Remove haze in Photoshop

By Ian Middleton

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One of my personal favourite Adobe Photoshop tools is the fantastic dehaze tool which can help you remove haze from your photos quickly and easily.

Why dehaze your photos?

Have you ever thought on certain days how wonderfully clear everything is? The sky, the land etc… That is because there is no haze. More often than not though, there is some haze in the air. This can be due to a build up of dust, heat and/or humidity. Remember the song, those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer? Well, in summer particularly there is often a lot of haze about. Even at other times of the year it can be hazy, especially around water. While the sky is lovely and blue, or at sunset nice and pink, it can often be dampened by some haze. This dampening is exacerbated when taking a photograph. Digital cameras today are so good that they capture every little detail, including the haze, making the scene that you see and visualize much hazier than it actually is.

Remove haze in your photos

How do we remove haze in photos? Firstly you can use a polarizing filter to reduce the haze, which is a must of course. However you can also go one step further and remove haze in post processing and use the dehaze tool in Adobe Photoshop.

Here are some examples of what you can do with it:

Sunset at Lake Bled's island church with the Karavank Mountains behind, Slovenia.

DEHAZED

Sunset at Lake Bled's island church with the Karavank Mountains behind, Slovenia. - unedited version

NOT DEHAZED

Beautiful light across the beautiful Lake Bled's hilltop castle and Mount Stol, the highest peak in the Karavank Mountains. Slovenia.

DEHAZED

Beautiful light across the beautiful Lake Bled's hilltop castle and Mount Stol, the highest peak in the Karavank Mountains. Slovenia. - unedited version

NOT DEHAZED

Want to know how to do it?

Sit back, relax and watch my video tutorial on how to use the dehaze tool in both Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom:

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