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In this movie, we're going to take a look at how we can remove this garment strap, which is on top of this image. And you know in photography, a lot of times this happens, where we have a distracting element that we want remove. And this element may be kind of integrated into the image or sitting on top of it. This happens for architectural photographers, where they have chords they need to remove or perhaps for someone who's a landscape photographer where there are telephone lines in the background. Well whatever the case, what we can do is use this technique in order to remove these types of items.
Well, let's go ahead and copy this Background layer. We'll press Command+J or Ctrl+J. Then let's double-click the layer name. Name this one c1 for cleanup1. Next, what we're going to do is select the Spot Healing Brush. We can go ahead and click on that here. Now, we have a couple of different options. By default, the option is Proximity Match. Now if we go ahead and make our brush a little bit bigger and click and paint over this area, what's going to happen is it's going to look okay but a little bit smudgy. We see some problem areas. Well, let's undo that.
And now try the same thing with Content-Aware turned on. Now, this time what it's going to do for us is it's going to analyze the surrounding area and say hey! How can I heal this or remove this without doing a lot of damage? Now, here we can see it did a phenomenal job of really removing that. We can look at our before and after by clicking on this icon here. Here's before, and then here's after. The only thing that you may need to do when you're using this technique is you may need to go in with some of your other tools to do some other cleanup work.
Yet with this image, I think it looks pretty good. Well, now that we've been introduced to this topic of this tool, let's take a look at how we can use this in perhaps a more complex situation. And we'll do that in the following movie.
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