Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Content-Aware Move: Recomposing photos, part of Photoshop Insider Training: Enhancing Photos.
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Photoshop CS6 features a brand-new tool called Content-Aware Move, and the idea…is you can take a part of an image, select it, drop it somewhere else, …it will remove the original and paste it in while blending with the new area.…And you have probably seen some pretty wild demonstrations of things moved around.…Today, I want to show you a really practical demonstration of how we originally…conceived the tool being used, and that's for recomposing your image.…So here I have these binoculars that are offset, they are not centered in the frame.…
And I don't really have too many options prior to this feature.…I can't use Content-Aware Fill because they take up too much of the image,…there's just not enough to look at.…And if I were to use some sort of advanced selections or Masks I would have …to fill in a lot of the background area.…So what I want to do is go behind my Spot Healing Brush to get this new…Content-Aware Move tool and just draw a loose selection around this.…Now giving it a little bit of room to look at the outlying area is…
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