LGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5107 times:
It's a Canon as far as I know
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
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.
LHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4691 times:
Heres a workflow given to me by Wietse that works a treat.....
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
Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4680 times:
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.
SLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4206 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4511 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! It is fun making all of those SLC Dept of Airports Cops jealous of my new toy!
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