How to remove a bra strap in photoshop

Updated February 21, 2017

Wardrobe malfunctions may be inevitable, but traces of them don't have to be. If your dress slid down your shoulder or a pesky bra strap made an unwanted appearance, you can erase lingerie visibility with Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop's skin-cloning tool makes it quick to replace the bra strap with copies of your own skin colour and texture, as if the straps were never there in the first place. You can rely on Photoshop for your photo-editing requirements and enjoy the graphics software program's full "support."

Open Adobe Photoshop and pull down the "File" menu. Click "Open" and browse to the photo with the bra strap you want to remove. Double-click the name of the file.

Click the "Magnify" tool at the bottom of the "Tools" pane to zoom in on one shoulder.

Click the "Clone Stamp" tool, which looks like a check-cancelling stamper in the middle of the "Tools" pane. Pull down the stamp head sizer, which is unlabeled, the second button from the left on the new toolbar at the top of the screen.

Click to select the solid black circle head and slide the "Size" bar to "10." Hover the cursor over the area of the bra strap. If the strap is much thicker or thinner, adjust the "Size" bar so the cursor appears just slightly wider than the strap.

Hover the cursor over the area of skin directly next to, but not on top of, the bra strap. Press and hold down the "Alt" key. Click the left mouse button one time to copy the area of skin. Release the "Alt" key.

Hover the cursor directly over the top of the bra strap. Click the cursor and drag the mouse down the strap, depositing the copied area of skin and seamlessly erasing the bra strap.

Repeat the "Alt" and click process on the other shoulder.

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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.