How to Remove Body Hair in Photoshop

Updated February 21, 2017

Cheaper than laser hair removal, less painful than waxing and much faster than using a depilatory, removing body hair with Photoshop is a temporary way to perform a common cosmetic procedure. Adobe's graphic software editor lets you refine appearance without messy creams or permanently altering their bodies, with touch-up tools that don't require salon or drugstore visits.

Open Photoshop. Click "File." Click "Open." Navigate to the photo with the body hair to remove and double-click the image, which opens in the Photoshop workspace.

Click the "Magnify" tool, which looks like a magnifying glass, at the bottom of the "Tools" menu on the left side of the screen. Zoom in on one area of the photo with body hair.

Click the "Clone Stamp" tool, which looks like a check cancelling stamp, in the middle of the "Tools" palette.

Pull down the stamp head menu, which is not labelled, but is the second from the left drop-down menu on the toolbar at the top of the screen. It shows a round-dot, small number and small drop-down menu.

Select the solid circle brush head. Hover the cursor over an area of skin without body hair that matches the colour/shade of the hairy area. Keep as close to the hairy section as possible to match skin colour.

Press and hold down the "Alt" key on the keyboard. Click the cursor to copy the hair-free section into Photoshop memory. Release the "Alt" key.

Move the cursor directly on top of the area with the body hair. Press the left mouse button one time to transfer the hairless copied area on top of the current area, erasing or copying over the body hair.

Repeat the "Alt" click copy process to copy and paste skin on other areas of the body.

Click the "File" menu, select "Save As," type a new name for the image and click the "Save" button.

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Fionia LeChat is a technical writer whose major skill sets include the MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher), Photoshop, Paint, desktop publishing, design and graphics. LeChat has a Master of Science in technical writing, a Master of Arts in public relations and communications and a Bachelor of Arts in writing/English.