Matching Styles with Adobe Firefly with Andrew Hochradel

Adobe Live
7 Nov 202357:25

TLDRIn this engaging tutorial, Andrew Hochradel demonstrates the innovative use of Adobe Firefly and generative fill to transform sketches into high-fidelity, styled images. The session begins with a live demonstration of creating a cozy holiday cottage background using Adobe Firefly, directly from a sketch. Hochradel then guides viewers through the process of reimagining a stop-motion video project in polymer clay style, emphasizing the importance of style matching. He explores various techniques, including using quick mask mode and adjusting layer opacities for better style integration. The transcript also covers generating a living room scene from a sketch, adjusting the generative fill to consider different portions of the sketch or prompt, and manually painting in colors to provide additional style cues. Hochradel concludes with a composite image transformation, turning a collection of stock images into a stylized, sketch-like format, and then using generative fill to achieve a unique artistic outcome. The session is not only informative but also inspiring, showcasing the potential of Adobe's tools for creative professionals.


  • 🎨 Andrew Hochradel demonstrates how to use Adobe Firefly and generative fill to transform sketches into final products with style matching.
  • πŸš€ The process involves using a sketch as a starting point and then generating a new style that matches the original's essence.
  • β›„ For holiday-themed projects, Adobe Firefly can reimagine a scene, such as a cozy cottage, in various styles, like polymer clay.
  • πŸ–ŒοΈ Generative fill in Photoshop can be manipulated using quick mask mode and layer opacities to balance the contribution of the original image and the new style.
  • πŸ“Έ High-fidelity results can be achieved by considering the background image and adjusting the selection percentage accordingly.
  • πŸ”„ It's possible to experiment with different styles by adjusting the balance between the prompt and the background image.
  • 🎭 Andrew shows how to use Adobe Firefly to generate a high-fidelity image starting from a simple sketch, adding details like a Christmas living room scene.
  • 🌲 The workflow can be reversed to take a composite image, turn it into a sketch, and then generate a styled image from it.
  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Adobe Stock images can be used with Adobe Firefly to create visually coherent and stylistically matched scenes.
  • 🧩 Andrew also covers how to composite different elements and use them as a reference to generate a painting or image with a specific style.
  • βœ… Content credentials are automatically embedded when using Firefly, ensuring the traceability and rights of the generated content.

Q & A

  • What is the main topic of the video?

    -The main topic of the video is about using Adobe Firefly and generative fill to match and adapt styles in a creative project, specifically going from a sketch to a final product while exploring different styles.

  • How does Andrew Hochradel use Adobe Firefly to reimagine a project in a different style?

    -Andrew Hochradel uses Adobe Firefly with generative fill to reimagine a project in a different style by first creating a sketch and then using the generative fill to transform the sketch into a desired style, such as clay or watercolor, while considering the background and prompt inputs.

  • What is the purpose of using a quick mask in the process?

    -The quick mask is used to control the balance between the background image and the generative fill. By adjusting the opacity in the quick mask mode, the generative fill can be instructed to consider a certain percentage of the background image and the prompt, allowing for a blend of styles.

  • How does the generative fill tool work in Photoshop?

    -The generative fill tool in Photoshop works by allowing users to fill an area with content that matches a given description or style. It can generate different styles based on the input provided and the balance set between the prompt and the background image.

  • What is the significance of using content credentials in Adobe Firefly?

    -Content credentials are important in Adobe Firefly as they ensure that the generated content is properly attributed and that the rights for using the generated content are clear. This is particularly relevant for commercial use of the generated images.

  • How can one explore different styles using Adobe Firefly?

    -One can explore different styles using Adobe Firefly by generating a base sketch and then applying various prompts and styles to see how the AI interprets and adapts the style. This can be done by adjusting the percentage of the prompt considered by the generative fill and by adding color references to guide the style.

  • What is the role of Adobe Stock in the creative process shown in the video?

    -Adobe Stock provides high-quality images and vectors that can be used as references or directly incorporated into a project. In the video, Andrew uses Adobe Stock to find a Santa image to include in his composite, demonstrating how Adobe Stock can be a valuable resource for creatives.

  • How does the process of creating a composite image from different elements work?

    -The process involves selecting different elements or images, such as a fox, a Christmas tree, or a rock formation, and combining them into a single scene. This composite is then filtered to resemble a sketch, which is used as a reference for generative fill to create a styled image.

  • What is the importance of considering the prompt strength when using Adobe Firefly?

    -The prompt strength determines how much the generated image will be influenced by the reference image. A higher strength means the reference style will be more dominant, while a lower strength allows for more variation and less influence from the reference.

  • How can one save and reuse good prompts in Adobe Firefly?

    -While the video does not provide a direct feature for saving prompts within Adobe Firefly, it suggests that one can save the generative layer which shows the prompt used. This allows users to revisit and reuse effective prompts for future projects.

  • What is the final step in creating a styled image using the generative fill technique?

    -The final step involves using generative fill with a new layer, entering quick mask mode, filling the selection, adjusting the balance between the sketch and the prompt, and then generating the final styled image based on the provided description and style.



🎨 Introduction to Style Matching with Adobe Firefly

Andrew Hawk Rattle introduces the concept of style matching using Adobe Firefly. He demonstrates how to transform a sketch into a final product with a different style, specifically creating a polymer clay look from a hand-cut stop motion video project. The process involves using generative fill in Photoshop and considering the background image for a more balanced style transformation.


πŸ–ŒοΈ Exploring Style Transformation with Generative Fill

The video continues with experimenting with generative fill to achieve different styles. Andrew shows how to use quick mask mode and fade selection to balance the influence of the background image with the generative fill style. He adjusts the opacity to fine-tune the style transformation and demonstrates how to correct artifacts using tools like the spot healing tool.


πŸ“„ Generating a Sketch and Creating a Styled Image

Andrew discusses the process of generating a sketch using Adobe Firefly and then transforming it into a styled image. He emphasizes the importance of starting with a sketch to create a concept or reference for painting or drawing. The video shows how to use generative fill to consider a small percentage of the prompt while maintaining most of the sketch, allowing for various style explorations.


🎨 Creating Multiple Style Variations

The workflow involves creating multiple versions of the image with different style intensities. Andrew demonstrates how to use quick mask mode to adjust the selection percentage, which in turn affects how much the generative fill considers the sketch versus the prompt. This technique allows for generating images in various styles while keeping the original sketch as a foundation.


πŸ–ΌοΈ Merging Sketches with Generative Fill for Style Matching

The video covers how to merge different elements, such as a turkey, cactus, and Santa in a sleigh, into a cohesive image using generative fill. Andrew shows the importance of adding color information to guide the style matching process. The final step involves generating the image with a specified style, such as watercolor painting, to achieve a unique and curated photo that matches the desired outcome.


🌌 Finalizing the Image with Adobe Firefly

Andrew concludes the video by finalizing the image using Adobe Firefly, adjusting the strength of the style reference, and generating the final piece. He emphasizes the flexibility of the workflow, allowing for creativity and experimentation. The video ends with a reminder of the potential of style matching techniques and an invitation to explore and create using these tools.


🎢 Closing the Adobe Live Stream

The video script ends with a series of music symbols indicating the conclusion of the live stream. Andrew thanks the viewers for joining the Adobe live session, encouraging them to try the style matching technique and create something unique. The session ends on a high note with an optimistic outlook for future creative endeavors.



πŸ’‘Adobe Firefly

Adobe Firefly is a generative AI tool that allows users to transform sketches into high-fidelity images by matching styles. In the video, it is used to reimagine a stop motion video project into a polymer clay style, showcasing its capability to adapt existing work into a new aesthetic.

πŸ’‘Generative Fill

Generative Fill is a feature in Adobe Photoshop that uses AI to fill selected areas with new content that matches the style and color of the surrounding image. Andrew demonstrates how to use Generative Fill with Adobe Firefly to create a clay-like texture from an initial sketch.

πŸ’‘Style Matching

Style matching is the process of adapting one visual style to another. Andrew teaches viewers how to use Adobe Firefly for style matching, allowing them to apply a new style to their artwork or transform previous work into a fresh look.

πŸ’‘Quick Mask

Quick Mask in Photoshop is a selection tool that makes it easy to select and edit parts of an image. Andrew uses Quick Mask to adjust the balance between the generative fill and the background image, achieving a more nuanced style match.

πŸ’‘Content Credentials

Content credentials are digital rights and ownership information embedded in a file, ensuring the proper usage and attribution of the content. Andrew mentions that when using Adobe Firefly, content credentials are embedded in the generated images, which is important for commercial use.

πŸ’‘High Fidelity

High Fidelity refers to a high level of detail and accuracy in the reproduction of an image or sound. In the context of the video, Andrew discusses generating high-fidelity mockups using Adobe Firefly to closely resemble the original sketch or design.

πŸ’‘Stop Motion Video

Stop motion is an animation technique where physical objects are manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence. Andrew references a past project where he used stop motion with hand-cut pieces for an animation.

πŸ’‘Pencil Sketch

A pencil sketch is an initial draft or outline of an artwork, typically done in pencil. It serves as a blueprint for the final piece. In the video, Andrew uses Adobe Firefly to transform a pencil sketch into a detailed, styled image.

πŸ’‘Photoshop Filters

Photoshop filters are used to apply various effects to images, such as texture, blur, or color adjustments. Andrew uses filters to convert a composite image into a sketch-like appearance, which is then used as a reference for generative fill.

πŸ’‘Adobe Live

Adobe Live is a platform where Adobe experts and creators share their knowledge and skills through live streams. Andrew hosts a live session where he demonstrates the use of Adobe Firefly and other Adobe tools, providing real-time education and interaction.

πŸ’‘Composite Image

A composite image is a visual made by combining multiple images or elements into one. Andrew demonstrates how to create a composite image from various stock elements and then transform it into a sketch and finally into a styled painting using Adobe Firefly.


Andrew Hochradel demonstrates using Adobe Firefly to transform a sketch into a stylized holiday cottage background.

Learn how to use generative fill in Photoshop to reimagine an image in a different style, like polymer clay.

Discover how to use a quick mask to balance the generative fill with the background image for a more natural style match.

Explore different opacity levels in quick mask mode to achieve varying degrees of style adaptation.

Andrew shows how to clean up artifacts and fine-tune the generative fill result using Photoshop tools.

Create a high-fidelity mockup by generating a sketch and then transforming it into a final product with Adobe Firefly.

Use Adobe Firefly's model 2 for more detailed and realistic renders and generations.

Generate a living room scene at Christmas with specific elements like a fireplace, Christmas tree, and wreath.

Experiment with different styles by adjusting the percentage of the sketch and prompt used in the generative fill process.

Add color references to the sketch to guide Adobe Firefly and generative fill for a more accurate color match.

Create a composite image from various elements and then transform it into a stylized sketch using Photoshop filters.

Use the sketch as a reference to generate a new image with a specific style, like an oil painting, using generative fill.

Andrew shares a trick to convert a composite image into a sketch and then back into a painting or image with a certain style.

Paint directly onto the layer to add color information that can help Adobe Firefly and generative fill understand the desired outcome.

Use Adobe Firefly on the web to match a specific style by uploading a reference image and adjusting the strength of style application.

Create a unique scene by combining elements like a turkey, cactus, and Santa in a sleigh within a snowy desert backdrop.

Utilize the power of Adobe Firefly and generative fill to merge sketches into a cohesive final piece with a desired artistic style.