Adobe released a small but really powerful new tool in Photoshop this week. It’s called the “Remove Tool” and has a really simple task – to remove things. It’s like Content Aware Fill, but better in just about every way. In this video we’ll take a look at that along with a few new feature they’ve added.
I have Ps version 24.5.0 installed and no such feature does exist in it. It looks like Adobe offers different subversions to other than American customers. This feature in known to me from Beta version. Working with this tool in Beta does not offer so good effects as shown in advertisings IMHO. Especially when background is busy and/or contrast is moderate f.e. people wearing colors close to the background like dark blue sweter and brown fence.
Great Video Matt!! Always very helpful !! Thank you!!
I just received the new update to PS this morning. I opened and closed twice and still had no REMOVE tool. So I clicked on Edit, Toolbar. Once opened I found RMOVE tool to the right side of the Healing Brush. I simply dragged it to the Healing Brush and now I can use it in PS. Thought this might be helpful to others who don’t see it in their tools.
Hi. I never said restarting was the way to get the Remove Tool back 🙂
My all time favorite teacher. You’re slow enough for an old brain to follow. Just need more time.😊
Thank you, Matt. I always learn something new from you. Very appreciated.
Thanks for the comment regarding restarting PS. I was getting very frustrated
Love, love, love this new remove tool. I do a lot of flower and landscapes where you really need to touch up an area. And I can’t wait to try out some other add ins such as the floating Select content bar. I love how you keep us up to date!
Matt I am really enjoying your YouTube videos on both Lightroom and PS. Absolutely loving Lightroom these days. Needing to get back into Photoshop for creative work and have been struggling. So thank you for all your work, short easy grabs for someone in their mid seventies to understand, and so clearly presented.
I must admit the remove/replace tool looks wonderfully powerful and creative… “flower magic”
Thanks Matt, especially for the ‘what if it doesn’t show up’ hint. I had to restart PS too.
great comment as usual, thanks. I always learn something new.
As always, wonderfully informative information with easy explanations; thank you!
As always: short and to the point.
I wish there were a special price for the Bird Photography – better than what is listed here………………….That’s still a pretty steep amount when you don’t know what you will learn.
Hi. You can see the full
Course contents and even watch a sample video on the sales page
Great video, as always. But I’m wondering whether there is an additional setting you didn’t mention. I tried the removal tool on a very similar scenario to the one where you removed the portion of balloon that was extending past the large balloon, and the tool replaced it w/ the sky. In my scenario (some cactus extending past a model, with the sky behind it), the tool kept filling the area with the model’s skin color. Any suggestions?
Hi Mark. There is no setting I didn’t cover. It’s just the way the tool works. If it doesn’t work the way you want, you have to resort to tools that allow you to sample (Content Aware Fill, Clone, Heal, etc…). Or try a smaller area with the Remove Tool and see if that works.
Hey Matt great tutorial as always. I also had to re-start photoshop a couple of time to have the preset thumbnails installed as well as the new gradient tool.
As usual a good intro to new features in PS.
On an entirely different subject. A newcomer to our club (LWRDPC) has asked for help using Lightroom (not classic). Can you recommend an entry level video that can help her or should she dive into your Lightroom System video. Thanks for your help.
I would ask Matt if he still has the Ultimate Lightroom Course still available. It’s a couple of years old but it’s the best Lightroom starter course you will find.
Works like magic
At last new Ai tool has come to aid the productivity of Adobe users
But creativity is always there
Hope I will buy your new course
The spot healing brush is part of a group and the icon that is seen is the icon of the last used tool within the group. Sometimes the patch tool icon is there other times the spot healing tool icon is there. Right clicking on whatever icon is shown will pop open the group the removal tool included. There is a small download that has to complete to allow use of the removal tool.
Thanks! Great news…I had to restart for Adjustment Presets…would not have known to do that without your help
Having too much fun using the Remove Tool on mixed woodland photos I’d just taken.
After watching your competitors showing the new beta Photoshop AI with young women in every example, I’m glad you do not use the sex sells tactic.
Reflections with their simple geometry do seem to work with AI, otherwise it has a way to go.
What happened to your arm?
Adjustments can also be in icon format as before.
Great tutorial – Appreciate your style Matt
Thank you Matt. Great video as always. Ivan from Ireland.
I had trouble finding the Remove Tool on my Mac, as it wasn’t grouped with healing, spot healing, etc.
PS Help/Search “remove tool” pointed it out to me. Then Edit/Toolbar allowed me to move it from “Extra Tools” to the Healing brush group.
Thanks Matt. As always, clear and helpful!
On the gradient, is it just blending modes you’d use after those solid colors are added to the layer? Obviously it doesn’t work like a gradient does in LR/ACR. Will you do a video on the proper way to use the gradient tool in PS? Thanks.
Hi Paul. There really isn’t a “proper” way. Personally, I don’t use them on my photos. But some people do and yes, you’d have to change blending modes/opacity, etc… Thanks.
Thanks. I always appreciate the updates
Hi. Great demo of this new feature, but it has been massively eclipsed by new Generative Fill, released in last couple of days in beta.
Only eclipsed if you install a beta version of the software which most people aren’t going to do.
I really like your explanations. Very clear and not to fast or repetitive. Thanks!
And with generative fill who needs a camera any more?
Guide Rails on the side of bowling lanes came out decades ago… who needs to aim anymore. Yet we still do right? 🙂
I’ve seen adults use those rails and they look laughable. But it doesn’t hurt me one bit. Generative fill doesn’t matter if you don’t use it. Who cares about what your neighbor does? 😉
Hi Matt: Your videos are super! Can you please help? I am subscribed to your site but fell behind after the last few months recovering from back surgery. If I go to your website, is there an area that specifically says “What’s New in Lightroom Classic” or “What’s New in Photoshop?” I just wondered if there was a consolidated area of on your website for current and more-recent past updates. What is the easiest way for me to locate the updates? Thank you kindly. Diane G.
Hi Diane. There is not an area for that. You could click on Tutorials and look back at previous tutorials for update videos. They should be well marked. Thanks.
Thanks Matt, as always you totally ROCK
Hi Matt. Quick question. If you wanted something removed from your photo and I do most of my work in Lightroom. Would I finish all my edits in Lightroom and then send it over to Photoshop or use remove tool first in Photoshop and then back to Lightroom to finish editing?
Hi Charles. The workflow is always do as much as possible in your raw editor. Then finish up in Photoshop if that’s not enough.
Hope that helps.
Just an FYI, Matt. I am using PS 24.4 and cannot find 24.5. When I look at my Creative Cloud app it NO LONGER shows PS as an installed app; even though I am using PS every day. I do see PS listed as an app available in my plan…below the Installed apps list. I’ve tried restarting PS 3-4 times and no luck and no updates available.
Hi. You’ll want to contact Adobe for installation questions.
I sometimes have deleted and reinstalled the l cloud app and then it behaves
Excellent demonstraton and explanation of a great new feature!
I am unable to find the update to 24.5. I have tried everything to get it. I gone to the Cloud App and checked for updates, no go. On the Beta App, I am at 24.6. So I know that my updates have been working. Any ideas for Melbourne Florida resident? 🙂
Hi. Restart your computer and if that doesn’t work contact Adobe.
Ed, I had the same problem. I removed Photoshop and then I reloaded it. I then went to the Healing tool and there it was!
One thing I find is that sometimes the remove tool works better in little “bites”, rather than trying to remove everything at the same time. That is similar to what I’ve found with content aware crop – sometimes I get better results in little steps.
Do you think this will be added to LR?