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How to Remove Haze in Lightroom + Photoshop

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A bit of haze can be beautiful in photos but it can also obscure detail

Adobe recently added the Dehaze filter to remove haze simply. In this episode, you will learn how to remove haze in Lightroom and Photoshop!

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How to Remove Haze in Lightroom

Adobe recently added the ‘Dehaze” filter in Lightroom. Navigate to the Develop Module and scroll down the right sidebar to get to the “Effects” tab.

Here you will find the Dehaze filter. To remove haze, slide to the right, to add haze, slide to the left.

If you find that removing haze makes your image too dark, lighten the shadows in the Basic Tab in the right sidebar.

How to Remove Haze in Photoshop

Photoshop offers the same Dehaze filter, although it is a bit hidden.

To access Dehaze in Photoshop, duplicate the background layer and go to ‘Filter-Camera Raw Filter’. Here you will have access to the same editing tools that Lightroom has to offer, including Dehaze.

Go to the ‘FX’ tab and slide the Dehaze slider to remove haze!

In this example, we also use a Curves Adjustment Layer to brighten the area around the subjects.

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