How to make an image less blurry in Photoshop?
Fixing blurry photos in Photoshop is slightly more complex, unlike Easy Photo Unblur.
But Photoshop has a unique feature called Smart Sharpen, which lets you selectively sharpen the edges in your photo in great detail. And because the algorithms of Photoshop are highly advanced, you will get great results.
Using Smart Sharpen to fix blur in Photoshop requires the following steps!
Make the layer a smart object
A smart object keeps the settings editable, and does not make permanent changes to your original image. This is why it’s important to change your image layer into a smart object.
Go to the Layers panel, where your image will be present as the background layer. From the top-right corner, select the Menu button and click on Convert to Smart Object.
Open the Filter menu, where will be able to select Sharpen > Smart Sharpen.
As soon as you select the filter, a window will open which will allow you to adjust the sharpness settings and even give a close-up preview of the image.
You can even make this sharpen window bigger, so that you are able to a bigger preview of your subject and make adjustments accurately.
Change Remove mode
In the dialogue box you just opened, there will be a setting called Remove.
Ensure that Remove is set to Lens Blur. This helps Photoshop detect the edges and outlines of your subject in the photo. In case the blurriness in your image is caused by motion or camera shake, you can also try out the Motion Blur option.
Adjust the amount
This is the step where you will actually increase the sharpness of your photo.
By increasing the Amount value, you will add contrast to the the edges of your subject. This will add to its sharpness and bring it in focus. Usually, 300% is enough to make photos less blurry!
A useful tip is to keep comparing the original image with the edited one. By simply clicking on the preview and holding the mouse button, you will be able to see what the original photo looked like.
Adjust the radius
Along with increasing the contrast at the borders, you also have to adjust the radius. Increasing the radius amount will help in making the borders thick, so that the subject clearly stands out against the background.
For most photos, a radius value of 1 or 2 works best. You should not make the value too high, as it will cause the subject to get a halo around it, which makes the photo look very unnatural.
Within the same dialogue box, you should also see a Reduce Noise slider. By increasing this, you can make the image cleaner and smoother.
A value of about 15-20% should be sufficient. If you reduce noise too much, the image will start looking too smooth and the details will be lost, so be careful!
Change blend mode
Almost done, this is the last step!
Go the Layers panel again, and at the bottom of your smart object layer, you will see the blending icon. Click on this, and change the blend mode to Luminosity.
This step is very important because it prevents Photoshop from sharpening the colour in the image, which will cause artifacts and colours distortions. By using the Luminosity blend, the pixels are sharpened by their brightness, not colour.
When you’re done, click OK to close the Smart Sharpen window, and save your image!