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How to remove text or anything extra from a photo with Photoshop

Some people like to write words or text on pictures, whether it is part of a memorial or as a means of expressing something that the picture does not have. 

However, if this image is a single-layer image file such as JPEG, GIF or PNG, you may want to delete the text without removing the background behind it.

Fortunately, you can use the clone and stamp tools in Photoshop to replicate the background and color the text, which gives us an image that is free of unnecessary text or words that have been added.

Method one: Instructional video to remove text from the image

If the video above is not enough, continue reading:

Method 2: The method I use myself (suggested)

This method works for any type of photo and text and is very simple. Simply select the text in the image to the second option on the left menu (or hit the M keyboard) as shown below:

Image selection

Then press the Shift and F5 keys on the keyboard (or go to Edit and then Fill in the top menu)

Go to the fill menu

In the window that opens, select the Content aware option and click Ok!

Select the content option

The final image

Another way: clone and stamp to remove text in Photoshop

The important thing to note before doing this is that if you are working with a multi-layered file such as a PSD or PDF file, there is a much simpler way to do this. If you have text in a file of that type and it is stored separately as a layer, you can simply right-click on the text layer in the Layers panel on the right side of the window, click Delete Layer, then confirm. Delete, click Yes. But if you are dealing with a single-layer file, you can follow the instructions below.


Step 1: Open the desired image in Photoshop.

Step 2: Click on the clone stamp from the toolbox on the left side of the window.

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And Step 3: Hold down the Alt key on your keyboard, then click on the background you want to clone to cover the text. Be sure to select a background dot that looks right when used to stamp text. You are actually using the dot that you clicked on as the color source you use to cover the text.

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Step 4: Release the Alt key, then start coloring the text. Notice the small + symbol that moves from the source when coloring text. When you hold your mouse, your source moves relative to the mouse.

 Being close to the text can lead to the text becoming a source, which you do not want.

So paint part of the text, release the mouse, then paint the next part of the text. Each time you release your mouse it resets the source, which makes the job much easier.

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