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How to get rid of a logo in a picture

posted by carlos24, May 20, 2007 12:07 AM — 36 comments

Im assuming that you have photoshop, or somthing like it. Firstly you need to have your image, so here we go;
This isn't really a good image, but ok for this tutorial. Open up the image in your photo editing software. And select comthing that clones, or will copy a certain part of the image. In photoshop toolbar, its located here;

What this tool will do is copy a certain area of the image. So basically all you do is look for a certain area that will look as close as to the area you are trying to edit. On my image it is quite simple since there is plenty of wood to select, with different shades to make sure I get it exact. Spend some time looking for an area that looks like the area which you want to edit. When you have found it, hold down the 'alt' key (windows pc) and you will get a target symbol appear.
So after alt-clicking to select the area you want to copy, move the cursor over the bit you want to edit, and left click. There is a video of how to do this here
So after wards you should end up getting an image that looks like this;

If you didnt understand anything here, make sure you ask me by either emailing me or leaving a comment/post.
Bigger versions of these two images can be found here and here

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1. posted by nadadesign, May 21, 2007 5:36 AM

thats awsome, good job..

2. posted by Dagi007, May 24, 2007 2:37 PM

That's not a tuto, that's a "where to find the duplication tool in PS"...

3. posted by carlos24, May 24, 2007 4:50 PM

i believe it is a tutorial, since if you told someone that had never used it before where the button is, they would not know what to do with it, would they?

4. posted by dukemesh, May 24, 2007 9:37 PM

pretty sure this is the last place a first time photoshop user is going to look for a "tutorial" on the clone stamp tool.

5. posted by carlos24, May 24, 2007 10:09 PM

soo sorry, dukemesh, that you find this bad, but i was only trying to help, and im 16 years old, so how do you think that makes me feel. also i dont see you with any tutorials, or infact any images, so how can you go on to someone elses account and say that what they are doing is bad, and if you dont want to read it, then piss off, i dont really care, since its meant to be for people who have never used photoshop before, or in your case someone that has the IQ of a lemon

6. posted by crisderaud, May 25, 2007 7:33 PM

I agree with you Carlos24 that some people might need to know how to use the tool and they just may find it here first. This may not be the place where people would first look for Photoshop training, but beginners with little experience and Photoshop Elements would be able to identify what tool they need to use after watching your tutorial. Brush size and style, opacity and hardness settings further complicate the subject into a longer training than you would post here.

I like the video you made. It is a noble effort. Try not to get so angry about criticism when people get rude. Keep writing the tutorials. I am thinking of writing a basic one sometime soon but I don't know how to upload it onto this site. Do you have any suggestions? ~Cris

7. posted by carlos24, May 25, 2007 8:36 PM

i agree, sorry dukemesh, but to upload go to
my account
, which is in the top left of the screen once you have signed in. then after clicking on it, look to the right of it, and under
my account
add posts to your blog
and then you will be able to add a blog, which you can have anything in. to add images you can either upload them, or if you have your own FTP upload them to that, i also dont mind if you email me what ever it is and i can upload it to mine

8. posted by pukalski, May 27, 2007 12:56 AM

Hi Carlos,
My thumb up for you and for all other shearing they expierence, no matter basic or master level.
Only one thing, do not waste time for shearing your anger.


9. posted by gt4431b, Jun 2, 2007 6:00 PM

Hi Carlos,

I'm about twice your age, but I learned something.

The best way to learn something from scratch is not to tackle some big project, but to learn little tools and techniques that can build up into real skill. By that criteria, this is an excellent tutorial for an absolute beginner like me, who had no idea how to remove simple things like the datestamp off of my photos.

Since you taught me something, perhaps I can teach you something in return. Don't feed trolls like duke! It only encourages them at your own expense.

Your pics no longer appear on this page. I hope you didn't take them down to appease the peanut gallery! You ought to put them back up...

10. posted by carlos24, Jun 3, 2007 12:59 AM

thanks a lot gt4431b, thanks for advice. also the images in tutorial for me are appearing, could someone else tell me whether they work or not for them

11. posted by Hellz_Bell, Jun 3, 2007 10:11 PM

I just statted to use ps and i like this tutorial althougth I have used psp for a decent few years but I could never find a use for this tool until now . Its very clear and concise. just ignore the negativity.

p.s. The images also show up for me.

12. posted by kikiaziz, Jun 4, 2007 11:34 AM

I'm a beginner to the finer points of photoshop as well, so this tutorial was very helpful to me, too. I guess we aren't all born with the gift of photoshop knowledge. Anyway, I did leave with something from it, it was very helpful to me, and very appreciated. Thanks carlos24.

13. posted by carlos24, Jun 4, 2007 6:06 PM

No problem, if anyone has any more tut's that would like, just ask

14. posted by STELLBHOY, Jun 19, 2007 2:53 AM

Dukemesh your a cretin, I suppose you knew everything about Photoshop the very first time you opened it on screen ! This might not be the first place to come when looking for Tutorials Everyone is at different levels with photoshop so a begginer would find this very useful

I say well done Carlos keep up the good work

15. posted by carlos24, Jun 19, 2007 6:52 PM

thanks!!! :-D

16. posted by fishmonk, Jun 20, 2007 11:11 PM

After reading this - I decided to have a go at cloning out a very prominant logo from a picture rejected for this reason. It worked brilliantly! Thank you so much. I had seen the clone tool in photoshop but never used it.

Good work!


17. posted by agentpyro0, Jul 10, 2007 1:37 AM

Although Dukemesh was a bit harsh, this isn't much of a tutorial by definition as it is an explanation of what the clone stamp tool is and what it does. It's a lot more low-level than a tutorial, especially since the clone stamp is a core tool in most all photo-editing applications.

18. posted by TallMike, Aug 5, 2007 11:24 PM

In Photoshop CS2 and above, I find the spot healing tool more effective for this technique. Play around with combinations of the two and see what works.

19. posted by Kassia, Aug 8, 2007 8:59 PM

im with you carlos, i wouldnt have a clue. thanks :D

20. posted by sagriffith, Aug 10, 2007 10:24 AM

Very nice work on the wood grain. I was afraid it would get lost or blurry, as that sometimes happens when cloning.

It's great to see a video posted with this as well. Kudos.

21. posted by thejanet, Aug 22, 2007 3:04 PM

Carlos, I found your tutorial very useful for REMINDING me (of the Swiss cheese brain) to use the clone tool.

And thanks to TallMike for reminding me that spot healing (with or without the clone tool) can also remove a blemish. Or what I consider a blemish, like the branding on an object.

In return I'll remind you DNFTEC*

Thanks for sharing!

*do not feed the energy creature

22. posted by ArchaicArt, Sep 26, 2007 7:55 PM

hah, good tutorial for those that are noobs to photoshop. But i guess everyone has to learn somehow. =]

23. posted by Roaminoz, Oct 6, 2007 10:10 AM

Helped beginner me too. Thanks

24. posted by dilara, Oct 17, 2007 6:15 PM

crappy pants

25. posted by MistressKy, Nov 10, 2007 8:50 AM

I have to agree, this is not a tutorial. You can find more information in the Adobe help file. Seriously kid, if you've got something brilliant you want to make into a tutorial, please do, but try to stay away from these one tool "tutorials" you keep posting.

26. posted by dalitg, Oct 26, 2008 2:11 PM

by the should do the cloning on another layer...incase you'll need to fix the master image won't be damaged.

27. posted by lucianreig, Feb 11, 2008 1:52 AM

Thanks for this introductory tute! ;-)

28. posted by carlos24, Feb 12, 2008 7:35 PM

No problem

29. posted by ericalee, Mar 16, 2008 4:01 AM

Thanks! As basic as this was, I still learned for it. I've actually just started working with PS last night, out of necessity. I found I love it and I just can't seem to learn enough. A good use for a simple tool. Thank you for reaching out to the beginners.

30. posted by RsNemesis, Apr 20, 2008 10:59 PM

in my humble opinion and i do this for quite a while now , this is a small piece of tutorial for newbies , doesnt matter how big it is nor how tricky , im registered in thsi site for some months now this is the first time i spend some time to read the tutorials people place here , to be honest not all of them suits my line of work yet there are some interesting points in here. instead of judging those who are trying to give lights to the newbies (like that small thing called clone stamp tool) those same people should try to understand this is a free site and for what ive seen so far people that are giving theyre first steps in photoshop like to come in here and actualy learn something no matter how small or insignificant it may be.

keep in mind that we has a comunity must all work together for a better understanding for what new people actualy really need or want to understand.

PS: i seen some nice tutorials around here so far but there is still alot to be covered , i will post some tutorials in a near future after i seen this it kinda got me the "feeling" to pass on some good old fashion techniques i learn in design school when i was 17

cheers to ya'll
and kisses for the ladies (which by far been doin a better job then us men) :P

31. posted by RsNemesis, Apr 20, 2008 11:00 PM

oh by the way , sorry for my thypos afterall im portuguese and my english is way better spoken then written :P

32. posted by carlos24, Apr 20, 2008 11:37 PM

'tis good english for someone who isnt native

33. posted by dough517, Aug 4, 2008 2:06 AM

short & sweet...this was good info

34. posted by carlos24, Nov 5, 2008 9:46 PM

thanks - although what i normally do is just copy and paste the same image file, and work from the new file.

but i will try this out, obviously a lot quicker

35. posted by sp00ner, Nov 17, 2008 6:58 PM

Great Job Carlos.
check out my upcoming tutorials on move tool and color chooser.

36. posted by careersB, May 27, 2013 3:52 AM

Good tutorial, just got my film back! Too bad I had B&W film in the camera...Anyone any good at colorizing black and white?

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