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.

CAMoveSelection Content Aware Move Tool   Photoshop CS6 Beta

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.

CAMoveMoved Content Aware Move Tool   Photoshop CS6 Beta


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.

CAExtend Content Aware Move Tool   Photoshop CS6 Beta

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

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  • mynewme45

    It is easy to find now, and the new move tool are great !