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90 Points

Mon, Nov 23, 2020 4:47 PM

Photoshop: Crop Content Aware Not Working Correctly

In Photoshop CC 2020 and 2021, when I use the crop content aware tool, it no longer works as it did in prior versions. It leaves odd artifacts if I just want to simply extend a plain background using content aware crop. It unlocks my background layer, and before it never did that (CC 2019 and before). I can take the exact same file and open it in CC 2019, perform the same content aware crop and it works great. Leaves no artifacts and does not unlock the background layer. Has anyone figured out how to fix this or is this something Adobe needs to fix?

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Adobe Administrator

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2 months ago

Do you have Delete Cropped Pixels unchecked?

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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Yes. It appears to work if my layer is flattened but I don’t like flattening my layers. It used to work if I would merge visible layers but now it doesn’t. 

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This is what it looks like. I have several layers of work including the first layer would be my locked background layer. I merge visible, then extend the background for crop —> content aware (delete cropped pixels is unchecked). This is the result instead of extending the background plus it unlocked my background layer and made it Layer 0. Ps 2019 and earlier didn’t do this. If I flatten all the layers it works but I don’t like flattening my layers. 

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2 months ago

There's not enough details for me to set up a file and reproduce. Can you post the file you're able to reproduce this issue with? (CC files or Dropbox?)

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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2 months ago

I keep getting there aren't enough source pixels on the selected layer message when I use content-aware, and there is plenty of source pixels.  It started happening after this last update, plus going back & forth between images in PS after it's been open for a while; all open images look like the same image.  I have to close PS and restart it to get it to work right, which is a bummer because I lose all the work I've done to them.    

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Sounds like you have too high of a feather setting on the selection. 

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging