>How to Remove Speckles and Dust in Scanned Images using Photoshop

>Here’s a quick tip I discovered today while cleaning up a lot of scanned images. It’s a 30 second video tutorial on how to find dirt, dust and scratches that’s hard to find when you’re trying to remove the background.

How to Remove Speckles and Dust in Scanned Images using Photoshop (opens in a new window)

- Jonas

3 Responses to >How to Remove Speckles and Dust in Scanned Images using Photoshop

  1. Anonymous

    >Easier: just use the default red stroke. Less setup, and it’s more defined.

  2. Anonymous

    >When the background has been removed I press “load selection” in PS to see the “dirt”
    >kenneth bonde

  3. Jonas Hummelstrand

    >Yeah, using stroke works just as well.

    “Load Selection” will only let you see the dust particles that have more than 50% opacity, otherwise you won’t see the “marching ants” around them. The beauty of using a Layer Style such as “Outer Glow” with a big spread, or “Stroke” is that even the tiniest speck becomes very visible.