Content Aware technology was introduced in Photoshop CS4 with the ability to scale an image and have Photoshop work out what should and should not be distorted. It was perfect for those canvas extensions. In CS5 Adobe added Content Aware Fill, where we could simply select a portion of the image that we didn’t want and Photoshop would try to figure out how best to fill and blend seamlessly. The Patch Tool has been around for a couple of versions now but in CS6 it too became “Content Aware”.
Lightroom Tampa Bay member, Steve Greenfield, has produced a video for us showing how he used the content aware fill options of the patch tool to eliminate distractions from his image of Caernarfon Castle in North Wales. Along with a short history lesson of the castle Steve is careful to demonstrate how he took a step by step approach to the image because there are times when even Photoshop doesn’t know what you want.
Thanks to Steve for taking the time and effort to share what he has learned. Please let us know if you have something to share.