter.

But I wanted to share another creative tool that I tested out after last week's website edition.

Enter: Photoshop Generative Fill

Adobe Photoshop's "Generative Fill": A Groundbreaking AI Tool for the  Future of Image Editing β€” PixelHaze Academy

If you haven't seen it yet, the tool can work in two primary ways:

  • It can expand the background of "chopped-off" images
  • It can alter & create elements within an existing image

For example, if you found an image you wanted to use on your website but it felt like it was 'missing' something, you could simply add an object with a prompt:

Generative Fill in Photoshop: Your Ultimate Guide To This Game-Changing AI  Tool! - YouTube

At first, I struggled to think of different ways this feature could be regularly used. If you're looking for certain style of image, you can probably find it somewhere online. And usually, you can tell when a picture is edited with AI.

So I'm not sure I'd use this feature too often. But it'll be extremely helpful for when I have an idea that I can't find an existing image for. And when this happens, I'll share it here in the newsletter.

Then I thought about headshots (because almost every advisor has at least one).

With generative fill, you can easily edit the background of existing images.

A quick visual tutorial - once in Photoshop, below are the 4 steps to getting to the generative fill prompt:
1) Selection tool 2) Select object 3) Invert selection 4) Enter prompt

And below are the results using the sample headshot:

And with a little trial & error, you can also edit existing clothing:

Using the other primary feature - if you have an image that needs to be 'expanded', Photoshop can generate additional background space based on the original:

How to Extend Images with Photoshop Generative Fill (Easy Guide)

Here's an example of a picture I took in New York where the top of an arch was chopped off:

The Takeaway

This is one of the cooler AI tools I've used.

The features are clear and understandable, but I'm still working to figure out repeatable use cases & frameworks to make the most of it.

I think editing headshots is probably the most actionable thing that anyone could use it for

I don't believe Adobe offers a free version of Photoshop, and their plans start at roughly $10/month.

View Adobe/Photoshop here
If you have one (1) image that you'd like edited with Generative Fill, just reply to this email with an attachment and a short explanation of what you'd like to see, I'll try my best to create it!

It could be a headshot, a nature landscape, an old family photo that got cut off - whatever you'd find helpful.

Share. Your. Work.

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