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How to Use Photoshop AI Generative Fill to Remove Objects from a Busy Background


Cover image showing the power of Photoshop's AI-generated fill. Text reads: 'Behind the Screen' and 'The Power of Photoshop's AI-generated fill.' Original and edited photos displayed with captions 'Before' and 'After.

You took the perfect pic but there’s ONE problem…


There’s too much going on behind you. 🥴 Now what?!



This was my issue too.


Recently, I remembered I took a fun pic at a concert I attended last year so I wanted to use it on my website for 2 reasons:


1. my top color was on brand 🙌🏾 and

2. I looked cute or whateva 💁🏾‍♀️ lol


Buttttt the moment I revisited the pic I was like oh heck-nah! The busy AF background had too much going on 😩


Luckily I'm a graphic designer who knows just a lil sumthin' sumthin' about how to use Photoshop (but still learning y'all!) and I've been obsessed with this method of AI since it launched in beta last year.


So in this post, I'll show you THE EASIEST WAY on how to remove objects using Photoshop's AI Generative Fill feature—it worked like magic! ✨


Ya girl went from concert to cul-de-sac! lol 🤭



Screenshot illustrating step one: 'Start with any selection tool. I like using the lasso...' Image shows the user editing the photo with a circle highlighting the lasso tool.

Step 1: Select the right tool

Use the lasso tool for precise selection


While Photoshop offers various selection tools, like the magic wand, or quick selection tool, I prefer the lasso tool for its flexibility and ease of use. My favorite thing about it is connects automatically when you're done drawing, making the process smoother!



Screenshot of selecting objects to remove. Text on the image reads: 'Select your object to remove, start in small sections, though...' Image shows the user half-selecting an object to remove.

Step 2: Select the object

Take your time when using the lasso tool for selection

PRO TIP: Begin with smaller sections for better accuracy




Screenshot showing selected object and generated fill bar. Text on the image reads: 'Once selected, it should look like this.' Image depicts the selected object outlined with dotted lines in Photoshop, with the generated fill bar visible.

Step 3: Confirm the selection

Verify that the selected area looks accurate

Take a moment to review your selection, but don't worry if it's not perfect. you can always adjust or regenerate the fill if needed




Screenshot demonstrating the removal process. Text on the image reads: 'Type the word remove, then click generate.' Image shows the selected object in Photoshop with the word 'remove' typed in and the generative fill bar visible, alongside the option to 'generate.'

Step 4: Apply generative fill

Type 'remove' to specify object removal then click on "Generate"


FYI: In general if you're unsure on what to type in the prompt, leaving it blank can still give you effective results. Experiment and trust the AI's capabilities—it may recognize your intent even without explicit instructions... it's THAT dang smart!




If you keep doing that, BOOM! Eventually, it'll look like this.' Image displays the edited photo with all unwanted objects successfully removed, alongside the 'remove' bar visible in Photoshop.

Step 5: Repeat the process

Continue removing unwanted objects

Repeat until the image is clean and clutter-free




Screenshot indicating the need to change the sky color to match branding. Text on the image reads: 'Now let's change the sky color because that blue is sooo off-brand.' Image also shows a circled Adjustment Layer icon at the bottom right corner of the Layers panel in Photoshop, with text overlay instructing to click on this symbol, then Selective Color. The word 'Selective Color' is highlighted in blue.

Step 6: Adjust colors to match your brand

Click the half-circle symbol (Adjustment Layer) and choose "Selective color"




Screenshot showing selection of color options in the properties section of Selective Color. Text on the image reads: 'Select the color option closest to what you're changing. In this case, it's blues or cyans.' Image depicts the user selecting the properties portion of Selective Color using the Adjustment Layer icon, with 'blues' highlighted in blue and 'cyans' checked off.

Step 7: Adjust colors to match the specific element you're changing

Match the color to the object by choosing the closest option, such as "Cyan" or "Blue" for sky blue.




Screenshot demonstrating color adjustment in Photoshop. Text on the image reads: 'From there, slide the options to adjust. BONUS: 'Use the exact color to guide.' Image shows the sky color changed relative to the previous photo, with an ellipse shape overlay containing the brand's hex code. An arrow points to the ellipse with text stating 'Use your exact brand color to reference.' The properties section displays options for cyan (-43), magenta (-45), yellow (-47), black (-52).

Step 8: Match colors to your brand

Adjust using the sliders and tweak until it's right.


BONUS TIP: Use your brand's Hex Codes

  • Use your brand's hex codes for precise color-matching

  • Place your brand hex code next to the photo for reference

  • Adjust colors until they match your brand's colors accurately




Final edited photo with the word 'voila' in the center, showcasing the completed transformation.

Voilà! You're all done! See how easy that was?!


Congratulations on your beautifully edited photo!



Quick Overview of Steps


If you prefer a straightforward list of instructions instead of the detailed pictorial guide, here's a summary of the steps for easy reference.


Step 1: Select the right tool

Use the lasso tool for precise selection


While Photoshop offers various selection tools, like the magic wand, or quick selection tool, I prefer the lasso tool for its flexibility and ease of use. My favorite thing about is it automatically connects when you're done drawing, making the process smoother!


Step 2: Select the object

Take your time when using the lasso tool for selection

PRO TIP: Begin with smaller sections for better accuracy


Step 3: Confirm the selection

Verify that the selected area looks accurate

Take a moment to review your selection, but don't worry if it's not perfect. you can always adjust or regenerate the fill if needed


Step 4: Apply generative fill

Type 'remove' to specify object removal then click on "Generate"


FYI: In general if you're unsure on what to type, leaving it blank can still give you effective results. Experiment and trust the AI's capabilities—it may recognize your intent even without explicit instructions... it's THAT smart!


Step 5: Repeat the process

Continue removing unwanted objects

Repeat until the image is clean and clutter-free


Step 6: Adjust colors to match your brand

Click the half-circle symbol (Adjustment Layer) and choose "Selective color"


Step 7: Adjust colors to match the specific element you're changing

Match the color to the object by choosing the closest option, such as "Cyan" or "Blue" for sky blue.


Step 8: Match colors to your brand

Adjust using the sliders and tweak until it's right.


BONUS TIP: Use your brand's Hex Codes

  • Use your brand's hex codes for precise color-matching

  • Place your brand hex code next to the photo for reference

  • Adjust colors until they match your brand's colors accurately


& Violà - that's it!


 

Let's play a lil game, shall we?!


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