Turn words into artwork using Adobe Firefly as an AI painting generator.

You don’t need paint or hours of spare time to make a frame-worthy work of art, just an idea and the power of generative AI.

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Lighthouse in middle of sea generated by AI


Explore what’s possible with Firefly.

Anime cat cooking a bowl of ramen

A magical wonderland, psychedelic, dramatic lighting

1920's women in green dress cubist portrait geometric art deco painting

Take your creativity to new heights with Firefly.

purple sunset over a pond in the style of a videogame

Text to image prompt: purple sunset over a pond in the style of a videogame.

Describe the image you waant to create

Endless inspiration — in no time flat.

Save time on brainstorming by trying your ideas out in Firefly. Iterate on your favorite prompts and try out sample prompts from the Firefly gallery to kickstart your creative process. You can also create reference images for your art projects — with Firefly you never run out of fresh ideas.

Powerful customization options.

When using Firefly’s Text to Image generator as an AI painting tool, you can combine different styles like “oil painting” and “palette knife” to enhance the painterly look. And you can adjust your image even further by changing the Color and Tone, Composition, and Lighting options — a muted color palette with low lighting can give your creation an antique vibe, for instance.

Image customisations options
Oil Painting of boat generated by AI

Awesome editing tools.

Once you’ve generated an image you like, you can make targeted changes with Generative Fill, which allows you to selectively edit and replace parts of your artwork. Just click the Generative Fill icon at the top of every generated image. Or bring your AI-generated paintings into Photoshop or Illustrator to customize them even more with precise editing tools.

How to use Firefly as an AI painting generator.

  • Get started with Firefly.
    Visit Firefly.adobe.com and sign into your Adobe account. If you don’t have one, you can create one for free. Once you’re logged in, choose the Text to Image option on the homepage, which will open up a workspace where you can type in a prompt to generate your artwork. When you use Firefly, you get access to a set number of generative credits. Find out more about generative credits.
  • Write a text prompt.
    Type in what you want to see in the prompt field. Be descriptive. For example, “A unicorn in a magical grove, extremely detailed, concept art, fantasy.” Get more tips on how to write an AI art prompt text for Firefly.
  • Generate your image.
    Once you’re happy with your prompt, hit the Generate button and in just a few seconds you’ll be looking at the results. Once you’ve generated your result, try changing the Content Type to Art or Graphic to get a painterly look.
  • Customize your settings.
    You can customize your artwork’s appearance by changing the settings on the results page. Play with the styles options to explore effects like watercolor, pop art, and more. You can also tweak the original prompt and refresh your results.
  • Download your painting.
    Once you’ve perfected your masterpiece, click the download button at the top of the image to save a JPEG to your device.
AI generated painting of a cave with a water stream

Make a painting with Firefly today.

Firefly removes limitations on creative expression. Just type out an idea and see a complex AI-generated painting appear on your screen — then customize it to make something totally unique.

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Questions? We have answers.

What are AI-generated paintings?

AI-generated paintings are digital artworks created by generative AI. Firefly is a generative AI web app that uses text prompts to generate images. These images can then be customized to look like paintings made with analog mediums like oil or watercolor and in the style of art movements like surrealism and pop art. Learn more about how generative AI is changing creative work.

How do AI painting generators work?

AI painting generators are a type of generative artificial intelligence. Like other types of artificial intelligence, generative AI relies on large datasets to produce the desired result, such as a digital painting, creating something totally new — all triggered by a single text prompt. The first Firefly model was trained on content from Adobe Stock, openly licensed content, and public domain content where the copyright has expired.

What is the best AI painting generator?

It is up to the individual creator to determine what tool is best suited to their needs. Firefly is a powerful family of generative AI models that enables users not only to create detailed AI-generated paintings in seconds and customize them, but to create complex text effects, photo-realistic creations, and more.