We have all been there. You know, when you are on vacation, visiting a really cool tourist destination and all of your pictures stink because they are full of, well, other tourists. Take your vacation and travel imagery to the next level by removing those pesky tourists from your shot without even touching the clone tool.


The process is simple really, but involves taking multiple shots of the subject with the tourists in different parts of the frame. Then, when you get back home, you take all the images in Photoshop, place them one over the other, and start masking out the tourists.

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Don’t worry, if you don’t quite follow what I am saying, you can follow along in the process with this great in-depth tutorial done by Steve Perry. It’s really quite an easy technique, though it may not be feasible in super crowded places where even when getting multiple frames won’t help you.

I know I will be using this the next time that I run into this situation. This technique is so much less time consuming in post vs using the clone tool to try and clone out the tourists.


Have you used this technique before to get a better final image of a popular destination? Leave a comment below and tell us about it!

[via Steve Perry on Youtube]