Finally, Dehaze Brush in ACR and Lightroom

It goes to show you that if enough people ask Adobe will listen. A Dehaze Brush feature has been added to ACR and Lr with the most recent update to Photoshop and Lightroom.  This is great news and really opens the floor to some limitless possibilities!  You’ll see how shortly.

In my first tutorial discussing Dehaze a few months ago we touched on just how critical this feature would be to have as a brush.  In the tutorial we had to do quite a lengthy work around to have a Dehaze Brush.  This involved using Adobe Camera Raw as a filter, applying a global Dehaze and then masking out the areas we did not want dehazed in PS.  This was all fine and well for Photoshop users, but it left Lightroom users hanging in the balance.

DeHaze Brush

Adobe did not necessarily make a dedicated Dehaze Brush, they did one better.  They added Dehaze to all Brushes, Gradients and Radials in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw.  I find this a much better move.  As you will soon see in the tutorial the Dehaze brush will soon become a fan favorite if used appropriately on sunsets and sunrises, just to name a few.

Take a look at the before and after image below.  The depth in the clouds would not be as prominent without the Dehaze Brush.  Sure you could go to some great lengths to mimic the effect, but there is no need to with the Dehaze brush feature.

Dehaze Brush Result

I was thoroughly impressed by what I came up with in the image used in this tutorial.  At the very end I will show you what the final image looked like before and after and also show you the reslt of not having used the dehaze brush feature.  The differences are truly incredible.


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Blake Rudis
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