I've seen a lot of frustration with friends and readers trying to make selections using Adobe Photoshop CS5's Content Aware Fill. Today's image shows three versions of the same image. It's not on the blog because it's some wonderful image. It's here as a "teaching tool". It's the same shot, duplicated twice and spread out across a canvas. The first (left) shows the "as shot" image. The middle version show a typical Content Aware Fill result, trying to take out the middle "R" and the number "7". The third (right) shows a better result using a modified version of Content Aware Fill. Why someone would want to remove the "R" and the "7"? I have no idea, I'm just trying to illustrate a point. I didn't come up with the secret method of making a better fill. I saw it in a video from Adobe. I've been using it, tweaking the way I work with it, and have developed a strong confidence in being able to extract exactly what I want. To find out what the trick is, hit the "Read More".
Small Flash, Big Flash
1 week ago