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Content Aware Fill in Photoshop CC 2019, remove anything from a photo

How to use Photoshop CC 2019’s new Content Aware Fill, in depth.

Content aware fill is one of those things that I would actually call a “game changer.” I hate to use that phrase because it’s so overused for things that aren’t paradigm shifting.

Content aware fill in Photoshop allows you to make a rough selection and then remove the selected object. In the past sometimes it worked well and other times it didn’t work at all, and there was nothing you could do. Now with the new Content Aware Fill panel in Photoshop CC 2019, there are a lot of things you can do to assist CAF to get a much better patch. If the result isn’t perfect, it’s good enough to do a little light retouching to get it perfect. Here is a guide that digs in deep and shows you all the things that you can do with Content Aware Fill.

As you can see in this video, Adobe has made some big strides with Content Aware technology and I hope this tutorial helps you understand it and get the most out of it.

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Here are the Photos used in this Photoshop Tutorial

The Pizza

The Field

Example #1 The Pizza.

The goal of this example is to remove all the olives. The challenge is not adding in bits of leaves, which look really fake. CAF samples around the image and sometimes pieces of other object appear.

Example #2 The man in the field

The goal here is to remove the man and his reflection. The challenge is the perspective lines, CAF has never done will with diagonal lines or perspective.




When I get some time, I will create a written tutorial here.

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14 responses to “Content Aware Fill in Photoshop CC 2019, remove anything from a photo”

  1. Do you have a way to make your cursor larger and brighter in all your tutorials? I have difficulty when you “grab a tool over here, apply something over here/over there.” I often need to watch the video 5 to 10 times before I can tell where you are pointing.

  2. Great stuff , I love the way you show people like me {complete novices } each stage, most of the you tube videos are just rushed through and that makes it difficult to follow. This is a great site and look forward to each new learning e-mail .Keep up the good work.

  3. Thank you for the video on the new Content Aware which looks interesting, but there is a learning curve. Once I upgrade to 2019 will the old Content aware fill be available in addition to the new Content Aware?

  4. Such a great feature improvement from, Photoshop, Colin!!! Thanks for the lesson, as always make it come out so easy. Thanks!!!
    Have a Photofun day! 😁

  5. Content aware fill gets my vote. Next version — would love to see Range Mask feature from ACR/Lightroom available in PS. It’s really useful in limiting effects — e.g., it would be great to be able to burn/dodge in PS and not have to brush so exactly.

  6. Is there a way to enlarge the video. When I try, message says “Browser doesn’t support full screen” on my iPad. Like the person who commented above about wanting the cursor to be brighter, I find it difficult to follow your videos because it’s small, and I can’t see what you’re doing. But I will continue to watch them because you always have something valuable to teach.

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