Free Ultimate Dehaze Photoshop Actions

Free Ultimate Dehaze Photoshop Actions

August 13, 2019 3 By Peter Engel


Hello and welcome to this episode of Denny’s tips. A while ago, I made a tutorial on how you can trick photoshop to give you better results with the dehaze tool. I also promised to create Photoshop actions that you can do it as faster and easier. Well, it’s finally here and I’m excited to show you how it works. To install Photoshop actions, double-click on the “atn” file and it will show up in your actions panel. If you don’t see the actions panel, you can open it by going to “Window” ->”Actions”. The dehaze tool is a great way to restore details in your photo. However, it can get quite aggressive with the feathery which can create halos between the areas are hazy and areas that aren’t. In my recent dehaze tutorial, I showed how you can trick Photoshop to giving you better results by temporarily enlarging your document size. But, that’s a lot of work and sometimes it takes several tries to find the right settings to use. So with these Photoshop actions, it automates the entire process making it easier and saving you a lot of time. Here’s how to use the photoshop actions, simply select the default dehaze action then click the play button on the bottom of the panel. It’ll take some time to process because it’s pre-rendering five variations of the effect. This is why you can pick the best one without having to play the action several times. Also, you might run into some error messages about the camera raw filter, if your photo is over 21 megapixels. This is because to trick the dehaze tool, we need to enlarge the document size temporarily, and sometimes it can be too large for camera raw filter to process. This is normal, and you can simply click ok to skip those messages. You just get less variations to choose from. If you want all of the variations, then you need to resize your image. So, it’s less than 21 megapixels, once it’s done processing, it will ask if you want to open the “History” panel. If you don’t already have the panel open, click “continue” and open it for you. Here in the history panel, you can pick which effect you want to use. The strongest effect is a default dehaze adjustment at the highest setting. But most of the time, that one won’t give you the best results. So go through it and pick the one that looks the best. This one here looks quite good and natural so I’ll pick this one. Next, if you want to reduce the strength of the effect, you can do so simply by lowering the layer opacity and there you go. The photo has now been dehaze and it looks much better than what we will have got if we just settle for a default dehaze setting. If you have the pro version and thank you so much for your support by the way. You can get access to additional dehazing algorithms, one of them is a flat version of the default dehaze which can get photos a flatter appearance. I also include one of my dehaze algorithms which works definitely and gives you full control over the layers. To use it, simply “Play All Effects” action and let it run. By the way, none of the actions are better than each other. The results will vary depending on your photo and it’s just giving you more options to pick from different photos will work best with different dehazing algorithms. Anyways, when the action is done playing, you can pick an effect from the history panel. If you end up using the “Denny’s dehaze” action, you’re most likely have to treat the layer settings. Let me show you what this algorithm does, the first layer here is a simple levels adjustment to increase the contrast depending on how hazy the area is. You can look into a layer mask by holding the “alt or option” key and click on the layer mask thumbnail. You can also edit the parameters of this layer mask, to do this, make sure you have the layer mask selected, then go into “Properties” panel. If you don’t see this, you can open it by going to “Window” ->”Properties”, here you can adjust the density and feather settings. To fine-tune the results the two outer layers are simple, basically the contrast layer will add more contrast to entire image and not just the hazy areas, you can change the layer opacity to fade this effect. The exposure correction layer corrects the exposure. Just like with the other layer, you can adjust the opacity to fade effect and that’s how you use ultimate dehaze. Here are some examples of what you can get with these photoshop actions. Hey, thanks for watching this the dehaze tool in Photoshop is basically a slider that goes from zero to a hundred. It doesn’t give you any options to fine tune it. For your image, I hope that with this photoshop actions you get better results. If you need any help, you can find out how to contact me directly in the instructions HTML file. Aside from that, I wish you had an awesome day. Let me know what you think in the comments and I’ll see you again next week!