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Click Click! 031: Shoot, need to fix a blurry photo..


"Indiana Jones" F1.8 | 1/15s | ISO 400

Every Wednesday of the week, I’ll share with you my moments of Photography in this Blog: “Click Click!”
-Just a simple guy with a camera

So when it’s time to start reviewing those pictures you got from that trip, or a birthday party, you’re like “Hey, that’s a great photo.” But take a closer look, and you notice it’s actually blurry. Sigh, what can you do about it?

Of course, the best method is to get the best exposure, this takes practicing. Well, other than that, I want to fix that via post-processing.After the break, I’ll show you a quick and dirty trick of doing that, and a slightly sharper photo.

Photoshop CS4: Fix a blurry photo via Overpass.

  1. Duplicate your layer
  2. Go to Filter -> Other -> High Pass
  3. Select High Pass Radius: 7 – (Comments: Overpass is like the outline of the photo. As you increase the radius, the harder the line, and the more noise it introduces. )
  4. In that layer, select Overlay – (Comments: You can also select soft light, or hard light, but overlay seems to be average of the both)

Below is the final photo. Hmm, perhaps in this example, it’s better to leave the photo blurry. =)

"Indiana Jones" with High Pass Filter applied

Last, thank you again for your photo submissions, and many of them were great. You can find additional photos and many user submissions in the gallery view. If you have any questions or tips or like this article, please email me at rkwan@abccubed.com. Happy Clicking!

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