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90 Points

Wed, Jun 8, 2011 10:43 PM

Photoshop: Content Aware Fill leaves white dashed artifacts along selection border

Every time I use fill/content aware to fill large gaps it leaves a series of white dash marks on the border of where it filled. How do I prevent this from happening?

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10 y ago

Is this on Mac or Windows? Have you tried expanding your selection by several pixels?

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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10 y ago

And to clarify, this is with Photoshop CS5?

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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10 y ago

I have the same problem in Windows CS5 ver 12.0.1 64bit This didn't happen until recently but now happens when I rotate an image and use content-aware fill to fill in the corners.

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You should be on version 12.0.4 or 12.1, not 12.0.1. So the first thing you should do is install updates.

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Thanks Chris. I do have 12.0.4 installed. That seems to be the latest version. Is 12.1 a later version and is it available?

I tried content-aware fill with a few different types of selections, both before updating and since. The problem hasn't been replicated so I don't know if it is just temperamental or if the problem has gone away.

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12.1 is the version that comes with Creative Suite 5.5 - it's the same as 12.0.4.

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9 y ago

This has suddenly started happening to me too. I didn't touch any setting or default (intentionally anyway). I've tried checking and unchecking in every combination and changing the tolerance number. Really touching everything possible on that tool bar to try and figure it out. Would appreciate any guidance from anyone that has had this problem and fixed it. It seems Dave Breckon's solution came as quickly and mysteriously as the original problem without actually doing anything specific.

This problem doesn't seem very common since this is the only thread addressing it that I was able to find after extensive searching. Help please!!!! :-)

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1 y ago

It's 2020 and I'm using the newest CC version and I can testify it still happens! Terrible. I rotated an image and as a previous commenter said it leaves white dotted line artifacts. Obviously this is not a rare phenomenon. It's a bug. It's been happening for years.

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It needs to be fixed.  See my post below.

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2 m ago

Mike Simpson and others - I am on the monthly subscription plan so I always have the latest version of Photoshop, Adobe is providing.  The content aware fill is a great tool but a programmer needs to tackle refining the code underpinning it so that it doesn't leave those dash marks.  We pay monthly for Adobe to make the product more productive for us and it is long past time for them to fix this short coming!

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At first caf content aware fill worked great, but today I am getting the same one or two pixel marks around the perimeter of the selection. I'm wondering if I need to expand or feather the selection.

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3 d ago

I just found this thread (may 2021) because I was having the same problem when selecting with the magic wand or other automatic/faster selecting method (I don't have the issue when I manually select) I solved it by adjusting the selection parameters. (They are in a menu at the top which is why i missed them.)

The following worked for me: Go to Select > Modify > Expand, (I used 5 pxl). Then go to Select > Modify > Feather (I used 3 pxl). 

I'm sure you could messa round more and find the most optimum way of doing this, but that worked for me. Good luck!