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Experience the future of Photoshop with Generative Fill

  1. Photoshop User Guide
  2. Introduction to Photoshop
    1. Dream it. Make it.
    2. What's new in Photoshop
    3. Edit your first photo
    4. Create documents
    5. Photoshop | Common Questions
    6. Photoshop system requirements
    7. Get to know Photoshop
  3. Photoshop and other Adobe products and services
    1. Work with Illustrator artwork in Photoshop
    2. Work with Photoshop files in InDesign
    3. Substance 3D Materials for Photoshop
    4. Use the Capture in-app extension in Photoshop
  4. Photoshop on the iPad (not available in mainland China)
    1. Photoshop on the iPad | Common questions
    2. Get to know the workspace
    3. System requirements | Photoshop on the iPad
    4. Create, open, and export documents
    5. Add photos
    6. Work with layers
    7. Draw and paint with brushes
    8. Make selections and add masks
    9. Retouch your composites
    10. Work with adjustment layers
    11. Adjust the tonality of your composite with Curves
    12. Apply transform operations
    13. Crop and rotate your composites
    14. Rotate, pan, zoom, and reset the canvas
    15. Work with Type layers
    16. Work with Photoshop and Lightroom
    17. Get missing fonts in Photoshop on the iPad
    18. Japanese Text in Photoshop on the iPad
    19. Manage app settings
    20. Touch shortcuts and gestures
    21. Keyboard shortcuts
    22. Edit your image size
    23. Livestream as you create in Photoshop on the iPad
    24. Correct imperfections with the Healing Brush
    25. Create brushes in Capture and use them in Photoshop
    26. Work with Camera Raw files
    27. Create and work with Smart Objects
    28. Adjust exposure in your images with Dodge and Burn
  5. Photoshop on the web (not available in mainland China)
    1. Common questions
    2. System requirements
    3. Keyboard shortcuts
    4. Supported file types
    5. Introduction to the workspace
    6. Open and work with cloud documents
    7. Generative AI features
    8. Basic concepts of editing
    9. Quick Actions
    10. Work with layers
    11. Retouch images and remove imperfections
    12. Make quick selections
    13. Image improvements with Adjustment Layers
    14. Move, transform, and crop images
    15. Draw and paint
    16. Work with Type layers
    17. Work with anyone on the web
    18. Manage app settings
  6. Photoshop (beta) (not available in mainland China)
    1. Get started with Creative Cloud Beta apps
    2. Photoshop (beta) on the desktop
  7. Generative AI (not available in mainland China) 
    1. Common questions on generative AI in Photoshop
    2. Generative Fill in Photoshop on the desktop
    3. Generative Expand in Photoshop on the desktop
    4. Generative Fill in Photoshop on the iPad
    5. Generative Expand in Photoshop on the iPad
    6. Generative variations in Photoshop on the iPad
    7. Generative AI features in Photoshop on the web
  8. Content authenticity (not available in mainland China)
    1. Content credentials in Photoshop
    2. Identity and provenance for NFTs
    3. Connect accounts for creative attribution
  9. Cloud documents (not available in mainland China)
    1. Photoshop cloud documents | Common questions
    2. Photoshop cloud documents | Workflow questions
    3. Manage and work with cloud documents in Photoshop
    4. Upgrade cloud storage for Photoshop
    5. Unable to create or save a cloud document
    6. Solve Photoshop cloud document errors
    7. Collect cloud document sync logs
    8. Invite others to edit your cloud documents
    9. Share files and comment in-app
  10. Workspace
    1. Workspace basics
    2. Preferences
    3. Learn faster with the Photoshop Discover Panel
    4. Create documents
    5. Place files
    6. Default keyboard shortcuts
    7. Customize keyboard shortcuts
    8. Tool galleries
    9. Performance preferences
    10. Use tools
    11. Presets
    12. Grid and guides
    13. Touch gestures
    14. Use the Touch Bar with Photoshop
    15. Touch capabilities and customizable workspaces
    16. Technology previews
    17. Metadata and notes
    18. Touch capabilities and customizable workspaces
    19. Place Photoshop images in other applications
    20. Rulers
    21. Show or hide non-printing Extras
    22. Specify columns for an image
    23. Undo and history
    24. Panels and menus
    25. Position elements with snapping
    26. Position with the Ruler tool
  11. Web, screen, and app design
    1. Photoshop for design
    2. Artboards
    3. Device Preview
    4. Copy CSS from layers
    5. Slice web pages
    6. HTML options for slices
    7. Modify slice layout
    8. Work with web graphics
    9. Create web photo galleries
  12. Image and color basics
    1. How to resize images
    2. Work with raster and vector images
    3. Image size and resolution
    4. Acquire images from cameras and scanners
    5. Create, open, and import images
    6. View images
    7. Invalid JPEG Marker error | Opening images
    8. Viewing multiple images
    9. Customize color pickers and swatches
    10. High dynamic range images
    11. Match colors in your image
    12. Convert between color modes
    13. Color modes
    14. Erase parts of an image
    15. Blending modes
    16. Choose colors
    17. Customize indexed color tables
    18. Image information
    19. Distort filters are unavailable
    20. About color
    21. Color and monochrome adjustments using channels
    22. Choose colors in the Color and Swatches panels
    23. Sample
    24. Color mode or Image mode
    25. Color cast
    26. Add a conditional mode change to an action
    27. Add swatches from HTML CSS and SVG
    28. Bit depth and preferences
  13. Layers
    1. Layer basics
    2. Nondestructive editing
    3. Create and manage layers and groups
    4. Select, group, and link layers
    5. Place images into frames
    6. Layer opacity and blending
    7. Mask layers
    8. Apply Smart Filters
    9. Layer comps
    10. Move, stack, and lock layers
    11. Mask layers with vector masks
    12. Manage layers and groups
    13. Layer effects and styles
    14. Edit layer masks
    15. Extract assets
    16. Reveal layers with clipping masks
    17. Generate image assets from layers
    18. Work with Smart Objects
    19. Blending modes
    20. Combine multiple images into a group portrait
    21. Combine images with Auto-Blend Layers
    22. Align and distribute layers
    23. Copy CSS from layers
    24. Load selections from a layer or layer mask's boundaries
    25. Knockout to reveal content from other layers
  14. Selections
    1. Get started with selections
    2. Make selections in your composite
    3. Select and Mask workspace
    4. Select with the marquee tools
    5. Select with the lasso tools
    6. Adjust pixel selections
    7. Move, copy, and delete selected pixels
    8. Create a temporary quick mask
    9. Select a color range in an image
    10. Convert between paths and selection borders
    11. Channel basics
    12. Save selections and alpha channel masks
    13. Select the image areas in focus
    14. Duplicate, split, and merge channels
    15. Channel calculations
  15. Image adjustments
    1. Replace object colors
    2. Perspective warp
    3. Reduce camera shake blurring
    4. Healing brush examples
    5. Export color lookup tables
    6. Adjust image sharpness and blur
    7. Understand color adjustments
    8. Apply a Brightness/Contrast adjustment
    9. Adjust shadow and highlight detail
    10. Levels adjustment
    11. Adjust hue and saturation
    12. Adjust vibrance
    13. Adjust color saturation in image areas
    14. Make quick tonal adjustments
    15. Apply special color effects to images
    16. Enhance your image with color balance adjustments
    17. High dynamic range images
    18. View histograms and pixel values
    19. Match colors in your image
    20. Crop and straighten photos
    21. Convert a color image to black and white
    22. Adjustment and fill layers
    23. Curves adjustment
    24. Blending modes
    25. Target images for press
    26. Adjust color and tone with Levels and Curves eyedroppers
    27. Adjust HDR exposure and toning
    28. Dodge or burn image areas
    29. Make selective color adjustments
  16. Adobe Camera Raw
    1. Camera Raw system requirements
    2. What's new in Camera Raw
    3. Introduction to Camera Raw
    4. Create panoramas
    5. Supported lenses
    6. Vignette, grain, and dehaze effects in Camera Raw
    7. Default keyboard shortcuts
    8. Automatic perspective correction in Camera Raw
    9. Radial Filter in Camera Raw
    10. Manage Camera Raw settings
    11. Open, process, and save images in Camera Raw
    12. Repair images with the Enhanced Spot Removal tool in Camera Raw
    13. Rotate, crop, and adjust images
    14. Adjust color rendering in Camera Raw
    15. Process versions in Camera Raw
    16. Make local adjustments in Camera Raw
  17. Image repair and restoration
    1. Remove objects from your photos with Content-Aware Fill
    2. Content-Aware Patch and Move
    3. Retouch and repair photos
    4. Correct image distortion and noise
    5. Basic troubleshooting steps to fix most issues
  18. Image enhancement and transformation
    1. Replace sky in your images
    2. Transform objects
    3. Adjust crop, rotation, and canvas size
    4. How to crop and straighten photos
    5. Create and edit panoramic images
    6. Warp images, shapes, and paths
    7. Vanishing Point
    8. Content-aware scaling
    9. Transform images, shapes, and paths
  19. Drawing and painting
    1. Paint symmetrical patterns
    2. Draw rectangles and modify stroke options
    3. About drawing
    4. Draw and edit shapes
    5. Painting tools
    6. Create and modify brushes
    7. Blending modes
    8. Add color to paths
    9. Edit paths
    10. Paint with the Mixer Brush
    11. Brush presets
    12. Gradients
    13. Gradient interpolation
    14. Fill and stroke selections, layers, and paths
    15. Draw with the Pen tools
    16. Create patterns
    17. Generate a pattern using the Pattern Maker
    18. Manage paths
    19. Manage pattern libraries and presets
    20. Draw or paint with a graphics tablet
    21. Create textured brushes
    22. Add dynamic elements to brushes
    23. Gradient
    24. Paint stylized strokes with the Art History Brush
    25. Paint with a pattern
    26. Sync presets on multiple devices
    27. Migrate presets, actions, and settings
  20. Text
    1. Add and edit the text
    2. Unified Text Engine
    3. Work with OpenType SVG fonts
    4. Format characters
    5. Format paragraphs
    6. How to create type effects
    7. Edit text
    8. Line and character spacing
    9. Arabic and Hebrew type
    10. Fonts
    11. Troubleshoot fonts
    12. Asian type
    13. Create type
  21. Filters and effects
    1. Use the Liquify filter
    2. Use the Blur Gallery
    3. Filter basics
    4. Filter effects reference
    5. Add Lighting Effects
    6. Use the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
    7. Use the Oil Paint filter
    8. Use the Liquify filter
    9. Layer effects and styles
    10. Apply specific filters
    11. Smudge image areas
  22. Saving and exporting
    1. Save your files in Photoshop
    2. Export your files in Photoshop
    3. Supported file formats
    4. Save files in graphics formats
    5. Move designs between Photoshop and Illustrator
    6. Save and export video and animations
    7. Save PDF files
    8. Digimarc copyright protection
  23. Color Management
    1. Understanding color management
    2. Keeping colors consistent
    3. Color settings
    4. Duotones
    5. Work with color profiles
    6. Color-managing documents for online viewing
    7. Color-managing documents when printing
    8. Color-managing imported images
    9. Proofing colors
  24. Web, screen, and app design
    1. Photoshop for design
    2. Artboards
    3. Device Preview
    4. Copy CSS from layers
    5. Slice web pages
    6. HTML options for slices
    7. Modify slice layout
    8. Work with web graphics
    9. Create web photo galleries
  25. Video and animation
    1. Video editing in Photoshop
    2. Edit video and animation layers
    3. Video and animation overview
    4. Preview video and animations
    5. Paint frames in video layers
    6. Import video files and image sequences
    7. Create frame animations
    8. Creative Cloud 3D Animation (Preview)
    9. Create timeline animations
    10. Create images for video
  26. Printing
    1. Print 3D objects
    2. Print from Photoshop
    3. Print with color management
    4. Contact Sheets and PDF Presentations
    5. Print photos in a picture package layout
    6. Print spot colors
    7. Print images to a commercial printing press
    8. Improve color prints from Photoshop
    9. Troubleshoot printing problems | Photoshop
  27. Automation
    1. Creating actions
    2. Create data-driven graphics
    3. Scripting
    4. Process a batch of files
    5. Play and manage actions
    6. Add conditional actions
    7. About actions and the Actions panel
    8. Record tools in actions
    9. Add a conditional mode change to an action
    10. Photoshop UI toolkit for plug-ins and scripts
  28. Troubleshooting
    1. Fixed issues 
    2. Known issues
    3. Optimize Photoshop performance
    4. Basic troubleshooting
    5. Troubleshoot crash or freeze
    6. Troubleshoot program errors
    7. Troubleshoot scratch disk full errors
    8. Troubleshoot GPU and graphics driver issues
    9. Find missing tools
    10. Photoshop 3D | Common questions around discontinued features

Step into the future with the most amazing Photoshop release ever. Use Generative Fill and Generative Expand to add, remove, or expand content in any image with the power of Adobe Firefly. 

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Follow along with a sample file, get in-app help, tips, and learn resources within the Discover panel.

   Now available in the public Photoshop desktop app

  • Do you want to transform your photo by adding objects to your scene?
  • Do you want to replace the background of your photo?
  • Or better still, do you want to expand the background of your photo?

If your answer is "Yes!", then Generative Fill is the perfect feature for you - designed for these and many more uses.

Generative Fill—part of the revolutionary and magical new suite of Firefly-powered, generative AI capabilities—is grounded in your innate creativity, enabling you to add, expand, or remove content from your images non-destructively using simple text prompts in over 100 languages.

Use this feature to automatically match the perspective, lighting, and style of your image, make previously tedious tasks fun, and achieve realistic results that will surprise, delight, and astound you in seconds. 

The new content is created in a Generative layer, enabling you to exhaust a myriad of creative possibilities and to reverse the effects when you want, without impacting your original image. Then, you can use the power and precision of Photoshop to take your image to the next level, surpassing even your own expectations.

Generative Fill in Photoshop is powered by Adobe Firefly which is now available for commercial use.

Create confidently, knowing that Generative Fill is powered by Adobe Firefly, the family of creative generative AI models designed to be safe for commercial use—ensuring you can push the bounds of your creativity, confidently. Firefly is trained on Adobe Stock’s hundreds of millions professional-grade, licensed, high-resolution images that are among the highest quality in the market.

We’re building these capabilities in collaboration with our community so that real-time feedback shapes these new experiences. To share your valuable feedback, visit the Adobe Photoshop community

To explore more about generative AI in Photoshop and find answers to common questions, see Generative AI in Photoshop and Generative AI FAQ.  

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How to use Generative Fill in your image


Before you proceed, ensure you're connected to the internet, as Generative Fill requires cloud processing.

With Generative Fill, you can:

  • Generate objects: Select an area in your image, then describe what you’d like to add or replace with a text prompt. 
  • Generate backgrounds: Select the background behind your subject, then generate a new scene from a text prompt. 
  • Expand images: Expand the canvas of your image, then make a selection of the empty region. Generating without a prompt will create a harmonious extension of your scene. Generating with a prompt will add content to your image while expanding the rest of your scene.
  • Remove objects: Select the object you want to remove, then generate without a prompt and watch it disappear. 
  • And more… Generative Fill is incredibly versatile. Experiment with off-the-wall ideas, ideate around different concepts, and produce dozens of variations in a snap.

Generate an object

Generate an object using text prompts
Generate an object using text prompts.

Select an area in your image, then describe what you’d like to add.

  1. Make a selection

    Use any selection tool in Photoshop to make a selection around a desired object or an area in your image. 

  2. Access Generative Fill

    When the Contextual Task Bar appears for the first time, an on-screen message appears indicating the Generative Fill option.

    Select the Generative Fill button in the Contextual Task Bar.

    Generative Fill Contextual Task Bar

    You can also choose Generative Fill from any of the following options:

    • Select Edit > Generative Fill from the application bar.
    • Ctrl/ Right+click with a selection active and choose Generative Fill from the menu.
  3. This legal dialog appears upon selecting Generative Fill. Select Agree to agree to the User Guidelines and Cancel to remove the dialog.

    Generative AI legal disclaimer in Photoshop

  4. Add your text prompt

    A text-entry prompt box appears in the Contextual Task Bar where you can describe the object or scene you want to generate in your image in over 100 languages, or feel free to leave this blank. If you leave this blank, Photoshop will fill in the selection based on the surroundings.


    The text prompt inputs used for the description are supported in over 100 languages. For best results, use descriptive nouns and adjectives in text prompts instead of instructive prompts like, “fill the area” or “create a scene”.

    Non-English prompts are translated to English by machine translation behind the scenes.

  5. Generate variations

    In the Contextual Task Bar, once your text prompt is complete, click Generate.

    • You can see thumbnail previews of the variations that get generated based on your text prompt in the Properties Panel and in the Generative Fill dialog if used. 
    • A new Generative Layer is created in the Layers panel. You can always select this layer to bring up the Properties panel to show your text prompt, mask, and variations. This enables you to exhaust a myriad of creative possibilities and to reverse the effects when you want, without impacting your original image.
  6. Generate more variations

    (Optional) To generate more variations, click Generate again in the Properties panel.

    Further, you can modify your text in the prompt box and click Generate to create new variations with the revised text.

You can now view the variations in the Properties panel and click on the thumbnail preview to see the results on your image.

Generate backgrounds

Select the background behind your subject, then generate a new scene from a text prompt. 

Generate backgrounds using text prompts
Generate backgrounds using text prompts.

To do so, choose Select > Subject, then choose Select > Inverse. Then follow steps 2 through 5 from the Generate an object section. 

You could also Select Subject > Invert Selection > Text Prompt > Generate (all in the Contextual Task Bar).

Expand images

Expand the canvas of your image, then select the empty region and apply Generative Fill. Applying Generative Fill without a prompt will create a seamless extension of your image.

Extend an image using text prompts
Expand your image using text prompts.

Generative Expand is the simplest way to add generative content to an empty canvas, but Generative Fill can also be used as an alternative.

Follow these steps to use Generative Fill to add generative content. 

  1. Select the Crop tool from the toolbar. Crop borders display on the edges of the photo. 

  2. Drag the corner and edge handles outward to expand your canvas size. 

  3. Press Enter/Return on the keyboard or the commit checkmark in the Crop options bar. By default, the extra canvas will use your background color.

  4. Use the Rectangular Marquee tool to select the extra canvas by clicking and dragging to make the selection. 

  5. Follow steps 2-5 from Generate an object section above. 


    Leave the text-entry prompt box blank before clicking Generate if you want the selection to be filled based on the surrounding pixels in your image.

Remove objects

Select the object(s) you want to remove, then let the generative AI technology make it disappear. 

Leave the text-entry prompt box blank after clicking Generate if you want the selection to be filled based on the surrounding in your image.

Remove objects from your image using text prompts
Remove objects from your image using text prompts.


Avoid making a tight selection and always overlap some areas around the selection in your image to generate a better image result and enable seamless blending.

An engaging learning journey with Generative Fill

Also introduced in Photoshop 25.0 (September 2023 release)

Experience the power of Generative Fill upon launching the app, by stepping through a short tutorial showing you how to transform a scene using a preloaded asset.

Work with an interactive and contextual learning experience, including a series of videos, that will guide you to generate variations. 

You can also choose from sample prompts (to choose the most relevant), rely on visual-based tooltips (to indicate how selection size plays a role in shaping generated content), and get a view of the Properties panel early on in this experience.

New onboarding experience while using Generative Fill in Photoshop

Generative credits in Photoshop

Also introduced in Photoshop 25.0 (September 2023 release)

Creative Cloud paid members and Adobe Express Premium subscribers now get access to generative credits as part of their plans.

Your Creative Cloud, Adobe Express, Adobe Firefly, or Adobe Stock subscription now includes monthly generative credits that give you access to content creation features powered by Firefly.

If you happen to reach your limit, you won’t be charged extra—keep creating, although you may notice slower generation speeds.

A monthly generative credit allocation is also being given to free Creative Cloud users. When you reach that monthly generative credit limit, you can subscribe to a paid plan to continue creating Firefly-powered outputs or wait until your credits are reset the next month.

Generative credits in Photoshop

To learn more about generative credits, check out Generative credits in Adobe Firefly.

Setting standards for responsibility and transparency

Also introduced in Photoshop 25.0 (September 2023 release)

With this release of Photoshop, you'll have access to a generative AI model that is ethically sourced via Adobe Stock.

Through efforts like the Content Authenticity Initiative and the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity,  Adobe is standing up for accountability, responsibility, and transparency in generative AI and Firefly.

What this means is Photoshop will automatically append Content Credentials to images generated using Generative Fill and Generative Expand and exported as PNG, JPG, or "Save as", to let you and others know an image was created or edited in Photoshop using Firefly's generative AI technology.

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