Phone and power lines are the bane of a retoucher’s existence. The new Content-Aware Spot Healing in CS5 has fixed this. Here’s how: Using the Pen tool (P), add a path to the line; choose the Spot Healing Brush (J) with Content-Aware selected in the Options Bar; change the brush size to two times the width of the wire; and in the Paths panel (Window>Paths), select the path and click the Stroke Path with Brush icon—done!
Adobe Photoshop CS5
By Bryan O’Neil Hughes