Quick Tips

Content-Aware Fill

From fixing gaps in a panorama to removing unwanted objects, the new Content-Aware Fill (CAF) feature delivers amazing results, but there are a few tricks to know. Ask the possibleâ”CAF does a great job with reproducible patterns: Sky, sand, grass, stone, etc.; less so with man-made objects. When in doubt, use a small selection and try running it and re-running it; each pass will likely get you closer. Sometimes expanding a selection will help dramatically. No matter what the result, CAF will get you further and faster than ever before.

Adobe Photoshop CS5
By Bryan O'Neil Hughes


1 comment

  1. Bret Edge 31 October, 2010 at 15:11 Reply

    I’ve gotten the best results making small selections and running CAF two or three times, some times more. Usually a bit of easy clean up using the clone tool and/or healing brush is needed afterward. But, CAF does make it significantly easier to remove unwanted items in a photograph when compared to the old and time-consuming method of manually cloning items. No doubt the next generation of CAF will be even better.

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