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How to Dehaze a Photo in Photoshop

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What You'll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to dehaze a photo in Photoshop. I'll explain everything in so much detail that everyone can dehaze a photo in Photoshop, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.

What You'll Learn in This Dehaze Photoshop Tutorial

  • How to dehaze in Photoshop
  • How to remove haziness from a picture
  • How to do dehazing in Photoshop in the right way
  • How to make Photoshop dehaze adjustments
  • How to remove haze from photos

What You'll Need

To recreate the design above, you will need the following resources:

1. How to Start Dehazing in Photoshop

Step 1

First, open the photo that you want to work with. To open your photo, go to File > Open, choose your photo, and click Open.

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Step 2

Now press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate the photo layer. Then, Right-click on this new layer and choose Convert to Smart Object. Name this layer Dehaze.

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2. How to Dehaze a Photo in Photoshop

Step 1

In this section, we are going to dehaze in Photoshop. Go to Filter > Camera Raw Filter and set the Dehaze to +90.

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Step 2

The previous step, besides removing haze, will also make some other changes that we are going to adjust. First, we are going to adjust the saturation by setting the Vibrance to -20.

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Step 3

To adjust the highlights and shadows, set the Highlights to -25 and Shadows to +50.

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You Made It!

Congratulations, you've succeeded! You've now learned how to dehaze in Photoshop, and how to remove haziness from a picture. Here is our final result:

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