Remove scratches in photoshop (but "dust")

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Dec 5, 2006
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Hi all,

I’d like to remove scratches from scanned negatives. These show up in light color. The "remove dust and scratches" filter in PS CS2 does work, but it also removes dark structures it thinks are dust but which are real.

Is there a way to have a similar filter that works only on structures exceeding a a certain lightness threshold? I’d like to have it as action assigned to a certain key because I need it over and over on selected regions.

Thanks for your help

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Robert Feinman
Dec 6, 2006
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Hi all,

I’d like to remove scratches from scanned negatives. These show up in light color. The "remove dust and scratches" filter in PS CS2 does work, but it also removes dark structures it thinks are dust but which are real.

Is there a way to have a similar filter that works only on structures exceeding a a certain lightness threshold? I’d like to have it as action assigned to a certain key because I need it over and over on selected regions.

Thanks for your help
The best place to fix scratches and dust is in the scanner itself. If your model has something like digital ICE infrared cleaning you should try this first.
Otherwise your best option is to use the healing brush tool in Photoshop. This is slow but effective if used right.
You can also try to use the filter you are presently using but only on selected areas of the image. So you could define just the sky and run it there while leaving more details areas in the foreground alone. Or you could run it with different settings in each area.


Robert D Feinman
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