Photoshop can easily remove any distraction with generative ai. Generative fill generates 3 different variations that it can use to patch an image. Usually, you choose the best one and bingo. What if you like part of one variation, but a different part of another variation? Here’s a clever hack that I came up with while experimenting. It’s so obvious once you see it. OK, lets go

Here is a photo I shot in NYC and as you can see the bridge has fencing on both sides of the tunnel. Let’s fix it.

Grab the Ted Lasso tool. (sorry, couldn’t help myself).

Make a selection all around the sections you want to get rid of. To add to a selection, hold down the Shift key.

You will get better resolution to do it in smaller sections because the fill is currently limited to 1024px, but ultimately it won’t be a problem.

Choose Generative Fill (Only in Photoshop beta at the time of this writing)

Don’t enter any text in the text field. Click Generate,

AI-generated pixels are used to fill the designated areas. The properties panel offers three choices. Variations are the names for these choices. The first one is chosen in this instance.

Notice, I have clicked the 2nd variation thumbnail. See how the generated content changed. You can choose any of 3 options each time you press the generate button.

Here is the scenario, and solution.

On the first variation, you like the left side of the result, but not the right.

You favor the right side of the second variant. How do you choose between them

The problem is this. The layer retains the three variations as a component of that generative layer.

So let’s make that layer duplicated. To duplicate, press Ctrl/Cmd+J.

The identical layer has access to the same three versions as well.

On the top layer, choose variation 1 from properties.

Choose the next layer down and this time, click on the 2nd variation.

There are now 2 generating layers. The top one is visible since it is at the top. The layer beneath it, however, has a different variety.

Masks for the layers are also present. By painting with black on masks, you can conceal the contents of that layer.

Pick a brush.

Choose black to be the primary color.

Choose the top mask.

Paint over the sections you want to conceal so that the layer underlying may be seen.

Here are some different options.

I hope you found this useful.

If you did, it’s a taste of what’s on my new course on Generative Fill in Photoshop, Check it out here.

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