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The Pros and Cons of Using Content Aware

Category: Photoshop, Tools, Video
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Apr 18

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Move and Patch Tool

Everyone is talking about the new content aware move tool so today we’ll try it out. I’ve found that its usually a hit or miss and the key is only using it on something with a simpler background. Today we’ll put it to the test with an object on a white background and an object in the middle of more complex city scene. One of the many issues I’ve found is that when you do this it messes with the perspective, if you don’t move it too far that should help. In the end its a hard thing to get right and not perfect but will save you time compared to doing it all manually.

Timeline

  • 1:20- New features
  • 2:00- Putting content aware move to the test
  • 2:45- Changing adaptation
  • 4:50- Using a layer mask to fade away edges
  • 5:30- Giving it one more shot
  • 7:15- Using it with a more complex background
  • 8:40- Moving something with a reflection
  • 9:30- More accurate selections
  • 10:10- New patch tool option
  • 11:50- Trying what we’ve learned on the first image

Any tips?

Have you tried this out? Let us know! If you’ve worked with these new tools we’d love to see your results

  • Daniel Klimowicz

    Is there any way to download the free episodes somewhere? I am going away after my exams and won’t have internet access but really want to watch all your videos and try things out when I am gone (I am new to Phlearn). Its sort of a get away to catch up on photography/photoshop and get away from social media. 

  • Eric Devir

    Aaron–you must have grown up with some pretty funny looking cats…

  • Nicocomaillet

    LOL You are totally crazy man… This waouahhh is just a new world record!!! LOL
    I sometimes use the tool to remove spots or little things like this. When the job is going tough (big surface or complicated textures), this content aware tool is out of business.

  • http://twitter.com/DaleTog Dale Richards

    I wanna see you show off the new RAW features please =]

  • http://twitter.com/apandersphilip Anders Philip

    Ohh! i like the Aaron aware tool! ;-)

  • Markyodo

    Lol I am starting to think you hate Adobe, and I loved your Barbra Striesand impression.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sztyui Gábor Lénárt

    Cat???:D Just kidding right?:D

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