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
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.

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.

Panorama Photo Options

Yesterday I took two panoramic shots of the same scene with two different cameras. Here are the results.

Blackcomb Pano II
Canon EOS 40D and a EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens

Blackcomb Today — Pano
Apple iPhone 3GS

Now there is no doubt which is better. The first was taken with a Canon EOS 40D and a EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens. The second with an iPhone 3GS, stitched with software on the spot, and sent to the internet within minutes. Another minute and I could have had it cropped in the app. But it was a bit chilly. I know which is a better picture but I also know which camera I would rather carry while snowboarding. The best camera is the one you’re willing to carry and it’s not always the best camera.