An Advanced Guide to Removing Objects Using Photoshop

One of the most fundamental Photoshop skills you can have is the ability to remove and replace objects in an image. And while Photoshop has some fairly advanced automated tools to help you do this, there are times when you'll want to take full manual control. This helpful video will show you three methods to remove objects.

Coming to you from Jesús Ramirez of the Photoshop Training Channel, this great tutorial will show you three methods to remove objects in Photoshop: Content-Aware Fill, the Patch Tool, and a more involved case that takes a lot of manual work. Advances like Content Aware often work very well, but sometimes, you'll be dealing with objects that intersect your subject or a particularly complicated background that simply overwhelms Photoshop's algorithms and requires you to take a bit more control. Even though this can be tedious, it's nonetheless a great skill to practice, as many genres don't offer you control of the elements in an image, and you can often save a shot by removing a distracting object or person. I also bet you'll learn about some extra features of the Clone Stamp Tool that really extend its capabilities. Give it a try! 

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Thanks a lot.... I am not a photoshop person, but this was very helpful. I will watch it several times to master it.