Adobe has now made a designer’s job that much easier by providing us with an amazing new feature in CS5. The content-aware healing feature within Photoshop, allows the Photoshop application to examine your image as it tries to figure out the best way to remove or repair the damaged or unwanted area you’ve selected. How’s that for making it easy? The Spot Healing Brush is still best suited for smaller areas that you can easily click on or paint over. However, the content-aware fill, lets you repair or replace larger, more complex areas, and even multiple areas at once, simply by drawing selections around them and letting Photoshop do the rest! How about that for saving time?
Using the Content Aware Healing brush is easy. Simply open your image, select the “Spot Healing Brush” from the tool menu on the left, then make sure the “Content-Aware” button is toggled on the “Applications Bar” up top. Using the “Spot Healing Brush” begin drawing over the area you wish to remove, the content-aware will begin filling in the area you wish to remove. Finish up with the spot healing brush.
For a simple tutorial, I have linked a sample video to show the process. Enjoy!