How to Displace an Object on the Photo

One thing PhotoScissors does really great (aside from removing image backgrounds, of course) is displacing foreground objects all around the photo. Imagine: you have an otherwise excellent photograph, but there's the problem: the main object on the picture looks like it doesn't belong here. Whether it was a bad camera angle, or a mistook shoot, sometimes you just want the photo to look better than it is.

So, here is how you can magically move an object on the photo to another place while the background remains intact.

Step 1: Open the image

Open the image you want to fix using the toolbar button or the menu, or simply drag and drop the file to PhotoScissors.

Step 2: Mark foreground and background

Use red and green markers to mark the backround and the main object. You don't have to be too precise or fill the entire area completely. Rought strokes are usually enough for the program. See the result instantly at the right window.

Mark foreground and background

Step 3: Move the object

Now, switch to the background tab at the right and select "Background: Original"

Select Backgrond:Original

Step 4: The magic part starts

The option is called "Fill Hole". When this option is on, the program will use the surroundings to fill the hole left by the foreground object. The process takes a while, so while it does, switch to the foreground tab, grab the object with the mouse and drag it to where you want it to be.

Move the Object

For the perfect result, make sure the foreground mask is accurate. Otherwise, you may end up with leftovers of the foreground object and the hole will be filled incorrectly.

Step 5: Finish the image

Note that you can move the object, resize it and apply additional filters to it to make it fit its new place better. For example, you can smooth the boundary or apply a certain effect.

As you see, moving an object to another place on the photo is faster than you might think when you are equipped with PhotoScissors.