Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Removing content with Spot Removal brushstrokes, part of Up and Running with Lightroom 5.
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In Lightroom 5, the Spot Removal tool can be used for more than just removing dust …spots or other circular areas. You can use it to remove non-circular …content by Clicking and Dragging with it, using it as a brush. …So, I'm going to use the spot removal tool to try and hide not only these …circular spots here. But also these non-circular reflections …that you see in the glass here and here. And this crack in the glass, up here on …the top left. So, I'll go over to the Toolbar, …underneath the Histogram, and I'll click on the Spot Removal tool.…
I'll leave all of the options at their default for now, and just to make sure …that there aren't any hidden spot, I'm going to come down and check visualize spots. …And then I'll drag the slider next to visual spots over to the right and we can …start to see some of the imperfections here. …Now there actually are more than I could see with my naked eye, but I'm just going …to concentrate for now on the ones in this area on that crack. …So, here I've got some spots that I can probably hide with a Circular approach to …
Then you'll learn key ways to manage your photos in Lightroom, from reviewing photos after a shoot to working with Smart Previews when your photos are offline. This part of the course covers making collections, adding keywords, and much more.
Next, the course introduces the Lightroom Develop module and its features for improving a photo's appearance, including adjusting tone and color, cropping and fixing perspective, converting to black and white, reducing noise, and sharpening. It explores how to make local adjustments with the Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, and Spot Removal tools. The course ends with a look at the most commonly used Lightroom features for sharing photos: exporting, printing, and sharing online.
- Importing photos
- Viewing, sorting, and selecting photos
- Reviewing and rating photos
- Finding photos with keywords and filters
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Fixing perspective with Upright
- Adjusting color and tone
- Targeting edits with the Adjustment Brush
- Sharing photos on Facebook
- Exporting and printing photos