Content Fill (Photoshop MacOS)

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maggiemole Senior Member • Posts: 1,731
Content Fill (Photoshop MacOS)

I always have problems filling in the new space created by distorting an image. It has been so for several versions of PS and I should have asked the forum about it earlier. I select the new space with the magic wand, go to Edit/Fill/Content Aware, choosing the Normal blend. The newly coloured space is surrounded by a dark dashed line which I can remove by cloning, in theory. The new colour is sort of OK, but in the case of plain blue sky it is a distinctly different shade, and cloning does not solve the problem.

I've tried searching Google for help but they never mention this problem, which hints that I am doing (or not doing) something really stupid. Please, why is this happening? Even the dashed line seems that it should not be there. Thanks!

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Skip Senior Member • Posts: 2,039
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I had a similar situation recently. I got a better result by expanding the selection by three px after using the wand. And I don't know if it was necessary, but I also feathered by 1 px. The result wasn't perfect, but it was better than just using the original wand selection.

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gscotten
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maggiemole wrote:

I always have problems filling in the new space created by distorting an image. It has been so for several versions of PS and I should have asked the forum about it earlier. I select the new space with the magic wand, go to Edit/Fill/Content Aware, choosing the Normal blend. The newly coloured space is surrounded by a dark dashed line which I can remove by cloning, in theory. The new colour is sort of OK, but in the case of plain blue sky it is a distinctly different shade, and cloning does not solve the problem.

I've tried searching Google for help but they never mention this problem, which hints that I am doing (or not doing) something really stupid. Please, why is this happening? Even the dashed line seems that it should not be there. Thanks!

Of you use the Magic Wand, I get better results by increasing the Tolerance setting slightly. My default is 10, and that usually works fine. Checking Color Adaption in the Fill box helps with the sky matching.

Skip's method of increasing the selection works, too.

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OP maggiemole Senior Member • Posts: 1,731
Re: Content Fill (Photoshop MacOS)

Thank you both, they are good suggestions I hadn't tried. I wish it didn't happen at all, it does seem strange!

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Kaj E Veteran Member • Posts: 9,858
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maggiemole wrote:

I always have problems filling in the new space created by distorting an image. It has been so for several versions of PS and I should have asked the forum about it earlier. I select the new space with the magic wand, go to Edit/Fill/Content Aware, choosing the Normal blend. The newly coloured space is surrounded by a dark dashed line which I can remove by cloning, in theory. The new colour is sort of OK, but in the case of plain blue sky it is a distinctly different shade, and cloning does not solve the problem.

I've tried searching Google for help but they never mention this problem, which hints that I am doing (or not doing) something really stupid. Please, why is this happening? Even the dashed line seems that it should not be there. Thanks!

Painting the empty spaces after a tran form with the spot healing brush works quite well (if you have the currrent version of PS).

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