Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Removing dust spots with Spot Removal circles, part of Up and Running with Lightroom 5.
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The Spot Removal tool in Lightroom 5 can be used to hide two kinds of content, …circular spots and non circular elements in the photo. …In this movie I'll show you how to use the Spot Removal tool to hide spots …caused by dust on your lens or in your cameras sensor. …Which is does by applying circular patches. …And after that, we'll look at how you can use the same tool to add non-circular …content in a photo, by just brushing it away. …So, let's hide some dust spots. I'm going to select the Spot Removal …tool, which is in the toolbar, just under the Histogram in the Develop module.…
The shortcut for this tool is Q. And that opens this panel with a couple …of options for this tool. There are also some options down here, in …the toolbar underneath the preview area. If your toolbar isn't showing, then press …T on your keyboard. Now, if you look closely at this photo, …you'll see a couple of spots here and here. …Let me zoom in a little so you can see those better. …These spots were caused by dust on this camera's sensor. …
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