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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 90 of 118

Remove Objects Across an Entire Image


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 90 of 118

Remove Objects Across an Entire Image


Lesson Info

Remove Objects Across an Entire Image

let's move on to other challenges because with advanced retouching, they're a bunch of them now in this image, I'm not gonna spend the time to make it perfect, and that's just because I'm trying to share with you one tip, and to fix the rest of the image, I would have to use other techniques that kind of techniques will use on other pictures. Now here we have telephone lines that I would like to get rid of, and if you look, they go across very complex areas. So let's see if we can figure out how to deal with telephone lines. Well, usually, I would end up using what's called the spot healing brush, the spot healing brushes when where it figures out where to copy from. But when I use it across the sky, I find it's important that I do this first image mode and I check how maney bits My picture is. If you're working with JPEG file, which is what this is, you're going to be an eight bit mode. Eight. That mode. What it means is you have 256 brightness levels on your picture total between whi...

te and black you have 256. Well, I find when retouching across the sky, if I'm in that mode, often times Aiken tell exactly where I've done retouching. It doesn't blend thief shades together enough, so I make sure I'm in 16 bit. bit means you can have thousands and thousands of shades of gray, and it makes it so it can create smoother transitions. Now, if your image started an eight bit and you're converting the 16 that doesn't suddenly ADM or information to your file, it just makes it so. That tool I'm about to use can put more information in your file. It's kind of like having a garage that can fit four cars and you buy new house that can fit eight cars, but you only own four, and so you get to your new house. You throw your four cars in there, you have room for more. But there your collection of cards isn't actually that big. Well, when I do this right here, we still have an eight bit picture. But it's in a 16 bit rapper like being in an eight car garage. It's got more space it could use, and that makes it so this particular tool can now make more subtle transitions. And I find oftentimes it looks better when going across the sky. Then what I want to do is get a brush that's not dramatically big. And I'm going to click on one end of a telephone line, like right up here, where it touches the edge of the picture, and I'm gonna make sure my brush is centered on it vertically. I'm gonna click and let go. Then I'm going to move my brush to another area. I'm going to hold the shift key, and I'm gonna make sure my brushes again centered on the line vertically, and I'm gonna click when you shift. Click you get a straight line is if you manually painted from where you clicked last to where you are now in. Therefore, it should paint over that particular area. But then telephone lines often sag in, so I can't often go across the entire length of it without having to use a huge brush to cover it without getting outside of my brush stroke. And that's why did a shorter, lengthier I'll find a natural break like right about here in the telephone line. I'm gonna hold down the shift key, and I'm gonna click again. And in that area, it would be most ideal if I used a smaller brush because it would retouch less of that image. But we're gonna be fine here. I'll hold shift. I'm gonna click right here. Then I'll hold shift and click over here in each time making sure I'm vertically centered on whatever. I'm trying to get rid off and I'll do the same thing down here to this line. Hold, shift, click about here, Hold shift. And it's not gonna be perfect in there. But I'm gonna try shift. It looks pretty straight. So I'm going to go all the way over there. Keep going, click and look one more up here at the top shift. And if it ends up leaving a little tail on the end there, just go to the where that starts. And that's where I'd clicked to begin. Then will come to here. Follow that down to maybe about here. That's where I should be using a smaller brush so it messes up less of the image, and then I might manually paint there, but getting it away from the sky. The key is 16 bit mode. That's what gives you a smooth and results. So many people start with eight bit. They use it and you can see exactly where your paint strokes are. You need to be in 16. Then the second thing is to click in one spot, hold shift and click on another. So it draws a straight line for you because otherwise you end up going across an area and you're so sloppy with your painting, you end up retouching a much larger area that was truly needed Now, after that, it's a matter of zooming up and actually being critical of these areas, and I'm actually not going to do that on this image. Unfortunately, that's because I have a different image where we're going to talk about how I deal with complex areas. But for now, we can look at this to see what kind of a job it did, and I can see a lot of repeated areas like here, here, copied from this edge and put it down further what I would have done. And there is most likely used a smaller brush so there wouldn't be such a wide area that's being changed, and then I'd have to come back afterwards in retouch all those areas that have inappropriate content.

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


Adobe® Photoshop® 2020 is a feature-rich creative force, perfect for turning raw ideas into audience-wowing images. With Ben Willmore as your guide, you can master it faster than you think and take on a new decade of projects.

Ben takes you step-by-step through Adobe Photoshop 2020 as only he can. With an easy pace and zero technobabble, he demystifies this powerful program and makes you feel confident enough to create anything. This class is part of a fully-updated bundle – complete with 2020 features and more efficient ways to maximize the tools everyone uses most.

Whether you’re a 20-year designer or you’re opening the app for the first time, this is the perfect way to learn and love using Photoshop. From retouching to masking to troubleshooting, Ben unpacks all the essentials and hidden gems, while giving you real-world examples to drive each lesson home. By the end of the class, you’ll feel eager to make serious magic with Photoshop 2020.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Photoshop and learn new features to help edit photos.
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Photoshop fixes.


Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)


  1. Introduction To Adobe Photoshop 2020
  2. Bridge vs. Lightroom
  3. Tour of Photoshop Interface
  4. Overview of Bridge Workspace
  5. Overview of Lightroom Workspace
  6. Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents
  7. How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  8. Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders
  9. Developing Raw Images
  10. Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs
  11. How to Save Images
  12. Using the Transform Tool
  13. Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  14. Selection Tools
  15. Combining Selection Tools
  16. Using Automated Selection Tools
  17. Quick Mask Mode
  18. Select Menu Essentials
  19. Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  20. Align Active Layers
  21. Creating a New Layer
  22. Creating a Clipping Mask
  23. Using Effects on Layers
  24. Using Adjustment Layers
  25. Using the Shape Tool
  26. Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool
  27. Masking Multiple Images Together
  28. Using Layer Masks to Remove People
  29. Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky
  30. Adding Texture to Images
  31. Layering to Create Realistic Depth
  32. Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  33. Optimizing Grayscale with Levels
  34. Adjusting Levels with a Histogram
  35. Understanding Curves
  36. Editing an Image Using Curves
  37. Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment
  38. Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode
  39. Editing with Blending Modes
  40. Color Theory
  41. Curves for Color
  42. Hue and Saturation Adjustments
  43. Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment
  44. Match Colors Using Numbers
  45. Adjusting Skin Tones
  46. Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw
  47. Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush
  48. Retouching with the Clone Stamp
  49. Retouching with the Healing Brush
  50. Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools
  51. Extending an Edge with Content Aware
  52. Clone Between Documents
  53. Crop Tool
  54. Frame Tool
  55. Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools
  56. Paint Brush Tools
  57. History Brush Tool
  58. Eraser and Gradient Tools
  59. Brush Flow and Opacity Settings
  60. Blur and Shape Tools
  61. Dissolve Mode
  62. Multiply Mode
  63. Screen Mode
  64. Hard Light Mode
  65. Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes
  66. Smart Filters
  67. High Pass Filter
  68. Blur Filter
  69. Filter Gallery
  70. Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
  71. Combing Filters and Features
  72. Select and Mask
  73. Manually Select and Mask
  74. Creating a Clean Background
  75. Changing the Background
  76. Smart Object Overview
  77. Nested Smart Objects
  78. Scale and Warp Smart Objects
  79. Replace Contents
  80. Raw Smart Objects
  81. Multiple Instances of a Smart Object
  82. Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects
  83. Panoramas
  84. HDR
  85. Focus Stacking
  86. Time-lapse
  87. Light Painting Composite
  88. Remove Moire Patterns
  89. Remove Similar Objects At Once
  90. Remove Objects Across an Entire Image
  91. Replace a Repeating Pattern
  92. Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel
  93. Remove an Object with a Complex Background
  94. Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes
  95. Warping
  96. Liquify
  97. Puppet Warp
  98. Displacement Map
  99. Polar Coordinates
  100. Organize Your Layers
  101. Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss
  102. Layer Style: Knockout Deep
  103. Blending Options: Blend if
  104. Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image
  105. Layer Comps
  106. Black-Only Shadows
  107. Create a Content Aware Fill Action
  108. Create a Desaturate Edges Action
  109. Create an Antique Color Action
  110. Create a Contour Map Action
  111. Faux Sunset Action
  112. Photo Credit Action
  113. Create Sharable Actions
  114. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1
  115. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2
  116. Image Compatibility with Lightroom
  117. Scratch Disk Is Full
  118. Preview Thumbnail



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Alessandro Zugno

In this class Ben Willmore gives an overview of all the tools present in Adobe Photoshop 2020, explaining everything very clearly and with practical examples. This course is useful for any type of photographer who wants to learn the use of Photoshop or improve their post production skills.