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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 51 of 118

Extending an Edge with Content Aware


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 51 of 118

Extending an Edge with Content Aware


Lesson Info

Extending an Edge with Content Aware

Now, this image also has a little area of white on the left side and in the bottom, right. And that has to do with me correcting the vertical lines that are in the the image they originally were canted in towards the top because my camera was tilted up and I fixed that in adobe camera raw. So let me show you how I could fix that edge piece where you see white. I'm gonna make a selection of that area. I can use the many different tools, one of which would be the magic wand tool. Magic Wand Tool will select a particular color when you click on it. If it's a solid color that it's easy for it. Toe select an area, do the same thing down here at the bottom. I have to hold shift to say, I'd like to add when I click, and so we have those two areas selected. I need the selection that I have to actually be larger than the area. Want to change because in order to get it to match something in the surroundings, it needs to be touching or overlapping those surroundings. So go to the select menu will...

choose modify, and there's a choice in there called Expand. And that means act as if these selections air like balloons and just blow a little extra air into them. So they stay the same shape, but they get bigger. So I'll tell it to expand by about two pixels, and that should have gotten it so that selection is now overlapping this image content. And now let's see if we're going to be able to fix that easily. Well, I want to use something that's similar to the spot healing brush, but I don't wanna have to paint. And to do that I can go to the edit menu. And there is a choice called Phil. In Under Phil, there's a little menu here. One of the choices is called Content Aware and content Aware acts a lot like the spot healing brush. When I click OK, it will attempt to fill those areas in, and then I can get rid of my selection and you see one spot. I think that's where I didn't have my I don't think my selection extended into that microscopic little area, so I'll use my spot healing brush manually there. But we filled that in. Not too bad. I just need to look for things like grout lines. And here we're missing a bit of a grout line. Eso I could try the spot healing brush, and if it doesn't work, that's when I go to the one I have control over the normal healing brush. A copy from the line that's there, Put it in. Just make sure I have grout lines all the way up. Looks fine. So hopefully you're getting a sense for the difference between the clone stamp, which just blatantly copies in. Apply somewhere else the healing brush, which copies from somewhere else but then blends in with its surroundings in the spot healing brush, which figures out where to copy from on its own but also blends in with its surroundings. Any time I use a tool that has the word healing attached to it, I use a hard edge brush any time you use it. The other tool, which is the clone stamp. I do it based totally on the image where when I was paying up against the edge of a stair, I looked at the stair and I said doesn't have a crisp edge. If so, my brush needs a Chris bench. Or is the edge of the stair someone out of focus? If so, I'd need a slightly soft edged brush to match that kind of fade out that's there. But when it's I'm using, the clone stamp tool is when I have to be more careful.

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


Adobe® Photoshop® 2020 is a feature-rich creative force, perfect for turning raw ideas into audience-wowing images. With Ben Willmore as your guide, you can master it faster than you think and take on a new decade of projects.

Ben takes you step-by-step through Adobe Photoshop 2020 as only he can. With an easy pace and zero technobabble, he demystifies this powerful program and makes you feel confident enough to create anything. This class is part of a fully-updated bundle – complete with 2020 features and more efficient ways to maximize the tools everyone uses most.

Whether you’re a 20-year designer or you’re opening the app for the first time, this is the perfect way to learn and love using Photoshop. From retouching to masking to troubleshooting, Ben unpacks all the essentials and hidden gems, while giving you real-world examples to drive each lesson home. By the end of the class, you’ll feel eager to make serious magic with Photoshop 2020.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Photoshop and learn new features to help edit photos.
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Photoshop fixes.


Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)


  1. Introduction To Adobe Photoshop 2020
  2. Bridge vs. Lightroom
  3. Tour of Photoshop Interface
  4. Overview of Bridge Workspace
  5. Overview of Lightroom Workspace
  6. Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents
  7. How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  8. Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders
  9. Developing Raw Images
  10. Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs
  11. How to Save Images
  12. Using the Transform Tool
  13. Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  14. Selection Tools
  15. Combining Selection Tools
  16. Using Automated Selection Tools
  17. Quick Mask Mode
  18. Select Menu Essentials
  19. Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  20. Align Active Layers
  21. Creating a New Layer
  22. Creating a Clipping Mask
  23. Using Effects on Layers
  24. Using Adjustment Layers
  25. Using the Shape Tool
  26. Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool
  27. Masking Multiple Images Together
  28. Using Layer Masks to Remove People
  29. Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky
  30. Adding Texture to Images
  31. Layering to Create Realistic Depth
  32. Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  33. Optimizing Grayscale with Levels
  34. Adjusting Levels with a Histogram
  35. Understanding Curves
  36. Editing an Image Using Curves
  37. Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment
  38. Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode
  39. Editing with Blending Modes
  40. Color Theory
  41. Curves for Color
  42. Hue and Saturation Adjustments
  43. Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment
  44. Match Colors Using Numbers
  45. Adjusting Skin Tones
  46. Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw
  47. Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush
  48. Retouching with the Clone Stamp
  49. Retouching with the Healing Brush
  50. Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools
  51. Extending an Edge with Content Aware
  52. Clone Between Documents
  53. Crop Tool
  54. Frame Tool
  55. Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools
  56. Paint Brush Tools
  57. History Brush Tool
  58. Eraser and Gradient Tools
  59. Brush Flow and Opacity Settings
  60. Blur and Shape Tools
  61. Dissolve Mode
  62. Multiply Mode
  63. Screen Mode
  64. Hard Light Mode
  65. Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes
  66. Smart Filters
  67. High Pass Filter
  68. Blur Filter
  69. Filter Gallery
  70. Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
  71. Combing Filters and Features
  72. Select and Mask
  73. Manually Select and Mask
  74. Creating a Clean Background
  75. Changing the Background
  76. Smart Object Overview
  77. Nested Smart Objects
  78. Scale and Warp Smart Objects
  79. Replace Contents
  80. Raw Smart Objects
  81. Multiple Instances of a Smart Object
  82. Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects
  83. Panoramas
  84. HDR
  85. Focus Stacking
  86. Time-lapse
  87. Light Painting Composite
  88. Remove Moire Patterns
  89. Remove Similar Objects At Once
  90. Remove Objects Across an Entire Image
  91. Replace a Repeating Pattern
  92. Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel
  93. Remove an Object with a Complex Background
  94. Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes
  95. Warping
  96. Liquify
  97. Puppet Warp
  98. Displacement Map
  99. Polar Coordinates
  100. Organize Your Layers
  101. Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss
  102. Layer Style: Knockout Deep
  103. Blending Options: Blend if
  104. Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image
  105. Layer Comps
  106. Black-Only Shadows
  107. Create a Content Aware Fill Action
  108. Create a Desaturate Edges Action
  109. Create an Antique Color Action
  110. Create a Contour Map Action
  111. Faux Sunset Action
  112. Photo Credit Action
  113. Create Sharable Actions
  114. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1
  115. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2
  116. Image Compatibility with Lightroom
  117. Scratch Disk Is Full
  118. Preview Thumbnail



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Madelaine Enochs

Ben's class has been extremely helpful for understanding how everything works in photoshop. I am so grateful for his classes. Easy to understand and thorough. Thank-you Ben!

Alessandro Zugno

In this class Ben Willmore gives an overview of all the tools present in Adobe Photoshop 2020, explaining everything very clearly and with practical examples. This course is useful for any type of photographer who wants to learn the use of Photoshop or improve their post production skills.