Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Content Aware in Adobe Photoshop

I was just watching this at John Nack's blog and OMG this is one feature that I've always been looking for in Adobe Photoshop! If you use Photoshop for your daily photo editing etc, you will notice that the Healing Brush, Patch and Clone Stamp tools have been part of Photoshop since version 7 was released. But as newer versions of Photoshop are released, newer algorithms make these tools even better to use.

If you've tried or seen Photoshop CS4 (Adobe's latest offering) you will notice that there is a new feature called "Content Aware Scaling" and it is a pretty cool feature. In a nutshell Adobe's new feature senses "dead" areas in photos, and resizes the image to avoid squashing or stretching every object within it. If you want to see Content Aware Scaling in action, Russell Brown has done a video demo on the Adobe TV site.

Right, this is where the fun bits begin. John Nack has just done a video demo of what's happening behind the scenes @ Adobe Labs. Their latest concoction? Its Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop. Content Aware Fill? You know that sometimes when you're out and about taking various shots, there comes a point where the picture you’re trying to take will contain wires or items you don’t want. You can’t get away with having a different composition or anything. It is there by nature and the only way is to edit that picture in a tool such as Adobe Photoshop. Well this is where Content Aware Fill comes in and its best by viewing the video below to see what it does.

Least to say that I'm very excited about this feature. Hope it comes in as an update to Photoshop. It will definately save you a bucket load of time.

Original article @ John Nack on Adobe: Video: New from Adobe Labs, Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop

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