Removing Objects with Content-Aware Patch
For our second example, we can combine the power of Content-Aware Move with the new Content-Aware mode for the Patch tool, to recompose the photograph. Let’s take a look at the new Patch options (Figure 9).
Figure 9: The new settings in the Options Bar for the Patch tool in Photoshop CS6.
The Patch menu now offers a choice of two modes: Normal and Content-Aware. Content-Aware mode will work in the same way that Content-Aware Fill does, allowing Photoshop to analyze the surrounding textures and replace them more seamlessly than Normal Mode will in many cases. There is also an Adaptation pop-up menu for the Patch tool that serves the same purpose and works in exactly the same way as the Adaptation setting for Content-Aware Move edits.
For this example (Figure 10), we need to both move the seagull away from the boat and remove the bridge segment seen in the lower-right corner.
Figure 10: We need to remove the distracting elements from this picture and “relocate” the seagull.