I'm currently trying to do a disintegration effect in my upcoming music video using After Effects. For this I would have to mask myself in the shot and use the content aware fill via a Photoshop Reference frame, because I guess my footage is not suitable enough for AE to generate a fill. Here's a frame sample of my shot:
Since my shot is very short and there isn't much camera movement, I thought I would try to mask a clean portion on the right with only the sea, the sky, and land, so that when my figure disintegrates, there would be virtually the same type of background. So when I import a still frame from the footage in photoshop as a new document and use the ractangular marquee tool to select my mask and then copy it to the document where AE has created the reference frame, it's copied, but its brightness and colors are not the same. I'm not a Photoshop expert, so this may be something small that requires correction, but I just can't figure it out. Any help will be highly appreciated! Here are more screenshots to see what I'm talking about:
Thanks for jumping in! I don't use the latest version, all my apps are currently version 2022 and I can't update.
IN that case I would use the clone stamp and healing tools to cover up your image on a separate layer. A heavy handed approach like copy/pasting a section will never blend properly.
Heres a quick and dirty example using the clone stamp tool to extend the background over you on a new layer, the go back over the edges with the healing tool (I used spot healing) to blend in the edges.
I was thinking about feathering the edges of the copied part, but I guess you're right that it wouldn't produce a satisfying result in the end. Thanks.