I want to "delete" most of the graffiti in this image (not the big red graffiti at top). I don't want to use the Clone Stamp because I'd like to preserve the existing texture in the cement wall - just getting rid of the paint on top. I selected the white graffiti inside the yellow box in screenshot #1 using Select>Color Range and applied Curves adjustments (screenshot #2). Screenshot #3 is a close-up of this area. It's much improved - but the graffiti is not quite "disappeared." Is there a way I could apply the surrounding color to the graffiti in the Curves 1 layer? I thought about using Frequency Separation but I always find that an imperfect solution. Thanks.
The Healing Brush and Patch Tool would do a much better job than the clone tool. You can even stroke through that yellow outline without corrupting it. I am sure those tools have been improved from what they used to be.
Thank you. I had never used the Patch Tool and watched a tutorial on youtube. It looks promising. However, I can't use it on the Background Layer (Layer 0) or else I get the result shown below. I guess this is because the adjustments I made previously are on the Curves 1 Layer. Looks ike I may have to flatten the image before using the Patch Tool, is that correct? Thanks.
I went ahead and used the Healing Brush. I'm not sure if the Patch Tool would have worked better, but I don't know how to apply it to a Layer which has a Curves Adjustment Layer applied to it. Making a selection on the content Layer selected the content without the adjustment, and so I did not proceed from there - since I wanted the Patch tool to apply its adjustments based on the prior adjustments I had made. Presumably, I need to merge the content layer and its adjustment layer before applkying the Patch tool. Thanks for your suggestions.
For me the Spot healing brush was a home run for this job. Once you get the grafitti removed you can retouch the wall texture to match extactly how you want. Good luck!
I like the Content-Aware fill. I use it all the time.