If you’ve ever had a small object in your picture that needed to be removed…you know there’s a few different ways to do this. That’s the beauty of using Photoshop. You can learn different methods and if one doesn’t work…try another one.
That’s why I’m always looking to learn new stuff and sometimes these new tools are right under your nose. The feature I’m talking about is “Content Aware”.
It’s as simple as selecting the object you want to replace, holding down the shift key and clicking delete. Sometimes it works fantastic and sometimes it doesn’t do a good job at all.
In the video below, I’ll show you how I took a small object and made it disappear in a matter of seconds.
Here’s the steps I used just to illustrate my workflow.
1. Use the marquee or selection tool to select the object
2. Hold down the SHIFT key and hit delete.
3. You will see a box appear and say “Content Aware”.
4. Click OK
It will calculate the area around your selection and try to replace the area with new pixels. In the video you will see 2 different examples of how I used this method.
I hope this little tip comes in handy for you when working on your pictures. I know sometimes the simplest thing can save you hours of editing. Who knows…maybe this is one of them
If you have any questions or comments…submit them below.