Example of the New Content Aware Fill in Photoshop CS5

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Example of the New Content Aware Fill in Photoshop CS5

Adobe Photoshop CS5

Photoshop CS5 has many new, exciting features for Photographers.  It will be available very soon, so pre-order your upgrade or full version now, so you can play right away.  As a beta tester, I have gotten to play with some of the fun new toys.  My favorite two are content aware fill (which you will see in a minute) and the crop guides.  You can actually see the rule of thirds overlaid on your images as you crop.

I just finished editing vacation snapshots and decided to play with the content aware so you can see what I was able to do in under a minute.  And while my play was not perfect, for a 4×6 in a family photo album, it was amazing, fast, and simple.  If you are looking to make random objects disappear, or clean up distractions in your images, you are going to buy Photoshop CS5 right away.  I would say it alone is worth the upgrade price.

Are you going to upgrade?  Which features are you most excited for? What version of Photoshop or Elements are you using now.

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Click on the image to see results using Content Aware Fill in CS5.

If anyone knows why the embedded image will not animate correctly when it does in the wordpress editor, please let me know via the comments.  Thanks.

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  1. April 22, 2010 at 8:03 pm —

    I use CS4 and I CAN NOT WAIT FOR CS5!!!!! So excited is an understatement! Lucky you for getting to try it out already!!

  2. April 22, 2010 at 11:49 am —

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    MCP Twitter follower!!

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    Now an RSS subscriber!!

  5. April 22, 2010 at 11:36 am —

    Awesome giveaway! Subscribed to shootsac newsletter and was already a fan on fb. I would love to win the Effervescent cover and have been eyeing mcp’s ‘bag of tricks’ for a while now.

  6. April 20, 2010 at 12:25 pm —

    Freakin’ amazing. Yes, based on this feature alone, I will upgrade. Thanks for the info.

  7. April 20, 2010 at 12:03 pm —

    If you think this is a cool feature, check out the new puppet warp feature (silly name, cool feature) in PS CS5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nAklIkMy4g

  8. April 20, 2010 at 11:38 am —

    Oh ya, I can’t wait!

  9. April 20, 2010 at 10:56 am —

    I clicked on the image and it opened in a new tab. I was then able to see the animation (I’m using IE browser here at work).

  10. April 20, 2010 at 10:40 am —

    Saw this in my adobe email and my jaw dropped! I’m so excited…now if I could just convince the hub that I NEED it!!!!

  11. April 20, 2010 at 10:27 am —

    Wow, that’s crazy awesome. And it just took you a minute or so? Maybe I will be upgrading. Love the idea of having a rule of thirds crop guide. Why haven’t they done this earlier?? Thanks Jodi for info. 🙂

  12. Ashley
    April 20, 2010 at 10:26 am —

    wow. that was awesome. I don’t know that it specifically is a reason I will buy CS5. Would love to see what else is new. Thanks Jodi.

  13. Carey Pace
    April 20, 2010 at 9:50 am —

    holy cow, Jodi!!!! that’s awesome!

  14. April 20, 2010 at 9:50 am —

    There are some restrictions on animated gifs for WordPress.com. Make sure that in your Media upload window your Link URL window is pointing to the animated gif you uploaded to your uploads folder otherwise it is considered embedded and the animation will not work. In laymans terms you are just uploading the animated gif file to your uploads folder and when you insert the animated gif into your post you need to point to the actual gif file so that the animation will work correctly.

  15. April 20, 2010 at 9:28 am —

    So I’m kind of new, so you can edit raw in cs5, do we still have a need for light room? I am currently using a trial of lightroom but I rather upgrade from cs2

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Example of the New Content Aware Fill in Photoshop CS5