Photoshop’s generative fill will steal your job…or will it?
Here at DIYP, we haven’t shied away from reporting on AI and image generators. It’s pretty difficult not to talk about it, as it seems to be the hot topic of 2023. Creatives are concerned about the new technology and whether it will soon make us all obsolete (basically, all my work could be replaced by AI!).
But are these fears real, or are our crazy artist minds just going into overdrive? It’s a genuine concern; obviously, we don’t have the answers yet. But perhaps it’s time for a little light relief. This video from Mango Street stares down the elephant in the room and adds a little comedy to the whole Adobe generative fill obsession. And it’s entirely on point.
Daniel shows us just how good Adobe’s new generative fill is by using it to create the Squarespace sponsor logo at the beginning of the video. I think we are safe to say that Squarespace probably won’t be using this version.
Next, he ‘enhances’ a photo and upgrades his handlebar moustache to a full Jesus beard. It’s passable. Then he swaps out the eyes and nose and adds Adam Levine’s tattoos. Sort of. They look like someone cut them out with paper and stuck them on his chest.
Perhaps my favourite part of the video is when Daniel creates an image of a zebra. He gleefully announces it’s well done because it has “all its legs.” Yes, all five of them! He then asks the AI to colourise the photo, which hilariously changes from black and white so a slightly more stylised monochrome.
The video has more funny moments as Daniel takes the Generative Fill through its paces. If you need a little break from the doom and gloom of AI stealing your work, this might cheer you up. Clearly, we have nothing to fear just yet.
Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe