Removing Unwanted Specks
When I photographed this statement necklace on a black, felt bust, I could sort of see that there were some white specks of dust on the felt but I didn't think much of it. The pictures looked great on my phone screen so I put away my props, folded up my SHOTBOX, and returned the necklace to it's owner. Later, when I pulled up the pictures on my computer, I saw just how noticeable the white specks of dust were! In my mind, they were noticeable enough that they were a distraction. I had already returned the necklace and I couldn't retake the pictures so I turned to Photoshop.
On the left side tool bar, there is an icon that looks like a band aid. This is the Spot Healing Brush Tool. When you select it, your cursor becomes a little circle. If you place that circle and click over the spot that you want to fix, your fleck, flaw, or imperfection will disappear! It is like magic!
Another feature that you can try is the Clone Stamp Tool. It is two icons below the Spot Healing Brush Tool and it looks like a rubber stamp. If you select this option, hold down the ALT key while you click on an area of your picture that you want to clone. In my case, I clicked on an area that was a nice, clean black. Then you release the ALT key and simply click over the areas that have the flecks, flaws and imperfections that you want to hide. Those areas now become the color that you originally cloned. More magic!
Here is how my photo looks after I cleaned away the distracting white specks! Much better!
Go to shotbox.me to learn more about the SHOTBOX.
Photo shot with SHOTBOX and my Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone.
White specks removed in Photoshop.