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Sneak Peek: Upcoming Photoshop Content-Aware Fill
By Joseph Tepper, September 12, 2018 @ 05:19 PM (EST)

There are big changes coming for Adobe’s popular “Content-Aware Fill” tool in Photoshop. It’s already a key tool for removing backscatter and underwater elements in an image—but if this two-minute sneak peek video is any indicator, then we are in for some significant improvements.

Essentially, the Content-Aware Fill tool is getting its own workspace with a bunch of options that users can fine-tune to achieve the best result. One key change is a real-time preview that will show the final result as you tweak settings. This should help limit the number of Content-Aware Fill fails.

For images with some symmetry, the new Mirror checkbox will be a useful setting to use a sample of the reflection to cover the space. It looks like the new tool will be a lot of fun to play with and improve the effectiveness of Content-Aware Fill. No word on the exact release date, but we expect to see an update with the new tool sometime in the coming months.

Check out the sneak peek video below.




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