Adobe Firefly tutorial: How to Expand Background

Adobe Firefly is a new AI-powered tool that can be used to expand backgrounds in Adobe Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will learn how to use Adobe Firefly to expand a variety of different backgrounds, including landscapes, cityscapes, and interior spaces.

What is Adobe Firefly?

Adobe Firefly is an AI-powered tool that uses machine learning to create realistic images and textures. It is still in beta, but it is already being used by professional artists to create stunning images.

How to use Adobe Firefly to expand backgrounds

  1. Open the image you want to expand the background of in Adobe Photoshop.
  2. Select the Crop tool and draw a selection around the area you want to keep.
  3. Go to Filter > Neural Filters > Expand Background.
  4. In the Expand Background dialog box, adjust the settings to control the appearance of the expanded background, such as the width, height, and content.
  5. Click OK to apply the expanded background.
  6. ou can adjust the position and size of the expanded background by using the Transform tools in Adobe Photoshop.
  7. Once you are happy with the results, you can save the image.

Tips for expanding backgrounds with Adobe Firefly

  • Use a reference photo to help you plan the expanded background.
  • Experiment with different settings to find the look you want.
  • Use a variety of techniques to create a more believable expanded background.
  • Be patient, as it may take some time to create the perfect expanded background.


Adobe Firefly is a powerful tool that can be used to expand backgrounds in Adobe Photoshop. With a little practice, you can expand a variety of different backgrounds that will look amazing in your work.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!