4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 6, 2013 4:58 AM by c.pfaffenbichler

    Content aware leaves a reflection on selection.

    ldentscarcello

      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.

        • 1. Re: Content aware leaves a reflection on selection.
          c.pfaffenbichler Level 8

          Please explain what you are doing exactly.

          • 2. Re: Content aware leaves a reflection on selection.
            c.pfaffenbichler Level 8

            Posting some screenshots might help illustrate the issue.

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            • 3. Re: Content aware leaves a reflection on selection.
              ldentscarcello Level 1

              Here are the screenshots of what I am doing.

              1. I want to remove the brown from the background. The mom was hiding under a sheet to hold up baby so he wouldn't fall back.

              Screen shot 2013-01-05 at 1.51.23 PM.png

               

              2. 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. So I tried using the patch tool to specify where I want it to replace from (the white brick above the sheet). I drag the selection up to the white brick and it previews the correct brick replacement, but when I let go of the mouse I get a reflection as in the 3rd photo.

               

              Screen shot 2013-01-05 at 1.51.47 PM.png

               

              3.

              Screen shot 2013-01-05 at 1.52.32 PM.png

              I am not very fluent with photoshop, I primarily use Lightroom so I could very well have something turned on that I don't realize. But I have no idea what that would be! Help!

              • 4. Re: Content aware leaves a reflection on selection.
                c.pfaffenbichler Level 8

                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

                replaceBackgoundScr.jpg

                 

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

                replaceBackgoundScr2.jpg