Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill is soon to get an upgrade, and Adobe has just launched a video to show off the latest improvements. The Content-Aware Fill is getting more intelligent and more powerful than before, allowing you to be not only more precise, but also much faster while cloning out unwanted elements.
The improvements are powered by Adobe Sensei, Adobe’s AI and machine learning technology. It has been used to power other Adobe features and programs such as automatic reframing in Premiere Pro, Content-Aware Fill in After Effects, Enhance Details feature in Lightroom and Camera Raw, or the Select Subject feature in Photoshop.
To use the Content-Aware fill, you now need to choose Edit > Content Aware Fill and you’ll see the workspace with the selection and the sampling area. In a different window, you’ll see a preview of what the result would look like. You’ll also see the tools that allow you to modify your sampling area or selection. There’s also a section “Sampling Area Options” where Adobe has added two new fill options other than Rectangular: Auto and Custom.
“The Rectangular creates a sampling area in a box around the selection,” Photoshop Product Manager Meredith Payne Stotzner explains in the video. You can modify this area using the Sampling Brush, but Adobe is now making it much simpler with the Auto option. It analyzes the image content and determines which pixels work best to fill the selected area. In the sneak peek video above, the feature indeed seems quite impressive.
Another new option is Custom, and it allows you complete control over the sampling area. It starts with a blank slate and lets you manually paint in whichever area you want to use for the fill.
There’s still no word about when we will see the latest Content-Aware Fill. We only know that it’s “coming soon,” and we’ll keep you posted of the updates.
[Photoshop Sneak Peek: Updates to Content-Aware Fill | Adobe Photoshop]