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Adobe Firefly: Learn the AI Features of Adobe Creative Apps like Photoshop

teacher avatar Phil Ebiner, Video | Photo | Design

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Welcome to Adobe Firefly


    • 2.

      Text to Image Generation


    • 3.

      Generative Fill


    • 4.

      Text Effects


    • 5.

      Generative Color


    • 6.

      Remove People from a Photo


    • 7.

      Remove & Change the Background


    • 8.

      Change Clothes


    • 9.

      Swap Objects


    • 10.

      Add Jewelry


    • 11.

      Add or Change Hairstyle


    • 12.

      Generative Fill in Adobe Photoshop


    • 13.

      Changing the Background & Matching the Foreground


    • 14.

      Replacing Sky with Generative Fill


    • 15.

      Generative Recolor in Illustrator


    • 16.

      Quickly Apply Your Brand Colors to Any Graphic


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About This Class

With this course, you will learn Adobe Firefly, the AI tools from Adobe.

Adobe Firefly allows you to create stunning art from text, edit photos to be anything you imagine with generative fill, and so much more.

You will learn the Adobe Firefly web app & how to use the Firefly updates in Photoshop.

The best thing about this course is that it will always be updated. With this technology being so new & constantly changing, there are many new features & releases. Whenever there is a new Adobe Firefly update, you'll get new tutorials in this course.

What will you learn in this Adobe Firefly course:

  • Text to Image: Create photos, art, and graphics with text prompts.

  • Generative Fill: Add to your photos, remove objects or people, extend and combine images.

  • Text Effects: Turn your text into artwork.

  • Generative Color: Quickly change the color palette of your vector graphics

You will learn how to use all of these tools on the new Adobe Firefly website. You will also learn how to use these tools in the Adobe creative suite of apps like Photoshop.

Who is this Adobe Firefly course for?

This is the perfect course for anyone who uses Adobe apps like Photoshop, and wants to learn the latest AI features.

This course is also perfect for anyone who uses other AI apps like Midjourney, DALL-E and ChatGPT.



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Phil Ebiner

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Since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. I create courses that teach you how to creatively share your story through photography, video, design, and marketing.

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1. Welcome to Adobe Firefly: Welcome to this course on Adobe Firefly, their AI tool that is going to revolutionize all of their apps. And specifically the website, where you can do things very similar and even more advanced than other tools like Midjourney or DALL-E. Here I am on the Adobe Firefly website. It's still in beta and things change rapidly as I've learned using all of these AI tools currently they have the options to turn text to Image generative Fill text Effects in generative Recolor. In the next lessons, I will show you how to use each of these tools. Thank you so much for being here if there's anything I can do to make this class better if there's something that I'm missing, please let me know. With that, let's head into text to Image Generation 2. Text to Image Generation: So here on the text to Image page you can see examples and you can scroll up or down, which is kinda interesting to see what the images and what the result is. A hamster wearing a track suit and lifting weights. You click on the box down below to type in your prompt. Acute SIADH are holding a bouquet of flowers. You click Generate or hit the Return button. Here you're automatically going to see something different than what you saw using DALL-E or mid journey. If you've used those other tools, you have a lot of different options that can adjust this photo on the right-hand side, now we see the four variations that have been generated. You can click on one of them to open it up, to see it in a bigger view. And for each of these photos you have the option to download it. That might be the first thing you wanna do. You can read it, which will help Firefly get better and better at generating. You also have an option for showing similar. So clicking on this, it will create another version similar to the one that you liked. And there's also an option for generative Fill. Before I go over that though, on the right-hand side, we have all of these options. On the top, you can quickly change the aspect ratio from a square image. Say we want a widescreen 16 by nine image for a video thumbnail or something like that. You can quickly adjust it right here in the app while that loads, we have different content types. So you have none which will just refer to whatever content prompt you put into your prompt. For example, artwork, illustration, sketch, Photo, whatever. If you have that in your prompt, you don't necessarily need to choose a content-type here. But up here we can quickly change from Art to Photo, and it will regenerate this same image as a more photo-realistic image. Depending on the subject matter, depending on the prompt, it will look more real, more or less realistic. This is one. So gray right here. I'm going to heart that one. That's going to add that to my favorites. And I'm also going to give it a rating. Down below content-type, you have styles. So let's click on the all and you can see there's so many different styles that can change what this looks like. So for example, let's change to hyper-realistic. It adds that tag here to our prompt down below. And then also let's go down and Change are some of these other settings. So color and tone we can choose, do we want it to be black and white, warm tone, cool tone? I'm going to choose vibrant color for lighting. Let's do backlighting. That's gonna be nice. And composition. Let's go ahead and do a close-up. So now we have all of these tags that help us adjust our image and we're going to click Generate. Now we have all four image with the styles that we applied, the different settings. This one now beautiful backlighting on this hyper-realistic image of this otter. Now this image doesn't look completely like a real photo. I'm going to go ahead and download it. So I'm going to click, Continue to download it. But a different prompts might work better. Let's leave all of these styles and I'm just going to type in a long exposure of a waterfall. And let's actually change our aspect ratio to vertical. Now we have an image that looks quite realistic. You can see in the detail of this long exposure that the Background Looks pretty good. I might change some of these things like vibrant color. I would maybe just put none. Lighting. Let's just do none as well. Composition, Let's do wide angle. Let's re, generate these options. Now this image, which is the one that we were looking at before, a little bit more realistic because those colors weren't so vibrant and just not natural. And that's text to Image, play around with it. Use these other examples to give you some inspiration. And as I expand this course, I will give you lots more tips and advice for creating incredible images, like the ones you see here. See you in the next lesson. 3. Generative Fill: Next, let's go over the generative Fill option. This is an option you can actually use within Adobe Photoshop, and I'll have a lesson on how you use that later. But right here on the platform, you can also use it. Up at the top. You can click, upload an image and then find an image that you want to play around with. Here's an image that I shot of these little water droplets. So the first thing to do is make the selection where you want to add something. So say I wanted to add a little lady bug. I'm going to take my brush, which my mouse is already my brush, and it's the plus brush which we have here. So I'm going to make it a little spot for the lady bug. If I went too far, I can take subtract and I can get rid or brushed back in the photo. I'm going to take this here. You also have your brush settings as well. And you could also quickly use these selections to select the background or to invert the selection, which would basically select everything outside of what you brushed in. Then at the bottom, I'm going to describe what a want a macro photo of a lady bug. We're going to click Generate. And now we have these variations of this lady bug that are now added to this crazy macro photo that I shot. If you're not happy, you can click more and it will create more variations. Or we can click keep and it will add it to my photo. Here's a long exposure I shot in Big Sur. So let's go ahead and add a UFO up here. Simply click UFO, click Generate. Now we have this UFO that has been created, blended into our existing image. Pretty crazy, right? Here's another photo I shot my front yard of this hummingbird. Let's just remove that hummingbirds. I'm going to take that are removed, brush, going to paint over our hummingbird. Click remove. And now we have a few variations, but because the Background is out-of-focus, it does an incredible job at just removing objects and you can remove People, things, cars for missing, you name it, brush over it, and you can remove it. Crazy, right? So this is the generative Fill option on the Firefly Platform checkout that Photoshop lesson as well because I show you how I'm actually using it for virtual staging to add furniture to real estate photos, which you used to have to pay for a service to do that. Now you can do it using Adobe Firefly. Alright, thanks so much for watching and we'll see you in another lesson. 4. Text Effects: This lesson, let's go over text Effects. This is super cool, super interesting. So here you can see some examples. So we've got the gingerbread decoration P, we've got the flower lay T, we've got the pizza L. All you have to do is type in the text you want it to use. So I'm going to type my name in and then describe the text of eggs, ocean waves. It's going to take a minute to generate. On the right, you can see sample prompts if you just want to play around with different types of prompts like flowers, driftwood, bread, toast, etcetera. Here you can see that it's popped up with four variations of this. I can click through them and it will bring up the variation and you can kinda see a preview of it down below. On the right, you also have some texts options, so you could change the Effects so that the effect is loose on the text medium or tight constricted to the text. The medium and Louisa will kinda like spill over the edge. If you like that look, you could change the font. So let's go ahead and let's do Cooper. That's kinda like a cool retro style font that might look cool with these waves. A little bit round edges, That's very cool. And then you have Colors. So right now the default is no background. You can click on any of these colors to see what it looks like, a different background. And then there's also a Text color that will change the text color depending on what your prompt is. And then you can favorite, you can download it. And now I have this incredible Graphic of my name currently. This is not available for commercial use and it is watermarked as such, but it's a great place to play around and use for noncommercial work. So that's pretty much it. Play around with it. I would love to see what you come up with. The text Effects. Post it to the core is tag me on social wherever you can. I can't wait to see it. Thanks so much and we'll see you in the next lesson. 5. Generative Color: Now let's look at the generative Recolor option. This is perfect for logos and other SVG Graphic files. You will need an SVG file. You could click on one of the sample files here to work with. Or you can upload a file. I'm going to upload a file that I have here. And then you describe your color palette. Knife, blue, gray, purple. So now you see an example of what this has turned into. I can select one that I like. I can then shuffled the colors by simply clicking this shuffle Color button, and it will transform it into a completely different Graphic. Now let's play with this harmony settings. So this will take the colors that we've submitted here, and then it will adjust it. So if we want the blue-gray purple settings plus complimentary colors, we can do that. So green is the complimentary color to purple, and that's why now that appears. And it has all of these different options for different ways to combine colors, which some of these will create a more jarring Image, some will create a more natural, pleasing image. And that's a great thing to play around with for your Graphic Design. We can add colors here by selecting these colors and it will include those colors into our design. Then, as we saw above, we can just select one of these for this image, like this yellow submarine look. And let's get rid of all of these other additional colors. We're going to refresh. And now we have a few options with the yellow submarine style, dark blue, midnight. That's pretty cool. Let's select this one. I'm going to just shuffle these colors a little bit. I like that. So I'm gonna give it a rating. I'm going to download it. So this is the generative Recolor tool. It's a way to Quickly change the colors of your SVG graphics 6. Remove People from a Photo: In this section, I'm going to show you several ways to use generative Fill to spark some inspiration in what you might want to do. I'm going to be using the web version in this section, but the Photoshop app that has generative fill as an option gives you so much more capability because the way you can select parts of images is much more advanced than currently on the website. In this first lesson, I'm going to show you how to remove things from the Background. I'm gonna upload this image right here. This is just a stock photo. I find. You can also use the scroll wheel on your mouse if you have one to zoom in or out, you can also press the Command plus or minus button. If you're on a Mac, that would be Control if you're on a PC. And then you can press the spacebar to get the pan or the hand tool to be able to click and move around because this little bar down here is in the way sometimes so I press the spacebar or you can click and change to the pen tool and then just drag around. The remove tool is this one right here. We're just going to take this. You can change the breasts, brush settings here. You can increase the brush size, the hardness that's like the feathering of the edges. And then the opacity. We're going to leave opacity up high, but I like having the brush hardness be a little bit lower so the edges sort of fit blend into the Background. This photos not bad, and there's going to be people in the background. But this guy right here was just sort of like in the way. So I'm going to select this person right here, and then click remove. That does a pretty incredible job. I can scroll through the options here. Let's see how it replaced that guy with a person. I don't want that. Even the edge where before you saw a little bit of this lady in the background being covered? It replaced like the edges of her so it looks normal. So I'm gonna say keep now this lady over here, this person with long hair has a little bit of a distracting color, that blue. I'm going to select her and click Remove. Again. It tries to fill it with another person. Initially. That one looks somewhat like a trash can or something, that one doesn't look good. So what I'm going to do, because I didn't get any good ones. I'm just going to click more and it's going to generate for more options. And there you go. This third option looks pretty good. We can keep going. Remove this lady with the handbag. And finally, I'm just going to do this one right here. Actually, I'm going to push it a little further. Tried to remove all these people in the background like so. Now when I get close to the edges, That's where you have to be a little bit careful. You could zoom in, make sure you're getting those edges nicely. Or you can go into Photoshop. If you use Photoshop and do a really nice clean selection without selecting our subject here. Hen, that was a really difficult task, but it has done it quite well. I think this one looks pretty good. I might click More to see if there's any more options. One thing to, to pay attention to is we have this reflection in the mirror of a person, so we would have to remove that as well. And this now we have it looks like so far in the background that I think is pretty good. And let's just go ahead and remove this reflection. And wow, look at that. We remove that person from the reflection. Let's keep that image. We're going to download it. Here. We have the before, after, before, after. Pretty incredible, right? That's how to remove People. I'm going to show you one more example really quick. So let's do one more. Here is this photo. We've got two guys in here, different contrasting vibes going on, smiling, serious on phone. I'm going to remove this guy here on the phone. And we got to pay attention to, we've got a shadow down here. So I'm gonna move that and look at that. Holy cow, incredible job. If you just saw this photo like this and you never saw that before photo, you would never think there was a person standing there. Incredible removing people. That's one thing you can do with Generative Fill. 7. Remove & Change the Background: In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to change the background. We have this happy couple here. With this selection, we're still going to choose the Insert and we're going to choose Background. And when there's a Photo of people, it does a decent job at selecting the background. You can always go in, add and subtract with your brushes if you need to. And again, if you're using the Photoshop app, you have much more advanced techniques for making selections, but this did a pretty good job. Now we can change what we want the background to be. We're gonna go from look like they're in an elevator or something to a busy techno club with neon lights. You can be as specific as you want. Alright, so here we have some FUN options. The blending is not perfect. This is where you would want to go into Photoshop and adjust the selection, perhaps blend it in a little bit better. The lighting is not perfect, but we can keep generating and see if we can find something better. Let's see. They look like they're actually northern lights. It looks like they actually look like they're looking up. They're amazed. They can be looking at northern lights. Maybe they're looking at fireworks or something like that. Let's try northern lights. Now we have this image of them standing in the middle of the Northern Lights. Again, lighting is not perfect. This is where you would want to be in Photoshop to match the lighting a little bit more. But that's how you can change the background. Just pay attention. If it's a Photo with a lot of different people or you're trying to remove the background of a photo of an object or something else. Sometimes the selection doesn't work as well. You're going to have to use that brush to really improve it. Thanks for watching 8. Change Clothes: Alright, so this guy just got done with his workout. We need to put some clothes on. He's getting ready for to work at his lets see. It looks like maybe he's works out as a valet at a hotel. So it needs to be wearing a dress shirt with a white tie or black tie. So we're going to select here, we're going to select his arms. Make sure we get everything. This image is very easy because we don't have a background. So let's paint in his shirt here. And I'm on the Insert. I'm not on the remove. Okay, so I'm unanswered. Now I'm going to describe what I want. White collared shirt with black bow tie. Click Generate. And that's pretty good. A little, the arms are a little skinny, but pretty dang, good. Let me cancel that. I'm actually just going to select all of this area down here, regenerate. Maybe it was getting thrown off by that selection. And since there's no background which is perfect, then this should work pretty well. Okay, so now we're getting some hands. Couple of these, not so much, so let's go ahead and click More. Here. We're going here. This guy looks like he's ready to drive my car to the parking lot. So that's how you can change someone's outfit. I had to click the More button a few times until I got the image that I liked. Now I've selected the Background front driveway of hotel at night. Let's see if we could put this guy standing front of a hotel. Alright, Not bad, not bad. In Photoshop, I would have these separate layers. I could make the layer in the background darker so that it matches the lighting, potentially a little bit better. But hopefully this inspires you and gives you some ideas for what you can do, changing people's outfits 9. Swap Objects: Here's a FUN way to use generative Fill to swap Objects. So there's camera lens is cool, but I think it would be better if he was tossing up a donut. Let's do that. Yeah. There we go. Yeah. With the buyout of it. That's looking pretty good. Maybe instead of our donut, Let's do rubber duck. The rubber ducks are a little funny. Maybe my selection wasn't tall enough, so let's go a little bit up. Alright, that's a little bit better. I don't think rubber duck 0s have little feet like that though. Not bad. What about How about a baseball, a seashell? It's pretty good. Or a glowing magical or yeah, that is pretty good. The power of the orb. Nice. So play around with it. You can swap Objects with Generative Fill 10. Add Jewelry: Another thing you could do is add Jewelry. So this lady right here, great dress, but she needs some Jewelry. I'm going to paint over her neck right here to start still with the Insert option. And I'm going to say pearl necklace. Who? Double pearls, nice. There we go. Pearl necklace. That is pretty dang good. That's awesome. Let's try that one more time. Let's put a gold necklace. I'm painting down a little bit lower. Large gold chain necklace with diamonds were gonna go all out with that bullying. Baby. Yeah, Look at that. That is, that is nice. Fancy. Not so, not so much. Let's click more. Again, a little bit intense. Let's cancel that. Let's change our prompt. That's better. A little bit more natural. Not perfect. Still pretty big. Let's do one more. It looks nice. It looks realistic. Will do simple small gold chain that clip. Let's try simple gold necklace with Ruby pendant wearing pink. I think that would look nice. And that's just not working. Okay, maybe my selection is too big, so let's go ahead. We're going to subtract this and we're going to add, but we're going to make our brush a lot smaller. So we're just going to paint like this, something like this. There we go. Generate. Yes, that's getting better. So making a smaller selection even still it's, it's kinda big, right? That would help. Let's click more one more time, but changing the selection is going to affect your end result, the size. See here. So pay attention to that. Not bad. Let me just go a little bit more extreme. We can zoom in on here. So let's subtract. And that's getting a little bit better. So pay attention to your selection That's going to affect the output at the end of the day. But now you can add some nice bling to your photos with Generative Fill 11. Add or Change Hairstyle: This guy looks great, but he Mrs. his hair. So we're gonna give him some hair. So let's brush over the top of his head. Take my settings, get a little bit smaller so we can really get in here. There. We're going to say flowing brown hair. These are not bad, not as much hair. I would like this one's pretty good. Actually, it looks looks pretty natural. Let's cancel that long flowing brown here. This is better. It seems like cut off the top of his head a little bit. We might have to generate a couple of times. Let's do one more, just see what it comes up with. Okay, but not perfect. But with some of these we can, this one's, this one's not bad. Now let's give him a little bit of a mustache. Brown mustache. Color is not working in Photoshop. I can take this new layer that's created though, and adjust the settings. Let's give them a little goatee. That's, that's too much. But now he's got an alibi, he's on the run and no one's going to recognize that nice full head of hair that he's got now, play around with it. The changing of hair. Hair is fine. It takes a few times for sure though. But hopefully this gives you some ideas for FUN things you can do with Generative Fill 12. Generative Fill in Adobe Photoshop: Adobe Photoshop just released a Beta feature called Generative AI. But time you're watching this, this might be available in the regular Photoshop version. But I'm doing some cool stuff like this for real estate photography, where I'm adding Art and furniture to a Photo. You can even add pretty much anything. So here's a photo I took at the Niagara Falls, added a hot air balloon. This is a crazy photo where this is an old photo of an ally and see own Switzerland where my great grandfather grew up. And I was able to take this photo. That's a vertical portrait style photo. And with Generative AI extended the edges crazy. Then I added a tattoo to this portrait of myself. I'm pretty cool, huh? So how do we do this? It's actually pretty simple. If you want to play with this right now, you'll need to go to the Creative Cloud app and go to beta apps on the left side of the Apps tab, and then download the Photoshop Beta app. Then whenever you're in Photoshop, you'll need to create a selection with any of these marquee tools. So the rectangular marquee tool or one of the Lasso tools as well. You want to do this in the area you want to add or change something in your image. For example, for this image, I took the rectangular marquee tool. I made a little square on this wall. And now we have this new bar that pops up, which if you don't see it, it's up in window contextual task bar has a lot of different options, but right now we can just click the generative Fill and then type in whatever we want. Abstract Art, Canvas, print, light, pink colors. Then you click Generate. And then it's going to work with the AI Adobe Sensei Firefly system to generate an image. Here you can see that it popped up. It pops up with three options. You can click through them here. And you also see a Properties panel where you see your prompt that you gave also the three variations. And if you don't like these variations, you can click Generate to create new ones. It adds a nice little shadow to it to truly make it look pretty good. Then you see in the bottom-right that it adds a layer to our layer panel. One thing you'll note though, if I take my move tool now and I tried to move this, it's the whole marquee selection that I created before. So it's not just the object itself. So within this tool though, we can give it a thumbs up, thumbs down, say we like this. From here. If we wanted to just select this object, we can use any of our other Photoshop tools to select this object and then create a new layer, copy and paste it. And we can move this around. We might need to add a little bit of that shadow back to this, but that's how you can work with this new generated image within your new project. So similar to that, I did the same thing for this one. I added a little circular, murky. And then I typed in hot air balloon. You can be much more descriptive and you'll see that sometimes prompts work, sometimes they don't. I was trying to give myself a man bun and what it returned, which is awesome. And then with that tattoo, I typed in a black and white tattoo, but then it gave me this option. So it gave me a few options. So what I did was I changed the blend mode to Multiply, which I thought looked pretty good. So sometimes you'll have to do a little extra work. Here. What I did was I started with the image and I'll just do it here to show you what I can do. So maybe I want this to be a sort of or wide view. I'm gonna go to my crop tool, extend the left side of this image. Then take my rectangular marquee tool and just select all of this area of the crop that doesn't have an area, anything in it. Select just a little bit of the photo so it has some context and then choose Generative Fill. I'm not going to choose anything. I'm just going to click Generate. And you can see that it did a pretty good job at that. I'm going to look through these versions. That one I like the clean version. Like pretty incredible. If I'm not happy with part of an image, there's another way to erase or add to it. So say, let's go back to this one right here where let me just get rid of the Background so you can kinda see what we're working with. If I select the layer mask, there's now a subtract or add to mass. So if I subtract a mask, I now have my brush tool which I can make bigger or smaller with the Control Option key on a Mac. And now I could just simply erase part of this or I can add to it if I want to add to this generative Fill. And these options and more pop up in our property panels as well, including the feathering of this entire mask that is created from what's generated with that selection I did before. So that sometimes works if you just need to erase a little bit, because sometimes it generates like weird objects in the background. Like I think for this one, like here for this tattoo, it added a little bit to the right side. That's like not the right color. So I'm just going to take my Subtract from mask and erase that bid there. I'd have to be very careful to get this edge just right. But that's pretty dang. Good. Again, this is available in the Beta version. Eventually I'm sure it will be in the full version. Let me know what you think and if you have questions, let me know as well. Have a great day. We'll see you next time. 13. Changing the Background & Matching the Foreground: This lesson, I'm going to show you how in Photoshop we can use our more advanced selection tools to change the background. If you remember this photo, the end result of the northern lights just didn't look like it went so well together with the photo. Here, I've done another version of it that I think looks a lot better. And let me walk you through those steps. In Photoshop with our contextual task bar open, we can simply click Select Subject and it's actually going to do a better job selecting our subject. But from here we can do and even better job. I'm going to take my quick selection tool. There's a little bit of area here that isn't looking so great. So I'm going to subtract that by taking this tool and pressing the Option key to subtract and go in there, releasing the option key so that we are getting his face, his shirt, and we'll do a little bit of the hair as well. We can even clean that up with some Objects Selection in just a minute. Everything else is looking pretty good. I can see that the hair is going to be a little bit messed up up there. So let's go in to our, with our selection tool selected. We can choose, Select, and Mask. And from here we have all of the advanced options such as clicking the refined hair button that's going to refine the hair that we're seeing. It selects. I don't know if that's his finger right there. I'm just going to get rid of that. So we have our selection tool on. I'm going to subtract the, the keyboard shortcut for making our brush bigger or smaller or harder or softer is the Control Option key on a Mac. I'm just going to make that right there. Get rid of that little selection right there. Everything here looks pretty good. I'm going to zoom in here. And the edge of his face website was on the subtract I want to be on add the edge of his cheek is being selected. You can see that the hair there, it's selected and it's a pretty good job, especially when we're zoomed out. Alright, so that looks good. Now let's just click Okay, and we still have that selection selected. So now what we're going to do is select the inverse of it, right? We have to select everything outside of this person. So what we're going to do is click Inverse. And now we're selecting everything outside. So you can, if I zoom out, you can see that I'm selecting the background and now I can choose generative Fill. Northern lights. You already see on the right-hand side we have this generative layer that will be able to edit and do things to, rather than it all being tied together on the web app. So we can scroll through these and find the one that looks best that we want to work with. Let's just do one generate more generate and see that one's actually pretty good. But you can see the lighting on their faces. It's so bright, it's so flat. Their whole face, their whole body is lit up properly. But if this was a flash shot at night, it just wouldn't look like this. That one looks pretty good. There's want to hit generated is arm behind that is pretty good. Okay, so we're going to work with this. So now what do we have to do to make this background look better? A couple of things. First, we're going to deal with the lighting, some basic lighting. So what we're going to do is we're going to create a new, let's do a, an exposure adjustment. Here. What we can do, we have this adjustment layer and we're just going to bring down the exposure. And then we're going to brush off part of the image so that it's not so dark. Obviously parts of their faces with our brush or be on the keyboard shortcut. We can erase part of this layer mask if you if this is confusing to you, you definitely need to check out my full Photoshop course, which goes over all of these tools. With black selected, I have key on my keyboard shortcut that set changes the foreground and background color from black to white. Or if you don't have black or white, you can click on that box and pick white or black. We're going to erase part of this image. So we're going to erase part of their face. But I do like having like the back of their face maybe even the back of her hand. His hand rather a little bit darker. We're trying to make it look like the flash kinda shown directly on them, but not so much on the Background. So we're going to make that a little bit darker. We can drop our opacity as well to in this, in a little bit better. That's looking pretty good. Want to keep their faces exposed properly. That's the first thing that we can do. The next thing we can do is match the color of our Foreground. So right now are Foreground, which is this lowest layer. The color balance doesn't match the background. So we can go to new adjustment layer and we're going to choose, let's do Color Balance. Here in our property panels, we can select shadows, mid tones, highlights. Let's start with R. Let's do our mid tones. And we're going to change our yellow to blue and make it a little bit more blue. Just a tiny bit more magenta. We're going to go back down to our shadows and do the same. Now it's looking a little bit too cool to magenta. So in our highlights, we're actually going to do the opposite just a little bit and make our yellows are our highlights a little bit more yellow. To balance that out. Let's go ahead and do another adjustment, just a brightness and contrast adjustment. And again, it's applying to that Background layer of just our subject, that's our selection. We're just going to make it a touch more darker. We could have done this with the exposure layer as well. Now, another thing that doesn't look natural is the Background is sharp in-focus, even though it's the northern lights, it kinda looks like it's in-focus. So what we can do is we can either apply a blur to this layer. But because there's this Foreground sort of like it looks like a wall that they're leaning on. We're going to actually make a copy of this layer. And then we're going to apply our blur. So up to Filter Blur, I like using the Gaussian blur. And here we can adjust it and we can preview what it looks like. That looks pretty good. And now what we're going to do is erase the parts that we don't want to be a blurred, blurred. So with that layer mask selected, we can now with our opacity up, blur out or hot blur, sharpen back this wall and the front parts of the edges of their hair or are also part of this selection. So I'm going to bring that back up, sharpen it together. And we're looking pretty good. Now this Background is a little bit different than this original one, but I think the actual overall look is looking a bit better. I might have made them and their faces a little bit too dark. So what I could do is either brighten it up again or I can go in and brush out their faces. Their faces aren't too dark. So from our original photo that I just placed on top to this one, you can see that the color adjustments, the blur, the exposure adjustments really help make this a realistic image. Thank you so much for watching and we'll see you in another lesson. 14. Replacing Sky with Generative Fill: Here's why working in Photoshop to change the Sky with Generative Fill is much better. We already have a Sky swap tool, the Sky Replacement. So if I go edit Sky Replacement, this is great because you can actually take a photo of a Sky or you can choose a picture of a Sky, upload one and it will change the Sky, which is pretty dang cool. But if you don't have a photo of a sky that you want, we can use generative Fill. But making the selection of the sky on the web app wasn't so great. Because here we can actually just choose, Select Sky and there's an option for making that Sky selection. I can see here for this photo it was a little bit confused with the mountain top, this Mount Fuji. So I can take my quick selection tool and with the option key held down or by clicking the minus button up here, I can go ahead and subtract that part of the image. We can even go in and use our Select and Mask feature. Let's turn up our transparency so we can really see what we're selecting. We're going to do I Smart Radius, edge detection on a little bit of smoothing and contrast. And we're also going to feather it out a little bit because we want the sky, the adjustments we're making to blend in with the mountain to something like that looks pretty good. And now with this selection, we can choose generative Fill. And we're going to change this to dramatic, dramatic cloudy skies. That red, orange. That does a pretty good job following our prompt. Now this was a pretty simple example and the selection was not so different than what I could have achieved on the web platform. But if we have a more complicated image like this one, the skyline of Kuala Lumpur, it would be really hard to use that brush feature to just select the sky on the web app so we can go to Select Sky. And here it does a really incredible job selecting the Sky. There's just tiny bit here that wasn't selected. So let me take my brush in there. And now we can generate rainy storm clouds. You can see that it's editing the buildings and the Foreground a little bit so we can adjust that. So let's go ahead and pick the clouds we want. Let's go. That last one looks good. So what I would do is now I would go to our Background layer. I would go back to that selection, so select Sky. But now I can actually invert that. And with these new contextual task bar, I can just click this button, select the inverse, copy and paste that layer, and then move that layer on top of my new generative Fill Layer. So we have our original buildings here. Alright, so this is looking pretty good, but we have one glaring issue and that's with the reflection. We don't have the storm clouds down in the water below. The quickest, dirtiest, easiest way to do this is I would simply just take all these layers. I'm actually going to copy them, right-click and choose Merge Layers, and then simply flip this layer. So I'm going to go up to edit, transform, flip vertical. Now what I'm going to do is erase the top part of the image. So I'm going to add a layer mask and then just erase that top part of the image. Get enough those clouds in there that it looks pretty good. Now the clouds at the bottom, it doesn't look so much like a reflection because it's not blurred. So I'm going to select this layer, go up to Filter Blur, Gaussian Blur. And now we can increase this until it kinda looks like what a reflection would be, which is sort of like a long exposure, sort of blurred out water. So something want to see a little bit of detail, something like that. I want to make sure I'm not selecting anything up here in my layer mask. That looks pretty good. Maybe even dropping the opacity just a little bit. Maybe even adjusting the colors. So with this layer selected or it doesn't really matter. But just adding a, Let's do a, let's just do a hue saturation adjustment. Click this button so it only applies to the layer underneath it. And we're going to make this a little bit dark, like more of a purple, darker saturation, something like that. Looks pretty good. Just like subtle adjustments like that can help. Alright, so here we have the before and after parts of the buildings got a little bit funky. So I could have gone in and perfected that selection a little bit. But pretty dang, good. Alright, that's how you replaced the sky and some advice for making the adjustments look even better. Thanks so much for watching and we'll see you in the next lessons. 15. Generative Recolor in Illustrator: In this lesson, I'm going to show you how easy is to change colors with the new generative Color tool, right, within Adobe Illustrator. So if you have any vector graphic that you've created or that you've downloaded. You can select it over in your Layers panel, go up to Edit, edit Colors. And now we have this generative Recolor Beta option. This pops up the generative Recolor beta window, similar to what you might have seen in the web app. If you use that. Here we can describe the color palette we want. We could add Colors. We could use the sample prompts. For example, here we have this Graphic, nice blues deals, greens of this mountain, but maybe we want it to be a autumn mood. So we can type in autumn and click Generate. And then it will pop up with variations down here that we can choose from. We can add more detail to this. We can say autumn, fall, colors, reds, yellows, browns. Type. Click Generate again. Now we have these additional variations that have popped up down here. And I think this looks really good. I think the Background maybe if we weren't looking at the Background or if the Background was a different color than perhaps that might be something that would look better for this particular graphic. Let's just select this background layer, go to Properties and change it just for now so we can see something a better using the combination of generative Recolor plus your own design skills, you can really come up with something quickly, unique. Maybe even something like that. Brown, light brown would work really well for this right there. That's how to quickly use it. Remember you have to, within your layer panel, select the past, select the layers that you want to change. If you can select the whole group or you can select individual layers, multiple layers. Here we go. Let's go back in. Again, Edit, edit Colors, generative, Recolor. So let's go in here and try some of these sample prompts just for Fun. We've got the dark, cool, blue moody look going on. That's pretty cool. You got summer by the sea. These are some FUN Colors to so say we like some of the colors that are applied. Maybe let's just type in Easter, pastels. Click Generate. We have four options. If you don't like these options, you can click Generate again or say you like some of these colors, but you want to make some others minute adjustments. We can do that with the advanced options. So say we like how this is going so far. But we can click Advanced Options, open up the re-color artwork panel. And here we can see that the current colors swap from these reds to the new color over here on the right-hand side. And we can adjust these things. So this new color here is this pink. So maybe we like that, but we don't like this dark, dark bronze blue right here. We can double-click this and we can pick a completely new color up here, something like that. That's going to change that mountain color. We can also adjust the colors down here. So maybe we want to Brian in these little bumps on the hill up just a little bit. Maybe this yellow right here is a little bit too dark, too color saturated. So maybe we want to make it a little bit desaturated. Same with this yellow right here. So you can go in and adjust these colors automatically. And this is a great panel to be able to do. So. Same here. So you can see, I can just kinda tweak all of these things here. And another cool button here is you can randomly change the color order so that we can swap everything. So it's changing. It's using the same colors from that original palette, but it's creating a different order of colors. I really liked this one right here. And when you're done you can click, Okay, awesome. So that is the generative Recolor tool. In the next lesson, I'm going to show you how to use Your Brand Colors to automatically apply them to Any Graphic Design, including ones that you might download from online, like these ones. See you there. 16. Quickly Apply Your Brand Colors to Any Graphic: Here's how to Apply Your Brand Colors quickly to any vector Art using generative Recolor. The first thing you'll need is to have your Colors as a set in your libraries or your swatches. Here under libraries, you can see that I have my Video School Colors. And if you need to do this from scratch, you can click the Plus button, add a fill color, and then from there you can double-click and start adding Your Brand Colors one-by-one. And then you can select all of Your Brand Colors, right-click and choose to create a new group from this selection. Why do you want this? Because now we can add this quickly to our swatches. So if I go up to Window swatches, if you don't have your swatches setup on your computer or machine, you can right-click and add this theme to your swatches super quickly. Why do I want this? Because now if I go into my vector, go to Edit, edit Colors, generative Recolor, then click Advanced Options. I have my color group added here in our Color Group is in our swatches here. It appears here. And now I can click my Brand Colors and automatically apply them to these icon, to this graphic, to this logo, to whatever it is. If you're not happy with the combination of colors, you can click the randomly change order of colors and get variations of these icons using Your Brand Colors. Pretty cool, right? That's how you can quickly Apply Your Brand Colors to Any Graphic using generative Recolor. Remember, you got to add your colors to your swatches. So if you have them in your libraries, you can easily do that by right-clicking and adding to swatches are adding a group to the swatches. You could also just open up your swatches and create new swatches one at a time. Like so. But might as well set it up in your library to use across platforms. Thanks so much for watching, and we'll see you in another lesson.