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Passenger Seat: Creating a Photographic Project from Conception through Execution in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom by Julieanne Kost

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Chapter 22. Removing Dust and Small Imperfections

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SAMUEL JOHNSON

Few things are more frustrating than discovering that dust on your camera’s sensor produced spots in your images or that your compelling photograph has a small imperfection that you didn’t notice while making the image. Thankfully, Lightroom has the Spot Removal tool to help you clean up these modest defects and blemishes. I find this tool invaluable for removing not only dust but also any small, distracting elements in the image.

The Spot Removal Tool

To remove dust spots or other imperfections in an image, select the Spot Removal tool from the tool strip under the Histogram panel. The tool offers two modes: Clone ...

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