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It is a typical case that we need to remove a text or some object from the photo. There are many ways to do that. However, one of the fastest ways is with Photoshop function called Content-Aware.

First of all, Content Aware is a Photoshop feature that removes unwanted text or object by using its algorithms by analyzing the content of the picture. After that, it figures out how that place should look and replaces it.

Here is my image in which I want to remove the light pole.

First, open a picture which has an object that you want to delete and then take the Quick Selection Tool from the Tool Panel or with the keyboard shortcut W.

Next, select the unwanted object. If it selects a larger area, then resize tools size to smaller. It should look something like this.

Furthermore, I recommend expanding the selection, if it is almost on the edge of the object. Go Select > Modify > Expand (Contract to make the selection smaller).

The dialog table should pop-up. The size of the expansion is up to you; I will choose 3 px.

Now, we are going to use the Content-Aware function. You can choose it by going Edit > Fill and select Content-Aware from the Contents drop-down function or just with the keyboard shortcut Shift + Backspace.

Finally, Photoshop will analyse the photo and will come up with the best result. Sometimes you could need to do that several to get a decent fill.

Here is the result that I got.

Posted by Justas Markus

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