Adobe Photoshop – How to Remove Unwanted Objects



When you’re finally going to edit you’re most favorite photo from the set of images that you’ve just taken with your expensive camera on Adobe Photoshop, only to find out on your computer that there are photobombers or unwanted objects that ruined the mood of your image. But not to worry, these objects (or people) can be removed when using this famous photo-editing software.

Adobe Photoshop - How to Remove Unwanted Objects

Removing Unwanted Objects (or People) in Adobe Photoshop

Step 1 – Let’s start with the easy way of deleting unwanted elements in your image using Adobe Photoshop, and that is with the use of a tool known as Content-Aware Fill. With your image opened, make sure that you duplicate your Background layer so that you can always come back to your original image if you mess up. Now, grab the Quick Select Toll from the Tools Panel, and then click on the portion of your image that you want to delete. Once you have element to be deleted, you can do a right-click on your mouse and select “Fill.” In the new window that pops up, select “Content-Aware” in the dropdown box found right beside the word “Contents” and hit on OK. Your unwanted object should now be gone from the image.

Step 2 ­– However, there are times when the Content-Aware Fill doesn’t really do the job, or that additional cleanup is needed. Not to worry as there are other tools in Photoshop that can help you remove unwanted elements in your image. One such way is to use the Clone Stamp tool. Once again, make sure that you have a duplicate of your background image before attempting any changes on your image.

Step 3 – With the use of the Clone Stamp tool in Adobe Photoshop, hold Alt (for Windows) or Option (for Mac) and click on an area that will be the tool’s sample point. Now, when you paint over an area, it will copy the area where the sample point is located.  Begin brushing over your element to erase any traces of it. However, do make sure that it does look believable as possible. After all, you don’t want to sample a portion of the sky and paint it on an area on the ground. While still using the Clone Stamp tool, you can even fine-tune the tool’s brush by changing the size and hardness levels. You can even change the flow and opacity of the tool’s brush to make for your desired effects.


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