The Content-Aware Fill tool in Photoshop is nothing short of magic when it works, but that can be hit or miss depending on what it has to work with in the image and what you're trying to get rid of. Adobe is giving the feature a major upgrade, and you can see a preview of it here.
Content-Aware Fill is pretty nifty and can save a ton of time in creating a convincing result when it works. If it doesn't, there's not much leeway in terms of manual adjustment; most of the time, you simply reselect the area and run it again to see if you get a better result. Adobe in changing all that in an upcoming release, which will introduce the Content-Aware Workspace. In this workspace, you'll be able to control things like rotation adaptation and mirroring and will even have an option to output the results to a new layer. You'll also be able to control the sampling area if you want to force Photoshop to mimic a certain part of the image when it creates the fill. It looks like the new feature could be a major time-saver. Check out the video above to see it in action.