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Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Extending an Edge with Content Aware

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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51. Extending an Edge with Content Aware


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2 Bridge vs. Lightroom Duration:06:39
3 Tour of Photoshop Interface Duration:18:21
4 Overview of Bridge Workspace Duration:07:42
9 Developing Raw Images Duration:30:33
11 How to Save Images Duration:03:37
12 Using the Transform Tool Duration:04:48
14 Selection Tools Duration:05:55
15 Combining Selection Tools Duration:07:37
17 Quick Mask Mode Duration:05:07
18 Select Menu Essentials Duration:21:28
20 Align Active Layers Duration:07:29
21 Creating a New Layer Duration:06:15
22 Creating a Clipping Mask Duration:03:02
23 Using Effects on Layers Duration:11:24
24 Using Adjustment Layers Duration:16:44
25 Using the Shape Tool Duration:04:39
30 Adding Texture to Images Duration:09:11
35 Understanding Curves Duration:06:18
36 Editing an Image Using Curves Duration:18:41
39 Editing with Blending Modes Duration:08:04
40 Color Theory Duration:05:59
41 Curves for Color Duration:16:52
42 Hue and Saturation Adjustments Duration:08:59
44 Match Colors Using Numbers Duration:16:59
45 Adjusting Skin Tones Duration:05:25
52 Clone Between Documents Duration:13:19
53 Crop Tool Duration:10:07
54 Frame Tool Duration:02:59
56 Paint Brush Tools Duration:13:33
57 History Brush Tool Duration:06:27
58 Eraser and Gradient Tools Duration:03:06
60 Blur and Shape Tools Duration:11:06
61 Dissolve Mode Duration:09:24
62 Multiply Mode Duration:15:29
63 Screen Mode Duration:14:08
64 Hard Light Mode Duration:14:54
66 Smart Filters Duration:11:32
67 High Pass Filter Duration:13:40
68 Blur Filter Duration:05:59
69 Filter Gallery Duration:07:42
70 Adaptive Wide Angle Filter Duration:04:43
71 Combing Filters and Features Duration:04:45
72 Select and Mask Duration:20:04
73 Manually Select and Mask Duration:08:08
74 Creating a Clean Background Duration:21:19
75 Changing the Background Duration:13:34
76 Smart Object Overview Duration:08:37
77 Nested Smart Objects Duration:09:55
78 Scale and Warp Smart Objects Duration:09:08
79 Replace Contents Duration:06:55
80 Raw Smart Objects Duration:10:20
83 Panoramas Duration:13:15
84 HDR Duration:11:20
85 Focus Stacking Duration:04:02
86 Time-lapse Duration:11:18
87 Light Painting Composite Duration:08:05
88 Remove Moire Patterns Duration:06:11
89 Remove Similar Objects At Once Duration:09:52
91 Replace a Repeating Pattern Duration:06:50
95 Warping Duration:11:03
96 Liquify Duration:14:02
97 Puppet Warp Duration:12:52
98 Displacement Map Duration:10:36
99 Polar Coordinates Duration:07:19
100 Organize Your Layers Duration:11:02
101 Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss Duration:02:59
102 Layer Style: Knockout Deep Duration:12:34
103 Blending Options: Blend if Duration:13:18
105 Layer Comps Duration:08:30
106 Black-Only Shadows Duration:06:07
109 Create an Antique Color Action Duration:13:52
110 Create a Contour Map Action Duration:10:20
111 Faux Sunset Action Duration:07:20
112 Photo Credit Action Duration:05:54
113 Create Sharable Actions Duration:07:31
117 Scratch Disk Is Full Duration:06:02
118 Preview Thumbnail Duration:02:10

Lesson Info

Extending an Edge with Content Aware

Now, this image also has a little area of white on the left side and in the bottom, right. And that has to do with me correcting the vertical lines that are in the the image they originally were canted in towards the top because my camera was tilted up and I fixed that in adobe camera raw. So let me show you how I could fix that edge piece where you see white. I'm gonna make a selection of that area. I can use the many different tools, one of which would be the magic wand tool. Magic Wand Tool will select a particular color when you click on it. If it's a solid color that it's easy for it. Toe select an area, do the same thing down here at the bottom. I have to hold shift to say, I'd like to add when I click, and so we have those two areas selected. I need the selection that I have to actually be larger than the area. Want to change because in order to get it to match something in the surroundings, it needs to be touching or overlapping those surroundings. So go to the select menu will...

choose modify, and there's a choice in there called Expand. And that means act as if these selections air like balloons and just blow a little extra air into them. So they stay the same shape, but they get bigger. So I'll tell it to expand by about two pixels, and that should have gotten it so that selection is now overlapping this image content. And now let's see if we're going to be able to fix that easily. Well, I want to use something that's similar to the spot healing brush, but I don't wanna have to paint. And to do that I can go to the edit menu. And there is a choice called Phil. In Under Phil, there's a little menu here. One of the choices is called Content Aware and content Aware acts a lot like the spot healing brush. When I click OK, it will attempt to fill those areas in, and then I can get rid of my selection and you see one spot. I think that's where I didn't have my I don't think my selection extended into that microscopic little area, so I'll use my spot healing brush manually there. But we filled that in. Not too bad. I just need to look for things like grout lines. And here we're missing a bit of a grout line. Eso I could try the spot healing brush, and if it doesn't work, that's when I go to the one I have control over the normal healing brush. A copy from the line that's there, Put it in. Just make sure I have grout lines all the way up. Looks fine. So hopefully you're getting a sense for the difference between the clone stamp, which just blatantly copies in. Apply somewhere else the healing brush, which copies from somewhere else but then blends in with its surroundings in the spot healing brush, which figures out where to copy from on its own but also blends in with its surroundings. Any time I use a tool that has the word healing attached to it, I use a hard edge brush any time you use it. The other tool, which is the clone stamp. I do it based totally on the image where when I was paying up against the edge of a stair, I looked at the stair and I said doesn't have a crisp edge. If so, my brush needs a Chris bench. Or is the edge of the stair someone out of focus? If so, I'd need a slightly soft edged brush to match that kind of fade out that's there. But when it's I'm using, the clone stamp tool is when I have to be more careful.

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


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