Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Step by Step guide to Content aware filling in CS5

Adobe Photoshop CS5 is released with lot of promises and expectations  . Even before we open the software, we will be able to see the difference.Yeah, I am saying about the change in shape of the splash screen.

Content aware filling is a new feature introduced in Adobe Photoshop CS5.Adobe claims it as a magical feature and I too feel the same!!

What’s so magical about it??

I know this question might have raised in your mind. Let me show you a couple of images before you start guessing about this magical feature.



I guess most of you might have got it right.These images are not two different images. The second image is digitally re-created in Photoshop using the first one.

Let me quote the exact text given in adobe.com about Content aware filling

“Remove any image detail or object and watch as Content-Aware Fill magically fills in the space left behind. This breakthrough technology matches lighting, tone, and noise so it looks as if the removed content never existed”

This is definitely an amazing feature, which will make designers all over the world remember the 'white rabbit' for the several more years.

I am sure you might have a question in mind, why can’t this same effect be created with a magic wand + Clone Stamp. Yeah you are absolutely right, even I had the same question in mind, but only before trying out this new feature.

I created the sample which I have mentioned above in less than 2 minutes !! unbelievable isn't it ?

Let me take you though the step by step procedure :

Step 1 :

Open the picture, in which you wanna try this amazing feature



Step 2 :

Select the ‘Quick selection’ tool from the tool box



Step 3 :

Select  the object you wanna make it disappear using the quick selection tool ( in my case it’s the yellow sports bike)



Step 4 :

I am pretty sure you might have got some extra portion from the background while selecting, as the quick selection tool is not always 100% intelligent.



You may add or subtract the portions from the selection using the “add to selection “ and “subtract from selection” icons present below the menu (In default layout)

Step 5 :

Select the ‘Fill’ from the ‘Edit’ menu.



Step 6:

Select the 'Content – Aware' from the ‘Use’ drop down.



Be ready to witness the magic.Wow the object disappeared !!!



You can also watch an interesting video about the same feature in the  official website of Photoshop.

There are lot more exciting features in the White rabbit. Grab your trial version here to experience it

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