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Remove Dust and Specks from a Scanned Image with Photoshop Elements


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This is a scanned slide of me at about 8 months of age. You might not see it in the scaled down copy of the image, but there are a lot of dust and specks in the image. I'm going to show you a quick way to remove the dust in Photoshop Elements without taking out too much detail, and without endlessly clicking on each speck with the spot healing tool. This technique should work in Photoshop too.

If you'd like to follow along, you can download a larger version of the image here: dust_practice.jpg Right click and save the file to your computer, then open it in the standard editing workspace of Photoshop Elements 3.

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