It is sometimes annoying when you captured a very beautiful spot or landmark but someone just ruined the view. Good thing Photoshop has a capability of editing photos which can remove photobombers in the background.
Let me show you a great example of photo I took in Hundred Islands, Alaminos Pangasinan. Look closely and you will see a man below who just ruined the view.
I used a Content-Aware feature which is available in Photoshop CS5, I’m pretty sure this is also available in CS6, not sure if CS4 has this though.
It is like a Clone Stamp tool where it picks the closest background; but I find Content-Aware smarter to use as it doesn’t look edited or something has been removed.
- Open the photo that you want to edit and select the Lasso tool (you can choose Polygonal, Lasso, or Magnetic). In my case I chose Lasso, as the subject has lots of curves. When finished, you will see a moving line which is called the marquee.
- Right click the marquee then choose Fill.
- Under the Contents Use, choose Content-Aware. Opacity should be 100%. Then hit OK.
So did you try it? If the result is unlikely from what you want, just repeat the steps above or hit CTRL + ALT + Z (Undo action) until Photoshop gives you your desired result.
To see difference, here is animated result:
The photo was shot in Alona Beach, Bohol. I owned the beach by removing those people in the background.
In the finished product, I also edited my bulging belly. Hope you learned from this tutorial. You can also enter your email address below the Receive Travel and Photography Updates to get more Tutorial updates from my blog.