Create something amazing with AI.

Generative AI gives everyone the power to create beautiful images. Whether you’re a trained artist or complete beginner, you can use AI to brainstorm ideas, explore new creative directions, or just turn a dream you had into a picture. The best way to learn how to use AI to create art is to jump in and start creating. Follow the tips below for strategies on generating better images faster.

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How to create AI art with Adobe Firefly.

1 Push your imagination.

Think deeply about the image you want to create. Ask yourself questions to fill in the picture in your mind:

  • Is it a photograph, graphic design, or a painting?
  • Is it rendered in a particular style (like steampunk, fantasy, or sci-fi)?
  • Is it a close-up or wide angle shot?
  • Are the figures in it happy or sad?
  • What are the color scheme and lighting like?

2 Write your prompt.

Incorporate some of your answers to the questions above in your description. The more you can tell the AI model, the closer it can come to meeting your vision.

3 Refine your prompt with boundaries.

For more control over generated images, experiment with these tips:

Add quotation marks.

Group together words that belong together with quotes. For example, the AI may understand the following phrases better with quotes than without: “Bengal tiger walks through a thick jungle” under a “green-tailed sunbird perched on a branch.”
Tiger and bird in jungle

Specify elements to avoid.

For example, type [Avoid = brown] to get results without the color brown.
Tiger and bird looking in their right side in jungle

Adjust style strength.

With Firefly, the style you choose doesn’t have to be all or nothing. By typing [stylize = 50/50] you can halve the style effect that will be applied to the image. Choose any two numbers that add up to 100. The higher the second number, the more closely the AI will stick to the style in the prompt.
Tiger in jungle

Fine-tune the prompt’s effect.

With a number between 0 and 25, you can guide the AI on how closely you want it to stick to your prompt. Type [guidance = 25] and the AI will follow the prompt as much as possible.
Tiger and bird in jungle

Let the AI run free.

With [raw style = true] the AI will stray from your prompt and possibly surprise you with something wonderful.

Tiger in jungle

4 Generate.

Click Generate and check out the results. Firefly provides four images with every generation, so you have a better chance of finding an image that suits your needs. Click the heart in the upper right of an image to add to your Favorites, click the Download icon to download it as a JPEG or PNG.

5 Rework your prompt.

If your first iterations aren’t quite what you want, go back to your prompt and make some changes. Try getting even more specific. You can also use the righthand panel to specify aspect ratio, style, color and tone, lighting, and composition.

6 Use Generative Fill.

Firefly makes it easy to transform a pretty good image into a great one. Click the Edit button in the top left of a generated image and select Generative Fill. Then use the Brush tool and more text prompts to insert elements. You can also use the Brush to remove elements.

7 Download.

From the Generative Fill workspace, just click the Download button on the top right.

Take your AI art into other apps.

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See what others are doing.

Tap into the Firefly community to remix other creators’ images, share your own, and find inspiration.

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collage of user generated AI images


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