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Adobe’s best kept secret: The Dehaze tool

Learn how to remove haze from a photo in 4 easy steps.

Ever wanted to get rid of that fog? Or shall we call it the haze?  Photoshop has an amazing tool for that which many people do not know about. It’s called Dehaze. With about 3-4 clicks you can take the haze out of almost any picture. It’s also great for removing light glares…sometimes. 
Check out this simple 4 Step tutorial on Dehaze
Here is the photo before Dehaze:

Original Photo Credit: Kalen Emsley

1. Go to Filter > Camera Raw Filter

2. Select the fx icon

3. Drag the dehaze slider up to about 64 or 65. But this will depend on the photo that you are trying to clear up. The number may be different. Use your own judgement

4. Then click OK, to confirm changes.

and viola! you’re done.

Designing with Adobe XD – A New Youtube Video series

Hey, if you’re a web designer or graphic designer and haven’t started using Adobe XD, then you definitely should. It’s currently in BETA and it’s FREE, but who knows when Adobe will start charging. My guess is, that as soon as it becomes an industry standard, it’s going to start costing money. Hey, and then we’ll have to buy it! From my experience with it, there are still some essential needed functions that can not be done yet, but from the feel of it, this program is only gonna get better.

That said, UX designer XO Pixel (Marisa Blair) kicks off a tutorial series on designing a destination website with Adobe XD. Great place to get started.
Check it out here

PixelSquid, A New 3D resource by TurboSquid

A new site that I just discovered, looks pretty cool. PixelSquid, is a new plugin for Photoshop that was  developed by TurboSquid www.pixelsquid.com. PixelSquid offers stock 3D content in a 2D format. You can choose the angle that you want, and download it. As you can imagine, this can save you tons of time. Thought it might be of interest to you all. I just received a Free Trial, I’ll try to let you all know how it goes  – Thanks PixelSquid!
Check Out PixelSquid Here.