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By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Clean up a smartphone photo: Deke's Techniques

Clean up a smartphone image

Do you ever notice how a photo that looks great on your phone looks terrible on a larger screen? Images shot on iPhone and Android devices (even the newest models) tend to be low resolution and grainy. This can be disappointing when you have an image you want to share somewhere other than, well, your phone. Enter Adobe Camera Raw and the one and only Deke McClelland. In today’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke shows how to clean up a noisy iPhone image using Camera Raw’s powerful toolset, including options like Clarity, Luminance, and Color and the Spot Removal tool. With a little extra help from Photoshop’s Smart Sharpen filter, Deke shows how to create a serviceable image that doesn’t scream “camera phone.”

There’s also a fun bonus for 3D printing aficionados in today’s video: Deke shows off a 3D model his pal at Adobe printed for him on a MakerBot. Watch the free video to get started.

Wondering what’s in store for next week? Normally, we’d give you a couple of hints. Today you get just one: Deke’s Techniques falls on April 1 this year. Come back next Tuesday and find out what’s in store, or be left an April “fool.”

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