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Content-Aware Patch

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Photoshop CS6 has also integrated Content- Aware Fill into the behavior of the Patch tool. And what that means is that you get less repetition of detail inside of patched areas. So I'm looking at that moved version of a model from the previous movie and I have got that same selection outline going here that I created using the Lasso tool. If you're working along with me in the sample file and you'd like to load this exact same selection outline, go up to the Select menu and choose the Load Selection command.

Content-Aware Patch

Photoshop CS6 has also integrated Content- Aware Fill into the behavior of the Patch tool. And what that means is that you get less repetition of detail inside of patched areas. So I'm looking at that moved version of a model from the previous movie and I have got that same selection outline going here that I created using the Lasso tool. If you're working along with me in the sample file and you'd like to load this exact same selection outline, go up to the Select menu and choose the Load Selection command.

Now everything should be set right by default. Document should read Moved model.tif which is the name of the current image, Channel should read Lasso selection. If so go, ahead and click OK and you get the very same selection outline that you see in the movie. Now let's say I want to completely get rid of the model. So I'll go ahead and switch from the Spot Healing Brush or Content-Aware Move tool, whichever occupies this slot, to the Patch tool. And you can see by default up here in the Options bar, the Patch setting is Normal and the Source radio button is turned on, which is what we want.

Then you go ahead and drag the selection outline to a different location without going too far outside of the canvas, because then you are going to get that vertical cut that's going through her head and hands there. I'm going to basically sort of snap into alignment with the bottom right corner. And then I will go ahead and release and Photoshop will essentially keep all the information on the inside of this space selection and just try to blend the edges. The problem is if I press Ctrl+H or Command+H on a Mac, you can see a fair amount of repetition of detail.

Here is a trio of dandelions with another one up and to the right and there is that same trio of dandelions with one up and to the right. And this is the kind of thing that potentially a decade ago, you could have gotten away with, but these days viewers are savvy enough to see through it. So I will press Ctrl+Z or Command +Z on a Mac to undo that change. We still have the selection outline, as you can see. Now I'm going to change the Patch setting from Normal to Content-Aware. Now this is not the kind of setting that you can change dynamically, as in the case of adaptation in a previous movie.

You have to re-perform the modifications. So I'm going to switch to Content-Aware and what that's going to allow us to do is switch up the information a little bit. So I'll go ahead and drag that selection outline down and to the right once again. Go ahead and release in order to let Photoshop do its thing. Now a lot of the information over here in the central area the image is in better shape. However we are still getting that cluster of dandelions that was so obvious that we saw before. If that happens to you, why then what you might want to do is just drag this selection outline again and see if you don't get better results.

Because each time you drag that selection outline around, you are forcing Photoshop to reevaluate the Content- Aware Fill and make new decisions. And in this case, we absolutely get rid of that repetition of detail. Now we've got other repeated details going on but they're a lot more subtle than what we were seeing before. And if I press Ctrl+H or Command+H on a Mac in order to hide the selection outline, it's as if the model were never there. And that's how you take advantage of the Content-Aware Patch tool here inside Photoshop CS6.

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Photoshop CS6 New Features

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  1. 1m 37s
    1. Welcome
      1m 37s
  2. 2h 27m
    1. The secrets of the dark interface
      3m 55s
    2. Background and Auto-Save
      3m 22s
    3. The altogether revamped Crop tool
      4m 0s
    4. The consolidated Properties panel
      3m 58s
    5. The searchable Layers panel
      5m 2s
    6. Modifying multiple layers at a time
      4m 50s
    7. The wide world of layer enhancements
      6m 48s
    8. Content-Aware Move and Extend
      6m 16s
    9. Content-Aware Patch
      3m 14s
    10. Auto-Power color adjustments
      6m 3s
    11. The brave new world of Camera Raw 7
      6m 16s
    12. The new three-part Blur Gallery
      8m 9s
    13. The Adaptive Wide-Angle filter
      7m 7s
    14. Correcting wide-angle panoramas
      7m 14s
    15. Text enhancements & styles
      4m 48s
    16. Filling & stroking shape layers
      4m 37s
    17. Aligning and stacking vector-based shapes
      4m 17s
    18. Working with the Scripted Patterns
      3m 32s
    19. Erodible brush tips & airbrushes
      5m 44s
    20. The enhanced Liquify filter
      4m 20s
    21. The new Oil Paint filter
      4m 10s
    22. Selecting skin tones and faces
      5m 11s
    23. The new Lighting Effects filter
      6m 29s
    24. Editing videos in the Timeline panel
      10m 16s
    25. Making editable 3D type
      8m 8s
    26. 3D shadows and reflections
      6m 35s
    27. Aligning and distributing meshes in 3D
      3m 0s
  3. 50m 34s
    1. Introducing the first Photoshop Creative Cloud update
      1m 36s
    2. Liquify and Blur Gallery support Smart Objects
      8m 42s
    3. Creating conditional actions
      9m 51s
    4. Moving a point with the Pen tool on the fly
      3m 32s
    5. Autonaming merged layers
      4m 42s
    6. Creating global default type styles
      4m 57s
    7. Copying CSS code from specialty layers
      4m 54s
    8. Enhanced 3D lighting with 32-bit bit color
      6m 42s
    9. The new default 3D image-based light
      5m 38s
  4. 29s
    1. Goodbye
      29s

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