Photoshop 2024 is here, and Generative AI is as well. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use the Generative Expand command in the Crop tool to fill in data around your image. It’s a phenomenal concept with some horrible results.

BUT, I would never present a problem to you without a solution, so here are two alternate methods for making incredible expanded canvases!

Method #1 – Make a grid with squares equal to 1024 using Photoshop’s handy ruler and guides feature and fill the small squares one at a time.  It’s tedious but yields wonderful results.

Method #2 – Use the Content-Aware Fill method and clean up oddities and anomalies with a combination of the remove tool or small selections with generative fill.

Adobe's Credit System FAQ

Commenting has been turned off for this post.  To be 100% honest, after less than 24 hours of answering YouTube comments about how much they dislike generative AI and the new credit system, I’ve had enough. 

Please don’t email me about it either 😉 

If it’s any consolation, this is the first time in 13 years I’ve turned commenting off on a post or video.  I’m not Adobe, I’m just the messenger.  For all things credits, click the button below.

Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer, he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it's all about the art and process synergy. He dives deep into complex topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside-the-box thinking so that you can use these tricks in your workflow today!
Blake Rudis on EmailBlake Rudis on FacebookBlake Rudis on InstagramBlake Rudis on PinterestBlake Rudis on TwitterBlake Rudis on Youtube