Depending on the raw, after you level the image (or rather, place an appropriate level or curve adjustment layer on top of your raw), you’ll still have several dust specks.
You could amp up the white leveling, but then your image begins to get over leveled and edges become jagged. From this point, it’s best to manually take care of the remaining dust.
The brush tool is your friend. Or enemy.
Regardless, it can be hard to see all the dust remaining on a page without giving yourself eyestrain. It can be especially challenging if the raw is actually huge and you’re looking few the remaining slightly off-white pixels…
And now, it’s very easy to see all the additional work you’ll have to do~ Time to zoom in and clean up! You’ll be able to be confident that you have eradicated all of the stray pixels~
Here’s my final cleaned version:
Dark adjustment layers are also useful in revealing some editing mistakes, like off-color brush strokes. Pretty useful.
Aside from a dark adjustment layer, you can make one for whites (slide the grey level to the left), which will help finding light pixels in places which should be black (like Ritsuka’s hair above).
I’ve been found out! And quite sooner than expected ////
Thank you so much for your praise! I’ll do my best to continue posting. If there’s anything you want me to cover, feel free to make a request.
The point of this tumblr (point? there’s a point?!) isn’t to teach anyone to edit from scratch, just to provide tips that will help scanlators who’ve already got their feet wet. Several excellent tutorials have been made — and they work, since that’s how I learned 70% of what I know. The rest is from experience and some wonderfully insightful QCers.
Anyway, if you’re just starting out, or you’d like to look over some good tutorials, please see below~
Other helpful links
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