Virtual Staging in Photoshop with Generative AI Features
Hey Friends Photoshop has changed dramatically since I even started making this course. And with the new A I art generation tools that are out there, Photoshop has added this option for generating images within Photoshop. Currently, I am using the beta version of Photoshop, which if you go to creative the Creative cloud app and you click on beta apps, you can download this at the time you're watching this. This might be a feature that's already exists in the normal Photoshop version. But all of this furniture was created with this tool, which basically allows me with a text based prompt to be able to create and add different types of furniture like this or wall art, right? Within Photoshop. I don't have to find PNG images or purchase stock images. It can be done right within Photoshop, which is pretty cool. Now, of course, some of this stuff doesn't look amazing that it kind of looks like the fake stock image that you find in a lot of real estate photography. But for a quick sort of jo...
b, it does the trick and it's only going to get better and better and better. So let me show you the process for how to do this in Photoshop. I'm going to use the living room one photo, which is a somewhat edited version of this photo. And what you wanna do is open it up in Photoshop. And if this is only available in the beta version, obviously, you need to open it up in the beta version and make sure that the contextual tasks bar is open on your screen. What you need to do then is create a mask or a marquee around the area you want to generate art. So for example, if I was doing it over on this wall here, I might just add little box like this and then this task bar pops up here. You can click generative fill and then you describe what you want to see a round mirror and you click generate. It might take a minute. It's using the Adobe Firefly A I system to create this artwork or whatever images that it's going to create based off of its stock portfolio and everything like that. So now we see that it popped up with an option which is pretty cool and it gives you three options. You can click through. If you're not happy with any of these options, you can click generate again. If you are happy, then you just see that it opens up here as a new layer. You can also give feedback by giving a thumbs up or a thumbs down. Now one thing that you'll notice though is if I try to move this around and I'm gonna move this task bar down low, it's created, it's sort of generated that whole mask, right? So that whole marquee that I created it's generating. So we can't just simply move this around. What we can do though is we can add or subtract from this. So if I select the layer mask here, I can click subtract. And if I turn off the bottom layer, you can kind of see what I'm subtracting and you might be able to kind of fine tune it. Sometimes it also generates parts of the image that you might not work want or you could even add from here. So that doesn't look too bad. Let me try one more option for art. So I'm gonna turn that off and let's start again this time. I'm just going to use the rectangular marquee tool. Let's actually leave that on there and let's do something right here. An abstract piece of wall art you'll need to play around with the prompt, the text that you're giving it because it doesn't always return exactly what you want and you can be as specific as you want. So here we have this, that's kind of cool. This is I think this is better. So this is my favorite one. So that looks pretty good. So I'm going to leave that on there, but maybe I do want to move it around. So then you can use your standard Photoshop skills to edit this. And what I mean by that is I can take my object selection tool. I could hover over to this. Let me click a marquee around this art and it's making that selection and now I can go back to the image part itself and copy it and paste it. So now we just have, I'm turning off that bottom layer. Now, we just have the artwork without the bottom or the background. So I can move this up and position it up a little bit higher. For example, we can quickly add a shadow to this by double clicking it and opening up, drop shadow and let's just reset to default and then play around with this. I think the shadow should go on the bottom right side, something like that looks pretty good trying to make it just look a little bit more natural. So something like that works pretty good. So you can move item or items around that way. Now let me show you how I quickly did the couch. So I took my marquee tool and I just made a big rectangle here, a small blue couch. And you can see for this one it didn't really work. The couch is the wrong direction. This one's better, but it's just like not really a good couch that fits this room. A small, let's say mid century stylish blue couch real estate. Photography sometimes giving keywords or key phrases like that will improve what it, what it results in. And you can also notice that in the background it like changed the table back here and that just looks funky. So these ones look OK, but still not great. So let's start from scratch and I just am showing you this process because I wanna show you what actually happens. It's not just like a one click wonder. So I'm gonna create a marquee tool, but I'm not going to touch the edge this time. Let's try it right here. A modern blue mid century couch, stylish, simple real estate photography. All right. So here we have a few more options. This one looks pretty good but it made some weird design choices in the background. So here's where I would go and subtract from the mask. Maybe even take my, let's see where my my quick selection tool and select everything above the couch, select a mask and then delete it from above the couch like that. Let's subtract a little bit from over here. I don't know why it did that and it adds a shadow which is cool, makes it kind of look like it's fitting in the room. So you would fine tune it. So I wanted to switch over to this photo because I wanted to just show you that with this one. This couch, I got I the prompt was simple. It was a blue couch I just kept generating new versions of it until I found the right one. But what I did was I changed the color slightly. So I did an object select and I just CRE selected the couch itself and made a new layer. And then I added a hue saturation adjustment layer that you see here. And then if you add these adjustment layers and you click this button right here is the box with the arrow pointing down, it applies it just to the layer beneath. So here you can see if I wanna change the oh that was for the coffee table. But for the couch, if I want to change it to a different shade here, I can do that. Although it looks like I didn't get the bottom of that couch. So I'd have to fix that um selection later on. I also added a bit of a blur. So with the with the layer itself selected, I went to filter blur Gaussian blur and I added like a 1 to 2 pixel blur just to soften it up. So it looked like more of a photo rather than like this crystal clear image that's generated with A I and I find that helps blend it together, that kind of thing, the shadow, the saturation, the contrast you have to play with all of these things to try to match what your photo looks like. But I just wanted to show you this generative A I feature in Photoshop because it's a really cool tool that you can add to your arsenal. It's actually the quality if you play around with it is just as comparable as a lot of these expensive services or purchasing stock art, star stock photography that you can add to your images. And it's something you can Upsell to your clients in terms of adding virtual staging into a package. So play around with it, it's only gonna get better with time. So learn it, learn the tool and uh definitely use it to your advantage in terms of your photography. Thank you so much for watching and we'll see you in another lesson.