Subscribing Member. Quite embarrassing how easy that was in the end. But the brand new “Content-Aware Crop” tool is something that every underwater photographer should know how to use, as it can save a significant amount of time by streamlining the cropping process. So we have the answer to the original question—it was a smart object. I'm not sure if you are aware of this, but you are on a community forum, staffed by volunteers who are users like you. I just started having the same problem. Although the exact way the algorithm works is technically […] If I set it to anything basically, it will not work. To illustrate the technique, let’s take a look at this image. This tool makes it possible to do so without needing professional-level Photoshop skills. The Patch tool icon is a rectangle with lines bisecting each edge. Straighten, Crop and Watch it Fill. When you have a background layer selected, Content Aware isn't available. On the left is the work area and on the right is the Preview panel.. Please help. The option still does not appear. If you have ever opened the crop tool, you may have noticed the Content-Aware checkbox in the menu bar. These areas inside the crop lines will be automatically filled in if you select this crop. Why is it not working, I wonder!? PS CC 2019 - Content aware does not appear in Crop tool options. Content aware fill and crop are not magic buttons that turn your image in a masterpiece. Found the problem. This is the latest available (19.1.4 ) and Content Aware Crop is still visible on the Options Bar when the Crop tool is selected. It doesn't work if I try to content aware crop when it's a background image or another unlocked layer. The Content Aware Move tool allows you to choose an element to transfer from one photo to another, placing it seamlessly so that it looks like it naturally belongs. Content Aware Crop isn't working. 1 - In Photoshop, open the image you want to work with. With that setting I can "content aware crop" all I want - it will not work, even though the history states that a content aware crop had been performed. This is a screencapture .jpg image, not a smart object. As you can see from my previous screenshot, I'm on the same version as you are and Content Aware Crop is visible, available, and working as expected. Content aware crop is a super feature that I think will save lots of time when working on crop correction with some of your images. In Photoshop CC 2020 and 2021, when I use the crop content aware tool, it no longer works as it did in prior versions. Just select the “Crop Tool” (C) and make sure only the “Content Aware” box is checked in the Top Menu. Content-aware cropping works best in areas of relatively solid color, like a clear blue sky, or in areas with lots of random detail, like grass, leaves, or a sandy beach. Next, click on your image to activate the Crop Shield. The second one, not so much. That's all I needed it to do. I use the content aware fill feature constantly – nearly everyday for the different sizes of art I have to produce. I can't imagine that it is supposed to work like that! Let's take it for a test drive. This is for Photoshop, not PS CC. Makes no difference if I check the option or not. Trying to rotate and crop an image, So far so good, however I don't have the content-aware option visible in the tool bar. What happens is you check the box, and as soon as you manipulate the crop frame, it unchecks itself. What happens if you press Enter from the screen shot above? When Content Aware is selected, Photoshop will fill in the new empty blank areas of the image with pixels from the surrounding area. If you see an obviously repeated area, or a synthesized object in not quite the right place, try these steps: And you are dragging the crop handles out to make the canvas larger, right? Content-Aware Scale will make the image large, so a large canvas is required. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. The Crop Tool. So I look the image I manually filled in and raised the crop about an inch, leaving a blank top and tried "content-aware" crop again, and it worked! It doesn't work for me. The Patch tool and the Content-Aware Move tool are located on the toolbar. The latest addition to the content-aware tool set in Photoshop has been the Content-Aware Crop Tool. Arghhhhh! Can you save it as a Photoshop document and try again? 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So I'm not excactly sure what did the trick. Areas Where Content Aware Crop Tool Fails As you can see in the above image, the corners of the image are pretty much simple to create. #CreativeFriday – Content Aware Crop in Photoshop 2015.5 Well big news this week with the launch of the new update to Photoshop CC 2015.5 ! Uninstalling/reinstalling does not remove all of Photoshop—if you decide you would like to return to 2018 at some point, I'd suggest running the Adobe CC Cleaner Tool first to see if that helps. A crop boundary appears around the photo. Learn how to change the crop of the image and fill in those extended areas with the Content-Aware Crop option with the Crop tool. Note that it will dim if you have a smart object layer selected, but still be visible. 7 - You can also use the “Content Aware Crop” to extend the edges of an image. I need the Content aware crop tool every day, without it I can’t work. Use Content-Aware Crop to expand further at this point (without adding artifacts to your existing work). Look for the gray badge in the lower right corner of the Layer thumbnail. Sometimes I fill a selected area and sometimes I fill an empty area. This tool generally fails when the corners of the photo are complex to create. Now you have a few choices. It would also be helpful to translate that error message. Just tested it out, it worked fine for me. Tried that. All rights reserved. Here’s how to use the new Content-Aware Crop Tool. "RE: Content Aware Crop now not working in PS?" (Windows-only) Content-Aware Fill workspace freezes on releasing a pen stroke with Microsoft Surface Pen or Wacom pen February 2019 (version 20.0.3) release Strange color shift in photos when filter adjustment layers are packaged into a Smart Object "RE: Content Aware Crop now not working in PS?" Anyway, work in progress, later this week. BarbBinder​ You were right! You cannot content-aware fill an adjustment layer, for example. BarbBinder says: "When you have a background layer selected, Content Aware isn't available. I can't any reason why not from that screen shot. Oi. If you hold the mouse still over the last icon in the Crop tool options bar, you'll see that icon is Content-Aware Fill. The magic, if you will. Select the crop tool and in the Options bar at the top of the screen, check the Content-Aware checkbox to turn on the Crop tool’s Content-Aware option. If you are trying to hit a target aspect ratio, enter value in the crop box and you’ll be able to use it to both visually crop in one dimension while expand to fill the other. However, if you have ever tried to remove an object from an image using Content-Aware Fill, you will have noticed that you can’t do this on a new blank layer. Sometimes it works really well, other times I don’t know what the heck it’s thinking. The Creative Cloud app will open and let you know if there is an available update. Sometimes it works really well, other times I don’t know what the heck it’s thinking. Set the ratio to 1:1 square for your Crop parameter. But sometimes that isn’t possible. It did not work for me too initially but It somehow worked after I randomly fiddled around with unlocking the background layer and other crop settings. It's intermittent and I don't know what causes it. If the Content-Aware Fill option is greyed out, use a selection tool like the lasso (keyboard shortcut “L”) to highlight your content. Content-Aware Crop in Photoshop, which automatically fills in the gaps when you rotate or expand a canvas beyond the original image size. If you don't notice that happening, you get the above results. I'm not at home at the moment therefore I can't send you an image. I am unable to fill an empty area across the side or top of a photo!! Create a copy of your background layer. Narrow options bar is disabled, but the content aware box is grayed out and not usable in the crop tool. All right, let's get on to one of the last videos where we look at exporting for all the different kinds of formats, web, social, print, all right, I'll see you over there. Joined May 11, 2006 Messages 43,939 Location CHARLOTTE Real Name Randy Jan … You can set the crop to exclude parts of a photo (just make sure that Delete Cropped Pixels is not checked so you don’t lose any information! I can only see that a complete uninstall/fresh install might be the solution. Well, thanks for the advice, Barb…BUT, I’m in no mood to mess about at the moment. The content-aware features in Photoshop work better with some images than others, and they don’t always produce perfect results. 6 select/modify/expand by 20 pixles or so (will vary on image size) but you want a bit to give CA something to work on. It can really be a time saver for a large majority of images where you need to straighten or add space. Select the Crop Tool . But my settings where on width/height resolution (don't know the actual translation for it). I shot it last year on the Road to Hana in Maui with some friends. But my settings where on width/height resolution (don't know the actual translation for it). Must have had something to do with the tiff file I was working with. Here comes the best part. The Crop Tool allows you to quickly adjust the aspect ratio of your image. Content-Aware Crop… Like Magic? Check your layers. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram. However, I looked and I do see the option though,  I do not know what it would do unless you can add canvas with the Crop tool I never use the crop tool. That is how Photoshop works—you can content aware crop a file, but not a smart object—so that's a feature, not a bug. However, if you choose to, you can extend the crop line to include any area. It looks like this either way: I'm running the latest version of Photoshop CC 2018 that I just installed today. With that setting I can "content aware crop" all I want - it will not work, even though the history states that a content aware crop had been performed. When Content Aware is selected, Photoshop will fill in the new empty blank areas of the image with pixels from the surrounding area. Or just Photoshop? still the same here. I am unable to fill an empty area across the side or top of a photo!! The second one, not so much. In the Options bar at the top of the screen, check the Content-Aware checkbox to turn on the Crop tool’s Content-Aware option. This is happening because at some point, intentionally or not, the Enable Narrow Options Bar preference was turned on. Please help. Here’s how to use the new Content-Aware Crop Tool. But even if I rotate the image the outcome remains the same: no content aware fill in. The content aware scaling tool helps us change the size of an image without distorting the main elements in the scene. The closest thing I can think of is Content Aware Scale. The next order of business was to expand canvas using the Crop Tool. This is happening because at some point, intentionally or not, the Enable Narrow Options Bar preference was turned on. If you liked this article, then please subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more free Photoshop video tutorials. Let's take it for a test drive. | In response to Reply # 3. glxman Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008 Thu 16-Nov-17 04:16 PM | edited Thu 16-Nov-17 04:36 PM by glxman Tks for the heads-up Alan, Maybe a High-Sierra problem perhaps? 2 - Select the “Crop Tool” (C) and make sure only the “Content Aware” box is checked in the Top Menu. Is it a smart object? The content-aware function has been upgraded and is ‘up to 3X faster with even better results! Content-Aware Scale does not work on a background image, so a copy has to be made. Content-Aware Scale. Select the crop tool and in the Options bar at the top of the screen, check the Content-Aware checkbox to turn on the Crop tool’s Content-Aware option. (Photoshop CC>Preferences>Tools>Enable Narrow Options Bar). As for the problem being a partial installation being the cause, I always use the Adobe Creative Cloud reminders and installers, so is there a problem lurking there I wonder? Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. However, it doesn't work very well in areas that are too specific. In Photoshop CS6, content-aware scaling is a cool image-sizing feature also known as seam carving. I had to use the clone tool to match the content that was cropped out. As you fine-tune sampling and fill areas and adjust … But with the 16:9 ratio setting it works like a charm. 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