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How to depixelate an image in Photoshop

10 May


Depixelate is a term where we can recover a low-resolution image into a high-quality portrait.Sometimes due to blurry sections and fuzziness visibility of an image displays individual color square pixels. It mostly occurs when image quality and resolution is too much low. For a good quality image, pixilation must be avoided or minimized.For preventing this huge fault of image Depixelate process is highly preferable in Photoshop

depixelate before after

Avoiding pixelation

One of the solutions to do depixelate is to build use of vector images rather than raster or non-vector images. Vector-based images are numerical in character, as a result of which resizing the picture ensures suitable scale and thus depixelate occurs.

Another way to handle pixelation, Usage of high-resolution images is also another method used to contain pixelation. Software applications are also available to get better images affected by pixelation.


Today I am going to give you a proper way to recover a low-quality image into high quality. You will enjoy your best I am sure-

Step 1:

Open image in the layer and depixelate it by doing some steps. Before that zoom the portrait and see image create broken pixel because of its low resolution


Step 2:

Unlock the layer and set the image quality into 300 resolution

photoshop depixelate

Step 3:

You can notice the quality is little better after changing its quality


Step 4:

Copy layer and adjust reduce noise from filter option menu bar

depixelate photoshop

Step 5:

When the box appears to adjust strength, preserve details, reduce color noise; sharpen details

depixelate photoshop

Step 6:

Add a layer mask on the layer panel to mask the eyes, lips original color

depixelate photoshop

Step 7:

Merge both layers for furthermore edit work

image conversion

Step 8:

Another time, copy layer and adjust unsharp mask filter from the filter

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Step 9:

Adjust radius 30.4 pixels; amount 66; threshold 70 level.

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Step 10:

Select layer 0 copy and working with a high pass from other option of the filter panel

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Step 11:

High pass box adjust with 5.0 pixels; for activating the sharp edges


Step 12:

Go to filter  blur surface blur

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Step 13:

Zoom the eye portion to differentiate quality after moving radius and threshold option slider

photoshop depixelate

Step 14:

Next, change the blending option into an overlay

photoshop depixelate

Step 15:

Bring the smart sharpen box and move all the options due to your quality of sharpness demand

photoshop depixelate process

Step 16:

You can zoom the portrait and notice the exact quality now you have

photoshop depixelate process


Now a question can arise in your mind that, where is the difference between before and after depixelate ??

Well! I have something for you to understand what actually happens-

depixelation before after

You can easily determine where the difference is right ?? When you zoom the portrait before it was pixelated badly. But after the depixelation, that same image requires a good quality of resolution and it doesn’t break into square colored boxes after zooming.

I hope this can be so helpful to everyone if you follow exactly this step by step procedure.I am already discussed how to do depixelate over the image with photoshop to recovery pixelation.

Thanks for visiting our tutorial.We Click Art BD LTD family is always for you to give the best solution for any type of complex photo editing.

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