Removing text from an image in a rough but quick fashion

I often find myself in a situation where I’d like to check how an image would look like without the text embedded in it. I’m not interested in a neat result, just something rough but super quick and easy.

Is there a plugin or something to achieve just that?


Usually, text is a smooth, solid color, which makes it easy to select with the good old-fashioned Magic Wand tool. Alternatively, marquee select (keep the boundary as close to the text as you can) will get you something.

Use Select > Modify > Expand and add a few pixels to the selection. How much depends on your image, but it doesn’t need to be more than 5 pixels, even for a high-resolution image.

Once you have your “slightly larger than the text” selection, Shift-F5 or Edit > Fill... and choose Content-Aware Fill. This will fill the area with bits of surrounding content, for an excellent “rough view” of what it might look like without the text.

Source : Link , Question Author : drake035 , Answer Author : Alan Gilbertson

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