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Content Aware Using Wrong Background

Dec 29, 2011 8:34 AM

Hi Guys

I'm trying to animate someone moving their arm. I used the pen tool to copy the arm to a new layer (left image) then used the pen tool again to cut out where the original was. I clicked "fill", "content aware" to fill in the hole, which should be a girl's blouse but the content aware fills the space with parts of her face and hair (right image), which isn't anywhere near where the fill is. Am I doing something wrong or have I overlooked something obvious?



  • Trevor Dennis
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    May 24, 2010
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    Dec 29, 2011 3:31 PM   in reply to glaustin

    This is an annoying feature with CA fill, and the usual advise is to try again, but there is a workaround.  Select _only_ those areas that you want to be considered for the CA fill sampling, and copy them to a new layer (ctrl j) Now use CA fill on that new layer, and it can only sample from the pixels on that layer.

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