Tap into the power of AI photo editing.

Perfect your images faster than ever with Generative Fill and Generative Expand in Photoshop. Add content, remove distractions, expand images, replace backgrounds in a few steps, and more with AI.

Create more with fewer boundaries.

From the game-changing leaps of tools like Generative Fill and Generative Expand, powered by Adobe Firefly generative AI, to Content-Aware Fill and Object Selection, innovation fuels Photoshop so you can follow your imagination wherever it leads.

The future of Photoshop is here with Generative AI.

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

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

Go from a little to a lot.

Add more to any image with Generative Fill. Select an area of your image, describe what you want added in a text prompt — from pink butterflies to snowy mountains — and see options appear in seconds.

Add an object.


1.

Use any selection tool to select the area where you want new content to appear in your image.


2.

Type a prompt into the Contextual Task Bar like “pink butterfly.” Click Generate.


3.

Review your options by clicking the arrows in the Contextual Task Bar or the thumbnail images in the Properties panel.


4.

Click Generate again to see more options. Adjust your prompt to refine your results.


New background, no problem.

Change the setting seamlessly on photos 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.

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Create a new background.


1.

Click Select Subject in the Contextual Task Bar to select the main element in your image.


2.

Click the Invert Selection option in the Contextual Task Bar to select the background.


3.

Type a description of the content you want to replace the current background with — like “Paris street” — into the prompt field and click Generate.


4.

Review your options and choose your favorite or generate more.


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 content that seamlessly blends with the existing image. Or type in a prompt to get a more specific result.

Extend an image.


1.

Select the Crop tool from the toolbar.


2.

Click and drag the corner or edge handles of the crop border until your image is the size you want.


3.

Click Generate in the Contextual Task Bar to automatically fill the blank space with new content that matches the existing image.


Remove and replace content in a few steps.

Get rid of unwanted elements with ease. Simply select the object you want to remove and then select Generate (without adding any text to the prompt). Firefly will swap out telephone lines with unobstructed sky or replace stray strangers with flowers and foliage.

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Remove an object.


1.

Use any selection tool to select the object you want to remove.


2.

Leave the prompt field blank and click Generate to automatically fill in the object with new content that blends in seamlessly with the surrounding image.


Tip: If the Contextual Task Bar does not automatically appear, go to Windows > Contextual Task Bar to open it.

Work faster with less workflow with AI in Photoshop.

Explore the innovative tools powered by Firefly that make it easier to create incredible images in fewer steps.

Subject selection in a single click.

Isolate the main element of a photo with less work thanks to Select Subject. Go to Select > Subject and Photoshop automatically selects and adds your main subject on its own layer.

Better backgrounds, better images.

Add a background you like better to any photo. In the Quick Actions panel, click Remove Background, then drag and drop a new backdrop onto your canvas.

Refine hair selections with a lot less work.

Capture every strand or curl without feeling like pulling out your own. Try the Refine Hair button in the Select and Mask workspace and let AI remove some hairy work from your day.

Edit out elements quickly.

Select, remove, and replace parts of any photo with Content-Aware Fill. Powered by AI, simply select and refine any element and Content-Aware Fill will swap it out with a seamless replacement.

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, 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.

Learn more about all the new features in Photoshop.

Questions? We have answers.

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. 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 AI photo editors. You can use AI photo editors to automate rote, multi-step 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 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 AI photo editing features like Generative Fill and Generative Expand, for seven days. Or, try editing images with the Adobe Firefly web app, which is always free.

Because 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 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.

Discover more about AI, Photoshop, and Firefly.

Explore all you can do with Photoshop.

Edit pics, add color, erase unwanted stuff, make boring backgrounds exciting, and much more.

Try Firefly on the web.

Explore generative AI right in your browser with Generative Fill, Text to image, and Text effect models.

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