I was recently doing a workshop in New Orleans, Louisiana and bad weather outside forced us to do all the photography inside the Westin Hotel. The Westin Hotel provided some terrific backgrounds for my workshop but I still wanted to get an outdoor feel in a few of the images. The second floor of the Westin offered some fairly large windows that I thought I could use to get the look I wanted in my photographs.
The problem was the fact that the windows had a metal beam coming down the center and also had draperies hanging on the side of the window. The challenge was to remove the window’s center beam and the drapes as quickly and efficiently as I could. As I've said so many times here before, it's not so much about getting it right in the camera as opposed to fixing it efficiently in Photoshop. For me, it's always about getting it right as quickly as possible using hardware or software. And, if my software tools allow me to fix an issue in only a few minutes then that will be the route I will take. Ask yourself the question – 10 minutes trying to get right in the camera are 2 minutes to get it right in Photoshop? What’s your choice? I’ll take the two-minute shortcut every time.
Anyway, with the technique I’m showing you today, I think you'll be further impressed with the”Content Aware Fill” tool. This technique shows you how to get even greater functionality out of the “Content Aware Fill” tool. Why not hit the PLAY button below and see what I'm talking about.
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