This short tutorial will show you how to replicate the background in Photoshop to make it look like the original photo was much larger.
Performed on a Mac using Photoshop CS6.
Sometimes you just need more room in a photo for bleed or to add text without it looking too crammed in the photo. This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to make up parts of the background that were never there in the original. We will be using the Content Aware Tool. After increasing the size of your canvas (Image > Canvas Size), try to select as little of the main items in the photograph as possible, because Photoshop will blend your selection into what it thinks is a good imitation of your background. Do you want to learn how to remove objects from a photo completely? Check out this tutorial: Remove Objects in Photoshop using the Content Aware Tool.
Stock images from: morguefile.com
For my PC brethren, remember: Command = Control and Option = Alt.