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  • 01 - What You'll Learn
    1:00m
Simple Object Removal
  • 01 - Fundamental Tools
    9:24m
  • 02 - Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush & Clone Stamp Tool
    7:29m
  • 03 - Removing Logos with Content-Aware
    32:54m
  • 04 - Duplicating & Moving Objects
    17:47m
  • 05 - The Power of the Brush Tool
    28:33m

Simple Object Removal in Photoshop

Description

Simplify your photos, keep the attention on your subjects, remove unwanted logos and branding, and more!

Follow along through 5 examples where you’ll master the fundamentals of object removal in Photoshop. Learn how to use the Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush, Clone Stamp Tool, Content-Aware, and the Brush Tool to clean up any photo.

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THIS COURSE INCLUDES

  • 5 Sample Images
  • 5 Sample PSDs

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simple object removal in photoshop

Remove Anything from a Photo

simple object removal in photoshop

simple object removal in photoshop

The Basics of Object Removal


Removing objects and distractions from an image will help make sure the tone, composition, and subject are what stand out.

simple object removal in photoshop

simple object removal in photoshop

REMOVE LOGOS & BRANDING

ORIGINAL

Removing Objects in Photoshop

This course tackles the basics of one of the most important Photoshop skills: removing objects and distractions. Learn the most common tools and techniques that professionals use to clean up images and help their subjects stand out.

Fundamental Tools & Techniques

Object removal can be quick and easy or extremely challenging and time-consuming. We start you off with the most important tools you’ll need to know to tackle common situations in a variety of environments.

Remove Logos & Branding

Learn how to remove logos from objects and clothing in a scene. Perfect for when you want to get rid of unwanted branding, or if you want to eventually add your own branding.

simple object removal in photoshop

simple object removal in photoshop

LEARN MULTIPLE TOOLS

ORIGINAL

Content-Aware Fill

Photoshop has plenty of A.I.-powered tools to help make quick work of object removal, but few are as impressive as Content-Aware. Learn how to use this quick and easy tool to remove large objects in just a few clicks.

Healing Brush & Spot Healing Brush

The most common tools for object removal, the Healing Brush and Spot Healing Brush are built to tackle most situations wonderfully. Master these essential tools while learning their differences and their limitations.

The Clone Stamp Tool

When you need to preserve clean edges and crisp textures, the Clone Stamp Tool should be your go-to. Learn how to sample and duplicate complex areas for seamless object removal. And if you’re feeling a little out of your depth, try brushing up on the most important tools in Photoshop in The Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop.

Clean, Professional Results

simple object removal in photoshop

simple object removal in photoshop

QUICKLY CLEAN UP ENVIRONMENTS

ORIGINAL

Both Clean & Busy Backgrounds

While we try to keep things relatively simple in this course, it’s good to get your feet wet by removing objects within busy backgrounds. We start off with the basics before moving on to removing a variety of different objects in more complex environments. If you’re looking for even more of challenge, try our complete object removal course, How to Remove Anything in Photoshop.

Work Non-Destructively

One of the most important aspects of object removal is making sure to not destroy information from the original photograph. Learn how to work using new Layers and non-destructive tools so that you can always undo or hide changes, or start over from the beginning.

Simplify Any Photo

Simplifying a photo can help guide the eyes of the viewer, and make sure that they more clearly understand the tone and purpose of the image. Learn how to analyze an image to determine what’s important, and what can be removed.

simple object removal in photoshop

simple object removal in photoshop

WORK WITH COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS

ORIGINAL

Reposition Large Objects

Sometimes removing an object isn’t the answer. Learn how to select, duplicate, and reposition large objects to fill in gaps and improve composition.

Recreate Edges & Textures

There are some telltale signs that a photo has been Photoshopped: blotchy details and inconsistent edges. We show you how to remove distractions while preserving and recreating important details and maintaining hard edges and structure.

Sample PSDs Included

We don’t just provide the sample images for you to follow along with, we also set you up with the completed PSD files so you can reverse-engineer the process and experiment with the effects.

Class Instructor

Aaron Nace

PHLEARN Founder – Class Instructor

Aaron Nace is a photographer, Photoshop artist and founder of PHLEARN. He is the #1 Photoshop instructor in the world with millions of YouTube subscribers.

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Reviews

  1. Amazing Tutorial as always. Learned a whole bunch of new techniques though not being a PS newbie. Nevertheless I withdrew one star because there’s no simple link to the follow up second an third part which where annouced and advirtised by aaron in this tutorial several times.

  2. Great class as always!! It would be very helpful if Aaron would mention what brush hardness he is using with the Healing Brush and Clone Stamp tools as he is working. As he adjusts his brush size the viewer can get a glimpse of the brush hardness but it flashes very quickly on screen. He is obviously using different hardness settings as he works and a discussion of the pros and cons of the different settings would be very helpful. Overall the class was great!

  3. HVAC = Heating, ventilating, air conditioning.

  4. This is a realy well put-together set of videos. There are so many useful hints and tips you added in which are very useful. The best thing for me is how you don’t assume we know how to do all the keyboard shortcuts and take the time to explain them to us. I’ve already been able to put the new skills learned to good use. Thanks Aaron.

  5. Knowing the tools is just the first step. Knowing how to use the tools indifferent settings takes lots of experience. I appreciate learning from your experience. I am really looking forward to the intermediate and advance lessons on object removal.

  6. Absolutely love Aaron’s style of teaching. I have used photoshop for a few years now but within the first 10 mins I already learned lots of new techniques to help me achieve what I want to achieve. Can’t wait for the next instalments to come out.

  7. As always Aron is an amazing teacher, and he make really fun the courses. I love PHLEARN and thank to all the people that make this possible. In special to Aron, because i have been following him on youtube more than 12 years.

  8. So well done. It’s the small things as they say, and I learn so much from every video.

  9. Fantastic information as per usual, Aaron!! I really like how you repeat your information and don’t assume that your students know all of this stuff, yet you manage to do it without beating the proverbial dead horse. So well done, and I continue to learn so much from your classes!

  10. That was fantastic Aaron, thanks so much for this. I have always struggled with the clone tool but you make it look sooo easy … thank you, thank you, thank you !!!

  11. Excellent. I learned a lot of the more subtle effects with the tools which I’d already been using to achieve a more polished finish. Thank you.

  12. This was a great recap for me. Well done!

  13. great tutorial demonstrating the versatility of the clone stamp tool.

  14. Great stuff! You reminded me of a couple things I forgot! You still the man! I wish I could buy you a beer!

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