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.
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.
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.
Try to switch the spot removal option a little, if you don’t feel right. Like the clone and heal option.
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.
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.
Now your image has turned to normal and you can add another post-processing that you want.
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.