How to Unblur a Picture in Photoshop – Five Easy Steps

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There are many times picture gets blurred because something was moving really fast or because of camera shaking. We are not professional photographers, so sharpening the blurry image is worth a shot. Softwares like photoshop helps us to make the blurry images sharp. Lets see how to unblur a picture in photoshop – Simple easy 5 steps.


Five Easy Steps -

Step 1 – Open your Photoshop – Select File > Open > Chose your blurry image

Step 2 – Duplicate the background layer by hitting CTRL+J

Step 3 – Select Filter > Other > High Pass – If you set it really high, the image will become grainy. I set mine to 10 pixels.

Step 4 – Now Set the blending mode of the layer to Hard Light and adjust the Opacity to whatever you think makes the image look best. Default 50% for the better results.

Step 5 – Wow!! You’re done!!

Hopefully, this simple method can make your blurry images clearer and sharper! Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Tejaswini says:

    Oh great, i would definitely give a try :) most of the times, when i am on bike, i take such kind of snaps, that are too blurred. hope I sort those pictures out. thanks for sharing

  2. Srivathsan GK says:

    @Tejaswini – HEY!! Thank you! Welcome to Steal-Ideas (-:

  3. Arun says:

    great bro

  4. Srivathsan GK says:

    @Arun – Thankyou Man!! GIve a try!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks!

  6. Café Atômico says:

    Beleza, mano. Me ajudou muito!

    Great, dude! It really helped me

  7. Pallab says:

    Would have loved to see the end result too.

  8. Real says:

    Ok if your magic blurr fixer is legit, why do you not post the results?

  9. Josh says:

    Thanks! This actually helped a lot with my profile picture… :)

  10. Anonymous says:

    This is just sharpening. Sharpening is not ‘unblurring’. No results because this image would probably look worse afterwards.

    • tariq says:

      rightly said @ anonymous :) the unblurring technique has been developed but its not in market….google for more info :)

  11. MaskFD says:

    Thank you very much, that was helpful.

  12. anon says:

    doesnt work for shit.

  13. ashlynn lisby says:

    all of you guys are nigggggggers

  14. I tried this and got good results! I got better results (less blurry) by setting HIGH PASS to 5 pixels not 10, and selecting Linear Light instead of Hard Light, and Linear Light’s opacity setting was around 65-67ish. My photo is MUCH sharper now. I also increased the photo’s contrast BEFORE doing the above, and it looks really good now.

    I hope this helps someone!
    nicoledenisedesigns.com

  15. david says:

    I am using photoshop c6. I followed or tried to follow your instructions. Step 2 does not work. I can hit ctrl j until my fingers bleed and no duplicate background layer appears. So I am dead in the water. What gives?

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