Part of The Arts and Sciences building in Valencia

 

Part of The Arts and Sciences building in Valencia

 

 

Did you just snapped a photo and captured the perfect moment, but there is an unwanted item on it that is keeping the photo away from your preferred ideal outcome?!
Now you can get rid of it super easy!

You don’t have to be an expert in Photoshop to remove an unwanted item. Just follow these instructions and these black&white arrows and you will see how simple and easy it actually is.
Plus, you will master it in no time.

 

Menu bar in photoshop cs6 explained

You can also check how I duplicate items, change the color on items or even upgrade your smartphone photography game with the Photoshop blur.


Here are the tools I use in order to remove any unwanted item on my photos:

 

  • Layers
    Before you even start removing items, you must learn how to use layers.
    Layers are photo adjustments that you can stack on top of your photo and you can add as many or as few as you like. And if you don’t like the outcome at the end, you can simply delete the layer without affecting the original photo.
     

    To add a layer (or duplicate it) hold “CTRL + j”Pointers in layer in Photoshop cs6

 

 

1. Content-Aware 


Use any selection tool you like (Lasso Tool, Polygonal Lasso Tool, Magnetic Lasso Tool).
I am often using the Polygonal Lasso Tool.

Content aware tool in photoshop cs6

 

Select the item you want to be removed.

Select the item you want removed

Selection on the item you want removed

 

Now, go to Edit > Fill > in the drop-down menu select “Content-Aware” > Mode: Normal > Opacity: 100% > click OK

Now, go to Edit > Fill > in the drop down menu select “Content-Aware”

Mode: Normal > Opacity: 100% > click OK

 

 

Press CTRL + D to deselect

Press CTRL + D to deselect

 

If the Content-Aware missed some spot, select the unwanted area again. Or if you have multiple unwanted areas, select one by one by pressing Shift before selecting.
Then, just do the same procedure by filling with the Content-Aware Tool.

Part of the photo removed

 

 

2. Patch tool 


Select “Patch Tool”.

Select “Patch Tool”

 

Select around the unwanted object.

Select around the unwanted object

 

Drag the selection to the similar area, then release.

Drag the selection to the similar area, then release.

 

Press CTRL + D to deselect.

Press CTRL + D to deselect.

 

Use the same procedure on smaller areas if something didn’t turn out the way you wanted or if you didn’t get the best results possible.

 

 

 

3. Clone Stamp Tool 


Add a blank layer. 

Add a blank layer.

 

Select “Clone Stamp Tool”.

Select “Clone Stamp Tool”.

 

 

Make sure that you have selected the sample from “Current and Below”.

Zoom in the image for more accurate results.

Zoom in the image for more accurate results.

Use “[or]” to increase or decrease the size of the brush.

Press and hold “ALT” then click to point on your wanted sample.

Now, just paint over/on the object.

Press and hold “ALT” then click to point on your wanted sample.

 

Grab your wanted point from any part on the photo and press “ALT” for a copying point as many times as you want.

You can also play with the “Opacity” and the “Flow” functions.

You can remove the extra cloning using the “Eraser Tool“.

Now, just paint over/on the object.

You can also play with the “Opacity” and the “Flow” functions.

 

 

How I remove unwanted items on my photos in Photoshop cs6

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Also, you can check how I duplicate items, change the color on items or even upgrade your smartphone photography game with the Photoshop blur.