Shake Reduction Photoshop

2/15/2022by admin
  • As a picture taker, it's inescapable that you will end up with the periodic hazy picture. Luckily, in Photoshop CC Adobe has an extraordinary 'Camera Shake R.
  • While Photoshop’s Shake Reduction has a long way to go before it can alienate us with near-perfect results, it’s a great step towards exploring the realms of what was once though impossible.
  1. Adobe Photoshop Shake Reduction
  2. Camera Shake Reduction Photoshop Cs6
  3. How To Reduce Blur Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop Shake Reduction

Here is another useful filter in Photoshop, and Lightroom does not offer it; the Shake Reduction Filter. Just like the name implies, this filter can help salvage some images that are blurry due to camera shake (i.e. You weren’t using a fast enough shutter speed for your shot).

Quick Fix with Shake Reduction

Quick Fix with Shake Reduction

Before starting the Shake Reduction process, zoom in on your raw-processed image to examine the various details (large and small). Initially I zoomed in to 50%, and then 100% to examine the boulders, moss, leaves, and other details that were supposed to be sharp (see Figure 3). It was obvious in this shot that the camera had been jarred slightly, mostly likely as a result of vibrations from the moving water hitting the legs of the tripod. It was imperceptible through the viewfinder, and most camera LCDs won't cut it, either; you have to zoom in and check the details on your laptop or desktop screen.

Figure 3 Before you open a photo into Shake Reduction, zoom in to gauge the amount of shake-induced blur.

To get started with the sharpening workflow, choose Filter > Sharpen > Shake Reduction. After a few seconds, your photo will open in the Shake Reduction window. The window is divided into sections, with a large preview and tools on the left side, and settings for defining the location and degree of shake reduction on the right. By default, Shake Reduction places a pixel sampling region called the Blur Estimation Region on the preview, and the software makes an initial blur-reduction pass (see Figure 4).

The Blur Estimation Region looks like a rectangular marquee (without the 'marching ants'), with a silver pin in the middle. The pin is similar to the ones used with the Adjustment Brush and Radial Filter in Lightroom 5. In Figure 4, the region's default position was over the waterfall and its underlying boulder.

Figure 4 The Shake Reduction filter in Photoshop CC automatically applies a 'first pass' correction.

For many shots with only a modest amount of blurring, the first pass by the Shake Reduction filter might achieve sufficient improvement in detail. But let's look at how to tweak the settings to get better 'automatic' results.

Using Shake Reduction Photoshop CC

The addition of Shake Reduction in Photoshop CC is just one of a number of features that make the new version a must-have. In addition to shake reduction, Photoshop CC has added a number of features to things like Camera Raw and the #d modeling engine. Essentially what shake reduction does is it finds the areas in your image where you have vibration problems. These are usually from taking a photograph without using a tripod. You might have also been rushing to take the photo, and didn’t use the proper methods for steadying your camera or camera phone. I can’t tell you how many times I have snapped a picture with my iPhone 5 and it was horrible, due to camera shake. Some cameras just don’t deal with camera shake very well. The iPhone 5 seems to be one of the worst. It seems like it barely has an image stabilizer at all. The new shake reduction feature in Photoshop CC aims to fix that, and it does a fairly good job.

Shake reduction is handled automatically by Photoshop, but it does have a few sliders that you can adjust to tweak the results if you need to. I tried the shake reduction filter on a few different images, and I ran into a couple that needed extra adjustments to get the best results. The cool thing is that the selection area, with the handles in the middle of the image can be modified, so you can control where you want Photoshop CC to focus on implementing shake reduction.


Camera Shake Reduction Photoshop Cs6


How To Reduce Blur Photoshop

The new shake reduction filter in Photoshop CC is a great new filter for quickly fixing those images that are victims of camera shake. Flexible and mostly automated, you can make quick adjustments to create images that are crisper, sharper, and that look more professional. Plus, you can also save those photos that you rushed to take in order to capture the moment. Shake reduction won’t fix every image out there, but any improvement will help. What do you think about the new shake reduction filter in Photoshop CC? Do you think you’ll get a lot of use out of it?

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