Remove Power Lines in a Photo with Photoshop Hey Cafe crew, it's Colin Smith here fromPhotoshopCAFE and I want to wish you all a Happy New Year.
And right now, I'm going to show you a ridiculouslyeasy way to remove power lines from a photograph.
So, here's a photo that I shot recently atfabulous Las Vegas and as you can see, all these power lines are in there and are kindof getting in the way of the photo.
Not only am I going to show you how to quicklyremove these lines.
I'm going to show you how to do it non-destructively.
So, the very first thing we want to do isgo to our layers panel, create a new layer.
You can name it if you want.
And then, we're going to go over here andwe're going to grab our Spot Healing Brush.
So there's the Spot Healing Brush, go up tothe top, turn on Sample All Layers.
This will enable us to clone on to the blanklayer.
Then, all I got to do is make a brush sizeabout the size of the power line and you can make it smaller by hitting the left bracketor larger by hitting the right bracket.
Now here's the tip: If you Shift Click, youcan draw in a straight line.
This works on any brush tool including theSpot Healing Tool.
So here's the trick to it though.
What you want to do is we're going to go andwe're going to hit the Click and Hold.
Now I'm going to hold down the Shift key.
Now I'm just going to release everything,then I'm going to move over to the end of this line, and then, before I click, I'm goingto hit the Shift key and then click, and notice what it does is it creates a line in-betweenand gets rid of that.
So the next thing we want to do is, once again,this time when we start a new one, you don't want to Shift Click because if you Shift Clicknotice it draws a line from the previous destination.
So what you're going to do is you click, holddown that mouse or that Wacom pen, and then, click the Shift key, release the Shift key.
Now go to the very end here and what we'regoing to do is hit Shift first then click, and then it releases it, so we can see that,so let's try that again.
Click Shift, move to the end, holding downShift, release and there we go.
So, let's quickly remove the rest of this.
And you can see how easy it is to do this.
It's almost laughable, so if you've been cloningthis out by hand, you've just found a new and better way of doing it.
So what do we do if we get to these ones thatare a little bit curved? Well, let's do the same technique and whatyou're going to have to do is sometimes you're just going to have to go click, hold downthe Shift key, click again, and it gets rid of it and so we could do it that way.
So we can start here, let me just click andhold, holding down the Shift key, and click again, and notice we missed a little bit.
No big deal.
Click, holding down Shift, click again.
So you might have to go across a couple oftimes; it's not a problem.
So with this technique, you can actually justgo, you know, backwards and forwards as many times as you want until you get it.
And if you get little areas in here whereit maybe looks a little weird, you can just drag that little Spot Healing Brush in there.
So, as you can see, this is a super quickand easy way of working on things, and also, we can turn on and off that layer.
You can see it's all non-destructive.
Now, these power lines down there, you canjust go ahead and do exactly the same thing.
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And, by the way, when you do this in CameraRaw or in Lightroom, the same thing works with the Spot Brush.
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