Photoshop CC 2015 – Dehaze

– What’s up everyone, Howard Pinsky here taking a look at a brand new
feature in PhotoShop CC 2015 and Lightroom CC Dehaze. You may have seen a sneak
peek from Terry White a few weeks back demoing this
feature, which allows you to not only introduce haze,
but also remove haze from your photos. So, let’s go ahead and hop
into Lightroom and PhotoShop and show you how it works. All right, here I am with
an incredibly hazy image taken by my good friend Grant Friedman. You can find his work
at, and I’m simply gonna drag
this image right into PhotoShop CC 2015 and Camera
Raw is going to fire up. You know, previously I
would start by going to town on the basic sliders on the right. I would adjust the Exposure,
the Contrast, the Highlights, the Clarity, so on and so
forth, but I’m gonna actually leave those be for now. I’m gonna hop into my lens corrections. I’m gonna turn on Lens
profile corrections just to remove any vignetting or
distortion, and then I’m gonna hop into Manual and turn
on Upright to straighten out the image just a little bit. But that has nothing to do
with actually removing haze. So, to do that, we’re gonna
hop into the Effects tab, where you’re going to see
the new Dehaze slider. And it’s set at zero right in
the middle, and that’s because if you wanted to, you can
actually slide this to the left to introduce haze to your photos. We obviously don’t want that,
’cause this photo has a ton of haze, so we want to
slide it to the right. Now, take a look at
what happens as I start sliding it to the right. PhotoShop starts to magically
remove a lot of the haze from the photo, and it doesn’t
just remove the heavy haze, it also starts to remove some
of the light haze as well. And it puts me in a really
good place where I can now go back into the basic adjustments
and make a few tweaks to get the image exactly where I want it. So, in this case, I’m gonna
probably drop the exposure just a little bit, I’m
gonna increase the Contrast, drop the Highlights a
touch, increase the Shadows, definitely wanna increase the Clarity, maybe increase the Vibrance a little bit, drop the Exposure just a touch more, and that’s looking pretty decent. I did introduce a little bit
of noise, so I’m gonna hop into the Detail tab, increase
Luminance a little bit, that seemed to have gotten
rid of most of the noise, and if I press the P key on
my keyboard, here’s what we started with, an incredibly
hazy image, and this is what we ended with, and
remember, most of that work was not accomplished
using a bunch of sliders and a bunch of different tabs. Most of this result was
done with one single slider, it’s incredible. Again, here’s the before
and here’s the after. Now, let’s slide over to
Lightroom for a second. So, here I have the exact
same photo in Lightroom, and because it uses pretty much the same Camera Raw engine, the
process is almost identical. I’m gonna press D on
my keyboard to hop into the Develop module, and just
like before in Camera Raw, I’m not gonna touch the basic adjustments. I’m gonna slide all the way down, turn on Lens profile
corrections, turn on Upright to straighten it out, and
if I slide down even more, you’ll find the Effects panel,
which probably you’ve never actually gone into in
Lightroom, but you now have, at the bottom, the new Dehaze slider. Again, you can slide it
to the left if you want to introduce haze, or you
can slide it to the right to remove the haze in your
image, and once that’s in a good spot, you can
head back up to the top to the basic adjustments
and tweak to your liking. Again, just like before,
here’s what we started with, and with pretty much just one slider, here is the final mind-blowing result. And that will do it, I hope
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  1. Midis D June 17, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I just watched this on the other video

  2. The foggys June 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Great videos! and podcast!

  3. Howard Pinsky June 17, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    The new Dehaze adjustment in @Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 and @Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC is brilliant! Check out this mind-blowing example!

    Watch on YouTube:

  4. ZoxxMedia June 17, 2015 at 4:56 pm


  5. traineeGM June 17, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    I have lightroom cc but no dehaze checked updates nothing

  6. Salim AL-fartoosi June 17, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    thanks bady

  7. Freestyledancer June 17, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Very good. Nice 😉

  8. John Deir June 17, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Can you do a tutorial all about library. I wonder if sub-folders can be integrated into such as I have a lot of textures I use. Nice one here, Thanks. I also discovered Glyphs are part of PS…cool. I even installed Fontawsome in the text area.

  9. Hunter Rodrigez June 17, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    this stuff is getting too easy…

  10. TG Music June 17, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    That is very impressive. Cant wait to see what else the new Photoshop can deliver

  11. Edward Videos June 18, 2015 at 3:09 am

    hi I have the latest in Photoshop and as well lightroom CC 2015, dehase is in camera raw but not in Lightroom ?. Thanks Howard

  12. j0seant June 18, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Last versions of Photoshop are magical!

  13. Allan Lange June 18, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Freaking awesome!!

  14. David Croft June 18, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Love your tutorials. They are so professional with you and your 4k video quality. You simplify things so well. Thank you.

  15. Søren Jacobsen June 18, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    That's amazing 😀

  16. ShaDowZz June 19, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Imagine photoshop in 10 years. Jeez xD

  17. Valdemar Silva June 19, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Hi Howard, off topic question, which camera and lens are you using? I love how sharp is your video. Thanks for the tutorial!

  18. J R June 21, 2015 at 12:07 am

    i dont see the dehaze slider 🙁

  19. J R June 21, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Got it thanks

  20. simonkwok99 June 23, 2015 at 4:13 am

    Hmmm……. so I dragged a photo into the photoshop windows, and there were no Camera RAW window popped up. Can u plz tell me how to open it? or should I use a RAW file?

  21. Andy Lamont June 25, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Nice work!

  22. Peter Richardson June 29, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    I recently used the Dehaze feature on some 'through the glass' zoo pictures and the Dehaze completely removed the distortion that the thick, misted up, reflection filled glass created! it was awesome!

  23. Universeal13 July 2, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    For some reason i don't have dehaze in lr and i have version lr cc 6.1. 
    But in ps i do have the dehaze option.

  24. kvn July 6, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Howard you make the easiest and greatest tutorials ever! Thanks for such amazing videos! Keep it going man!

  25. alphonse ndikum July 23, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Hello, Can you make a video on making restaurant menus please? Thanks

  26. Cris Cate August 24, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Why is it that in my photoshop cc 2015 it show "Grain" not "Dehaze" on the effects tab?? :/ please help me setting up/finding Dehaze. +HowardPinsky

  27. Caldella August 26, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    What a lifesaver tool! I decided to try it out on a photo of a cello-wrapped gift basket I had to work with, where the reflection on the cello lost details of the items underneath. It worked great!

  28. Jane Roiland May 10, 2016 at 4:36 am

    There is no dehaze slider…

  29. Heather Vallentyne Moreau October 2, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Dang- I have updated CC on both photoshop and lightroom and no dehaze. Where is it??

  30. Vinith Raj Singh September 12, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    can give tutorial of your profile pic ?

  31. Thomas October 16, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Howard you bloody genius – loving your stuff as I sit here in Ireland!

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