Processing Tip #3: Be gone!

Most of the time I try to compose my images so as to eliminate distracting or unsightly elements. But every so often, you end up with a garbage can where you don’t want it, you know what I mean?

That’s when I love using content-aware fill. You simply draw a selection around the offending element, go to the edit menu in Photoshop CC, select “fill” and pick “content aware” in the “use” box. The next thing you know Photoshop has removed the item you don’t want. Somehow it can figure out what should be there instead! That’s the amazing “content-aware” technology.


charles posing before

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no garbage

There’s so much more to this wonderful content-aware technology. If you’re interested, have a look at this great video with Julianne Kost, one of the best Photoshop instructors ever. And have fun getting rid of those garbage cans.

How to use content-aware with Julianne Kost

7 thoughts on “Processing Tip #3: Be gone!

  1. Your little PS/CC tips and tricks are so easy and fun to learn…I often have read about it, but forget to use it. I love Julianne Kost videos! Thank you Sherry.

  2. Content aware technology is one of the more magical parts of Photoshop. I find PS a lot more approachable if I try one little technique at a time — something that I need to improve my images. So glad you liked the tip and link!

  3. Another excellent reason why I have to tackle the baffledom of P/shop! Thanks for the tip, Sherry! RH (ps liked your cool satellite tracking for your Abacos sailing trip)

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