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Remove Pretty Much ANYTHING Using LRs Spot Removal Tool!

Lightroom Spot Removal Tutorial – Spot remove ANYTHING in Lightroom

How To Remove Pretty Much ANYTHING Using LRs Spot Removal Tool!

Today we’re going to look at how to remove anything using the spot removal tool in Lightroom. Lightroom has an incredible tool built in you might not know much about – Its called the spot removal tool, and is traditionally meant for quickly removing acne, blemishes and other “spots” from portraits in Lightroom. This is an incredibly handy feature, but what a lot of people don’t know is that the spot removal tool (and its partner, the spot healing tool) can remove, erase and heal pretty much anything in Lightroom.

Want to learn more about Spot Removal?

In this lightroom editing tutorial we’ll dive into using the spot removal tool, how to use spot removal, when to use spot removal, and tips for great results using this awesome lightroom tool. Lets learn how to remove spots, blemishes, people from backgrounds, and distractions using lightrooms spot removal tool, spot removal AND spot healing.

Ready? Lets dive in to this In Depth Adobe Lightroom Spot Removal Tutorial!

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hey guys Ryan here at signature edits
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and today I’m going to show you how you
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can easily remove people and objects
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from your photos using the spot removal
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tool in Lightroom let’s do it now for
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all you hands-on learners I’ve made this
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raw image available for download below
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just check the description link and you
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can download this image and edit along
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with me let’s get into it
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all right so today we’re looking at this
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photo of the beautiful coastline the
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only problem is we have a couple of
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tourists who are also looking at this
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beautiful coastline and is awesome and
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lovely as I’m sure they are we don’t
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want them in our photo so how do we get
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rid of them well easy using the spot
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tool in Lightroom now this spot tool
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basically we make a selection click and
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Lightroom is going to automatically
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analyze the image find a similar area
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and replace it with that portion if I go
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to clone it is going to exactly clone
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that area of the image if I go to heal
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is going to try and intentionally and
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intelligently make adjustments between
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this area with a no spot in this area
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which has a spot so as you can see it
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does a pretty good job you’re just going
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to have to play with the feathering the
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finesse and if this area that you select
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doesn’t automatically work you can just
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drag it somewhere else
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and just like that you can see how our
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man is now gone let’s do it again with
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his a beautiful partner an adventure
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here click and just like that Lightroom
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is going to automatically find a place
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and you can see that it’s not quite
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right the hill just isn’t lining up so
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I’m going to drag over here until I find
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something a little bit better there I
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like that BAM and just like that our
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people are removed from our Lightroom
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photo
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and it took about two seconds so when
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does this work this works really great
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in situations like this especially where
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I’ve got this nice textured grass which
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I’m removing from it’s very hard to tell
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the difference between the grass before
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in the grass after because it’s a nice
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textured pattern however if I had an
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area that wasn’t textured it’ll be a lot
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more tricky so for instance if I wanted
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to remove the chimney from this roof
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let’s zoom in and see what we can do I’m
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going to select this area by clicking
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and Lightroom is automatically analyzing
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and you can see that the roofline just
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isn’t lining up I could try perhaps
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substituting it with some roof from here
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but then it’s picking up these clouds as
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well so let’s drag our image over just a
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little bit
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and try
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and of the building drying it into place
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you can see it’s doing an okay job
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we could try hitting clone to see if
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that does a better job and yeah it
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actually seems to be much nicer than
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when it’s trying to automatically heal
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intelligently take our pasady down and
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we can kind of blend the effect go with
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this chimney we want it all the way gone
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perfect just like that we’ve removed the
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chimney let’s try it again and see if we
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can get rid of this bell tower okay I’m
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going to click and oh it looks like this
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is going to be very hard to fit the bell
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tower into my circle well that’s
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actually okay because this is not just a
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spot it’s also a brush if I click and I
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hold it I can draw on the section of the
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image that I want to replace
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and then the Lightroom is going to
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search and try and find similar to fill
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it with so let’s do that again because I
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was pretty sloppy
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make my selection a little smaller here
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right in there just like that
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and you can see that it isn’t doing the
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greatest job we’d have a hard time doing
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this in Lightroom you might be better
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off doing it in Photoshop however if we
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wanted to we can move this selection
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down
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maybe make our feather a little bit
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larger no smaller because we’ve got some
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belltower sneaking in there and move
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around our replacement mask until we
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find something that looks like it’s
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lining up okay
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in this case we might be better off
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using the heal function nope
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so that’s about as close as I’m going to
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get right now at least
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so that is how to replace things and
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remove people from your photos in
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Lightroom very quickly and easily you
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can see that this is a super powerful
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tool let’s say that we wanted to get rid
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of this lovely little radio beacon well
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they’ll probably be easy because in
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behind it it’s just blue sky and then
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we’ve got grass at the base let’s color
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over it
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and bam we don’t even need to adjust
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that just like that we’ve removed that
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from Lightroom
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so this is a super powerful tool super
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fast again you’re going to have to use
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it with mixed results and just
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experiment until you get it right so
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that’s how you remove objects from your
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backgrounds in Lightroom whether it’s
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people or little towers or chimneys I
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hope you can see how powerful this is
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it’s super quick super effective and
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super efficient without having to go
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into Photoshop that saves you a lot of
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time
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all right well please hit that like
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button don’t forget to subscribe and if
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you want to download this practice image
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and have a go for yourself you can find
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it in the link
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[Music]
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