Edit your photos in 6 easy steps with Photoshop CS’s “Camera Shake Reduction” filter.
As a photographer, blurry images are inevitable. However, in Photoshop CS4 and above Adobe has a special ‘Camera Shake Reduction’ filter to help you fix these images. It automatically detects any movement when you shake your hand during shooting, and helps you fix problems caused by camera shake.
However, for some images that are too shaky, applying this filter is not very effective. Camera Shake Reduction works best with images of good brightness and low noise. It does not handle well with images with high ISO, dark images or images with lots of grain. Let’s follow the Technical guide to fix shaky, blurry photos in Photoshop bolow
To get started, open the image you want to edit. Next, click Filter> Sharpen> Shake Reduction. This opens the Shake Reduction dialog box.
When it opens, Photoshop automatically analyzes the image, selecting an area that it thinks is best for reducing vibration and applying appropriate corrections to the image. Once completed, you can see the edited image in the Shake Reduction dialog box.
When you open the Advanced section, you see the Blur Estimation Region, which is also indicated by a box drawn in the image preview. You can use this location, you can move this location to another location, or you can draw additional fuzzy estimates – things that you feel will be better for the image.
Before doing that, we need to enlarge the image. Note that at the bottom right of the dialog box is Detail, which allows you to view more information about the image editing process.
At the bottom left of that section is a detailed magnifying glass, which allows you to zoom in on the image. To enable it, click the dotted square icon at the top left of the dialog box.
When you click anywhere in the image, the result will be displayed in the Detail table. You can also use this icon to resize the Blur Estimation box.
Now it’s time to draw the Blur Estimation. Note the new icon that appears in the Advanced section. You will see an icon in the middle of each Blur Estimation.
When you click on it, you will see a message in the upper right of the image preview, it will read: ‘rendering a rough preview’. Upon completion of the preview, you will see a warning icon in the upper right corner of the preview. If you click on it, it will say: ‘XPreview is of reduced quality. 100% result is being generated in the background. ’
You can add as many Blur Estimation Boxes as you need for the image. When you do so, this will reduce the vibration and make the image sharp.
You can also increase the Smoothness and Artifact Suppression by moving the sliders to the right.
When you are satisfied with your changes, click OK. In the finished photo of Photoshop should have significantly improved the sharpness. For in-depth information on how Camera Shake Reduction works, take a look at these resources.
With Camera Shake Reduction there are many tools to use for the right image. Taking the time to do that can be very rewarding. You might be surprised at your results.
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