Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
When capturing images in a studio, many times there will be elements that we'll need to retouch or remove out of the background, like we can see here in this image. One of the things I want to do is just clean up some of these background elements, this chair and also this light stand here. We can do that by using the Spot Removal tool. And before we go there, let's go ahead and simply press the I key, and then let's click in the background in order to neutralize that colorcast. All right. That looks better. Well, now that we've corrected the color, let's then begin our Spot Removal work. Now a lot of times you want to do that, just so the image is in a good place, and then you can go on to get into some of these details.
We will press the B key to select the Spot Removal tool. Currently the option I have here is Clone, so I am going to go ahead and hover over this chair and click and drag out to make a shape around the size of this chair. Next, I'll drag this sample point out to a nice, clean area. And in Photoshop typically we think of using cloning when covering something up. But here we can see that it kind fades out over the edges. Simply change that to Heal, and it's going to look great. Next step is going to be to simply click and drag over this little area.
And then to work on the top corner, we will click and drag over the entirety of that area, and make sure we get all the way up to the top there, and then sample a nice clean area here, if we can find one. I am going to go ahead and just try to find an area. Right about there I think will work. Okay, press the V key to hide those circles, or those overlays. Next, press the P key. Here we have it: our before and then after.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
164 Video lessons · 54067 Viewers
64 Video lessons · 86187 Viewers
86 Video lessons · 55642 Viewers
148 Video lessons · 92997 Viewers
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.
Your file was successfully uploaded.