Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended
Estimated Completion Time: 10 Minutes
Final Product What You'll Be Creating
With the launch of the new Adobe Suite of programs comes the long awaited Adobe Photoshop CS5. Packed with new features to speed up your workflow it truly is the most advanced edition of Photoshop to date. One of the new features we will be looking at today is called Content Aware. This feature allows you to quickly fill in a selection with surrounding content making it look like a part of the original image. In this case we will choose to remove a person from a photo, this can be done in less than five minutes. With the additional image enhancements this tutorial will take you less than 10 minutes to complete.
Dubai photographer :: Original Image
Before we begin, download or copy the image that we will be working with. As you can see, there are two individuals in this photo. In today’s tutorial, we will use Photoshop CS5′s Content Aware Feature to remove the man on the left.
Dubai photographer :: Step 1
Using the content aware tool on different images produces different results. An image with a gradient background such as the sky in this image is quite tricky to work with. Open beach.jpg in Photoshop.
Dubai photographer :: Step 2
We are extracting the person on the left from this photo. Using the Pen Tool, (P) Begin by making a path around the subject. The nice thing about using content aware is that you do not have to be exact when making a selection. In fact, do your best not to cut too close to the subject.
Notice in the image below how far I am drawing the path from the subject. Try to keep this distance all the way around. If you go too close, Content Aware will take pixels from the subject. If you cut too far it will take pixels from the woman on the right.
Dubai photographer :: Step 3
Once you complete the path around the subject, turn it into a selection. This can be done by right clicking on the path and selecting Make Selection.
A dialog box will pop-up, make sure the feathering is set to 0px. Leave all other options as they are. Click OK.
Now Dubai photographer have an active selection around our subject. In this step we will make the subject disappear from the image using Content Aware Fill. To do this, go to Edit > Fill.
A dialog box will pop-up, make sure the Content Aware option is selected. Blending mode is set to normal and the opacity is at 100%. Hit OK. Dubai photographer
You can cancel the selection at any time by making another selection or just clicking anywhere else on the page with any selection tool.