I have purchased this stock image:
I wish to extend the pebble background substantially, to fill the image around 4x wider, keeping the same height.
So far I've tried:
- Using PS CS5 content-aware filler, though whilst it starts out ok as you extend it a little bit, it begins to repeat the exact same background giving an extremely unnatural and badly edited look as you extend further.
- Using the Clone tool and Spot healing after stretching and cut-pasting various bits, after an hour of fiddling it becomes uncertain whether the image is getting better or worse and using this method will take forever and a day.
There must be a combination of the thousands of tools in Photoshop or CS5 that will help me do this much faster.
Any suggestion, blogs, guides or tutorials for this are welcome and appreciated.