Adobe Releases AI-Based Co-Pilot in Photoshop


Adobe, the software giant renowned for its creative and business solutions, has announced an exciting development: the integration of generative AI capabilities into its Creative Cloud platform, starting with Photoshop. The newly unveiled feature, termed Generative Fill, is powered by Adobe Firefly, the company’s family of creative generative AI models.

Adobe’s initiative offers considerable implications for small businesses. By integrating Generative Fill, Adobe has created the world’s first AI co-pilot in creative and design workflows. This tool facilitates easy addition, extension, or removal of content from images non-destructively in seconds using simple text prompts. This leap in innovation could significantly enhance the way small businesses handle design workflows.

Adobe’s new feature is a result of a decade-long journey in AI innovation. The company has consistently introduced intelligent capabilities through Adobe Sensei into applications used by hundreds of millions of people. The introduction of Firefly further pushes the envelope, providing precise, powerful, and easy-to-use solutions directly into content creation or modification workflows.

Generative Fill stands out as it matches the perspective, lighting, and style of images automatically, reducing mundane tasks and allowing users to generate digital content in seconds. This feature offers small businesses an advantage by facilitating a faster content creation process while maintaining high-quality output.

Firefly respects intellectual property rights by generating images safe for commercial use, trained on Adobe Stock’s vast archive of professional-grade, licensed, high-resolution images. This respect for intellectual property rights provides security to small businesses, ensuring that the AI won’t inadvertently generate content based on other peoples’ or brands’ IP.

Another commendable feature is the non-destructive editing approach. Generative Fill creates newly generated content in separate layers, allowing small businesses to iterate through various creative possibilities without impacting the original image.

Adobe’s senior vice president, Digital Media, Ashley Still, states that the integration of Firefly into workflows as a creative co-pilot accelerates ideation, exploration, and production for all Adobe customers.

Aside from Photoshop, Adobe also updated other features that enhance and accelerate creative workflows. These upgrades empower users to make complex edits and create unique designs while saving time – an invaluable asset for small businesses.

As a trusted partner to individuals and businesses of all sizes, Adobe has deployed all AI capabilities with a customer-centric approach according to its AI Ethics principles to ensure content and data transparency.

Generative Fill supports Content Credentials, a digital “nutrition label” for content, indicating whether the content was created by a human, AI-generated or AI-edited. This tool offers businesses and consumers the ability to make informed decisions about digital content.

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Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor for Small Business Trends and has been a member of the team for 16 years. A professional journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional media and online media, he attended Waynesburg University and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has held roles of reporter, editor and publisher, having founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press.