How To Remove Objects In Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful tool that enables you to manipulate images in a myriad of ways. One of its most useful features is the ability to remove unwanted objects from photos. Whether it’s a photo bomber in your perfect shot or an unattractive spot in an otherwise beautiful landscape, Photoshop has got you covered.

In this article, we will walk you through the steps on how to remove objects in Photoshop. Let’s delve in!

What you will need:

  • Adobe Photoshop software.
  • Image with an object you want to remove.

Steps to Remove Objects in Photoshop:

Step 1: Open the Image in Photoshop

First, open the image in Photoshop. You can do this by clicking on File > Open, and then selecting the image you want to edit.

Step 2: Select the Object you want to Remove

Use the Lasso tool or the Quick Selection tool from the Photoshop toolbar to select the object you want to remove. The Quick Selection tool is perfect for selecting objects with clear and distinct boundaries. For more complex shapes, you might find the Lasso tool more helpful.

Step 3: Use the Content-Aware Fill Tool

With the object selected, go to the Photoshop menu bar and click Edit > Fill. In the pop-up window that appears, choose Content-Aware from the ‘Use’ drop-down menu and then hit ‘OK’.

Step 4: Deselect the Selection

After Photoshop finishes processing, deselect the selection by clicking Select > Deselect from the menu bar. If the object has been successfully removed and the fill looks natural, you have completed the process. However, if the fill doesn’t look quite right, don’t worry; you can refine the fill using the Clone Stamp tool.

Step 5: Refine with the Clone Stamp Tool (Optional)

The Clone Stamp tool allows you to paint over the filled area with a sampling of another area from the image. To use it, select the Clone Stamp Tool from the toolbar, then hold the Alt key (Option key on Mac) and click on an area of the image you wish to sample. Release the Alt/Option key and paint over the filled area to refine the fill.

Step 6: Save your Image

Once you are satisfied with the result, don’t forget to save your image. Simply go to File > Save As, and choose a location on your computer to save your edited image.


And there you have it! You have successfully removed an object from your photo using Photoshop. Remember, practice makes perfect. The more you use these tools, the more comfortable and adept you will become at removing objects from your photos seamlessly. With Photoshop at your fingertips, you can turn your good photos into great ones!