Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding and using Content-Aware Fill, part of Photoshop Insider Training: Enhancing Photos.
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Content-Aware Fill is probably the most magical feature in Photoshop.…It allows you to quickly and easily remove objects from an image.…But there are lots of tricks to using it and there are lots of things that…people don't realize you can do with it.…So in this video I want to walk you through how it works and a couple of things…you ought to know about it.…So here we have this image and what I want to do is use Content-Aware Fill …to remove the Exit sign.…So I'm going to use the Magic Wand to just go through this and …v Shift-Clicking to get all of these white areas of paint.…
And in this image it could be done pretty quickly.…If I need a little more fidelity, I would probably use the Quick Select tool,…which would allow me to paint my selection and have a little more control.…My selection looks decent, what you always want to do with Content-Aware Fill is…make sure that you Expand it just to give it a little more room to work with.…And I am going to Expand by about 10 pixels.…Now what I'm going to do is just hit the Delete key.…
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