Paint Shop Pro Object Remover Tool and How to Use It

Paint Shop Pro X3- Object Remover Tool

Paint Shop Pro X3 Object Remover Tool is Great to get rid of Unwanted Things in your Photos
Paint Shop Pro X3 Object Remover Tool is Great to get rid of Unwanted Things in your Photos

Photo Bomb in My Otherwise Great Photo

Perhaps, you've clicked upon this article with the same problems that many people have had. You've take an otherwise awesome photo with maybe your smart phone or digital camera only to realize later that there is an unwanted person or thing in the picture that is messing the whole thing up.

If you are lucky enough to own a copy of Corel's Paint Shop Pro X3 photo editing software then you can easily and quickly use the object remover tool to fix that potentially great shot right up.

In our example above, we see a nice photo of a loving grandfather and his grandson floating in a nice swimming pool. Unfortunately, we have some random dude floating in the pool right next to them. We don't know who this guy is and we would like to get him out of out picture so we can enjoy it to the fullest.

Object Remover Tool

Open up the PSP software and click on the 9th item down on the left hand side where all the editing tools are. Be sure to click on the little drop down arrow on the right side to get to the tool. You'll also see the Clone tool and the Scratch Remover tool there on the same button.

Trace the Object to Remove

Trace around the object to remove

First thing to do once you have the object remover tool selected is to left click on the mouse and loosely draw or trace around the object that you want to get rid of. Once you draw around it then let go of the mouse and you'll see a highlighted little "ant trail" type animation around the object on the screen that you have chosen to get rid of.

Click on the Maroon Rectangle

Click on the Maroon colored rectangle above and then resize the green rectangle on the picture so a source area to replace the object with.
Click on the Maroon colored rectangle above and then resize the green rectangle on the picture so a source area to replace the object with.

Click on Maroon Rectangle

After you have the area or object that you want to cut out of the photo highlighted, the next thing to do is click on the maroon colored triangle towards the top. See the photo above for this. Once, you click on it you will then get a green rectangle to appear on the photo that you are working on. You then need to grab the corners of the green rectangle to drag and resize it over and area in the picture that would be appropriate to replace the object with. Here we will bring the rectangle over to a section on the left of this photo that has nothing but swimming pool water in it. The program will randomize and use this section of water to replace our random floating man.

Apply the Changes

Click the green check mark to apply the changes.
Click the green check mark to apply the changes.

Apply the Changes- Click the Green Check Mark

Once we have our green rectangle over the area of water that we will use in this photo to replace or random man, then we just need to click the green check mark at the top of the tool bar to apply the changes. When we do this the area in the green rectangle will then be used by the PSP software to replace the random man that is floating in the water next to the grandpa and his grandson. It's almost like magic!

Random floating man is now gone!
Random floating man is now gone!

Random Floating Man is Gone

You can now see in the example above that the random floating man that was right next to grandpa and his grandson is now gone. We now have the photo that we want showing a nice swim by the two people that we wanted in the shot. The water from the selection that we chose with the green rectangle was used to replace the floating man. It is near impossible to tell that there was another person in the pool with them.

CTRL-D to Remove the Selection

CTRL D next to get rid of the green rectangle and highlighted "ant trail"
CTRL D next to get rid of the green rectangle and highlighted "ant trail"

CTRL D Next and You're done

All you need to do now is to hit CTRL and the D key to remove the rectangle and highlighted "ant tail" from the screen. Once you do that and your picture is now edited like you want it to look you would then just save the final picture as a .jpeg or whatever other format you are using.

Keep in mind that if you would like to return to this same image and continue making edits or changes to it then you would want to save it as a .pspimage file which will be one of the file saving options. This .pspimage will allow you to pick up exactly where you left off within the software with this image and allow you to make more changes if you need to.

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Final Thoughts

Paint Shop Pro is a very nice software that you can use on your own photos. The object remover tool is just one of the many things that you can do with it.

The photo we used here for this demonstration worked quite well as we simply replaced the floating man with more water which was all around in the photo. Other pictures might not work as well so you would need to try for yourself and experiment to see what works the best.

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