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How to remove a person from a photograph in seconds in photoshop

Welcome to this quick Photoshop tutorial where we’ll learn how to remove a person from a photograph. This guide is perfect for beginners and those who need a quick fix in editing photos. So let’s get started!

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Tutorial details

  • Program: Photoshop
  • Time estimation: Under 2 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy


Step 1: Open Your Image

First, open the photograph from which you want to remove a person in Photoshop.

Step 2: Select the Lasso Tool

Select the Lasso Tool from the tool menu or press L on your keyboard. This tool allows you to draw free-form selections.

Step 3: Make a Rough Selection Around the Person

With the Lasso Tool active, draw a rough selection around the person you want to remove. This doesn’t need to be perfectly detailed, just ensure the person is fully enclosed within the selection.

Step 4: Use Generative Fill

Once you’ve made your selection:

  1. Go to the Edit menu.
  2. Choose Generative Fill.
  3. In the Generative Fill dialog, type in Remove Person in the text box.
  4. Click on Generate.

This function uses Photoshop’s AI capabilities to fill in the selected area by considering the surrounding elements of the image.

Step 5: Generation Process

Wait a few seconds for Photoshop to process the task. The time it takes may vary based on the complexity and size of the image.

Step 6: Review and Refine

Once the processing is done, review the photo to see the results. If there are any imperfections, you can use the Clone Stamp Tool or Spot Healing Brush to make corrections.


That’s it! You’ve successfully removed a person from your photograph in just a few steps using Photoshop. This powerful technique can be handy for creating perfect family photos or improving your photo composition.

Thanks for following along, and stay tuned to Creative Nerds for more Photoshop tips and tricks!

Video Transcript:

Hello, and welcome to Creative Nerds. In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll be sharing with you how you can remove a person from a photograph in a matter of seconds. So we’re going to start off by selecting the lasso tool and then just drawing a selection around the person that we want to remove from our photograph. It doesn’t have to be a super detailed selection, just a rough selection around the person. Then we’re going to select Generative Fill and we’re just going to type in Remove Person and then we’re just going to select Generate. And that will take a few seconds to generate the desired result, which will be removing the person from the photograph. So it just all depends on how big the image is, how long it takes. And there you go, it’s just quickly removed the person from the photograph in a matter of seconds. Thanks for watching and stay tuned to Creative Nerds for other quick tips on how to use Photoshop.

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