Adobe Photoshop, a benchmark in digital imagery and graphic design, has introduced a breakthrough feature known as ‘Generative Expand’.
Powered by Firefly-based technology, this cutting-edge AI tool enables users to resize and expand images beyond their original boundaries.
Understanding the ‘Generative Expand’ feature
‘Generative Expand’ works in a user-friendly way, integrated within the existing workflow of Photoshop. Users need to use the familiar Crop tool, clicking “Generate” to expand the canvas. The empty space created is then filled with AI-generated content that naturally blends with the existing image. This intuitive process speeds up the creative workflow, allowing artists to focus more on the artistic aspects rather than spending time on tedious manual adjustments.
This feature proves to be particularly useful in cases such as correcting cropped subjects, adjusting aspect ratios, or aligning misaligned objects. It is notable that users have the option to add the AI generated content with or without a text prompt. The added content appears as a new layer in Photoshop, which can be easily removed if needed.
Expanding images seamlessly
Resizing images in Adobe Photoshop typically involves adjusting dimensions, fit-to options, and resolution. However, the new ‘Generative Expand’ feature revolutionises this process. By just clicking and dragging the Crop tool, users can expand the canvas beyond the original image dimensions. The expanded space is then filled with AI-generated content that flawlessly integrates with the original image.
The app now supports text prompts in over 100 languages, enhancing accessibility and creative vision for users globally. Users can also specify additional content through text prompts, allowing them to generate multiple variations for further creative exploration.
Towards a more inclusive creative experience
With ‘Generative Expand’, Adobe’s focus is on creating a more inclusive user experience. The feature now supports text prompts in over 100 languages, making it versatile and more user-friendly. Adobe is committed to a more inclusive creative experience for users worldwide and has plans to introduce more Firefly-powered features in future updates.
Adobe urges users to exercise caution with ‘Generative Expand’, as while it is designed for artistic expression, misuse can potentially lead to misinformation and distortion in images. With its latest generative AI feature, Adobe Photoshop continues to revolutionise the world of digital imagery, enabling artists and designers to bring their creative visions to life with more accuracy and efficiency.