take fuzziness out of photo?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by chaz, May 28, 2005.

  1. chaz

    chaz Guest

    i have a photo takend from a distance with my dig camera. its kind of out of
    focus and i wanted to see if there was a way to take the blur out of it? i
    have photoshop cs.

    chaz
     
    chaz, May 28, 2005
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    Craig Flory Guest

    I have two suggestions for you. No one can make a photo sharper ... but you
    can make it appear sharper. First try this ...open your image & double click
    the thumbnail to make it layer zero. Now dupe the layer. Next, use Filter >
    Other > High Pass. Then click Overlay in the layers palette. You may then
    want to add a Layer Mask in Hide All and use a white brush to paint in the
    implied sharpness where you need it most. Merge the layers & then make a new
    dupe layer. Run Filter > Blur > Lens Blur. Now add a layer mask and hide
    all. Paint in the blur on the surrounding areas so your subject appears to
    be sharper. Good luck;

    Craig Flory
     
    Craig Flory, May 28, 2005
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    Stewy Guest

    In article <Dc%le.11895$>,
    "chaz" <> wrote:

    > i have a photo takend from a distance with my dig camera. its kind of out of
    > focus and i wanted to see if there was a way to take the blur out of it? i
    > have photoshop cs.
    >

    Blur is caused by many things - camera shake, movement of the subject, a
    slow shutter speed, low quality lenses, fingerprints on the lens, even
    old worn-out monitors will make it appear that the photo is blurred etc.
    Exactly what is blurred and to what degree?
    First try the unsharp mask under the filters menu.
    Could you post an example somewhere? (not here)
     
    Stewy, May 29, 2005
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  4. chaz

    jrzyguy Guest


    > > i have a photo takend from a distance with my dig camera. its kind of

    out of
    > > focus and i wanted to see if there was a way to take the blur out of it?

    i
    > > have photoshop cs.
    > >

    > Blur is caused by many things - camera shake, movement of the subject, a
    > slow shutter speed, low quality lenses, fingerprints on the lens, even
    > old worn-out monitors will make it appear that the photo is blurred etc.
    > Exactly what is blurred and to what degree?
    > First try the unsharp mask under the filters menu.
    > Could you post an example somewhere? (not here)


    I concur with stewie...try the unsharp mask...otherwise there isnt much you
    can do with a crappy blurry photo
     
    jrzyguy, May 29, 2005
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    Clyde Guest

    chaz wrote:
    > i have a photo takend from a distance with my dig camera. its kind of out of
    > focus and i wanted to see if there was a way to take the blur out of it? i
    > have photoshop cs.
    >
    > chaz
    >
    >


    I use the plugin Focus Magic as my normal sharpening tool. It certainly
    does a lot better than USM. It is designed to correct unfocused pictures.

    However, it only works to a point. If the picture is a tad out of focus,
    it's pretty good. That works up to about a 7 pixel correction. From
    about 8 to 20 pixels, it really doesn't work that well. The problem is
    that there isn't enough detail to work with.

    This tool works by finding edges and making them into thinner lines.
    Well, that's what it appears to be doing. I'm sure it's more complicated
    than that. Finding a pretty thin line and making it thinner is pretty
    easy and pretty good. So, that 1 to 4 pixel sharpening that I do on good
    pictures is very good.

    However, a 12 pixel fix is working on a picture that really doesn't have
    any lines. The edges are a fat, blurry collection of pixels from both
    sides of the edge. Crunching that down to a thinner line will involve
    moving a lot of pixels around. That usually results in a very painterly
    affect on your photograph. That may help, it may not. You'll have to judge.

    Focus Magic also has a motion blur fix. Big corrections with that look
    very painted. Small motion fixes are pretty good.

    Just a happy customer,
    Clyde
     
    Clyde, May 29, 2005
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  6. chaz

    New Name Guest

    There are 4 things I hate, Girls, Women, Bitches, and "chaz"
    <> On Sat, 28 May 2005 14:26:43 GMT this person
    wrote:

    >i have a photo takend from a distance with my dig camera. its kind of out of
    >focus and i wanted to see if there was a way to take the blur out of it? i
    >have photoshop cs.
    >
    >chaz


    ..I don't use Photoshop CS I use paint shop pro, in that program there
    is this thing called SOFTNESS I use that to take the fuzziness out,
    maybe Photoshop CS has a similar tool.

    --
    I'm the brother of No Name, he is my older brother.
    When I was born my parents were so happy to have
    a new baby they decided to name me New.

    My name is New Name.
     
    New Name, May 30, 2005
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