I need some way to spot heal, like in photoshop, but in AE.
I have a 10k photo time lapse with a few spots from dirt on the CCD.
AE doesnt seems to have anything like spot healing unfortunately and photoshop wont let me use actions with the spot healer so Im a bit stuck.
Its funny how you always think of a way to do it after you write to a forum.
I removed the spots by
1 creating an adjustment layer
2 drawing masks around the spots
3 feathering the masks , 5 pixels worked well for me
4 add a levels effect to the layer
5 set levels gamma to 1.04, ie slightly lighter , adjust yourself until it looks good