Hummingbird at the feeder

With a recent blast of winter I noticed a few hummingbirds already here so I put up the feeder.
Not 30 seconds later, this fella showed up.

Generative Fill or Degenerate Phil

Generative fill in Adobe Photoshop (beta) is a pretty amazing tool to extend images. Background artists, web designers, print layout artists, or anybody who deals with incorrect aspect ratios or odd image dimentions will be thrilled by the output.

The image below represents a photo I took near Iceberg Lake in Whistler BC. Portrait aspect on 1920×1080 canvas.

source image to adobe photoshop generative fill

To extend the image CTRL+SELECT image.
Select Inverse – COMMAND+SHIFT+I
SELECT > MODIFY > EXPAND – 3px
EDIT > Generative Fill…. (No Prompts)

En Voila! a landscape that does not exists.
Notice how it recognizes the light source, maintains correct shadows, tones and palette.

2/3 of this image is created by AI

Two thirds of the above image was created by AI/ML yet the middle remains completely untouched and my creation. Does this mean the image was “generated by AI”? “Enhanced by AI”? “Extended by AI”?
Or just fake?

Prompts allow for text based editing and generation with mixed results. Note that prompts will only add to the selection. In this case outside of the main image here.
Ultimately however it finally gets classified, anyone looking to extend beyond an image will be happily surprised with the results of Generative Fill.

“Degenerate Phil” on the other hand… t

Degenerate Phil

Text prompt “Degenerate Phil” creates some nightmare fuel.
Nighty-night.

Generative AI is neither good nor evil. It’s up to you, the human in the loop, to decide.

Golden Glide Silhouette

Golden Eagle silhouette

This Golden Eagle soared past me today and I managed to capture a couple of frames. Magnificent to watch.