Adobe is out today with a sneak peek at the upcoming Photoshop. Specifically, the Content-Aware Fill tool. It’s already a great tool when it works. And that happens around half the time with varying degrees of ‘that’s amazing’ to ‘what is that?’ 

Photoshop Product Manager Meridith Stotzner is aiming to put the concerns to bed with a ton of improvements to the tool to make it smarter and produce results that look realistic. 

Ok, that looks damn good. It’s something that’ll be incredibly useful for the random person who wanders into your shot. Or you want to mess with friends with your vacation album. 

What Adobe is adding to Content-Aware Fill is a ‘sampling area option.’ You can choose to go with Adobe’s Sensei AI or take a more granular control with custom options. Currently, the only custom option is to select ‘rectangular’ and start the masking process. It works, but you start debate life choices as time ticks by. 

Adobe’s Sensei AI works by “analyz[ing] the image content and determin[ing] which locations best match the pixels immediately bordering the selection.” Let’s just say the difference in generations is staggering. 

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Auto is looking great. Rectangular? Not so much. 

When are we getting our hands on the update? It has a coming soon flashing on the video, but Meridith Stotzner lets it slip it’ll be 2019. It’ll make for a nice Christmas present.

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