You may think that with today's digital cameras, dust spots are a thing of the past. That's not necessarily so. Digital SLRs use interchangeable lenses; when you change these lenses, dust can sneak into the camera and onto the image sensor — and you have digital dust spots. Fortunately, the Spot Healing Brush tool offers a digital remedy.
Finding a photograph to use as an example of how the Spot Healing Brush tool eliminates blemishes was hard to do; not many models would approve of a page or two about their imperfections! But a landscape can't argue — so I use one here to show you how to fix dust spots with the Spot Healing Brush tool.
Might as well get right to it: Figure 11-35 shows a photo that contains a dust spot that has to be removed.
Here's how to remove a portion of the image, such as a blemish or a dust spot:
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Although we usually tend to think of the digital camera as the best thing since sliced bread, there are both pros and cons with its use. Nothing is available on the market that does not have both a good and a bad side, but the key is to weigh the good against the bad in order to come up with the best of both worlds.