Are there any recommended techniques for "inpainting" sections within a photoshop image using AI techniques such as Stable Diffusion or DALL-E?

I've found good examples of how to use Stable Diffusion as a photoshop plugin for generation, and I've seen examples of people in painting using other tools, but no instructions on how to set this up within Photoshop itself.

Note: I'm not talking about using the built-in Content Aware fill or Neural Filters.

  • What exactly are you looking for? PS doesn't support AI painting without the additional tools Sep 10, 2022 at 16:54
  • I'm looking for a plugin that does.
    – tomh
    Sep 10, 2022 at 17:04
  • The first video you posted has instructions for installing the plugin. You'd need the key for a specific API the plugin works with Sep 10, 2022 at 20:52
  • (There are no free one-click-install alternatives at the moment) Sep 10, 2022 at 20:58
  • I’ve installed that plugin but it doesn’t do in-painting. My question is about in painting.
    – tomh
    Sep 11, 2022 at 7:53

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Adobe recently announced the beta of its AI product Firefly which supports inpainting.

Otherwise, you will find plug-ins made by third parties but they often necessitate other working parts such as Automatic1111. The most up-to-date one I know of as of the time of writing this response is https://github.com/AbdullahAlfaraj/Auto-Photoshop-StableDiffusion-Plugin which supports models and ControlNet among others. The document has installation instructions and a demo which I strongly recommend viewing. It is not an intuitive tool out of the box at all.


Here is an interessant plugin for generated inpainting within Photoshop itself: https://www.getalpaca.io/


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