How to Remove People & Text from a Picture in Photoshop
Hi there in this first of the retouching videos, we're going to look at the content aware fill and it gets used for doing things like this Freddy city magic. It's really good for those first steps where you need to block out some objects before you get into some of the finer details. Look at this one. Hello, text. Goodbye text. Cool. Huh? It's quick. It's easy. It's super awesome. And goodbye man. This is one of those Photoshop magic things where you're just like how, why? It's so good. Let's learn how to do it now in adobe Photoshop first thing is let's open up a bunch of images. It's gonna file, open and in your exercise files were now in this oh nine, retouching folder, one should open up all four of these. So we've got content aware fill 123 and four. Alright, we're gonna start with kind of like easy to hard, so we're gonna start with this 01 from Walvis Dita magazine. Okay. We looked at this earlier on when we're doing vibrance, let's say the clients come back and said actually I ...
want these three things removed. Now, first of all, we need to select them and in this case this is one of the few times I used the lasso tool I showed you earlier on. This is one of the times I use it a lot. Okay, when I'm trying to remove things, click and hold down and we'll just use the instead of the regular lasso tool you can use the polygonal one polygonal. It's one of those and with this one we click once again. Just kind of work your way around clicking once I'm not holding anything down and just kind of working my way around this including the shadow. Okay. And being back here, you can be really vague with the selections for this tool, it's pretty amazing. Um And let's go to edit and we gotta fill. Now this thing is called content aware fill and it's hidden in Phil and it's amazing. And so many people don't discover it because it's kind of hiding in here, click on fill. We've used black white settlers. Might need to be changed to content aware. Think click OK. Kick back, relax and magic. I'm going to go to select de select and it's done a pretty amazing job. There's a little tiny bit of something in there, but man, it's hard to tell. Let's do it again for the lipstick. Okay, so I'm gonna click once click again, gonna go around just clicking around the outside. Get it Phil I need to wear. Give it a click magic. I do love that. Such an easy trick to show people the select. Now, it works really, really well with small things in a larger picture. If I try and remove this bag, it's going to freak out. I'll show you how much it's going to freak out. Let's go around the edges. It's clicking ones, gives it a good go, like it's pretty amazing. How should I go? It gives it. Okay, let's go to edit, fill content aware, click OK. And it's pretty good. Okay it's a good starting point. At least you can start to see all the kind of weirdness going on depending on the quality of your video. You might have you might be on a really like slow internet connection, you might not see it, it might look perfect but trust me it's a little bit manky little bit. Alright, let's move into another one. So content aware, fill to this one is not particularly harder. Um We're going to use just the rectangle marquee tool here because it's nice, easy part could be graffiti on a wall now this is gonna work mainly because it's an uneven wall. If it was a perfectly like perfectly well laid wall with no kind of defects over it might look not as good as it's gonna edit. Let's go to Phil and get ready, get ready de selecting kind of fudge is the edges like there is no way of telling where the defects are on this wall because of the because the walls so forgiving. Let's look at some less forgiving. Work under content aware fill three. This one here has too many like geometric shapes and there's too many kind of differences here. Those first two examples were nice ones where the background was all consistently the same texture. This one here is going to be okay, I'm gonna go back to my lasso tool. I'm gonna zoom in now. This is where you might spend a little bit more time being closer because the background is so different. So I'm gonna go around him and spend a little bit more time clicking. I'm gonna get the editor speed this up. Alright we're back that took me all of about a minute and so we're going to go to edit fill and go conducted with Phil and go again. Let's head de select. It's pretty good. You know there's some obvious defects there but at a glance there's like you can see the edge of that's not great but man it's pretty close, there's a shadow that we probably need to remove often. But in all honesty, other than now grabbing the rectangle tool and kind of grabbing bits copying and pasting them, moving them over with the move tool and trying to like maybe feather the edges. That's that's where I go to next and that's the only real other way. So it's done a pretty neat job now before I move on to the next. But I just want to show you like we haven't used the lasso tool very much and you might be finding it quite problematic. So I'm going to move the person back in and I'm going to show you a couple of things you might run into with the lasso tool. Okay so if you are finding this political lasso tool super hard to use. Just go to this lasso tool. The first one just click hold and you can just drag around it if you've got a steady enough hand. Okay that will work fine. But if you do really want to master this political, I'm going to stop seeing it now. The one with the straight edges. Watch this. If I click once and then sometimes if I get close to the edges, it really wants to do this, I'll just show you because I when I teach people this happens all the time, they kind of end up in no man's land. They're like oh man how do I get back? The trick is once you've finished like well got lost, hit escape on the keyboard. That's your like I'm giving up, I'm gonna start again button. Okay? Escape on the keyboard. Okay. The other thing is is that if you do go all the way around, I'm cheating here by doing it in nice big chunks and you get back here and you're like it won't finish, why can't I find the end. What you can do is just double click and it will finally end and join it up for you. So those are the two things you might run into when you're using that tool, you can use any tool, you can use the quick mask selection and go into that. Select and mask and expand it. That could be a good way of doing it but I don't think you're going to get much better results now, this last example here 04, this is the same problem as the last one I want you to practice on this one though. Go around the edges with the selection tool, any tool you like so you can get rid of this young man, he's ruining our shot. How did he get in there? Alright, that's gonna be it for content aware fill. I love this tool and when I'm retouching and kind of removing things, it's a really easy way to get rid of the kind of first bulk stuff. You might have a great image except for that one thing that got in the shop might be something that you left there or rubbish on the ground. Content aware fill is a nice quick and easy way to retouch. Alright, I will see you in the next retouching video.