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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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Automatically Cleaning Up Your Scenes (a.k.a. The Tourist Remover)

If you’ve ever tried to photograph a popular landmark or national monument, you’ll know that it’s pretty unlikely you’ll be there alone. Unless you’re willing to get up really early in the morning (when most people are still sleeping), you’re bound to get a tourist or two (or 20) in your photos. In this tutorial, you’ll learn a few tricks to help clean up those scenes and remove the tourists with just a few brush strokes.

Step One:

The first step starts in the camera. You’ll need to photograph at least two shots of the same scene (but you can use up to 10 if you’d like). So, if you’re in one of those situations where you just can’t get a photo with no people in it, then take a ...

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