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Wed, Oct 3, 2018 6:24 AM

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Photoshop: Healing brush and spot removal in actions

How about including healing brush/spot removal in actions. Sometimes I have a bunch of pictures which all need something removed in the exact same spot (like some dirt on a photo background) and it would be SO much easier if I could just include it in my actions.

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2 years ago

Tools can already be recorded in Actions but the feature’s implementation does not seem satisfactory to me. 
You may be better off addressing sensor dirt in Camera Raw. 

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2 years ago

Sensor dirt is not really the issue. I have a lot of product pictures on a background that had a few scratches.

How can you use tools in actions? I couldn't get it to work.

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Camera Raw’s Spot Removal Tool can be synchronised on multiple images, so no matter whether is is sensor dirt if the (small) items to be removed are at the identical positions you may want to give ACR a try. 

To record Tools in Actions »Allow Tool Recording« needs to be activated in the Actions Panel’s flyout-menu. 
But if I remember correctly changing certain parameters, like a brush tip’s diameter, is not recorded. 

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Cool, didn't know that. Thanks!

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2 years ago

@Bo Brinch, Even in Lightroom classic, you can apply Spot Healing on one image and Sync Develop settings to multiple images. By default the Synchronize settings window has Spot Removal checkbox unchecked. But, can select that option to Sync Spot Removal across images.