Remove Unwanted Objects from Photos

Remove Unwanted Objects from Photos

Imagine this situation: you are trying to capture the beautiful landscape in front of you, and as you press your camera’s shutter, boom! A photo bomber appears: unwanted person walking with no guilt whatsoever and ruining your picture. Or imagine you encounter a beautiful building, but there are many unwanted power lines around it so you decide not to take the building’s picture.

Have you ever encounter such situation? How do you feel? Mad? Sad? Or a mix of both? Well, you do not to feel down, because if you know how to remove unwanted objects from photos, you can take all the pictures you want an remove all unwanted items in them: unwanted people walking, unwanted text, and any more.

With the help of a professional photo editing services or by doing these simple steps using Adobe Photoshop, you can edit all your images to your liking.


Remove Unwanted Elements with Photoshop

Photoshop is one of the user-friendly and easy-to-use image editing tools to do object removal from all of your photos. It has so many features that can make this job become easier. Actually, lots of equally good apps to remove that work just as well as Photoshop fix. But, in this example we use Photoshop. Make sure you have an Adobe account before starting this. There’s a variety of ways you can do in photoshop to remove any unwanted content in your photo, here they are:


Using Content-Aware

Do you want to get rid of or remove unwanted objects or unwanted elements from images easily? This trick is very simple and probably the easiest way to remove any distractions, be it a person or inhuman objects in a photo that doesn’t have too much detail in the background. Different from other applications, Photoshop has a content-aware feature.

The content-aware fill is here to remove any objects from your photos and fill them up with content, something similar to its surrounding.

To do this, first, you must open Adobe Photoshop. Click on the marquee or lasso tool to remove objects from photos. After the object selected, click the edit menu and choose the fill button. A pop-up window will appear. Pick content-aware on the tab “use” and you can play around with the blending mode and opacity to your liking.

Click OK after you’re satisfied and you will see that the object has been completely removed and blended seamlessly to the background. This trick works best for removing unwanted objects. Make sure the result is clean and according to your expectations before you save your edited image in your desired image resolution. You can also you Spot Healing Brush Tool to help you mark the object that you want to remove, especially small unnecessary objects.


Using Patch Tool

What if you want to remove unwanted object from photos that bigger or more detailed? Then, the patch tool is your answer. The result will be similar to the content-aware fill, but it works better to remove unwanted elements from pictures with intricate details, like leaves, a line of rope, or people for example. Open your photos on Adobe Photoshop and select the patch tool from the healing brush tool on the left bar. Use a brush tool to clone one natural part of the image to cover the unwanted object. Adjust your brush size to cover smaller objects.

Make sure to copy the background layer by dragging the current layer down and rename it. On the top, you’ll see that there are two options for the patch, normal and content-aware. You can choose either one but it’s recommended to use a content-aware effect option as it can blend the object more seamlessly. For the content-aware option, you can choose the structure and color level based on your expected result.

Next, you’ll only need to select the object using the patch tool. Once it’s selected, drag it to another spot that resembles what you’d wish the original photo could look like. Afterward, click enter and the job is done! See the result of your image.

Read also: Removing Wrinkles on Image Editing Software


Using Clone Stamp Tool

A clone stamp or clone tool is another object remover feature that you can found in photoshop. The trick to do object removal from photos using the clone stamp tool/clone tool is to have a good eye as you need to spot even the tiniest details of the surrounding objects to make the picture look more believable. The first step is, open the photo on Adobe Photoshop and immediately duplicate the original layer. Click on the clone stamp tool on the left bar.

Before you do any cloning, you need to set up a sample area. A sample area is an object or background that you want to remove objects with. For example, you wish to remove a bird from the sky. Then, your sample area should be the sky. Or if you want to remove skin blemishes from the face then you should choose areas that don’t have one. To set the sample area, just press Alt and click simultaneously on the preferred area. You’ll notice that the cursor will change as you do this, indicating that a sample area has been set.

Lastly, you can do the cloning with the sample area that you’ve set. Remember to be thorough. Don’t forget to also set the brush hardness from hard to soft, or 100% to 0%. The soft brush allows you to blend the edges much softer, making it easier to remove objects from photos without making them look too obvious.

Those are simple tips on how to remove unwanted objects from photos using Photoshop. Practice makes perfect. Do a quick repair of your photos once in a while to help you practice.

If you ever feel bothered with fixing your photos one by one, you can always call for professional help to edit or remove unwanted objects in your product’s photos, especially if those photos are going to be used commercially. Visit Dropicts to access our professional image retouching and photo retouching services!

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