Basic Leash Removal in Photoshop

Author Recent Posts Nicole BegleyNicole Begley, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, is a zoological animal trainer turned pet photographer and educator. She created Hair of the Dog in 2012 to empower pet photographers to turn their dreams into reality by helping them improve their craft and grow their pet photography business.Nicole has authored a book “Pet and Equine […]

Written By Nicole Begley

On September 19, 2013
Leash removal is one of the most common tasks that pet photographers are faced with in Photoshop.  Thankfully, there are approximately 1,001 ways to deal with that challenge.  While we won't be delving into all of those options today, we will be going over one of the easiest and quickest ways to remove unwanted objects in your image with the Patch and Clone Tool in Photoshop.



I realize that the background of this image made it pretty easy to remove the leash, however, I thought it was the perfect way to illustrate the technique especially for those people that aren't familiar with these tools yet.  We will be looking at some more complicated images during future weeks and exploring some of the other tools available to remove leashes.  Check out more editing videos on the Hair of the Dog YouTube channel.


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