Removing Objects Using Content-Aware Fill In Photoshop

Whether it’s a commercial project or holiday snapshot, there are often times when we need to remove objects from images. But this can be a time-consuming process if you don’t know what tools to use.

In this Photoshop class, Karl shows you how to quickly and easily remove objects using Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill tool combined with the Object Selection tool.

This tutorial includes practical demonstrations on two different images, as Karl demonstrates the step-by-step process of how to remove text on a product photo as well as people from a holiday snapshot. You’ll learn about the advantages of using the Content-Aware Fill tool and Object Selection tool, as well as how to customise each tool to help you get the best results.

This class covers the following:

  • How to use the Content-Aware Fill tool in Photoshop
  • How to use Object Select tool in Photoshop
  • The advantages of using Content-Aware Fill
  • How to customise Content-Aware Fill tool
  • Object Selection tool modes

Please note that this course is not a complete retouch, but rather a tutorial on how to use these tools.

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If you have any questions about this class please post in the comment section below.


  1. Fantastic, Karl! Pure magic of Photoshop 2020! Especially in your presentation.
    I’ve only one question left. Why did you choose to get rid of the kid and the dinghy but left the woman under the dinghy lying there?

    1. Ha no particular reason, this was just a snap of my wife on my phone and just used it as an example. If it was a professional shot I would have made sure there was nothing causing a problem in the background to begin with!

      1. No disrespect. I thought it was just a part of your usual thinking process: “H-m-m, do I need that woman on the sand in the background. H-m-m, I kind of like her there. Yeah, I guess I’ll leave her there be…”

        1. No worries at all I just thought I’d point out that this photo and the choices were purely for demonstration purposes, I joked that I should have removed my wife from the picture and everyone else and just had the view 😊

          1. I doubt your wife will ever forgive you for saying that, Karl. Unless she really believes it was a joke on your part.

      1. I think it must have been some kind of bug in Safari – when I switched to Chrome it showed up for me as well.

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