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This article was published on April 4, 2019

Watch Adobe’s new After Effects feature remove distracting objects from your videos like magic

Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Adobe’s just updated its popular After Effects video editing software with an incredibly handy feature: the ability to select and remove unwanted objects from your footage, just like you would cut out a tourist from a photo of a monument in Photoshop.

It’s called Content-Aware Fill, and it uses the company’s Sensei AI to analyze what’s in the surrounding area of the objects you want to remove – whether that’s a person, a piece of trash, or a stray boom mic – and fill that portion in so it looks like said objects were never there.

Here’s another example of the feature in action:

Content-Aware Fill is available in the latest version of After Effects, which is part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud video suite. Head to the company’s blog to watch a tutorial on how to use it, along with some free footage you can practice with.

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