Learn How to Remove a Bra … Strap … In Photoshop

In an ideal world, every photograph from a shoot would come out as we initially envision it. Perfect light, perfect focus, perfect everything. But, that’s not the reality of it.

The reality is that no matter how much we focus on the perfect light or perfect focus, in the heat of the moment, we often lose track of some of the details — and as they say, “the devil’s in the details.” One of those details can be the dreaded bra-strap, peeking through on the shoulder of someone wearing a low-cut shirt.

From the always-helpful crew over at Phlearn comes a tutorial to assist in fixing this particular problem, using good ‘ole Photoshop. It’s a simple fix, even without the tutorial, but coming in at only four and a half minutes, it’s worth a watch to see how best to approach this particular problem.

(via Picture Correct)

  • RMJ

    I prefer removing them before going to photoshop.

  • Alan Klughammer

    I like removing bras too, but that has nothing to do with photography…

  • battlepriest

    Sexist much?

  • Darien Peterson

    title should be guy who was against the healing brush and content aware finally gets it

  • Gannon Burgett

    I purposely never stated a specific sex while writing the article, for this exact reason.

  • Mike

    Trying to find sexism in anything is the worst sexism.

  • Rob Elliott

    Wasn’t this one of the spouted feature of one of the CS6 updates? Content Aware Spot healing has been out a year or more hasn’t it?

  • Dover

    Hopefully you can next show us how to use the crop tool?

  • Matt

    Don’t let the trolls get to you.

  • Gannon Burgett

    Don’t worry, they don’t get to me at all. After 3 years of writing, you learn to have tough skin. But, for anyone else who wanted to pull the sexism card, I figured I’d state my defense nonetheless.

  • RMJ

    Never heard of nude photography? (not to be mixed with pornography)

  • Alan Klughammer

    I usually tell nude models not to wear a bra, as it leaves marks…

  • Colin Learning

    Can you also show us how to hide an ankle, one of my photos shoes an ankle, it’s obscene.

  • Jigsaw

    Wow… the learning factor of that video is amazing: use the tool that fixes it “automagically”. That’s like a video titled “How to build a house” that consists of: “Take some money, call a contractor. Done”

    A video for those who don’t have access to the latest version of Photoshop for numerous reasons and about how to fix it with conventional tools (regular brush, selection tool, add noise) would have been more useful. That’s how I do it in CS5. I just manually repaint the part photorealistically that I want removed, with the upside that it improves skill. ;)