On 29/09/2009, Jack Theakston wrote:
> Hi Don,
> Actually, I wouldn't use the "Dust and Scratches" filter as a general
> filter. It's made to be used in conjunction with the history brush.
> Used on its own, I find it tends to blur out important minor detail.
I haven't found using it with the History Brush all that useful. It is
IMO quicker to select an area such as the sky with the lassoo, and apply it
to the selected area.
Then you really have to use the Healing Brush (for textured areas) or
the Clone Brush (for structures such as architectural features) for the
> I find that the history brush in conjunction with a number of filters
> gives the best results. It's a little more time consuming, but the
> outcome is worth it.
Also worth loking at is a free plugin from Polaroid, a Dust and Scratch
remover with an "adaptive" setting which applies a little intelligence
to the job.
Polaroid is no more. But you can find the filter by going to
web.archive.org and entering this URL in the slot:
It can be used as a simple standalone program or as a Photoshop plugin.
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