I have the following image with written text over it. The image is a flat .jpeg, so I don’t have access to the layers:
As you can see, the written text (“SPACE”) is quite big.
My question is: are there any effects/anything I can do in order to remove the text and still keep the background? Or at least hide it a little bit more?
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Content-aware fill is your best friend in this case.
Just make a selection around the word and go
Edit -> Fill -> Content-Aware.
This usually does a pretty good job:
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Then you can either go back over it multiple times (maybe in smaller sections) with Content-Aware fill to clean it up, or you can play with the
Spot Healing Brush Tool (J) or the
Clone Stamp Tool (s).
Heal selection with Gimp
- Select an area to remove from the image.
Choose Filters – Enhance – Heal Selection.
- Adjust the pixel width (here 300), region (here all around), and fill pattern (here random) to resynthesize the selected area from it’s surrounding.
The processing takes some time but the plugin does it’s job extremely well. Depending on the background structure (and our settings of course) we may not even need any postprocessing:
I mostly use this tool to remove unwanted items or people from photos.
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Here I made a Clipping Path first. Then Photoshop will work magic through Content-Aware Fill.
Check the tutorial; you are going to learn how do I remove it.