The Object Remover tool turns the task of removing unwanted items into a breeze. No need to work on a multiple number of layers or with different selection tools — with this new tool you'll learn quickly because everything you need is in one place.
In this tutorial, you’ll become familiar with
- Using the Learning Center to open a photo
- Using the Object Remover tool to remove a distracting portion of a photo
Open the photo
1 From the Learning Center's Home page, choose Get Photos, and then choose Browse.
2 From the Browser palette, navigate to where you've saved the “ObjectRemover_before.jpg” photo.
3 Double click the photo's Browser palette thumbnail to open the photo in the Paint Shop Pro X workspace.
Choose the Object Remover tool
4 From the Learning Center's Home page, choose Retouch and Restore, and then choose Object Remover. The Object Remover tool will become active.
Select the object to remove
In the Tool Options palette, choose the Selection Mode button.
6 If necessary, zoom in the “ObjectRemover_before.jpg” photo so you can clearly see the swan in the water. Place the cursor near the swan, and carefully drag around the swan to select it. (Your selection doesn’t have to be perfect.) When you release the mouse button, a selection marquee will enclose the swan.
Select the source area
7 In the Tool Options palette, choose the Source Mode button. You’ll see a source mode selection box superimposed on the photo.
8 Drag the top and sides of the box so that it’s slightly larger than the swan’s selection marquee.
9 Move the source mode selection box (by dragging from inside the box) so it’s just to the left of the selected swan. Now click the Apply button in the Tool Options palette, and watch the swan disappear!
- To deselect the selections, choose Selections Select None, or press Ctrl + D.
See our other Paint Shop Pro tutorials in this series
1 Photo Fixing basics
2 Applying a Smart Photo Fix
3 Giving an extreme makeover
4 Removing distractions in photos
5 Removing photo backgrounds
6 Fixing red-eyes instantly
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