Photoshop's Content-Aware Fill is getting an upgrade

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Photoshop's powerful Content-Aware Fill tool is getting an upgrade, allowing for more precision and faster cloning, according to a new video by Adobe.

The improvements are powered by Adobe Sensei, Adobe’s AI and machine learning technology. It's the same tech that has been used to develop the Enhance Details feature in Lightroom and Camera Raw, or the Select Subject feature in Photoshop.

To use Content-Aware fill, choosen Edit > Content Aware Fill and the workspace with the selection and the sampling area will appear, along with a preview of what the result would look like. In the section “Sampling Area Options”, alongside the rectangular option are two new fill options: Auto and Custom.

Rectangular creates a sampling area in a box around the selection, and although you can modify this area using the Sampling Brush, the new Auto option will (surprise, surprise) automate the process. It analyses the image content and determines which pixels work best to fill the selected area.

Custom allows for complete control over the sampling area, starting with a blank slate. This then leaves the user to paint-in detail. 

Adobe haven't confirmed when the new feature will be made available yet, but we'll let you know when they do.

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