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Biggest Dust Spot In The World  
User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4673 times:

Hi again everyone,

Does anyone have any ideas how I can get rid of this monster?

http://www.airliners.net/uf/536886940/1151600450ZF91Ri.jpg

Normally the clone tool seems to work well, but how do I go on when the dust spot is over detail, cloud in this case?

Regards,

Tim.


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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3924 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4654 times:

Clouds can have almost any shape, can't they?

Peter



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User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4646 times:

I don't like cloning, therefore I keep my sensor clean. Works much better this way and saves quite some time.

Wouldn't use the clone-stamp tool here, try to lighten up the area.

Phil / EDDL


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4639 times:

I just use the colouring pencil wotsit thingimibob. Big grin

User currently offlineNicolasRubio From Argentina, joined Sep 2005, 584 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

Try using the heal tool... There is a how-to PDF in the site...


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User currently offlineBrianW999 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 312 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

Quoting NicolasRubio (Reply 4):
Try using the heal too

20 seconds work with the heal tool. I just loooooooooooove Photoshop.
 Big grin

http://img275.imageshack.us/img275/6432/1151600450zf91ri2od.jpg


User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4477 times:

Nikon or Canon? Curiosity will kill the cat  Smile


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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4435 times:

Glenn,

It's a Canon as far as I know

Tim,

Not the biggest spot in the world, I had a larger and darker one once! Get yourself a Copper Hill kit, expensive at first for the kit including spatular etc but the eclipse fluid is only about £7 or so a bottle and you get 100 pec pads for a good price too and it in the kit you get excellent instructions and the method works really well; interestingly I have also noticed I get less dust now I regularly clean my sensor, whether thats luck or whether the eclipse used helps to repel dust i'm not sure.

As for your short term solution on this shot I guess just clone it out if possible

Cheers

Ben


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4384 times:

Giottos Rocket Air Blower:



http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...8545&is=REG&addedTroughType=search

Only USD $9.95, works every time...



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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4343 times:
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Tim

Not the biggest.

Screeners will back me up by saying we have seen worse. Sorry, your application to the Guiness Book of World Records will have to be withdrawn  Wink

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4311 times:

Thanks for your input guys. Will have a go with the healing brush. That certainly looks good Brian, thanks. Not had much experience of using the healing brush, as I've never really needed to before.

Quoting Glennstewart (Reply 6):
Nikon or Canon? Curiosity will kill the cat

It was taken with a 300D Glenn, what makes you ask?

Quoting LGW (Reply 7):
As for your short term solution on this shot I guess just clone it out if possible

Not had much success with the clone tool on this one Ben.

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 8):
Giottos Rocket Air Blower:

Funny that, I was talking to a guy who recomend that to me yesterday when I took that shot. Going to invest in one I think.

I wouldn't mind, but I went into the back garden and took a few shots of the sky on Wednesday night and equalised them knowing I was going out on Thursday and all was clean, so I've no idea where that came from.

Regards,

Tim.



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User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1803 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4227 times:

Quoting DC10Tim (Reply 10):
Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 8):
Giottos Rocket Air Blower:

Funny that, I was talking to a guy who recomend that to me yesterday when I took that shot. Going to invest in one I think.

I got myself one for my Nikon, didn't think it would do much but it does help alot! I'd recommend it also Tim.

BmiBaby737


User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2890 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4031 times:

Quoting Granite (Reply 9):
Tim

Not the biggest.

Screeners will back me up by saying we have seen worse

I win! Sad

http://dacabeca.com.sapo.pt/P5280348.JPG

Camera is sent back to manufacturer for cleaning.



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User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

Heres a workflow given to me by Wietse that works a treat.....  Smile

1. Layer -> Duplicate layer
2. Press F7 to bring up the layers window
3. Select the new "Background Copy" layer (just click on the name)
4. Image -> Edit -> Equalise
5. Select the "Background" layer. You will still see the equalised image, but all editing you do are done on the original layer.
6. Select heal tool
7. Heal the dustspots on the image. You will not see the spots disappear, but the do disappear on the original image. Remember which ones you did already. If you healed all dustspots, -> step 8.
8. Right click on the "Background Copy" layer -> Delete Layer
9. You should now have the original image with the spots removed



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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

Cheers Simon,

Will give that technique a try. I did manage to get rid of it with the heal tool, but I think the front end of the aircraft might be a bit soft. It isn't helped though by the fact you can see into the windows, and the wall gives a blurred look to the shot.

http://www2.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/fgsky2906dsa1024climbing.jpg


Regards,

Tim.



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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4049 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3839 times:

Quoting BrianW999 (Reply 5):
20 seconds work with the heal tool. I just loooooooooooove Photoshop.

That's what I've done, only I've had a bigger "dust spot" on my Canon EOS 350D Rebel. The healing tool in Elements 3.0 works real good in getting rid of it more often than not. Took it in to Pictureline here in Salt Lake City for a sensor cleaning and the technician pointed out to me that I had a scratch on my sensor array cover that would likely be a $200+ repair and entail sending the body back to Canon USA in Irvine, CA. It's been a week, but oh well, I'll just give the new Canon EOS 30D a good workout!  biggrin  It is fun making all of those SLC Dept of Airports Cops jealous of my new toy!  irked 



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