How To Find And Fix Dust Spots In Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial I will show you how to look for more dust spots on your images.

This technique will allow you to view much more dust spots that can easily be missed by the naked eye and how to get rid of it.  The steps are very easy  and effective

Video: Spot and Remove Dust Spots

We've jotted down the steps for you!

(View the video for full details and explanations)

Note:
You can increase the contrast on your image by:
A. Clicking on the Levels adjustment tool.
Boost the Contrast on the image using the slider.

B.Use the Curves Adjustment Layer by moving the curve depending on the image to increase the contrast, this way you will be able to detect the dust spots on your image.

  1. Use a High Pass Filter
  2. Go to Select-All-Edit-Copy Merge- Edit-Paste, this will gives us a pixel layer.
  3. Go to Filter-Other-High Pass
  4. Set the radius to a mid-range value, in this sample it was set to 25 then click on Okay.
  5. Add a Curves Adjustment Layer, make a high contrast S-curve you will see the dust spots showing.
  6. Create another Merged Layer, on this layer we can do peeling of the dust spots.
    Note: Make sure that the Sample all Layers are not checked and make sure that the correct layer is clicked when we apply the healing tool.
  7. Click on each of the dots, we won't see what is happening because the High Pass Layer is on top of the laywer we are trying to fix.
  8. Hiding the 2 layers will allow you to see the before and after look of the image after this technique has been applied.

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