Remove Fence with 3 Simple Steps in Photoshop!

Today I'm going to share with you three simple
steps to remove fences in Photoshop. The first thing we need to do is to simply
paint over the fence. So let's click on the brand new layer icon
right there. Just click on that. So this is our new layer. Let's name this Fence Mask. All right. You can name it whatever you want. I'm just randomly naming it. Now let's zoom in on the fence. Take the Brush tool right there and you can
go ahead and select the Hard Round Brush.

All we have to do is to zoom in to the fence,
make the brush just a little larger than the fence, just dab once on one end. Alright. Then hold the Shift key and dab on the other
end. See, a straight line is created. You can hold the Shift key further and just
continue here. Just keep holding the Shift key and continue
here. That's how we will continue on one line and
similarly, all the other lines. Now, some of you might be thinking, why not
just do this.. let me just turn this off for a moment and this is just for demonstration..
some of you might be thinking and I was thinking the same, and I was thinking, probably what
I can do is, maybe I can make a cross, something like this, something like a cross, okay, and
then just simply create a pattern out of this.

Maybe select the Move tool, hold the Alt key
or the Option key, and then create a pattern. And just keep doing that. Well, as you can see, with the very first
copy, it is not aligned at all. My friend, welcome to the real world and in
the real world, most things are not aligned symmetrical or perfectly lined up. So let's go back. Let's go ahead and delete all of this and
come back to Fence Mask. We have to do this manually. Let's turn this on. And let's continue with our quest. So I'm going to take the Brush and we will
speed this up for you. Just remember – dab, hold the Shift key and
then dab on the other side. Just that. Keep holding the Shift key – dab, keep holding
the Shift key – dab.

Release the Shift key, hold the Spacebar the
hand shows up. Just move and then release the Spacebar. Hold the Shift key again and dab. See, how we are doing this, you will get the
hang of it. Just make sure all of the fence is covered. Don't worry about this part, this part will
be covered later. Now this is why it is essential to do this
manually. Have a look. The thickness changed a little bit right down
here because this area was not focused by the camera. So keep that in mind. It's always best to do this manually. If everything is perfectly aligned, which
rarely happens in the real world, you can go ahead and create a pattern, but in most
cases, you might have to do this manually.

Just make sure that all of the discrepancies
that need to be removed are covered. So let's have a look at this. This needs to be covered as well. Just make sure you paint over that. There you are. Simply right here as well. There you go. Sometimes, some parts of the fence will not
be straight. In those times, you might have to consider
creating a two-point straight line. What do I mean by that? Well, let me show you. So, let's say the fence is a little bent,
something like this. And then we create a straight line from here
by clicking once, holding the Shift key, clicking once again. Here, see, this area is left out here in the
middle. Here's what you do. Once you have clicked here, hold the Shift
key and click in the middle ones, and then keep holding the Shift key and click one more
time. See, there's still an area left. In that case you can also do three points. Once you have dabbed in the beginning, hold
the Shift key, click, click and click.

Throughout this process, the Shift key was
held all the time. You get the idea. Now that we are finished with one side of
diagonals, let's start with the other side. Simple. So let's start from one side. Let's start from this area. Just make sure everything is covered. Now that the frame is painted over, we can
easily move on to the next step, which is my favourite step. So, step number two is simply Content Aware
Fill. So, make sure that the Background layer is
selected, and then you can turn off the fence. Alright. Now, hold the Ctrl or Command, click on the
thumbnail of the Fence Mask layer. See, all of the fence areas are now selected. Now, we're going to be using the latest dedicated
Content Aware Fill feature available in the later versions of Photoshop.

If you're using an older version of Photoshop,
you would have to go to Edit – Fill, and then choose Content Aware from right here. Otherwise, I would highly recommend going
to Edit and then Content Aware Fill directly. This is available in CC 2019 and above. I'm using 2020. Now, I'm going to leave it at default values. Have a look, the fence is already gone. If you want to know details about how all
of this works, you can check the videos linked up in the description. For this image, we're going to leave Colour
Adaptation to default. We don't want any Rotation Sampling, no Scaling,
no Mirroring. The one thing that we need to keep in mind
here is Output to. Make sure it's not the Current Layer. We want it to be non-destructive. So make sure it is New Layer.

So everything that has been replaced will
be on a brand new layer. Once you're happy with the results, just hit
OK. Have a look. Press Ctrl or Command + D. So, in this layer,
if we turn off everything, just the replaced areas are there. So I'm going to turn on the background. And I want you to have a look at this. Isn't that so accurate? Moving on to Step number three, which is simply
making minor adjustments. So let's zoom in and examine the result. Of course there might be areas which are not
well done. Have a look at this. It looks good when zoomed out, but when you
zoom in, it just doesn't look right. So we need to adjust it carefully. So let's go ahead and create a brand new layer
and we can adjust it in a lot of ways. So we can use the regular Healing Brush tool,
the Spot Healing Brush tool. First of all, let's try the Spot Healing Brush
Tool and try painting over the areas which look a little awkward.

So I'm going to try painting right there. See, it just fixes those hard edges. Okay, you can make the brush a little softer
and then paint. Now the most important thing is recovering
the eyes. This eye right here is fine. But what about this one? We need to use the Clone Stamp tool to fix
this. Also, even when you're using the Spot Healing
Brush tool, make sure Sample – All Layers is checked so that it samples from the layers
which are beneath it. So, let's go ahead and choose the Clone Stamp
tool right there. And then we can take a sample of the edge
of the eye from here. All right, hold the Alt key or the Option
key, click to take a sample and we need to rotate it. So to rotate it, hold the Alt key, the Shift
key and the right and left Arrow Bracket keys to rotate this.

How simple is that? Once you have rotated it, just paint. You can also go to Window and then choose
the Clone Source and rotate it from right here as well. It will rotate that too. In this case, I'm going to go back to the
regular Healing Brush tool. Hold the Alt key or the Option key, click
to take a sample and then fill up certain areas. Seems like it's being very difficult for me
to kind of get the eye correctly. So why don't we try to make a mirror image
and paste it? Does it make sense? No? Here's what I suggest. Let's create a brand new layer, alright, and
then with the help of the Clone Stamp tool we will just sample the eye. All right. And just paint another eye just right here. This is on a brand new layer. Now, Ctrl or Command + T to select it and
then right click on it and choose Flip Vertical. Alright, and now we're going to adjust it
and place it right there.

You see what we are doing? Now, click on the Mask button. Take the Brush. Keep in mind, black hides. So we will take the Soft Round Brush and paint
with black to merge it. Now, we can go back to the layer to move it
and to adjust it to its perfect position. You can decrease the Opacity to make sure
that it's in the right area. Ctrl or Command + T, hold the Alt key and
click on an area to make it an anchor point and you can rotate it accordingly. See what fits the best. This, in my opinion, fits the best. We're going to go back to the Mask. Take the Brush and paint with black and white
to kind of adjust it. This, my friend, is the closest I could get. You can adjust it even more if you wish to. All right. Now the eye looks nice. Of course we can use some cloning in here.

So let's go ahead and merge all of this. So, let's select layer one and layer two. Make sure both of them are selected. You can hold the Ctrl or Command, select the
other layer and then press Ctrl or Command + E. Now they are merged. Now, we can go back to the Clone Stamp tool
and just take a sample and just paint over this area. And the Healing Brush tool, the regular Healing
Brush tool.. let's try the Spot Healing Brush tool. Just fixing little areas here and there and
it looks okay. All we have to do now is to simply zoom in
and inspect the image for discrepancies. Look at the top. It looks all right. And most of the areas, we will blur later. So don't worry about that. Look at this.

So simply paint over that. No problem at all. You can make the Brush a little harder. There you go. Some places were left. Okay, most of the areas are taken care of. You can take all the time in the world to
inspect the image very carefully. Look at this. Once you're done, you can add additional effects
like Selective Focus to hide the discrepancies even more. Let me show what I would do with this image. First of all, let's create a Stamp Visible
layer at the top. You can go ahead and delete the Fence Mask
if you want, but I'm just going to leave it there.

Now, let's create a Stamp Visible layer by
first of all, creating a blank layer at the top. This is always a good practice. And let's name this Selective Focus. Alright, and then press Ctrl + Alt + Shift
+ E. On a Mac, that would be Command + Option + Shift + E. All right. Now, before applying any filter, what do we
do? We convert that into a Smart Object. So, with the Selective Focus layer selected,
let's go to Filter and then Convert for Smart Filters. Hit OK. Now let's go to Filter – Blur Gallery, and
you can choose whatever you like. I'm just going to choose Tilt Blur. So let's rotate it and the areas in between,
the areas in the middle are focused.

Areas in the middle have zero blur. All right. If I just go ahead and increase the Blur to,
let's say, 158, right here in this border Blur is zero and gradually to the dotted border,
it increases to 158 and whatever is beyond this dotted border is 158. Similarly on this side, 0 – 158 and whatever
is beyond this is 158. So, we will make sure that his eyes are in
focus, and slowly and gradually things are getting out of focus. Even right here, we will make sure that happens. Okay. We don't want a 158 Blur. Something like that would do the job. We always want the eyes to be in focus.

In addition to that, you can also add Field
Blur. You can check Field Blur right here and select
Field Blur and in here, you can create different points. So I'm going to create a point on his eye
and decrease the Blur to zero. Point right here, decrease the Blur to zero. Point right here, decrease the Blur to zero,
and maybe a point right here and increase the Blur just a little bit. A point right here at the top, increase the
Blur just a little bit. See what we are doing right here. Point right here, increase the Blur just a
little bit. We are keeping the face in focus. Hit OK once you are satisfied. Keep in mind. You can always change all of these values. Why? Because this is a smart object.

All you gotta do is double click on Blur Gallery
and everything will open again. Hit OK. You can also go ahead and add some Sharpness
to the eyes and the entire face. By creating one more Stamp Visible layer at
the top. Just press Control + Alt + Shift + E. Desaturate
it by pressing Control + Shift + U or Command + Shift + U on a Mac and then go to Filter
– Convert for Smart Filters. Then go to Filter – Other and then High Pass. Zoom in, decrease the Radius. Slowly and gradually increase it. Just when you begin to see the halos, stop. So, for this, I'm going to go with, let's
say, 5. You can always again change all of this, and
then change the Blend Mode from Normal to Overlay. See the sharpness right here. Here's the before, here's the after. I hope you can see it. Here's the before. Here's the after. Now, we only want the sharpness on the face.

So what do we do? Hold the Alt key or the Option key and then
click on the Mask. This creates a negative mask. First of all, let's name this Sharpen. Now, select the Mask, take the Brush. Take a Soft Round Brush and simply paint on
the areas that you want to sharpen with white. There you are. It's done. Let's have a look at the before and after. So, here's the before – with fence and without
fence. So, that's how to simply remove fence in Photoshop. Now, keep in mind, we said simple. Not easy. Sometimes when fences are completely aligned,
perfectly symmetrical. Maybe then you can use patterns. But for the most part, you have to do it one
by one. I hope this video helped you. I will see you guys again in my next one.

Till then, stay tuned and make sure that you
keep creating. This transcript was generated by https://otter.ai.

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