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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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Removing Spots and Other Artifacts

Elements has a tool, the Spot Healing Brush tool, which is just about perfect for getting rid of spots and other artifacts. (By the way, the term “artifacts” is a fancy “ten-dollar” word for spots and other junk that wind up in your photos.) Believe it or not, it’s even faster and easier to use than the regular Healing Brush, because it’s pretty much a one-trick pony—it fixes spots.

Step One:

Open a photo that has spots (whether they’re in the scene itself or are courtesy of specks or dust on either your lens or your camera’s sensors). In the photo shown here, there are all sorts of distracting little spots in the sky.

MATT KLOSKOWSKI

Step Two:

Press Z to get the Zoom tool and zoom in on an area with lots ...

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