8 Replies Latest reply on Mar 18, 2018 5:42 AM by D Fosse

    Fix the blurry (unblur) picture

    julietk6647998

      Anyone knows how to fix the blurry picture in Photoshop to be ublurred?

      Screen Shot 2018-03-17 at 2.32.47 AM.png

        • 1. Re: Fix the blurry (unblur) picture
          macpawel Adobe Community Professional

          I suppose - no way

          you can try to use filters:

           

          Filter > Sharpen > Shake Reduction

          or

          Filter Sharpen > Smarf Filter and here set Remove Gaussian Blur option

           

          but it maybe makes this image a little bit better but not normal sharp

           

          pawel

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          • 2. Re: Fix the blurry (unblur) picture
            Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

            What's not there is not there. There are no "hidden" sharp pixels. As was already suggested, using some filters may improve the result, but there's a ton of other issues with the image. It's very low res and also noisy, so applying any effects is probably goind to do more damage than good...

             

            Mylenium

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            • 3. Re: Fix the blurry (unblur) picture
              davescm Adobe Community Professional

              Short answer - no.

               

              If it is really unrepeatable, you could try smart sharpen - but it will give a "plastic" look to the skin

               

              Best way is to put this one into the "I learnt something bin"  and next time ensure focus is on the subject not the distant background

               

              Dave

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              • 4. Re: Fix the blurry (unblur) picture
                julietk6647998 Level 1

                Awesome! Thanks, davescm! Can you please explain me the steps for this smart sharpen?

                • 5. Re: Fix the blurry (unblur) picture
                  davescm Adobe Community Professional

                  Hi

                  The steps to use smart sharpen are below - but, as I posted earlier, the result of extreme sharpening and associated noise reduction gives a plastically look

                   

                   

                  1. Right click on the layer in the layer panel and then choose "Convert to Smart Object"

                  2. Go to menu Filter> Sharpen > Smart Sharpen

                  3. Turn up the sharpen amount and the noise reduction amount then click OK

                  4. Get a soft black brush and click on the mask in the layers panel. Paint with black around the background where you do not want the image sharpened.

                   

                  Dave

                  • 6. Re: Fix the blurry (unblur) picture
                    julietk6647998 Level 1

                    Well, I tried to do that a few times, but they still look blurry. Here are two screenshots I did try do that.

                    Screen Shot 2018-03-17 at 7.47.24 PM.png

                    Screen Shot 2018-03-17 at 7.53.45 PM.png

                    I am wondering if you can do it and other pictures to be unblurred i can send you by private message?

                     

                    Thanks,

                    Juliet

                    • 7. Re: Fix the blurry (unblur) picture
                      davescm Adobe Community Professional

                      Hi

                       

                      The forum is for showing how , rather than getting work done.

                       

                      Smart sharpen should work (within the limitations I previously stated) . The settings I used are as shown in post 3 I've repeated them below with the rest of the dialogue. It looks like the image you are using is a different resolution to the one you posted in the first post? If so, that might need different settings.

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      You may also want to try the camera raw filter and try clarity as well as the sharpen tools.

                       

                      Dave

                      • 8. Re: Fix the blurry (unblur) picture
                        D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                        julietk, you do realize that this is about uncrashing a crashed car? There's no way, ever, you can get it back into focus. What Dave is trying to show you is emergency repair that may work as long as you don't expect too much.

                         

                        EDIT: sorry about the rather brutal crash analogy, it was just the best I could think of...