Your First Layer

Here, we will use the dust speck from our example in Retouching and Repairing Images that we retouched directly on the background layer. Using this direct method means we have to start the entire correction process again (or reload the RAW original) if we are not happy with the results.

We prefer to make a copy of the background layer to work on by dragging it to the button at the bottom of the panel (or by using ).

A detail of our initial image, showing the dust spot we want to remove

Figure 7-4. A detail ...

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