Join Kevin Stohlmeyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Content-Aware Fill, part of Working with Perspective in Photoshop.
When repairing items in perspective, there are many different methods that you can use. The first one we're going to take a look at is content-aware fill. Sometimes the content-aware features of Photoshop allow you to replace unwanted elements with minimal effort. Simply select the area, and let Photoshop fill in the spaces selected with a naturally reoccuring pattern. This may take a little experimentation as you go through, and it's based partially on the selection that you make and the amount of resource materials that you have in the photo. In this movie, we're going to remove part of the electrical pipe in the purple house.
I already have a selection saved for us to experiment with. Simply go to the Select menu, and Load Selection. Use the Channel Pipes and hit OK to access our selection. Once we have our selection made, simply go to the Edit menu to Fill. A great keyboard shortcut for this is to use Shift+Delete on the Mac, or Shift+Backspace on Windows. Then under your Use, select Content-Aware and hit OK. With enough resource material, Photoshop should be able to create a seamless transition between your repair and the background, and you can see here that we've got a pretty good match.
- Identifying different types of perspective
- Creating a perspective grid in Photoshop
- Cropping and transforming in perspective
- Using lens correction adjustments and Perspective Warp
- Repairing items in perspective with Content-Aware Fill
- Adding elements to perspective shots