Removing Objects Using Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop

Whether you’re working on a high-end commercial project or taking a holiday snapshot, you’ll often need to remove objects from images. But without the right tools, the process can be time-consuming.

In this Photoshop class, Karl demonstrates 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 how to remove text from a product photo, and how to remove 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 get the best results.

In this class:

  • 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

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Questions? Please post in the comments 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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