How to Remove Anything in Photoshop
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While it may seem like magic, the ability to make anything disappear in Photoshop isn’t a trick – it’s a skill that anyone can learn. In this tutorial, we break down the tools and techniques necessary to clean up landscapes and help subjects stand out. Learn more about the Healing Brush Tool, Clone Stamp Tool, Patch Tool and more. From people and cars to buildings and reflections, if there’s a distraction in an image, we have a method to seamlessly remove it.
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Less is More
Unless you’re shooting in controlled studio environment, it’s easy for unwanted objects and distractions to sneak into frame. Anything that draws attention away from your subject has the potential to diminish the message or the story that you’re trying to tell. No matter how large, or how small, we’ll demonstrate how to remove these things from any image while recreating the environment behind them.
Buildings & Structures
Removing street signs, construction cranes, garbage bins, and sometimes entire buildings can improve a photograph. Learn to eliminate all of these and more from an image while leaving the surrounding structures, architecture, and natural elements seemingly unaffected.
Whether you’re snapping pictures on vacation at a spot swarmed with tourists or you’re a wedding photographer trying to get an intimate photo of the bride and groom, a few too many people can ruin the shot. With the power of Photoshop, you can ensure that your final edit contains only the people that need to be there.
Skills for Any Photographer
The skills in this tutorial are useful no matter what type of photography or editing you do. If you’re shooting products, weddings, landscapes, or architecture, you’re sure to learn the skills to take your images to the next level.
The ideal portrait will make sure that the viewer’s eyes are always on the subject. Not only do we cover how to eliminate any background distractions, we also provide tips and tricks to help identify some of the not-so-obvious things that might draw attention where you don’t want it.
Do you want a nature landscape to appear untouched by any signs civilization? How about an urban landscape to be free of all of the congestion that comes with being in the center of a city? Whether it be scenic mountains or soaring skyscrapers, we’ll show you how to maintain the scope and grandeur of a landscape by eliminating the pesky things that interfere with it.
Tools & Techniques
Photoshop is a creative sandbox, oftentimes providing many different methods to solving a single problem. If you’re on a tight deadline, you might prefer to take advantage of the smart tools to do the heavy lifting for you. If time is on your side, maybe you decide to take the meticulous approach and use the wide variety of manual tools at your disposal. Whatever your approach, we’ll show you the ropes of every tool and technique that we know so that you can make the choice with confidence.
Quickly and accurately remove objects with the Spot Healing Brush Tool, swap to the Clone Stamp Tool to maintain a continuous edge, or use the standard Brush Tool to sample and paint in details to match the surrounding environment. Like real brushes to a painter, the brush tools in Photoshop each serve a purpose and we’ll make sure you’re ready to call on any of them to get the job done.
When it comes to object removal, selections allow you to work with far greater accuracy and speed within Photoshop. Learn methods like using Content-Aware Fill with any selection to have Photoshop intelligently remove an object for you or use the Pen Tool tool to create a precision cut-out of an area so you can freely use the brush tools without jeopardizing other parts of an image.
Fundamentals for Retouching & Compositing
Whether you’re looking to become a professional retoucher or to create magical scenes as a compositing artist, this tutorial is a great starting point to develop the Photoshop prowess you’ll need to succeed.
Exercises for Any Skill Level
This tutorial is divided into simple, intermediate, and advanced level exercises. If you’re newer to Photoshop, start from the beginning to cultivate your skillset. If you’re a veteran looking for a challenge, dive into the latter sections to test your mastery.
Learn Creative Problem Solving
Learning the tools and techniques within Photoshop is oftentimes the easy part. Understanding how to mix and match techniques to solve specific problems is the real challenge. In this tutorial we present 20 different scenarios that will help prepare you for dealing with a whole new variety of challenges unique to the work that you do.
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