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I have this image below:

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and I am trying to figure out a way to remove all of the colored dots from the image. Are there any techniques that anyone would suggest to be able to remove this from the image so I just have a regular striped base to this image?

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what version of photoshop are you using? if you're using a newer version, use the content aware feature. just highlight the dot and use content aware to delete and fill in the space. –  kobaltz Oct 3 '11 at 2:40
    
@kobaltz - photoshop 7 –  leora Oct 3 '11 at 3:46
    
@kobaltz How would that work exactly? How do I "use content-aware"? –  slhck Oct 3 '11 at 5:42
    
I believe it's available on CS4 (or CS5) or later –  kobaltz Oct 3 '11 at 5:42
    
I was going to migrate this to Graphics Design SE however it has been posted there as well. Please do not in future cross post. Bounty removed. –  Diago Oct 10 '11 at 7:53

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Method #1 (Cheap)

Use the Magnetic Lasso or Magic Wand tool to select a dot:

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Then, remove its saturation by pressing Ctrl-Shift-U or going to Image » Adjustments » Desaturate.

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Bring up the Curves (Ctrl-M) and adjust them so that the dot blends into the surrounding area:

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Repeat this for all dots. Then, erase excess with the Eraser tool. You might want to remove the saturation of the stripes altogether (they're a bit magenta-colored).


Method #2

Re-paint that thing. It'll be easier. First, duplicate the original layer, then remove everything but the brown thing at the top.

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Select the Polygonal Lasso tool, and make a selection above the original stripes. If you hold Shift, you can add as many as you want.

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After you've made the selection, create a new layer. With the new layer selected and the striped selection still active, fill it by going to Edit » Fill, thereby recreating the stripes with a color of your choice.

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Paint the bottom manually as necessary.

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