By Wand Agency
This Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 tutorial describes what spotting images means, and how to do it. In
short, spotting simply means that you are going to remove any extra dust spots, or other very
quick dirt removal. While it usually means dust from the camera lens, it could also mean quickly
removing any other sort of blemishes from the picture, like lint on clothing or freckles. Again,
the real key is that it is quick, and usually takes less than 10 minutes, and less than 5
minutes is even better.
Ideally, this would be the very first thing done to an image, before any other sort of
retouching is done. All you need to do is create a new layer, select one of the cloning tools,
and begin removing anything that doesn't belong. Spotting Images should be done for every
picture you start working on.
This Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 Tutorial answers the question: What is Spotting? This tutorial is also valid for older versions of the Creative Suite series, including CS, CS2, CS3, CS4 and CS5. If you would like to learn more about Photo Enhancement from a Professional Retoucher, I offer consulting one-on-one classes. Please contact me today, and I will be able to add you to the schedule too. If you would just like to watch online videos, The Art of Retouching Studio offers many Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners and Advanced users.