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How to expand an image with generative AI.

How to expand an image with generative AI.

Extending an image is easy with Generative Expand in Photoshop. Just click and drag beyond the borders of your image to create a bigger background, increase your aspect ratio and more.

Extending an image is easy with Generative Expand in Photoshop. Just click and drag beyond the borders of your image to create a bigger background, increase your aspect ratio and more.

How to expand your canvas in Photoshop.

Sometimes the canvas you’re working with just isn’t the right size — you need space to add text or want to transform a landscape into a portrait. With the Crop tool and Generative Expand, powered by Adobe Firefly, you can seamlessly resize your image to fit any need.

Dream it, type it, see it.

Cropping is often associated with making things smaller, but you can use the Crop tool to make the background you’re working with larger, too. Just click and drag beyond the borders of your image to the size you want.

Magically add more background.

Once you’ve got the crop just right, click Generate to immediately fill the empty space with newly generated high-quality content that naturally blends with the existing image. Go from a few leaves to a whole jungle in just a few taps.

Make a scene with text prompts.

Place your subject in a fantastical forest, a crowded city street or within an ornate gold frame. Just type a simple description of what you want to fill your expanded canvas with and click Generate to get high-quality results.

Create more with complete creative control. Integrated into Photoshop, you can use Generative Fill and Generative Expand to make powerful edits and additions to images, then perfect them with Photoshop’s precise editing tools.

Fine tune your work.

Tweak your results as much as you want using all the powerful editing tools in Photoshop. Add or remove content non-destructively with Generative Fill, apply a gradient, play with blend modes and more.

Expand an image with generative AI.


1.

Get started with the Crop tool.

Open your image in Photoshop, then select the Crop tool from the toolbar. Click and drag the handles on the crop border to expand your canvas. You can also use the Contextual Task Bar to select common crop sizes from the Ratio drop-down menu.


2.

Generate a new background.

Click Generate in the Contextual Task Bar to fill your expanded canvas with newly generated content that blends seamlessly with the original image. Click through the variation options in the Contextual Task Bar or Properties panel to choose the one you like best.


3.

Use prompts for a customised result.

Type a simple description into the text-entry prompt box in the Contextual Task Bar, like “sunny tropical beach” to generate a specific output.


Why make a background larger?

Here are a few good reasons you might want to expand the size of a background.

You need to tell a larger story.

Maybe you have the perfect shot of a person or object, but they’re off-centre or an important bit of background has been cut off. With Generative Expand you can quickly correct such imperfections with high-quality results.

You want to create a specific background.

If you want your background to be full of fireflies or need an expanded city background to be busy or empty, you can use prompts to fine tune your results.

You want a different aspect ratio.

When it comes to photography and graphic design work, one uniform size does not fit all. With the Crop tool and Generative Expand, adjusting a photo to 16:9 from 4:3 dimensions can happen in an instant. Expand images so they work on websites, social, digital ads and more.

You need more space to play.

Extending the background of your workspace helps you to add text and other elements, like graphics or cutouts from other images.

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