Most cameras nowadays have ‘image stabilization’ or ‘anti-shake’ features to reduce the likelihood of taking blurry photos. It works by moving the camera lens automatically to compensate for handheld movements. But once in a while, you do end up with a great capture that’s slightly blurred and you don’t really want to delete that image. What do you do then?
Mumbai-based Photoshop instructor Unmesh Dinda has come up with a brilliant tutorial that shows you how to fix and sharpen blurry photos using selective Smart Sharpening. Unmesh also shares useful techniques to add soft focus effects and filters to cover up for the loss of detail and to make the image look more interesting. Watch below.
00:55 – Original blurred photo
01:49 – Convert to smart object
01:57 – Smart Sharpen
03:58 – Smart Filter Masking
08:02 – Blur Gallery > Iris Blur
10:02 – Levels adjustment (spotlight effect)
12:03 – Color Lookup effect
Download sample image shown in video.
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