How to Remove Objects From the Background in Photoshop

During graphic designing, there often comes a time when you find an image really suitable for your project save for that one object. If you’re facing such a situation, then take a look at this tutorial where I’m going to show you a quick, yet effective way to remove any object from its background using Photoshop.

It’s really easy and merely takes a few steps to erase an object in Photoshop. But before we start, here’s a before and after of the image to give you an idea of what this technique will achieve.

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before after

To follow through with the tutorial, you can use the exact same image I use. The image can be downloaded here, or here.

  1. Open the image in Photoshop and select the Object Selection Tool from the left Toolbar.
  2. object selection tool
  3. Drag it over the object you wish to remove.
  4. drag select object
  5. Now go to Select > Modify > Expand.
  6. select modify expand
  7. Enter a value of anywhere from 10 to 100 (you might need to do some trial and error for the best result) and then hit OK.
  8. expand selection
  9. The highlighted object will be expanded. It should look something like this.
  10. expanded object
  11. Now, go to Edit > Fill. Make sure Content-Aware is selected, then click OK.
  12. edit and fill
  13. And Voila! your object has now vanished!
  14. after

Do try out this technique and let us know how it went for you.

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