Let’s look at what this Dehaze in Photoshop is all about!

When Photoshop CC updated last month they added a new feature, Dehaze in Photoshop.  However, you won’t find it in Photoshop it is nestled deeply inside Adobe Camera Raw in the Effects panel.  I guess that is a good a place as any for it as it matches its sister program, Lightroom.

I have had a few weeks to experiment with this adjustment.  At first I thought it was a ridiculous new Contrast adjustment.  At first glance it seems like it.  However, there is some serious power in this adjustment that really blows my mind.  Over on the Adobe Blogs, this is what they said about Dehaze in Photoshop:

Introducing Dehaze: Many outdoor scenes have some amount of haze due to atmospheric conditions. Dehaze is a feature for removing haze/fog from pictures. It is based on a physical model that tries to estimate the amount of light transmission and how it varies across the picture. The user can then control how much haze to remove by adjusting a slider. This feature can also be used in the other direction to increase the amount of haze.

The key take away here is this:  It is based on a physical model that tries to estimate the amount of light transmission and how it varies across the picture

In this Friday Tutorial we are going to do 2 things…

  1. See if we can mirror and match the Dehaze Adjustment with the settings in Adobe Camera Raw
  2. Show how we can use this Dehaze in Photoshop as a creative modifier for our photos

I was thoroughly impressed with the Dehaze feature as it took a lot of adjustments to mirror the effect.

Dehaze in Photoshop Example

I also enjoyed just how well Dehaze in Photoshop was for adding haze to a photo for creative effects.After Dehaze in Photoshop (1)


 

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Blake Rudis
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