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Splash removal from lenses and filters

BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
21 Jan 2008 6:14PM
In inclement weather or standing close to running water, one is likely to get water droplets and splashes on lenses and filters.
Anyone know of a good post-processing method for removal of these?
I've tried a few things, but would be interested in any techniques people have tried, other than not getting them wet in the first place!

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Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
21 Jan 2008 6:21PM
Healing brush in PS may do the trick.
uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
21 Jan 2008 7:29PM
A mixture of clone, healing brush and healing patch tool depending on the splash. I dont know any instant fool proof fix.

But your right, dont get it wet in 1st place, nightmare with my 12-24 at time :-(

BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
22 Jan 2008 8:55AM
Thanks guys.
Pretty much what I've been using already.
I've also had a bit of success with masked levels or curves layers. Generally, the droplets I've, so far, encountered tend to reduce the local brightness/contrast in the area of the splash. It's all been trial and error so far. Seems like "horses for courses."
It's not always easy to keep dry standing beside a waterfall, though!


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