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Beta Desktop Version of Photoshop's Remove Tool

Beta Desktop Version of Photoshop's Remove Tool

Adobe Photoshop is renowned for its impressive array of editing tools, and now users have another reason to get excited. A new tool, currently in beta testing, is set to be included in the Photoshop desktop version, and it promises to revolutionize the editing process. Known as the "Remove Tool," this feature aims to streamline image retouching by effortlessly eliminating unwanted elements from photographs. 

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Whether removing an intrusive object, an imperfection, or even a person, this tool is designed to seamlessly patch over the selected area, ensuring the final result appears flawless and natural. While Photoshop already offers various tools to address similar challenges, the Remove Tool introduces a new level of ease and efficiency. As it is being tested in beta, users can expect Adobe to make any necessary refinements before its official release, ensuring a polished and user-friendly experience. 

How to use the Remove Tool in Photoshop Desktop Beta

Choose the Remove tool from the toolbox.

You can locate it in the group for the Healing brush tool. To expand this group, click on either the Spot Healing Brush tool, Patch tool, or Red Eye tool, this will reveal the Remove Tool.

Take note: The first time you utilize the tool after setting it up, you might encounter a dialogue box indicating "Installing required components..." Don't be alarmed; this is expected.

Choose a brush size in the options bar.

Choose a brush size that allows you to cover the whole object with a bit to spare, reducing the amount of brushing you need!

This tool does not utilize brush hardness and brush opacity settings.



If you must apply several brush strokes to completely cover a big or intricate object, remember to deactivate the 'Remove after each stroke' option in the options bar.

The ON setting for "Remove after each stroke" will implement the fill immediately after you finish a single stroke using the tool.

The feature "Remove after each stroke = OFF" will execute the fill function only after you hit the apply button. This allows for multiple brush strokes to be made on the object before the fill is applied.



You can enable the 'Sample All Layers' feature in the options bar to gather data from all visible layers.

Keep in mind: The fresh pixels will be generated on the chosen layer that is presently active.

Please generate and choose a fresh layer, and proceed to activate 'Sample All Layers' for a workflow that doesn't cause any destruction.

Select and drag across the area you wish to delete.

Ensure you encompass the whole area. You'll achieve better outcomes if you extend the coverage to include the background surrounding the object or person.

If the option "Remove after each stroke = ON" is chosen, the new pixels will only emerge once the stroke is finished. Bypass the subsequent phase. You have completed the process!


If the 'Remove after each stroke' option is set to OFF,

keep stroking the areas you wish to delete, then click the 'Apply' button in the Options bar or press 'Enter/Return' on your keyboard.

• Utilize the 'Reset all Brush Strokes' feature to erase all existing strokes and begin afresh.


Article Based on a question and answer from the Adobe Community.  

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