Posts tagged "Content Aware Fill"

October 17, 2014

Fill Options in Photoshop CC 2014

I’m sure that some of you have noticed that the interface for the Fill dialog box has been updated in the latest version of Photoshop CC. Now, you only see the options that you need for the types of fills that you want to apply. For example, if you simply want to fill with a Color or History, then the Opacity, Blend Mode, and Transparency options are available. Note: the transparency options are available if you have selected a layer that has transparency.


If you choose to fill using Content-Aware, the Color Adaptation option becomes available.


If you choose to fill using a Pattern, then you have access to Custom Patterns as well as Scripts such as Brick Fill and Place Along Path. Note: the Photo Frame and Tree scripted patterns can now be found under Filter > Render…


In addition, you ‘ll see that the default patterns have been updated for patterns (both in the Fill dialog as well as in Layer Styles).

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September 5, 2014

40/50 – How to Remove Distracting Elements using the Enhanced Content Aware Tools in Photoshop CC

In the past, Photoshop Content Aware technology primarily looking at texture, not color. This video demonstrates how the new Color Tolerance setting can result in much better matches when blending colors and gradients in images.

Note that you can change the color tolerance AFTER the fact.

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June 18, 2014

Adobe Announces Largest Software Release Since CS6

Today Adobe announced all new versions of 14 CC desktop applications, 4 new mobile apps, the immediate availability of creative hardware, and new offerings for Enterprise, education and photography customers.

Of course this includes new features, enhancements and updates to both Photoshop and Lightroom for design and photography including the new Spin and Path Blurs in Blur Gallery, new typographic controls including Font Search and Typekit integration, enhancements to Smart Objects, Smart Guides, and Layer Comps, improved Content-Aware technologies, new selection capabilities using Focus Mask, as well as hidden gems and workflow timesavers.

Check out the latest advancements in Photoshop CC in the videos below:

Photoshop CC (2014): New features and enhancements (3 minute overview)

How to Add Realistic Spinning Motion Blur Effects in Photoshop CC

Adding Motion Blur Effects Along a Path in Photoshop CC

New Typographic Features in Photoshop CC

How to Align and Distribute Layers using Smart Guides in Photoshop CC

How to Use Layer Comps for Multi State Mock-ups in Photoshop CC

New Smart Object Features in Photoshop CC

How to Remove Distracting Elements using the Enhanced Content Aware Tools in Photoshop CC

How to Use Focus Mask to Make Selections based on Focus in Photoshop CC

More Hidden Gems in Photoshop CC

In addition, Adobe Camera Raw 8.5 the Radial and Graduated Filters have a new Brush option designed to selectively hide the filter in unwanted areas. This example demonstrates how useful it can be. 

Plus, Camera Raw 8.5 has new Per-Panel Preview toggle button.

And of course the Camera Raw team included additional bug fixes, new camera and lens profile support.

Click here for more information about Adobe’s Announcement 
Click here for more the Creative Cloud FAQ
Click here for more information about Lightroom mobile for iPhone

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to share them on the Photoshop forums!

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July 9, 2010

Content Aware Fill – Lines

When removing power lines or content that falls along a straight line, clicking on the starting point and then Shift -clicking on the end of the line will instruct Photoshop to draw a straight line between the two clicks. (This works with many of the painting tools – including the Spot Healing Brush with the Content Aware option). If the content to be removed is not straight, try using the Pen tool to trace the content, then use the flyout menu on the Paths panel to Stroke the Path with the Spot Healing Brush to remove the unwanted areas.

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July 8, 2010

Temporarily Masking Content

Content Aware Fill will only sample from visible areas. Therefore, if the Content Aware Fill command pulls information from unwanted areas, undo the edit and select the areas that you don’t want it to sample from. Add a layer mast to temporarily hide these areas. Then, reselect the area to be filled with the Content-Aware Fill option. Once the unwanted areas have been filled, discard the mask (without applying).

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July 7, 2010

CAF – Shifting Awareness

If running Content Aware Fill doesn’t provide the results you were looking for the first time around, try running it again. Photoshop will shift the algorithm slightly, and pull from different areas of the image.

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July 6, 2010

Heal with Content Aware Fill

With the Spot Healing Brush selected, click the Content-Aware radio button in the Option bar to enable the technology.

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July 5, 2010

Content Aware Fill

If the targeted layer is the Background, and there is an active selection, tapping the Delete (Mac) / Backspace (Win) will display the Fill dialog where you can quickly access Content > Use > Content-Aware. If the targeted layer is NOT the Background, use Shift + Delete (Mac) / Backspace (Win) to display the Fill dialog.

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