Content aware fill problem

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May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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Struggling with this process. I have watched numerous videos which make the process look REALLY simple (but don't work when replicated on my machine!)

I found on Youtube a video where a horse rider on a beach was removed with content aware, just what I needed! Unfortunately I can't now find it ( despite history checks)

Other videos show how to mask what you want to remove, but when I replicate, the masked area is shown in BLACK not transparent. Does anyone know why this is?

Se this page for a quick demo, the caslte image down the page (animation) https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/after-effects/using/content-aware-fill.html 

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May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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Without any info about your system, your project and screenshots we can't really tell you much. Apparently it's not as trivial as the marketing videos make it look and from hardware acceleration issues to problems with defining the masks and source regions there could be any number of things that cause it to fail. More details are realyl required.

 

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May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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OK, will reply with some screenshots later. As usual with videos on YT, it's 99% impossible to do what is shown - all looks good but so far I've never found a video that worked when I tried to replicate.

 

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May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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The mask is someones big head, I am trying to replace with clouds/sky. All the videos I view, show the mask asa NOT having a dark background. I don't see that, and when I generate, all I see is a black mask. I am still searching for more videos, someone will have made one that actually works!

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May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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In this helpfile https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/after-effects/using/content-aware-fill.html

you see a flag being masked out and that does not fill black.

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May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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You're wacking out the function with your black frame and there's a good chance that the algorithm simply may not have enough context for your edge piece. This may simply be a case where you need to employ old-school techniques and manually mask out a duplicate of your clouds and fill the hole. At the very least crop by pre-composing, so only the actual content is visible and give it another whirl.

 

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May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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I kept on at this and managed (despite viewing more videos showing how easy it was ) to sort of get this working. It looks carp.

I will try another video clip.

It is hugely frustrating to watch videos showing the exact effect that I want, step by step, which are then impossible to replicate in any way.

 

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