Content-Aware Move Tool – Photoshop CS6 Beta

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New in Photoshop CS6, Content-Aware Move will allow you to seamlessly move objects in your photos! Check out this awesome tool in action!

Ever since Adobe introduced Content-Aware Scale in Photoshop CS4, more and more tools have been benefitting from this incredible technology. In addition to the Patch Tool now including a Content-Aware option, Photoshop CS6 also includes a brand new tool. The Content-Aware Move Tool.

The Content-Aware Move Tool contains two options. Move and Extend.


I’m sure you can guess what this might do. This option allows you to move an object from A to B. The first step is to make a selection around the object that you want to move, making sure to leave a little bit of room around the edges.

When the selection is made, drag the subject to it’s new location. Photoshop will not only move/blend the subject to it’s new location, but it will also remove it from the old location.


The second option within Content-Aware, is Extend. This will allow you to extend the length of objects, such as buildings or animals. After creating a selection around a portion of the object you want to extend, dragging it slightly in the direction you want to extend will initiate the extension.

To see this new feature in-depth, check out the video at the top of this post!

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