4 Steps for Remove Dust Spots in Lightroom

4 Steps for Remove Dust Spots in Lightroom

Dust spot is one of many problems that happened to every photographer and anyone with a camera. It is unavoidable and a pain. Especially if you don’t clean your camera. Good thing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom has an easy solution for this problem. In this post-processing tutorial, I will show you 4 steps to remove dust spots in Lightroom accurately.

4 Steps for Remove Dust Spots in Lightroom

4 Steps for Remove Dust Spots in Lightroom

Before we begin, this tutorial will give you more detail reach in solving this common problem we facing. I assume you already know how to add your image in Lightroom, so this tutorial will begin at Develop Module.

1. Lower the Highlight

One reason you can’t see the dust spot on your monitor is that the image is too bright or your monitor is too bright. Because of that dust usually can’t be seen on the highlighted part of your image.

For you to see the dust you can simply lower the Highlight on Basic adjustment box to max (-100). With this, you can see your dust spot better.

4 Steps for Remove Dust Spots in Lightroom
I can see 4 dust spot

2. Adjust the Tone Curve

Usually, you can just start to remove the dust spot. But sometimes there is more dust that you can’t see. Not yet.

To see more you can just go to the Tone Curve Box and create an adjustment. Just make the 5 point adjustment that I did. You can do this by click part of the line and drag it.

4 Steps for Remove Dust Spots in Lightroom
There’s so much

Also Read: How to Create Panorama Photography with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

3. Spot Removal

Now is time remove the dust from your image. To do this click on the Spot Removal icon or type Q. Then click every dust in your image to remove it automatically.

4 Steps for Remove Dust Spots in Lightroom

Try to switch the spot removal option a little, if you don’t feel right. Like the clone and heal option.

4 Steps for Remove Dust Spots in Lightroom

Now see the different:

4. Reset the Tone Curve

Of course, we don’t want our picture looks like this. And since the only reason it looks like this because of the tone curve (so we can see the dust spot), so we can just remove the dust spot.

4 Steps for Remove Dust Spots in Lightroom

To reset the tone curve, you can just do it by double click every dots on the line, or just by click right on the curve and click Flatten Curve.

4 Steps for Remove Dust Spots in Lightroom

Now your image has turned to normal and you can add another post-processing that you want.

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I know there is a more simpler way to do this. You can also locate dust spot by check the visualize spots box. But this is the best method to locate and remove dust spots.

 

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