Automatically Remove People From Your Images in Photoshop

It is nearly impossible to take a photo in some locations without people or cars disrupting the image. Of course you can edit out these objects, but did you know that Photoshop has a tool that does this automatically?

Nemanja Sekulic has a recent tutorial that is very helpful if you frequently experience this problem. During a recent trip, Sekulic took several images of popular locations which, as expected, were filled with tourists. He had planned ahead for this situation and brought his tripod to take several photos of the same scene as people walked about. All of this is common practice. Luckily, he also knew he could use a feature in Photoshop to simplify the editing of these images.

Photoshop has a tool that allows you to import a large number of photos at the same time and combine the images in a way that removes the temporary objects. With the correct settings, this tool will analyze the images and produce a final photo that contains only the permanent objects of a scene. In this video, Sekulic combined eight photos of the same shot and Photoshop accurately removed all of the people.

I was surprised to see how good of a job Photoshop did in performing this task. Check out Sekulic’s video to find out the exact steps he took to clean up the distractions in his photos instantly.

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Levi Keplar is a wedding and portrait photographer and educator. He currently owns and operates his studio, Katie & Levi Photography, with his wife and is based in the Wichita, Kansas area. He has a passion for both the technical and the business sides of photography and helping others to grow in those areas as well.

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This was a very good video but my copy of Photoshop CS6 does not have Statstics. Is there a way around it