I'm new to Photoshop. I want to move a selection but when I move it just leave a black background behind. Then I have to brush that black background after that. Is there anyway to move a selection and leave a proper background behind? Here is the photo. I just want to move the "logi" word a bit to the right (for centralizing) but it just leave a ugly black background behind (instead of grey like the photo's background) blackbackground

  • The key is to detach "logi" into its own layer and then patch up the void by basically painting over it with clone stamp tool, just like I assume you did with the text "tech", that I can by the way still see a little bit of. Content aware fill as the first step might speed it up a bit. But to kinda answer the question in the title... you can't. Whenever you're moving stuff in a photo like this, it's basically the same as cutting a part of a printed photo with scissors and then wondering why there's now a hole in the photo. The only thing you can do is fill it afterwards or leave it as is.
    – Joonas
    Commented Jan 10, 2022 at 7:11

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The "grey" is not the "photos background". The grey is the photo. You can't cut and move a portion of a photo and expect things to magically repair where you've cut something. You need to do that manually.

  • Select and copy the portion of the logo you wish to remain so it is on its own, new, layer.
  • Just as you've covered up the right side of the logo, cover up the entire logo.
  • You can then position your logo on its own layer wherever you want.

Use the lasso tool (or the Object Selection tool) and draw around the type

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Now choose the Content Aware Move tool and move the type where you want it placed

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All elements of the logo need to be on the same layer to do this...

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    Thank you so much. This is the easiest way. I tried to work with the layer thing but it's quite hard. But with this Content Aware Move tool it's much easier. Commented Jan 11, 2022 at 12:49
  • You're very welcome - glad to help you with this. :)
    – JeffK
    Commented Jan 11, 2022 at 17:44
  1. Select, and copy and paste the logo to a new layer

  2. Select the original layer in the layers panel

  3. Select a rectangle around the original logo and do Edit > Fill, and choose the content aware option. This will erase the logo from that layer and fill the gap based on the surrounding content.

  4. Move your logo into position

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