Unleashed Education Blog

Editing Toolbox: Removing Something from Behind the Subject

editing toolbox free editing tutorials Mar 24, 2023

By Charlotte Reeves

Have you ever shot the PERFECT image, only to realise there is something really distracting RIGHT behind the subject? 🤦🏻‍♀️

Removing things from behind the subject can be a minefield. There's lots of tools you can try (and I'll share some of those too) but they often make the job really fiddly, take ages and don't give you a great result.

I've developed a technique that allows you to quickly and easily remove distracting objects with a minimum of fuss though, and in this tutorial, I'm going to show you exactly how!

Watch my Awesome Subject Selection with One Setting in Photoshop to learn how to turn on Cloud Selection in your settings.

If you like these quick tutorials, you'll love our premium Unleashed Edits - full start-to-finish editing tutorials in Lightroom and Photoshop. These are available in our membership (along with a tonne of amazing pet photography education). We hope to see you there!

Start your pet photography journey with 100 free daily tips!

That's over 3 months worth of daily tips covering topics like working with light, obtaining expression, camera settings, shooting action, composition, using the location, dog handling tricks – and so much more. Delivered direct to your inbox so you can read and absorb straight away (no homework required).

We hate SPAM. We will never sell your information, for any reason.