Why dont you take the picture of that part of the floor which is perfectly fine so that you can hide the part that is spoiled rather than using content aware tool.Check out the printing basics in photoshop.
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i simply use walnuts, rubbed hard over scratch. the natural oil in them seems to infiltrate the raw wood and seal it up again... hey presto, scratch gone.
as for getting a consumer printer to match reality, screen, etc., even with careful calibration is a task that's beyond my, and many of my professional friends abilities ;-(
of course, with pro hardware and a careful workflow it's easily achieved, other than the cost of the pro equipment ;-(
Here's a strange thing. I googled how to fix a scratch in a hardwood floor, and out of the million plus answers, not one of them suggested hiding it with a photograph. But to make sure, I asked my cat.
It's actually really easy to do with wood floors because you have the grain to disguise the fix. There are loads of videos on YouTube and the repair kits are available at DIY stores and eBay, and the fix is durable and you can even walk on it without it scrunching up. They do similar kits for tiled floors that will fix fairly big chips and cracks.
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Just use the patch tool on the floor...that's always my go-to tool when I get up in the morning and look at myself in the mirror. I tried Liquify once, but I overdid it and eventually had to hit File > Revert. Luckily I had enough History states to get away with it...
Actually, Trevor, this goes into an honorable tradition. Salvador Dali once made a painting to conceal an obtrusive radiator. The painting was a realistic depiction of the radiator itself.
And then there's Rene Magritte, of course:
So I would suggest a photograph of the scratch, mounted slightly above the original scratch, with the inscription "this is not a scratch". If people aren't sufficiently convinced by that, you can always knock them in the head with not knowing their art history. That should shut them up.
Or set the blend mode to difference and it will cancel out the original scratch.
I actually owe you an apology Dagg, because when I opened the thread and saw you were the last poster, I scrolled down expecting to see technical duff about calibrated monitors, ICC profiles (whatever they are) and archival quality, two part epoxy printer ink.
(btw, just one g there...)