In January I published an in-depth tutorial on how to use the shake reduction tool using Adobe Photoshop Elements 14. If you missed it, be sure to give it a read when you get a minute. I think you’ll find it really useful.


Hey guys, Ryan here and I’m back again with yet another great tutorial on one of my favorite tools to use when it comes to removing an object from a photo.

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how you can remove unwanted tourists from your travel photos. Sounds great, right?

Today, my example image is going to be from a recent trip to the ancient ruins of Teotiuhacan located just outside of Mexico city and home of some of the largest pyramids in the world.

First things first, let’s go ahead and open up the Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer and find the photo.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Organizer

While I could easily select the Teotiuhuacan image from the traditional “Media” menu at the top of the Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer, I’m going to go ahead and navigate to my image via the Places menu instead purely for example sake.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Places feature on Adobe Photoshop Elements, I highly recommend you check this out. Those of you who are avid travelers will absolutely love this feature as you can pin and attach your images to the specific destination in the world where the photos were taken. Now, when you want to look at the bigger picture and see your photos from around the world, you can simply hop on over to to the Places menu and view your photos based on their geolocation. Amazing, right?

Here’s what mine looks like

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Organizer Places

As you can see, the map is showing 103 images that were taken at Teotihuacan. Now, let’s open the gallery and find the image I want to remove the tourists from.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Organizer Edit Image

Now that I have the image, I’m going to Ctrl+Click to open up the menu shown on the right hand side of the photo above. Then I’ll go ahead and select Edit with Photoshop Elements Editor to bring the image over to Adobe Photoshop Elements 14.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Spot Healing Tool

Now, let’s go ahead and take a look at the final result.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Spot Healing Tool

Yes, it’s really that easy to remove people from your travel photos!

Incredible, right?

Well that just about wraps up this tutorial on how to use the Places feature in Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer and the Spot Healing Brush Tool in Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 in order to remove those pesky tourists that ruined your latest travel photo. I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial and found it easy to follow along.