How to Remove a Person from a Picture

In this simple tutorial, we’ll learn how to remove a person from a picture as shown below. This is the before and after image.

remove a person before and after

You’ll need:

Step 1

Open the woman picture.

remove a person woman

Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+N to create a new layer and select the wall facing towards us by using either the Polygonal Lasso or Pen Tool.

 remove a person wall selection

Step 2

Remove the woman by using the Clone Stamp Tool. You should also save the selection by pressing Select > Save Selection because we will need it later.

 remove a person wall clone

Step 3

Notice how the patterns emerge again. To remove this, choose the Patch Tool and duplicate the cloned layer.

 remove a person patch tool

Your layers should look something like this:

 remove a person layers

Keep the following settings for your Patch Tool:

 remove a person patch tool options

Select an irregular section on the patterned area and drag it on the good area as shown below.

 remove a person patch tool use

Repeat these steps until the entire pattern is removed.

remove a person patch tool use result

Step 4

Now, load the saved selection by clicking on Select > Load Selection and press Ctrl+Shift+I to invert it. Remove the lady’s hand, knee and some of her feet by using the Clone Stamp Tool.

 remove a person lady clone

Step 5

Now, choose Filter > Vanishing Point, select the Create Plane Tool by pressing C and create a grid like this:

 remove a person vanishing point

Select the Stamp Tool by pressing S and remove the lady’s feet. Also, keep the brush’s opacity low so that it will blend better.

 remove a person vanishing point result

Step 6

All we have to do now is remove the little imperfections. See how the wall’s corner looks fake.

 remove a person wall corner

We’ll correct this by using the Clone Stamp Tool. Select this tool and then select a source point like shown. Now, click on the corner’s base and then Shift-click on the upper corner.

 remove a person wall corner clone

 remove a person wall corner clone result

You can do some more cloning according to your liking as I did to achieve the result below.

remove a person

And we’re done!

About the author

Tabish Shaikh

Website designer, website developer, blogger and a writer. These are the things I like, love and live for. Having years of experience in each field. Developing sites since childhood. Getting the most complicated things done is my specialty. Providing each and everything of top most quality to each and every client.

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