How to download and access Adobe Photoshop AI

How to download and access Adobe Photoshop AI
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Wanting to know how to get access to Adobe Photoshop AI? We’ve got you sorted with our easy to follow step-by-step guide.

In 2023, Adobe introduced Photoshop Beta, an AI powered service with great potential. The generative fill tool is currently impressing users by inserting high quality images into photos just from a text prompt. In October, it was confirmed that the Generative Fill feature is supported in Adobe Photoshop 2024 (ver 25.0.0), meaning Adobe Photoshop AI is finally out of its Beta and available to all subscribers.

Let’s get straight into it, below are the steps to get access to Adobe Photoshop AI for both Windows and Mac.

How to sign up for Adobe Photoshop

Accessing Photoshop is super simple. If you already had access to Adobe Photoshop Beta, make sure you update Adobe Photoshop. First you need to create an Adobe account. Skip to Step 2 if you’ve already got one.

  • Create an account
  • Install the Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Install Photoshop
  • Enable Photoshop Beta

Create an account

  1. Head to the Adobe website, select “sign in” in the top right and then choose “create an account”
  2. Create your account with either your email, Gmail or Apple account
  3. Adobe will send a confirmation link to your chosen email. Confirm your account by accessing this link.
  4. Now you can access Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app

How to download the Adobe Photoshop

Install the Adobe Creative Cloud

  1. On Adobe website, select “Download” button
  2. Then, select “Apps”>”Creative Cloud desktop app” to download
  3. When downloaded, double-click on file to open
  4. Complete instructions on screen to install app
  5. Once installed, sign in with your Adobe ID and password

Download Adobe Photoshop with AI

  1. Open Creative Cloud on desktop and check for any updates
  2. On the main page, look for the message “Magically transform images with AI.” and click on it.
  3. Look for the Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2024\Plug-ins folder
  4. Start creating!

Follow these 3 simple steps and you’ll be using AI transformation on Photoshop in no time. Once it has been installed there is a whole world of AI powered tools on there. Have a look at how to use the generative fill tool and whether it’s any good. If you’re trying to weigh up the Photoshop software options, Take a look at this comparison between Adobe Firefly and Midjourney to make your life easier.

Can you download the Photoshop for free?

Photoshop Beta is currently free for Adobe Photoshop users. If you don’t have an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription or Photoshop subscription, then you will have to get one of those to be able to use Photoshop Beta. Here are those costs:

Photoshop Plan – £19.97/ month
Creative Cloud (all apps) Plan – £51.98 / month

Both these plans allow you a 7 day free trial before buying. For more information on Photoshop Beta costs, it’s worth checking out the additional information here.

If you’re experiencing any issues with the Photoshop generative fill tool not showing up, you can fix it here.