Photoshop CC: Content-Aware fill does not work. I select area choose fill /content aware but nothing changes within the selected area

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Content Aware fill not working
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Michael Birkett

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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How many layers in the document? Is there a layer above the one you're working on that is blocking view of the changes?

If you try on a flat document with only a background layer does it work?
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Nancy Hernandez

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I have the same issue today, I am using photoshop cc 2018, with the latest update. Content aware simply does not work. I only have one layer, and it is rasterized. Any suggestions?
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Nancy Hernandez

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Update: Just realized that content aware does NOT work with a PNG file, it must be a JPG file. Hope this helps others.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I think RGB png files are supported. I suspect you had an Indexed Color PNG, which would not be supported
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Aaron Sivertson

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This is true.  And no it doesn't need to just be JPG - it definitely works on PSD, TIFF, etc.
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just showing you guys how beautful I looked on my wedding day. It lasted one week exactly.what a damn wastr
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Aimée Kathryn McDonald

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Nancy Hernandez Thank you so much you solved this for me!! 
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Nikki Skutt

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I'm using a flattened jpeg file and it isnt working either.  Since I updated yesterday


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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Can you take a screenshot of your entire screen so we can see the layers and the document tabs?
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Rachel Roszmann

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I've tried this a bunch of times. I check content aware and hit enter and nothing happens. 
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It looks like you do not have anything selected.