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How do I remove people and distractions from the background in Photoshop?

By SYMONE SEVEN


So there I was on the beach, I made it just in time to catch the morning sun rise up from the crystal blue waves. I positioned myself among the palm trees into the perfect instagram pose. My mom snaps the photo and it’s beautiful straight out of the camera. I rush home to upload it into photoshop to post on my feed, and what’s standing in my way from this perfect moment? A shirtless grandpa showering behind me! I had no idea! Keep reading to find how to delete any distractions from your photos fast!



HOW TO REMOVE DISTRACTIONS IN THE BACKGROUND IN PHOTOSHOP


  1. Create a background layer copy with keyboard shortcut COMMAND J

  2. Zoom in on the distraction with keyboard shortcut COMMAND +

  3. Use the SPOT HEALING TOOL to paint over the distraction. Make sure the CONTENT AWARE setting is pressed/on in the tool’s menu

  4. Use the CLONE STAMP tool to sample with OPTION and paint over any malfunctions the SPOT HEALING TOOL may have left behind.


My advice to you is to keep an eye on your surroundings. Sometimes it’s better to wait for the perfect moment than to rush it and have to fake it. 


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GEAR

Sony a7 camera

MC-11 sigma adaptor

Canon EF 70-200mm 2.8 L lens


LIGHT

Natural light with no modifiers


CREDITS

Photo/model/edit: @symoneseven


How do I remove dark marks in photoshop?

By SYMONE SEVEN

     Our flaws are beauty marks. They can add character and context to our story. But sometimes, we have to remove them from the picture to focus on the bigger picture. I found a nondestructive way to do this is to clean up my blemishes before I do more intense techniques like frequency separation or dodge/burn. I recommend using this on acne stars, hyperpigmentation marks, unwanted moles, facial hair, stray eyebrow hairs, etc.

HOW TO REMOVE DARK BLEMISHES IN PHOTOSHOP

  1. Inspect the skin and decide which blemishes are necessary to remove. My tip is to not zoom in too closely and decide where to stop before you start to above going to far.

  2. Select the CLONE STAMP TOOL, and change the blend mode to LIGHTEN and set the opacity/flow around 30-40% high.

  3. Go over the blemishes by picking a clean skin sample with CLICK + OPTION and covering up the dark mark by clicking over it a couple times.

  4. Watch the mark fade before your eyes.

  5. Repeat until you’re satisified.


The biggest difference this technique makes is the blend mode on LIGHTEN. With the setting being on that mode, it only targets change to the dark pixels leaving the normal colored pixels alone. This allows you to only remove what you don’t want!



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GEAR

Sony a7 camera with sony 85mm 1.8 lens

Pocket Wizard


LIGHT

One alien bee B800 strobe lights on c stands

One 46” octabox slightly above her head at 7 o clock

White reflector under bust