Content Aware fill in Photoshop CS5 for eLearning and Technical Documents

In every new software release, there’s always that one feature that is Jaw-Dropping and everyone talks about. I think it’s safe to say that Content-Aware Fill is that feature in Adobe Photoshop CS5.  

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The new Content-Aware Fill enables you to easily remove unwanted areas from an image, by filling in the space left behind using surrounding pixels, it even matches lighting, tone and noise.

The real beauty in all of this is that you don’t have to know a whole lot about Photoshop or graphic design to be able to use it. Simply make a selection, press Shift+Delete and voila.

Having said that, I have recorded two short demonstrations on how I see this feature being used for eLearning and Technical Documentation projects.

I hope you like the new Content-Aware feature and if you think of ways in which you’ll use this feature in your own projects, please share with me sending me a Tweet @rjacquez.

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4 Responses to Content Aware fill in Photoshop CS5 for eLearning and Technical Documents

  1. Fine idea, thanks! Why did you not choose edit background with Photoshop in CP?

  2. RJ Jacquez says:

    Hi Lieve, I can always count on you to read and watch anything I post. I really appreciate that. Great question, too.I didn’t edit the Captivate background, because doing so would open a .bmp file, and I wanted to edit the .PSD directly. Also, doing so, I could show how one can import only selected layers.Of course the ideal workflow should be that Captivate should update automatically after a .psd file is updated in Photoshop. Something to look forward in a future version of Captivate :)Thanks again,RJ Jacquez

  3. Domometer says:

    People should stop getting psyched about content aware. Yes, it makes removing items from a photo easy, but you still need creativity and skill to create great

  4. RJ Jacquez says:

    Hi, there’s no denying that one needs creativity and photography skills, but my take on the content-aware fill is that it frees you from having to manually remove unwanted areas and it enables you to focus your time on other tasks.Thanks for your comment.RJ