The world of digital image editing has been revolutionized with Adobe’s latest release – Firefly Photoshop. This generative AI tool has surprised everyone with its early release and the high-quality results it’s been delivering. This blog post will walk you through what this tool is, how to access it, and why it’s such a big deal in the realm of digital image editing.
What is Adobe Firefly?
Adobe Firefly is a generative AI tool for Photoshop that allows you to generate anything with a text prompt. What sets this tool apart is its ability to combine images into one using AI. The results are not just impressive but of high quality.
One of the key features of Adobe Firefly is its ability to change the background and add reflections. It doesn’t just use AI in a basic way but integrates the capabilities to produce stunning visual images. For instance, it can expand an image using the generative AI fill to add reflections on a frozen lake. It can also generate the northern lights and integrate them into a beautiful landscape.
The reason why Adobe Firefly is such a powerful tool is because of its potential to save people tons of time in image manipulation, a task that Photoshop has been known for.
How to Access Adobe Firefly?
To access Adobe Firefly, you need to open up Photoshop. You will see a new feature called the Photoshop beta. It will prompt you to download it, and once you do, you will be able to use it.
If you don’t see the Photoshop beta, open up your Creative Cloud and scroll over to the section where it says beta apps in the bottom left-hand corner. There, you should see a strange Photoshop icon. Simply download the beta. Once you’ve downloaded the beta, you should see an option that says, “try now.”
After loading into Photoshop, you only have to use the object selection tool.
How Does Adobe Firefly Work?
Many people are comparing Adobe Firefly to Photoshop’s old content-aware tool. However, it’s important to note that these two are not the same.
To use Adobe Firefly, you need to use the rectangular Marquee tool, which is where the generative fill box will be prompted.
Adobe Firefly vs. Content-Aware Tool
Adobe Firefly is often compared to Photoshop’s old tool, the content-aware tool. However, the generative fill feature of Adobe Firefly is far superior, which is why it’s being hailed as an amazing tool in the Photoshop community.
The content-aware tool uses the original content to fill up a selected area. While it can be useful in some aspects, the results are not always satisfactory. On the other hand, the generative fill of Adobe Firefly uses AI to understand the content and generate a fill that matches the context of the image.
For instance, if you select an area in an image and use the content-aware fill, it simply uses the patterns in the image to extend it. It doesn’t understand the data. But with Adobe Firefly’s generative fill, it understands exactly what is going on in the image and thus provides a clear and more realistic extension.
How to Use Adobe Firefly?
To use Adobe Firefly, you need to select an area in your image using the rectangular Marquee tool. Then, right-click and select the generative fill option. You can either generate a fill based on the existing content or specify a text prompt to generate a specific fill.
For example, if you want to add a bear to your image, you can select an area, right-click, select generative fill, type ‘bear’ in the text prompt, and click generate. Adobe Firefly will then generate a bear in the selected area.
It’s important to note that while Adobe Firefly is good at generating stationery items and non-moving things, it might not be as good at generating people and animals. However, it excels in AI art privacy rules, meaning that all the images trained on Adobe’s software will improve over time.
With Adobe Firefly, you have the option to browse through various generations of the generated fill to find the one that suits your preference. In case you come across a fill that you don’t like, you can easily switch to another one.
Tips and Tricks for Using Adobe Firefly
Adobe Firefly is not just about adding elements to your image, but it can also be used to remove elements. For instance, if you have a poster on a wall in your image that you want to remove, you can simply select the poster, choose generative fill, and type ‘remove’ in the text prompt. Adobe Firefly will then remove the poster from the image.
Another interesting feature of Adobe Firefly is its ability to add realistic reflections. For example, if you add a plant pot to your image, Adobe Firefly will not just add the plant pot, but also its realistic reflection on the floor.
You can also add multiple elements to your image. For instance, you can add plants on either side of an object or white flowers to a plant pot. Adobe Firefly will generate these elements in a way that they blend seamlessly with the rest of the image.
One of the reasons why Adobe Firefly is considered a big shake-up in the industry is because of its ability to generate shadows perfectly. Creating perfect shadows is a time-consuming task in Photoshop, especially for beginners. But with Adobe Firefly, you can generate realistic shadows in no time.
Another cool feature of Adobe Firefly is its ability to change the entire composition of an image. For example, you can change the background of an image to an open sky or add a door to a wall. Adobe Firefly allows you to transform your image in ways that were not possible before.
Transforming Images with Adobe Firefly
Adobe Firefly allows you to transform your images in unique ways. For example, you can add a rug underneath a car in your image. What’s impressive about this is that Adobe Firefly not only adds the rug but also adjusts the rest of the elements in the image accordingly.
However, it’s important to note that Adobe Firefly interprets the image based on the selection you make. So, if you select an area that includes plants and ask Adobe Firefly to add a rug, it might interpret the plants as part of the rug and adjust them accordingly.
The Game Changer: Adobe Firefly
As someone who uses Photoshop on a daily basis, I believe Adobe Firefly is a game changer. It’s not just about the time it saves in image manipulation, but also about the possibilities it opens up for creativity. The way it integrates shadows, adds elements and transforms images is truly impressive.
Adobe Firefly will likely be used by almost everyone who uses Photoshop because it significantly reduces the time spent on image manipulation. But more than that, it allows users to experiment with their images in ways that were not possible before.
This concludes our comprehensive blog post about Adobe’s new AI tool, Firefly Photoshop. We hope you found it informative and helpful.