In an earlier post I had written a tutorial on how to add a watermark to an image. Now in this tutorial we are going to see how to remove watermark on an image.
For this tutorial I have taken a cat’s photograph. We can see the watermark on it and to the right you can see the image after I removed the watermark.
First make a selection around the Watermark text. You can use Pen tool or Magic Wand tool for this. But here I have used both.
Now I create a selection around the watermarked text image as shown in the image below.
Now lets make some changes to the selected area.
- Go to Edit>Fill (Shift+F5).
- You can see Fill Pallet box display on your screen.
- Here I have used Use – Content-Aware, Mode-Normal, Opacity-100% as you can see in the image below.
Now Deselect the selection. Just Press Ctrl+D for de-selecting the selection. You can see watermarked area filled with the background color. Now I have to remove the outline of the watermarked text image.
For this we using the Clone Stamp Tool (S)
Then with the help the Clone Stamp Tool remove the Watermark text outline. Just pick the similar color of the outline near part by pressing Alt key and fill it on the outline (seem image below).
After removing the whole outline where of the remains of the watermarks outline we have the image ready.
Sometimes removing watermark is necessary when we need to use a particular image in a certain way. Watermarked images usually are copy-righted. In this case do give credit or take permission from the original copyright holder of the image specially if you are reproducing that image in any form commercially.
Do drop in your comments with your views.