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Old 10-07-2007, 06:25 PM
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Default Defog your photos in Photoshop

Hi! I don't know if any of you know about this, but I just saw it on someone's blog a few days ago, and I think it's pretty cool!! For the life of me, I cannot remember whose blog it was (random browsing), but I thank them very, very much for the tip! It's a very simple way to "defog" your photos and make them pop!

In Photoshop:
Go to Filters>Sharpen>Unsharp Mask and enter these values:

I have PSE5, and my Unsharp Mask function is under the Enhance menu, in case anyone needs help in finding it!

Here are two examples: (photos are of my daughter, Trinity)

It's not a dramatic change, but it brightens up the colors and makes your photo look more crisp! Hope someone finds this useful, because I sure did!
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:13 AM
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This is great. Thanks so much for the tip.
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:59 AM
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Great tip. The difference is subtle but it really enhances thi pictures. Thank you for the illustrated tip.

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Old 10-08-2007, 02:48 PM
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Thanks, that looks great.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:26 PM
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Default Defog your photos in Photoshop

Wonderful, thanks for passing on the tip. Its the little things like this that can help us greatly.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:22 AM
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Great tip!
Sometimes, when I have to magnify a photo because the subject is very distant, I also use filters>sharpen> sharpen. sometimes it looks horrible, but some pictures come out razor sharp and crystal clear this way.

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Old 06-21-2008, 07:05 PM
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Awesome tip! Thank you so much for sharing it!
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:13 PM
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Great tip thanks for sharing it
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:52 PM
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I'll have to try that!

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Old 09-01-2008, 07:03 PM
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Great tip! Hope it works in PSE 3!! Thank you!!
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:22 PM
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Love this lesson for starting my Photo Design with the fog gone! My settings, are a little different; but, not enough to mention here, because they are so close to yours!
Great tip everyone who uses Digital Camera should all do!
Thanks again
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:44 PM
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This is a great tip. Thanks for sharing. I need all the help I can get.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:59 AM
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Oh, wow, that is really neat. Thanks for this - I know it will come in handy!
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