You may have found the close-to-perfect picture for your blog or profile. It would have been perfect, but then you find an object within the photo that breaks its balance and beauty. This may be an intentional photobomb, or maybe a random stranger’s hand might have accidentally been included in the photo. Photoshop tools are here to help.
This may happen from time to time, and when it does, you don’t need to worry. Because you can easily remove the unwanted object from the photo through some tools of Adobe Photoshop! Here are some of Adobe Photoshop tools that you can use:
- Spot Healing Brush
Using the Spot Healing Brush is one of the easiest ways to get it done. To make use of this, first you have to Duplicate your layer, so that your original photo would still be intact.
Once you’ve duplicated your layer, select the Spot Healing Brush feature which you can find under the Eyedropper. To modify the size of your brush, click on the [ ] keys. You can then remove the unwanted object by painting over the object that you want removed. Do so until you are satisfied with your output.
- Content-Aware Fill
The Content-Aware Fill is quite similar to Spot Healing Brush but it gives greater accuracy. You would still want to duplicate your layer in order to keep your original photo safe and intact.
Using the Quick Selection Tool, select the object that you want gone. Then you can adjust the brush’s size using the [ ] keys. The unwanted selections can be removed by clicking Alt + Click while areas can be added by clicking Shift + Click. This would work better for objects that are quite simple and that stand out from the photo’s background.
- Patch Tool
The Patch Tool can be found in the menu of the Spot Healing Brush. Duplicating your layer would still be essential to keep your original photo safe. Select the Patch Tool and then click and drag your cursor as close as possible to cover the unwanted object.
Once you’ve made the selection, click and drag it to the part of the picture where it fits best. You can then let go once you’ve done so. The object may not be entirely accurately copied, but the Patch tools makes an estimate that would be the best fit for the sample. This can be done several times, making use of different parts of the object that may have varied backgrounds behind them.
- Clone Stamp Tool
This tool would come in handy when there are also other parts of the photo that look strikingly similar to the background of the unwanted object.
Duplicating the layer is still necessary. Once you’ve duplicated your layer, select the Clone Stamp Tool which can be found in the Brush menu. Press the Alt key then click on the specific part of the photo that you want to try. You can still modify the bursh’s size by using keys [ ]. Position the cursor right above the object. The Clone Stamp Tool gives a preview that will aid in making the alignment as accurate as possible. You can start brushing over it once the best alignment is found. You can stop doing so and then proceed to different parts whenever the background does not fit.