Photoshop for Total Beginners 7

Image Enhancements

Before we get started today, I wanted to make sure to mention; each tool is good for specific scenarios and/or picture content. When one tool does not do the trick, the idea is to try a different tool. You will probably very seldom achieve a desired outcome by using only one tool. Ps has so many tools that you can pretty much achieve anything when using them in the right combinations. What is the right combination? That depends on the picture, what you’re trying to achieve and what your preferred tools are… as you may have noticed by now, in PS you can achieve the same outcome oftentimes in many different ways.

The reason I am bringing this up is because the tools I am showing in my posts may work well on some pictures and not so much on others… Suck it up, deal with it, and try a different tool.

Today I want to touch on a new feature introduced into CS5 called content aware. This tool is so awesome that there are a LOT of video tutorials out there that will go into great detail. Here are a couple of my favorites if you feel like giving them a look:

Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2

I want to get rid of the hot air balloon…

Using the Lasso Tool  I selected the hot air balloon.

Right click inside the selected area and click the fill option.
This opens the fill window.

Make sure you have selected the Content-Aware option and click OK.

I never get tired of this…

If you think this is cool, wait until next week, it will blow your mind.

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