Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Beyond fill: Content-Aware Patch, part of Photoshop Insider Training: Enhancing Photos.
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In last the video we talked about what to do when Content-Aware Fill doesn't work …and if you're on Photoshop CS5, those workarounds are really valuable.…What I want to show you now is a new tool in Photoshop CS6 that really…accelerates fixing that problem.…So again, just to look at what the issue was with this file, what we had wanted…to do was fill in this area in the front of the image and we'd asked…Content-Aware Fill to do that.…And it looks at the whole image and it pulled in some of the wrong data we got,…what's a called Content-Aware Fail and we had a nice workaround for that, …but something that people have asked for, for a while and that was, couldn't you…just take that technology and put that in the Patch tool and in CS6 that's…exactly what we did.…
So we took the Patch tool and we made it Content-Aware, I can take that same…selection and just move it over here and it's going to copy from the other side…of the screen and patched that right in there.…And it's a use that same algorithm that looks around at the texture and the tone.…
The course begins with an exploration of Photoshop features that make changes to an entire image: the Crop tool, the Auto button that's present in many adjustment dialog boxes, and the Curves panel options. Next, Bryan explores sharpness and blur. Each has its place in a photograph, and Bryan details how the sharpening and blur features work and how to get the most out of them.
The course also looks at adjusting specific areas of an image with the Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools, and at the growing array of content-aware features in Photoshop, showing how they work and what to do when they don't work. The course concludes with a tour of the powerful Liquify filter, features for correcting lens distortion, and the world of presets that allow you to apply settings with a single click.
- Reinventing the Crop tool
- Rediscovering the Auto button
- Getting the most out of curves
- Understanding Smart Sharpen
- Building blur and softness
- Working with a graphics tablet
- Using Content-Aware Fill, Scale, and Move effectively
- Correcting distortion automatically based on lens profiles
- Using presets