This is the first of three articles on the significant changes in Photoshop CS5: Content-Aware Fill, Painting Techniques, and HDR.
It’s no secret that Adobe Photoshop provides photographers with many tools for accomplishing similar or related retouching tasks. Photoshop CS5 ships with two special Edit commands that work in new ways and achieve high quality results.
The new Content-Aware Fill and Content-Aware Heal provide an intelligent means of removing distracting elements in a scene, by predicting what is “behind” these selected elements and then filling the selection or brush stroke with new textures that blend with their surroundings (Fig. 1).