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Tap into the power of AI photo editing.

Create stunning, life-like images with more control than ever before with the latest generative AI features and the most advanced Generative Fill yet, powered by the new Adobe Firefly Image 3 Model. Now in the Photoshop (beta) app.

Try the Photoshop (beta) desktop app.

1. Start a free trial of Photoshop.

2. Open the Creative Cloud app.

3. Install Photoshop (beta).

Create in whole new ways.

Anyone can create incredible images with simple text prompts and Generative Fill and Generative Expand in Photoshop. And now you can try the next generation of generative AI features in the Photoshop (beta) app. Generate dozens of ideas, create scenes from scratch and get rich, life-like results with more control than ever.

The future of Photoshop is here with generative AI.

Make any creative vision a reality while keeping complete control over every concept with Adobe Firefly generative AI in Photoshop. Try select generative AI features in your browser right now with Photoshop on the web.

Make any creative vision a reality while keeping complete control over every concept with Adobe Firefly generative AI in Photoshop. Try select generative AI features in your browser right now with Photoshop on the web.

Go from a little to a lot.

Quickly explore and experiment with ideas. Use Generative Fill to create dozens of high-quality concepts quickly.  

Plus, generate even more ideas with new features in the Photoshop (beta) app. Upload a sample image to get results closer to the content you’re looking for with Reference Image and create variations of your favourite generated images with Generate Similar. 

New background? No problem.

Change the background in photos seamlessly with generative AI. Simply select the background, type in a text prompt and transport your subject from a local city street to a location across the globe. 

Plus, try the even faster, simpler Generate Background in the Photoshop (beta) app — just type in a description to instantly swap your scenery for a new one that matches the lighting, shadows and perspective of the subject. 

Go beyond the borders.

Easily expand an image in any direction with Generative Expand. Select and drag the Crop tool beyond an image’s original borders to the desired size and then click Generate. The expanded canvas will automatically fill with new content that seamlessly blends with the existing image. Or type in a prompt to get a more specific result.

Create something from nothing. 

All you need to fill a blank canvas is your imagination and Text to Image. Just write a descriptive prompt and set your style preferences to create an entire scene from scratch. Use it to quickly spin up lots of new ideas in minutes so you can easily explore image options and creative directions. Now in the Photoshop (beta) app. 

Remove and replace content in a few steps.

Get rid of unwanted elements with ease using Generative Fill. Just select the object you want to remove and then click Generate (without using a prompt) to fill the area with new content that seamlessly blends in with the surrounding image. Or use a description to replace stray strangers with something specific, like foliage. 

And now you can customise your results even more with features like Reference Image — now available in the Photoshop (beta) app — which generates content based on a sample image uploaded by you.

New in the Photoshop (beta) app.

Make entire scenes from scratch.

Go from a prompt to whatever you imagine. With Text to Image, you can quickly produce customised creations featuring anything from people to places and more.

Add a new background instantly.

Use Generate Background to add or replace a background that matches the lighting, shadows and perspective of your subject in fewer steps, right from the Contextual Task Bar. 

Create variations of favourite images.

Start with a text prompt and choose your favourite result from the options to use as a reference with Generate Similar. Click to iterate on more variations with similar content or style until you find the one you like. 

Boost image quality. 

Enhance Detail gives you the option to add a boost in sharpness and detail on your Generative Fill creations. Get higher-quality results that look crisp and blend in better with stock-quality images.

Learn more about all the new features in Photoshop.

How to edit photos with AI in Photoshop.

Whether you’re using Generative Fill and Generative Expand in Photoshop or exploring all the latest generative AI features in the Photoshop (beta) app, you can create incredible images in fewer steps than ever.  

Open or download Photoshop.

If you already have Photoshop, open the app. Make sure it’s updated to the latest version, so you get all the latest generative AI features. If you don’t have a Creative Cloud plan that includes Photoshop, start a trial and download the full version of Photoshop to try free for seven days. To try the newest generative AI features, make sure to download the beta app.

Import an image. 

Go to File > Open to locate and select the file you want to import or choose New file from the Photoshop Home screen to open a new workspace and then click Import image in the Contextual Task Bar.  

Add and remove content. 

Use any selection tool to select any part of your image and then click Generative Fill in the Contextual Task Bar and type in a prompt to replace it with new content. Or leave the field blank to remove content.


Try Text to Image in the Photoshop (beta) app to create an entirely new scene from scratch.

Create a new background. 

Swap your subject’s scenery for a whole new background by selecting the subject and then reversing the selection in the Contextual Task Bar. Type in a prompt of what you want to replace the old background with and click Generate to see options. 


Plus, experiment with the new Generate Background in the Photoshop (beta) app. Click Generate Background in the Contextual Task Bar and choose the Generate, Colour Fill or Import Image option. Use Generate to create a background from a prompt, Colour Fill to replace the background with a new hue and Import Image to swap the current background for an image of your choosing. 

Extend an image. 

Use Generative Expand to enlarge your image and add new content. Select the Crop tool from the toolbar and click and drag the corner or edge handles to resize your image and then click Generate in the Contextual task bar to fill the blank space with new content that blends in with the existing image. Or enter a prompt before clicking Generate to tailor your results. 

Fine-tune your results. 

You can further customise images by adjusting your prompt and generating new variations. 

Get even more control over your image generations with new generative AI features like Reference Image, Generate Similar and Enhance Detail, available in the Photoshop (beta) app. 

To use Reference Image, select any part of your image, click Generative Fill in the Contextual Task bar and then click the Reference Image icon to upload a file that resembles what you want to generate, like a jean jacket. Use the file alone or combine it with a prompt.  

Get more variations on the generated images you like best with Generate Similar. Simply click the thumbnail of your favourite version — or click the three-dot menu on your chosen variation in the Properties panel — and then click Generate Similar in the Contextual Task Bar to see more examples in the same content and style.

Once you’ve created an image you love, you can click Enhance Detail in the Contextual Task Bar bring out greater sharpness and detail.

Download and share.

Once you’re happy with your image, go to File > Export > Export As and choose a file type and image size. You can also add optional information such as metadata. Once you’ve set your preferences, click Export, select where you’d like to save your image and click Save. Your image is now ready to share on social and beyond. Need to reformat your image to fit different needs? Use Generative Expand to quickly adjust the size and fill in complementary content where you need it.  

More AI-powered Photoshop tools.

There are many more tools in Photoshop that make work faster and easier with the power of AI. Here are a few:

  • Remove tool: Replace unwanted areas in your image with similar content by simply brushing over what you want to remove.
  • Curvature Pen tool: Draw straight lines and smooth curves intuitively and then easily modify them.
  • Match Font: Find matches for fonts you love in your images or photos.
  • Preserve Details 2.0: Resize images without introducing distortions to important details and textures.
  • Sky Replacement: Change the sky in your image in a few clicks and Photoshop will automatically mask and blend the replacement.
  • Object Selection tool and Refine Edge: Create precise selections and masks with ease.
  • Neural Filters: Reduce larger workflows to just a few clicks with a library of filters powered by machine learning.

Questions? We have answers.

Generative AI photo editing is a process in which you can create and refine images using tools that leverage artificial intelligence to complete the task. To start the editing process, many of these tools require a prompt describing the content you want to generate, such as “red beret” or “lush urban park filled with tourists, trees and dogs.” The tool then uses algorithms and large datasets to generate outputs that resemble the description. Examples of such tools include the Adobe Firefly web app and features powered by Firefly within Photoshop, like Generative Fill and Generative Expand. Generative AI photo editing can include tasks like creating all new images, adding or removing content from preexisting images, replacing a background, expanding an image and much more.

There are many advantages to using generative AI photo editors. You can use generative AI photo editors to automate rote, multistep editing tasks that take away from more creative work. Use them to quickly resize images for different formats and to expand the borders of images or to add new elements to photos, saving time searching for the perfect image in a stock image repository. You can also use generative AI photo editors to brainstorm and find inspiration. The output from your prompts may surprise you, taking your work in a new direction. You can let your imagination run wild, experimenting with prompts, tweaking previously used ones and exploring the results you get.

Photoshop is not free, but you can sign up for a free trial and try the full version of the app, including all of the generative AI photo editing features like Generative Fill and Generative Expand, for seven days. Or, try editing images with the free version of the Adobe Firefly web app.

Because generative AI photo editing helps condense the amount of time it takes to perform basic editing tasks like expanding the borders of an image, resizing and retouching photos and beyond, not only can you complete these edits in less time than before, but you can also use the time you save for more creative work. And generative AI photo editing isn’t just for those who are working primarily on editing images — it can be enormously helpful to small business owners, social media marketers, project managers and others who need to produce and edit images for their work but don’t have a big photo budget.

Generative Fill and Generative Expand are designed to be safe for commercial use. This helps ensure you can push the bounds of your creativity, confidently, knowing that the current Firefly generative AI model was trained on licensed content, such as Adobe Stock and public domain content where copyright has expired. While generative AI features are available for use in the Photoshop (beta) app, the content generated in the Photoshop (beta) app may not be used for commercial purposes.

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