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Elements 9: Content-Aware Healing

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  September 20th, 2010

Think the content-aware technology is only for Photoshop? Nope! Adobe has added the feature to Elements’ Spot Healing Brush tool.

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24 Replies to Elements 9: Content-Aware Healing:

  1. James

    September 21, 2010 at 2:41 am

    I was able to view the movie by clicking the arrow in the review photo, however, it only shows half a screen.
    When trying to view the tut using “Try opening it in a new Window” the movie will not play. It probably has something to do with my updating Quicktime yesterday to the new version. Any suggestions?

  2. Violet

    September 21, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Very informative. I tried to download by clicking on the “download this movie” button. When I opened the containing folder it showed the Quicktime file but it was empty. I tried downloading 3 times with the same results. I had no problems downloading the “What’s new in PSE 9″ movie. Help.

    • Rick

      September 21, 2010 at 8:08 am

      Sorry – it’s because this moron :) typed an extra word in the video name for download. It should be fine now.

      On viewing the movie, try the Full Screen (F11) option, if you’re using Internet Explorer. (It plays in the new window just fine for out test group.)


  3. Denise

    September 22, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Hi this is the first time I have had trouble viewing your videos, if I open the video directly or in the new window option it only plays to a certain point, in the current window to where you just start to cover the goat with the spot healing tool, and in the new window to where you click all layers at the start, very frustrating. Thanks for the good work and I am looking forward to hopefully being able to view these new Elements 9 tutorials as I am keen to see the changes before ordering my upgrade.

  4. Bob

    September 22, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I have the same problem as Denise. I tried opening the video in a new window with the same result. Just at the point where the results of the content-aware edit were being discussed. I am using the latest version of Quicktime.

  5. Rick

    September 22, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I’m not quite sure what’s going on – most people have been able to view the whole thing ok, and we’re not using any different encoding for the video than we were before.

    Try and see if you can download the video and watch it that way – it might just be a bandwidth issue.


  6. Denise

    September 22, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Hi Rick I have downloaded the movie and am happy to report it plays all the way through. Still the same problem as above if I try and view any other way. Hopefully we won’t have any of these problems with the next one. As usual hungry for more tutorials, cheers Denise.

  7. Pat

    September 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    As of September 25 I also have the same problem of the movie stopping in the middle and the remainder of the movie will not play.

  8. Barbara

    September 26, 2010 at 8:24 am

    i can see the whole movie, and I am very impressed with this new option. Can’t wait for more on Elements 9.

  9. Katharyn

    September 30, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Same problem as others. Video runs halfway and then stops even when I use open in separate window. Onloy with the PSE9 videos. Never had any problems before. Help. I’m having tutorial withdrawal symptoms. But I still think you guys are the best.

  10. Mary

    January 8, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I am a senior and I really liked this video. I used it on one of my photos but how do I save the one that has the object removed? Probably a basic question but I can’t figure it out. Thanks I don’t have any problems viewing the videos.

    • Rick

      July 18, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      Mary, all you need to do is choose File > Save As and save your file with a different name. If you duplicate your background layer first, and do your work on the duplicate layer, you can save both the original (Background layer) and copy (Layer 1) in the same file.


  11. Hope

    March 30, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    hi …i have downloaded and only plays half the movie :-(((((((((( would luv to see whole movie

  12. John

    April 30, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Why can’t these be compatible with Windows Media Player which is better that the Mack Quiktime?

  13. Mae

    May 5, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    It wouldn’t play at all. A big question mark came up.

  14. Kip

    July 18, 2011 at 11:38 am

    A user asked a question (Mary) and was shined on. pretty shabby

    • Rick

      July 18, 2011 at 12:43 pm

      Hi Kip,

      I actually replied to Mary separately via email on that one. Probably should have also replied on the site as well, but since people can’t subscribe to comments, they often don’t see them when we post replies.

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      Photoshop Elements Techniques

  15. George

    September 6, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I think that this will be very good help for me! But I cannot get the videos to run. I downloaded an update of Quicktime and it didn’t help.
    What happens when I select a video to watch all I get is a black screen with the little quicktime film clip in the center. The video never does anything.
    Can you guess what I am doing wrong??
    Help, Help, Help

    • Rick

      September 6, 2011 at 10:00 am

      Hi George,

      Let’s see if this works: Take a look at your Preferences Panel for QuickTime. There may be some video card settings that are getting in the way of videos displaying. There should be some preferences listed regarding DirectDraw. Those being turned off may help.

      The other thing to try is to click on the “Download this movie” link to download it to your computer. Once there, right-click on it and choose Open in QuickTime Player. That will at least let us know that QuickTime isn’t the issue.


  16. Christie

    September 23, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Thank You for this GREAT tutorial !!

    How can I print this to refer back to as needed, I have a binder full of your tips and techniques, and I want to add this one to my collection.
    However I do not see the option to download and print on this video as they have on most of the others, Can you send me the link, or tell me how to get it?
    Thank you SO much,

  17. Darryl

    November 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I just got a new computer, new version of Elements (10). I go to watch the videos in Elements Techniques and I can watch it once. After that I get a white screen with a bar across the center (NO VIDEO) but very good sound. I didn’t have this problem before with XP. What is wrong, without the videos the magazine doesn’t amount to much. I really enjoyed the videos, they were very helpful. Sure hope we can get it fixed or I may be doing something wrong and I would like to correct it. Thanks for your help.

  18. Tamara

    December 26, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Is the video no longer available? I get a message that “it may have been moved”, not able to view it or download it. Thanks.

  19. Carol A.

    October 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I have tried to download or watch the videos (older) and I keep getting the same msg ‘not found'; when I open it up there is nothing to play although the file is displayed. Frustrating!!!!

    • Diana K

      October 23, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      Hi Carol,

      Sorry this video wasn’t working before, videos were moved to a different server a while back and despite our best efforts, some posts weren’t updated. I’ve updated the link and it should work for you now. Let me know if you’re still having problems.



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