re­com pose your shot s

How to use Con­tent-Aware Fill in Pho­to­shop

Mac Format - - CONTENTS - Dave Steven­son

it will take 30 min­utes

you will lea rn What Con­tent-Aware Fill is and how best to use it

You’ll nee d A pic­ture that you want to re­com­pose, Pho­to­shop CC

It used to be that crop­ping an im­age only went one way –

smaller. Crop­ping in on an im­age usu­ally means mak­ing the sub­ject of your shot big­ger, and dis­card­ing pix­els around the edge of the frame. This is a use­ful skill – not only does it mean you can draw at­ten­tion to your sub­ject, which is par­tic­u­larly help­ful if your sub­ject is small, but you can also re­po­si­tion the sub­ject of your shot in the frame if it’s strangely placed to be­gin with.

With Pho­to­shop CC, crop­ping doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily mean zoom­ing into your im­age. Take ro­tat­ing a shot, for in­stance. Or­di­nar­ily, ro­tat­ing an im­age cre­ates white space at the cor­ners of your shot; Pho­to­shop au­to­mat­i­cally con­strains – ie, makes smaller – your im­age to avoid this white space show­ing up in your fi­nal im­age. Con­tent-Aware crop­ping fills these white spa­ces with au­to­mat­i­cally gen­er­ated new pix­els, based on pat­terns and colours nearby.

1 Blank bits 1 2 A blank area shows up as grey/white checker­board. This will print as white, and needs to be dealt with. 2 As­pect ra­tio You can keep the orig­i­nal as­pect ra­tio, but oth­ers are avail­able – In­sta­gram is square, for in­stance. 3

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