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Content aware leaves a reflection on selection.

Jan 3, 2013 7:44 PM

Tags: #photoshop #cs5 #contentawarefill #patch_tool

When I specify where the replacement content should come from it looks right as I am selecting it but when I let go of the mouse it makes a reflection of the nearby objects.

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    Jan 4, 2013 2:15 AM   in reply to ldentscarcello

    Please explain what you are doing exactly.

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    Jan 4, 2013 2:16 AM   in reply to ldentscarcello

    Posting some screenshots might help illustrate the issue.


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    Jan 6, 2013 4:58 AM   in reply to ldentscarcello

    I used quick selection tool to select this section of the brown sheet. If I try to use content aware it doesnt get the correct background.

    And how should the function be aware that the wall is the content you want instead of the content that actually borders the selection (the sweaters for example)?


    In my opinion you are not using the tools best fitted to the task.

    I’d recommend

    • lifting part of the wall on a Layer of its own

    • putting that in a Group with a Layer Mask that combines the brown textile and the white wall

    • moving the Layer into position to cover the textile and more or less match up with the wall

    • applying a Layer Mask to the Layer, too, and painting it in in the lower part with white

    • if necessary using a Clipping Masked Curves Layer to adjust the brightness



    Another option would be to lift the content you want onto a Layer of its own and then use Content-Aware Fill.


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