by Julieanne Kost

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April 1, 2013

Don’t forget that you can use the Spot Removal tool in Lightroom and Camera Raw in either the Clone mode (where you will get an exact copy of the retouched area) or the Heal mode (where Lightroom automatically adjusts the tonality of the sampled information to evenly blend the retouched area). And both of these modes support variable opacity so that next time you’re using the Spot Removal tool to retouch an image (as opposed to removing dust from the sensor), you might want to try decreasing the opacity of the retouched spot so that you’re simply reducing a distracting element, not removing it.



  • By Steve - 8:36 AM on April 2, 2013  

    Not to sound like a doofus Julie, but can you provide a sample visual example or other situation where I might want to reduce a distracting element versus removing it?


    • By Julieanne Kost - 8:39 AM on April 2, 2013  

      You might want to make a mole or an age spot less prominent in an image – but not remove it all together.

  • By Steve - 8:45 AM on April 2, 2013  

    Sorry, didn’t mean to truncate your name Julieanne…btw, thank you for the excellent tips you provide via this blog.

  • By Daniel thomassin - 3:22 PM on April 2, 2013  

    Merci beaucoup! Bonne journée à vous et vos collégues