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If you're a photographer who visits public places and busy streets, and have wanted to get a picture of the environment with no one in the scene, then you would have felt this frustration several times. The nature of a public place is that it is open to the public - which means everyone has the right to be there, whether they are a photography enthusiast or not.
However, if you're a time-lapse photographer, or have shot multiple frames of the same location, you can use a simple Photoshop technique to gracefully remove any unwanted elements out of an image and still preserve an unedited sense of aesthetics to the image. The technique involves using the process of layer masking in Photoshop, which this video addresses.
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