I have this picture, where I would like to fill out the green in the top with the background from the picture, so fix that the picture have not been cropped in 4:3.

Can a background like this be cloned?

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  • I'm all for asking basic questions... but erm.. what have you tried?
    – Scott
    Jun 24 '12 at 8:43

You could use Photoshop's CS6 (also available in CS5) content aware feature.

Select the part you want to fill with the selection tool.

Shift+Backspace to launch the fill dialog.

Make sure "Content-Aware" is selected under the "Use" part, and you're done.

Tip: To get an even better result, you could use content-aware on the thin line that separates the original background, and the one created using the content aware tool.

Added some photos as example here

  • Very good answer and nice example. Jun 23 '12 at 23:28

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