How To Install Photoshop Generative Fill AI And Use It

Adobe has once again set the stage for the future of creativity and design. Nearly three and a half decades since they first introduced Photoshop, Adobe has embarked on a new journey by integrating Generative AI and Adobe Firefly into Photoshop. This new chapter in Photoshop’s history is not just an upgrade—it’s a revolution that will fundamentally transform the creative experience, making it more natural, intuitive, and powerful than ever before.

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What Is Photoshop Firefly Generative AI?

Photoshop Firefly Generative AI, also known as ‘Generative Fill’, is a new capability that empowers creators to work at the speed of their imagination. Powered by Firefly, Generative Fill is the only AI service on the market capable of generating commercially viable, professional quality content directly from creators’ existing workflows.

How to Install Photoshop Firefly Generative AI

Here are the steps to install and start using the Photoshop Firefly Generative AI:

  1. First, you will first need to purchase at minimum a Adobe Photoshop plan. Launch the Creative Cloud app and check for any updates. If an update is needed for the Creative Cloud app, complete it first.

  2. On the main page of the Creative Cloud app, you will likely see “Magically transform images with AI.” Click on it.

  3. You will then see “Photoshop (Beta).” Click “Install.” The installation process may take a while, depending on your internet connection speed.

After the installation is complete, a separate Photoshop (Beta) app will be available on your computer.

Photoshop Firefly Generative AI Features

Generative Fill is built into every selection feature in Photoshop, and Adobe has created a new generative layer type for non-destructive work. This tool allows users to add, remove or replace parts of an image, and extend the edges of an image simply by using their natural language to prompt Photoshop. For example, users can type a description like “big brown bear sitting down”, and the AI will generate the content accordingly.

Adobe is committed to developing Firefly with a creator-focused approach and has laid out its AI ethics principles of accountability, responsibility, and transparency. Plans are in place to develop a compensation model for Adobe Stock contributors and steps are being taken to prevent artists’ names from being used in Adobe’s generative AI actions.

How To Use Photoshop Firefly Generative AI Features?

It is really easy to use Photoshop’s AI Generative Fill features. Once you have Photoshop Beta installed, you just need to highlight the area you want to edit. Then, enter a quick prompt of the image you want and Photoshop AI will do the rest.

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The End Result for the prompt "Cyberpunk City"

Here are the steps in detail. Start the Photoshop (Beta) app and drag an image into the workspace.

Use the Lasso Tool to select an area on the image. Click “Generative Fill,” type in a description (such as a prompt), and hit “Generate.” If you don’t see this option for some reason, you can also find it by navigating to “Windows” > “Contextual Text Bar”.

The “Generative Fill” feature can also function without entering a description. For example, if you have an image with empty sides on both the left and right, you can use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to select the left area, then click “Generative Fill” > “Generate” without providing a description. Photoshop will analyze the image and fill in the left side accordingly.

What Are The Limitations Of Photoshop AI Fill?

Currently, the Photoshop (beta) application is only accessible to all Creative Cloud members who have either a subscription or a trial that incorporates Photoshop. At present, the Generative Fill feature is not available for commercial use, not accessible to individuals under 18, not available in China, and operates exclusively with text prompts in English.


The introduction of GenerativeAI in Photoshop is a game-changing innovation that is set to revolutionize the way creators work. With the integration of AI into one of the world’s leading digital design tools, Adobe is taking a giant leap forward in providing creators with new ways to express their creativity and monetize their skills. And with their focus on transparency, accountability, and responsibility, Adobe is setting a positive precedent for how AI should be developed and used in the creative industry.

The future of creativity is here. Are you ready to embrace it?