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How to remove an unwanted watermark in a pdf?

New Here ,
Mar 06, 2017 Mar 06, 2017

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Hi, new to Photoshop and wondered if there was any easy way of removing a proof watermark off a PDF file?

Any help would be appreciated thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 06, 2017 Mar 06, 2017
Contact the owner to obtain a file without the watermark... if the owner doesn't want you to have the original, you should not be editing something that you don't own

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Mar 06, 2017 Mar 06, 2017

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If this is a finished, flat image it's all just pixels - Photoshop can't know what's "behind" them.

There are many tools for selecting specific parts of an image. That's not a problem. The real problem is - what do you put there instead?

If you post an example it will be easier to answer.

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Mar 06, 2017 Mar 06, 2017

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This is the document, and it is the grey proof I would like to remove if there is a way to do so?ajs.jpg

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Contact the owner to obtain a file without the watermark... if the owner doesn't want you to have the original, you should not be editing something that you don't own

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Mar 06, 2017 Mar 06, 2017

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/John+T+Smith  wrote

Contact the owner to obtain a file without the watermark... if the owner doesn't want you to have the original, you should not be editing something that you don't own

Exactly. Watermarks are there for a reason.

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I find this "answer" to be very unhelpful.  Why are you assuming he doesn't have permission?   Let me tell you what happened to me (and how I found this answer from my google serach)

My bank is asking me for a copy of my 2018 returns.  I don't have a copy of the returns that were filed, but I do have a review copy that was sent to me by my accountant before he filed them.  It says "REVIEW COPY" on it.   

Well I sent that to my bank.  They said the need the one that doesn't say "REVIEW COPY".   Problem is I've switched accountants as the guy I used to use retried in 2020 and I havent' been able to reach him.   I'm sure at some point he would have sent me a copy that didn't say "REVIEW" on it but I never bothered since I never really had a need for it (as my taxes were filed, and I had a copy of what was filed -- even if it said 'review' on it)

So I was trying to find a way to get this watermark off.  Googled for help.  Found this thread.

If someone is asking how to use the software they bought, why not help them vs. trying to be morality police over what they "should" or "shouldn't" do with their software.  That's not your call.

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