Photoshop: How do I access Content Aware & Refine Edge?

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I am running Photoshop CS5 on my iMac OSX Snow Leopard but I cannot get the Content Aware tool or the Refine Edge tool to work. I click on the buttons for each in the menu bar but nothing happens, no matter what tool I am using. Are they a separate plugin or are they only available on Windows? My previous Photoshop was CS2 so CS5 is a big leap ahead for I just doing something wrong?
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David Wilson

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  • very very frustrated & feeling ripped off.

Posted 6 years ago

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PECourtejoie, Champion

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Here is the help page with a video for content aware fill:
It is also available as an option for the healing brush, as MTSTUNER stated it.

There is also a trilogy of super tutorials about masking and refine edge on Adobe TV:
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Anthony Cotton

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Yes i have watched the video`s.and they were far too complicated for me. The tutor also wastes time telling you about other things like the Wacom Tablet,and how to pronounce it. I am only a beginner,and 62yrs old i am trying to self teach myself,and there is no one to help me. Think of the beginner because you were there once?