As rad as now-venerable (!) Content-Aware Fill tech is, it’s not semantically aware. That is, it doesn’t pay attention to what objects a region contains (e.g. face, clouds, wood), and so it can produce undesirable results. Here Adobe’s Jiahui Yu shows off a smarter successor, DeepFill:
Watching the little “heart” portion of the demo, I can only imagine what Russell Brown will do with this tech.
Question, though: If Content-Aware Phil is passé, will we see the rise of Deep Phil, below? (And yes, I could use some quick style-transfer integration in Photoshop to help with a piece like this. Chop chop, Adobeans. :-))