Read all the tutorials but when I make a selection and select content aware extend it just moves the selection without extending it. Need to find some way get it to actually extend?
After making a selection, the "move" and "extend" options appear to do exactly the same thing.
check out this video at about the 2 minute section. It should help.
No, this does not work. That is why I filed this bug.
I watched video in the link several times and this is where I got the idea to try this. Promblem is it does not work as shown.
When I extend it, it just moves it. In the above video it shows CS6 as "Analysing" the extension but this does not happen in the Beta copy.
Can you post a screenshot of the image you're working with, including your whole workspace (so we can see if there are any mystery buttons selected)? Content-Aware may not be suitable for all images.
It looks like you may be moving the selection too far. Once the selection is made, you want to move it slightly in the direction you want to extend, but making sure to keep some of the object overlapping each other. Dropping the selection in the middle of the sky isn't going to work very well.
OK, I got it working now but it does not work very well, or as expected.
This is more of a move and replace tool rather than an extend. It is labeled wrong. While the move tool fills in the space left behind, this sort of leaves the selection there and duplicates the selection to move. Not very useful. Can be better done better with the clone tool.
This tool also errors out quite quickly as you mentioned by moving the selection too far yet does not tell you. The problem is there is no feedback from the SW that it has errored out and can't do anything.
What would be helpful would be to create a REAL extend tool that duplicated repeating pixels between the selection and the current position.