Amy at Shooting the Kids passed along this super-helpful tutorial, especially as family photo season is upon us:
Here's my "how to" on removing unwanted clutter from the background of your photos. What I find is that, with kids, we usually don't have time to set up a great shot before-hand. Like I say in my post, with my daughter it usually goes smile, snap. No time to see if there are unwanted people or objects behind her that will show up and ruin my photo. So in this quick and easy "how to" I teach parents how to use the Stamp tool in Photoshop to clean up their photos.
My mom happens to be the resident amateur photo retoucher in our family, and she's very happy with the much less complicated (and expensive) Photoshop Elements, which, I believe, has the same Stamp tool Amy uses.