Dust spot is one of many problems that happened a lot with 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 for Removing Dust Spots in Adobe Lightroom accurately.
4 Steps for Removing Dust Spots in Adobe Lightroom
Before we begin, this tutorial will give you a more detailed 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 the 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 the time to 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.
4. Reset the Tone Curve
Of course, we don’t want our picture to look like this. And since the only reason, it looks like this is 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 dot on the line, or just by click right on the curve and click Flatten Curve.
Now your picture clean of dust.
I know there is a simpler way to do this. You can also locate dust spots by check the visualize spots box. But this is the best method to locate and remove dust spots.