How to Smooth Edges in Photoshop
Have you ever wanted to make your Smooth Edges in Photoshop? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how to smooth out the edges in Photoshop, let’s first take a look at what causes them. Edges can be caused by several things. One of the most common is when your camera’s sensor wasn’t properly calibrated when you took the photo. Edges can also be caused when your image was scaled up too large or down too small when working on it with Photoshop. Other times, edges are just an unwanted by-product of zooming in on an image too much. Whatever the cause, it’s easy to smoot
What Causes Edges?
Edges are essentially where two features meet, and are the result of where edges meet and what features are touched or hit when that happens. The first step to making your edges smother is to decide where the edges meet. For this tutorial, let’s say that your edges meet at the top of your image. In Photoshop, there are two methods for doing this, depending on which side your edges meet.
Spherical Edges Instead of applying any tools to the edges, it’s much easier to just get rid of your edges. To do this, we’re going to grab the Sharpen tool and select our second object (the top left of the image) and push it into the middle of the object, and then let it “smooth” over the edges of the whole object.
How to Smooth Edges
1. Resize Your Image To smooth out your edges, the first thing to do is to shrink your image back down to the original dimensions, which will give you much better control over your document size. To resize your image in Photoshop, select File > Preferences, and choose Camera in the Layers and Formatting menu. Next, choose Horizontal Presets in the Advanced Menu.
From here, select Smallest Size for All and your image will shrink down to the original dimensions. If you’re using Photoshop CC 2019 or later, you’ll be presented with a new option under Horizontal Presets. You’ll find it next to the others. Click the menu icon, and then choose Horizontal Presets from the Create New menu. Find the option that says “Oversize Original Picture” and click it to have the small size filter applied.
The Measure Tool
The most common method for smoothing out the edges is to take a number of snapshots. Take a bunch of snapshots where the image is straight with no other objects in the shot (no moving objects, no distracting backgrounds, etc). Once you’ve taken enough photos, stop taking them. Now use Photoshop’s Slice tool to cut out the unwanted objects. You’ll see the remnants of the unwanted objects appear around the edges.
An alternative to taking snapshots is to use Photoshop’s Snap from Object tool. This tool cuts out the unwanted objects before you start working on the rest of the image. If you’ve been shooting for a while, you probably have a tendency to work with a particular lens and mode combination.
Clone Stamp Tool
Step 1 Click on the Cloning Stamp Tool. Step 2 Place the Clone Stamp Tool over the corner of your photo. Step 3 Press CTRL + A to select the Clone Stamp Tool and place it next to the corner of your photo. Step 4 Press CTRL + W to delete the Clone Stamp Tool. Step 5 Press CTRL + A again to select the Clone Stamp Tool and press CTRL + U to delete it once again.
Step 6 Press CTRL + R to select the Clone Stamp Tool and press CTRL + A again to delete the Clone Stamp Tool. Step 7 Press CTRL + X to select the Clone Stamp Tool and press CTRL + G to delete it. Step 8 To duplicate the effect, press CTRL + M to duplicate it. Step 9 Press CTRL + R to duplicate the Clone Stamp Tool and press CTRL + U to duplicate it.
Content-Aware Fill Tool
The Content-Aware Fill Tool in Photoshop CC (PSD2.0) is a relatively recent tool that lets you brush in selected pixels to fill in areas you don’t want removed. It has several different options that allow you to fill in areas based on edge shape, smooth out edges, and even add basic shadows to parts of your image.
You can see what kind of filling works best with your photo by using the Brush Options dialog, where the Fill tool’s different tools can be located. You can use this brush tool to brush in different selections for different purposes.
Content-Aware Scale Tool
Now that you know how to detect and correct edges in your photos, let’s take a look at some tools for smoothing those edges. Top 5 Photoshop Tools for Smoothing Edges 1. Use the Content-Aware Scale Tool This one’s pretty self-explanatory. Select the Content-Aware Scale tool and adjust the aspect ratio so that the edge ends at the edge of the object.
Click the “Auto-Scale to Fit” checkbox, then click the checkbox for “Apply Scaling Mask.” After you’ve done that, press the R key to save the changes. Even if you didn’t turn Auto-Scale to Fit, this menu will automatically resize your image back to how it was when you originally opened it, which is ideal if you want to minimize the chances of you having unwanted texture.