Content aware fill

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  1. Dmitri

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    Is anyone else disappointed with content aware fill after using it? Maybe I using it wrong but I expected much more after the videos adobe put out.
     
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    From user videos and pics I have seen. It just makes a pattern out of the information that is available. It can look very nice small scale, but on a larger area it is very noticeable.
     
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    I haven't been able to come close to what they did in the videos (removing the tree and shadows). I find I the patch is still much better. :p
     
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    Here's a few before and afters using CAF for me: (These were all "test" shots. Was just location scouting with my kids)

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    After: Got rid of the silver car in the background behind the tall grass.
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    I cropped that last one to get rid of the flower. it was bugging me..

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    In the second shot (the kids on the bench) in the original I can see what I expected would be a limitation of the filter - look at the daisies and you can see two distinct mirrored lines of them where the filter has copied over the stone wall. Certainly not a major problem as you just have to clone/heal in a bit of difference and the major legwork has already been done - but something to keep an eye on when using the filter for certain.
     
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    I guess it has its place somewhere. I tend to get very blurry effects even in (what should be) very easy filling. For example, some geese on a lawn, I try to CAF one out and it gets all screwy green blur that looks very little like the lawn around it.

    Maybe I just need to get used to it but I've been using the patch/clone tool again.
     
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    it might also be easier for me since I have never used any form of CS before. I've only had elements and hated the clone tool because it would never do what I really wanted it to do... I don't think I ever fully learned how to use it...

    But now with CAF, it just makes me "stupid beginner mistakes" easier to fix :) haha... lol

    No, I don't look at it like that when I am actually taking pictures. I try to take pictures that I won't have to spend 20 minutes or more editing. I try to get as much as possible right in camera :)
     
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    It's not a bad a feature and it definitely speeds up the processing/retouch work. As to is it worth nearly a grand (can't comment on it).
    DL the trial version - 30d free, try it out.
    good luck
     
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    okay I have found that it does have it's place, but isn't nearly as good as the sneak peak videos showed. I have tho found uses for it.

    I am also loving the new features to Camera Raw (well, new to me - coming from cs3). The adjustment brushes are awesome!
     
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    the sneak peek videos were shown small... so it was harder to see these "imperfections" in the videos. I do agree that the video made it seem a lot better. But it is probably because they were made so small...
     
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    I think you're right. I should demand my money back, except I'd still want to keep cs5 lol
     

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