How to Fix Pixelation in Photoshop

Written by c.j. burry
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Pixelation is the result of an image being "zoomed in" too far for the picture-capturing software to produce a clear photo. Software such as Adobe Photoshop can help reduce pixelation in a picture by sharpening the edges of the photo, and then softening their composition. This can be done by following a simple set of steps with the Photoshop application.

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  1. 1

    Open Photoshop on your computer.

  2. 2

    Click on "Open" in Photoshop and choose the picture from which you want to remove the pixelation.

  3. 3

    Right-click on the photo and choose "Layer."

  4. 4

    Choose "Create New Layer."

  5. 5

    Scroll up to the "Blending Options" button found at the top of the software.

  6. 6

    Select "Soft Light."This will reduce some of the pixelation.

  7. 7

    Scroll up to the "Filter" tab.

  8. 8

    Select "Noise." Scroll down to "Despeckle." This will reduce the pixelation a little more.

  9. 9

    Scroll to the "Image" button. Scroll down to select "Adjustments."

  10. 10

    Select "Brightness/Contrast."

  11. 11

    Adjust the brightness and contrast tools to reduce the pixelation by a little bit each degree. These can be used to remove the pixelation the rest of the way. Alter the two dials as much as you need.

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