Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Remove camera shake, part of Using and Creating Lens Profiles in Adobe CC Applications.
- Now there is one more lens issue to deal with and that is camera shake. Now this really isn't as much as a lens issue as it is the fact that the lens didn't let you shoot the way you wanted to. Maybe you were hand-held shooting and you didn't have enough light. Or you were on a moving platform. Typically, I find that options like lens stabilization or IR, will go a long way to help fix some of that shake. But if you end up with a little bit in your image, Photoshop does have some tools to compensate for this issue.
Here I have a hand-held photo. And while I'm happy with the photo I was shooting in a pretty low-light environment. If you take a look at some of the details of this image here as we zoom in, you'll see it's not as crisp as I would like. Now later on I went back to the same location with a tripod and got much better photos. But for right now, I'd like to pull some of that shake out. I'll choose filter, convert for smart filters so I can work non-destructively. And then filter, sharpen, shake reduction.
This will analyze the image. And you notice that it drew a preview here. The exclamation point up top means that it's re-drawing an even higher quality preview. But you can now zoom into areas that you want to be nice and crisp. And this allows you to adjust the blur edge and how much it smooths it out. Now I recommend you go under advanced here, and you'll see these estimation regions. For best results, put a few more of these regions in. This means it will analyze more parts of the image and attempt to create a more accurate preview.
If you now set this and add a couple more of these here, I'll click and you see that it analyzes more parts. This will create additional zones. Now don't go overboard, but two or three of these zones can really come in handy and make it easier to see what you're doing. Additionally, you can pop this out here and move between them and see the details. Or let's just twirl this up here and use this release. And now this becomes a window that you can drag to see a 1:1 magnification.
This lets you get a good idea of what's happening to the photo. Before, and after. Before, turn off the artifact suppression, put them both on, and once that fine preview is done and the exclamation point goes away, you'll get a more accurate preview. All right, let's click okay here.
And if we toggle that on and off, you can definitely see a 100% magnification. Now some of the shake has been removed. Now this is just visual trickery done with selective sharpening and some contrasting clarity. But if you look at the image before and after, it makes a difference. Especially as you start to punch in or print this at a larger size. Notice how the wall, which is just kind of soft, starts to take on some essential detail.
Particularly here on this side of the staircase. Before and after. Shake reduction can get past some of the limitations that your lens might have due to not being fast enough or wide enough aperture for low-light shooting.
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