You won’t believe how simple it is once you learned these view simple yet invaluable tricks. If you want to learn how to remove unwanted elements from your photos, you’ll love this quick yet indispensable Photoshop tutorial.

And here are the techniques that you’ll learn about in this post.

  • Remove a Photobomber Using Content-Aware Fill
  • Remove People from Background With the Patch Tool
  • Remove a Car From a Background Using the Clone Stamp Tool (Advanced)

Remove a Photobomber Using Content-Aware Fill

One of the best and easiest ways of removing anything from your photos in Photoshop is by using the Content-Aware Fill.

The Content-Aware Fill is one of those tools that seems almost magical the first time you use it. It allows you to fill in selections with content instead of a color.

In the below image, I remove a the apple from a photo by simply making a selection around it.

Then pressing Shift Backspace (Mac: Shift Delete) to bring up the Fill dialog box. Then selecting Content-Aware as the Fill, which will look at the surrounding pixels of the selection to generate the fill.

As you see, the apple instantly disappears, and the photo looks as desired. This command works best with backgrounds that do not have too much detail. same as the background below where not many items or obstacles are there.

Remove People from Background With the Patch Tool

If the Content-Aware Fill does not do the job, you can try the Patch Tool to remove anything from a photo in Photoshop.

The Patch Tool is part of the Healing Brush set of tools. These are the tools that you will use for all your retouching needs. The Patch Tool is primarily used to repair larger areas of an image, or get rid of any distractions or blemishes.

The advantage of the Patch Tool over Content-Aware Fill and other retouching tools is that it uses a selection-defined area to sample from. So you can decide what areas to use as a reference for texture and lighting.

Remove a Car From a Background Using the Clone Stamp Tool (Advanced)

If you really want to get your hands dirty and get ultimate control, then consider using the Clone Stamp Tool, which copies pixels from one area onto another.

The Clone Stamp Tool is the easiest tool to understand but the most powerful in a lot of ways. This tool simply copies pixels from one area to another. But the real power comes in with the Clone Source Panel, which allows you to control how the pixels are painted onto your document.

The Clone Source allows you to scale, flip, rotate, and offset the source, which means that you have total control over how you paint in those pixels.