Adobe Photoshop CS5: Removing Items from an Image with Content-Aware

Removing unwanted items from an image is one of the most common uses of Photoshop. The Content-Aware Fill option allows you to roughly select a part of your image and then make it disappear. You can make the selection by either brushing on with the Spot Healing brush, or by making a selection and then using Edit>Fill. This is the option we are demonstrating here. It isn’t 100% accurate all of the time, but it is easy enough to make your eyes sparkle with awe.

Here is an example of using the content-aware fill to remove the palm tree from the photograph below.

Before content-aware fill After content-aware fill


This is achieved with as little as three easy steps:

Step 1 - Make your selection
To make the palm tree disappear, pick the Lasso tool and make a very rough selection around the area to delete. Don’t go too close to the edges – you need a bit of information around the area for it to work.

Step 2 - Make the fill
With the selection made, go to the Edit menu and click on Fill. On the Contents Use drop-down menu, make sure that Content-Aware is the selected option and then click OK.

Step 3 – Touch-up
Any imperfections are easy to fix. Use the Clone tool to brush over imperfections as if the palm tree never existed.

The following link to Adobe TV will show you other ways that you can use the content-aware fill feature in Adobe CS5: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/photoshop-cs5-feature-tour/content-aware-fill-part-1/

 

 

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