Quick Tip: How to Handle Difficult to Remove Spots in Lightroom

Longtime Adobe Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde shares a very useful little tip in this 60 second episode of Lightroom Coffee Break. If you’ve ever run across a difficult-to-clone spot in Lightroom, Warde shows you how to use a setting that will definitely help.

The “trick” is simple. Step 1: Go to the Tool Overlay menu in the bottom left and change that setting to “Never.” Step 2: Break down your difficult-to-remove spot (or, in this case, line) into discrete easier-to-clone bits.

That’s it! This simple, almost hidden setting makes previous adjustments invisible so they don’t interfere with your current edit, letting you break down a bigger problem into much smaller, manageable pieces.