When Photoshop's Content-Aware Fill Screws Up It Makes Art

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Photoshop is amazingly powerful. But like any other program it's limited. Sometimes hilariously so. And content-aware fill is an example of an amazing feature that's still in the gray area between amazing and really off base.

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The Tumblr "Content Aware Typography," founded by Italian designer Silvio Lorusso, explores this no-man's land by asking people to submit content-aware filled images centered on text. The instructions say: 1. Choose a picture with some typography in it; 2. Select an area that is close to the letters; 3. Apply Photoshop's Content-Aware Fill; 4. Submit. It's a simple idea, but the patterns and explosions produced by the process are hilarious and aesthetically awesome. [Tumblr]

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None of this looks like "screwing up" to me. More like intentionally giving it limitations that will result in something unnatural-looking.