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In this movie, we'll provide you with what I consider to be a more compelling use for content aware patch. The idea here is this butterfly is missing some of its wing and I want to fill that region in. And so I'll start things off by just grabbing the Lasso tool, which you can get by pressing the L key. And then I'll drop pretty broad generalize selection outline like this. And the reason being, you don't really have to be that careful, when you're working with content aware patch, because this region over here on the left hand side is not going to get fully filled in, and that's going to give you kind of an organic look as you'll see, and then I'll go ahead and switch over to the Patch tool, which you can get by the way by pressing the J key as well.
And I'll make sure that patch is set to content aware, up here in the options bar. And then I'll drag up and to the right. And notice that I'm trying to match the angle of that sort of stripe, right there in the wing. And, I end up getting a pretty bad result, but part of that is because Adaptation is set very loose. So, I'll press Control H or Command H to hide that selection outline, and then I'll switch the setting to Very Strict. So that we can get the opposite effect. And you can see that it does a pretty darn good job of filling in that region.
Now, again it's not perfect. But given how little work I'm putting into this, I'm making great progress. Now I'll press Control D or Command D on the Mac in order to deselect the image and I'll drag around here into the bottom region of this wing. Where we still have to much green and I'll drag it up and to the right trying to match that stripe once again and then go ahead and release in order to achieve this effect here. So I could spend some more time on it. I could drag around this guide because I don't want that repeated detail and I could drag it up and to the right as well Then click off the selection in order to deselect it.
And that's really it. And to give you a sense of just how much I was able to accomplish that quickly, I'll press the F12 key in order to revert the image. That's how much wing we were missing before, and if I press Control Z or Command Z on a Mac to reinstate my changes, that's the wing we have now. Thanks to our ability to retouch images using Content Aware patch.
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