Last month I published an in-depth tutorial on how to manage and organize your travel photos using Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer. If you missed it, be sure to give it a read before hopping into this tutorial below.

Before I jump into this tutorial on how to effectively use the Dehaze Tool, I want to start off by saying that I’m absolutely loving Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 so far.

Each time I open up the software I find myself stumbling upon more and more useful features.

I’m now using the software just about daily and to say that I’m impressed with it is an total understatement.

It’s quick to respond, it’s powerful and best of all, it’s incredibly user-friendly. Yes, even for those of you who are new to managing and editing photography.

On that note, let’s jump into today’s tutorial which happens to be based around one of the quickest and easiest ways to make your landscape and seascape photos pop using the Adobe Photoshop Elements Dehaze Tool.

Ever get home from a trip and import your photos into Adobe Photoshop Elements only to find your photos have this weird fog/haze in the distant background?

Well, today I’m going to show you two different ways to eliminate the haziness from your travel photos.

The first way to remove haze from your travel photos is to use the Auto Haze Removal feature which you can find under the ‘Enhance’ drop down menu shown in the screenshot below.

Enhance Dehaze Tool Screenshot

Here’s a closer look at what the Auto Haze Removal tool did for a sunset image I shot on the island of Milos back in August.

Dehaze Tool Auto Example

Amazing, right?

While the Auto Haze Removal button works great for most photos, sometimes the perfectionist in us all wants to have a little more control over the final outcome of the image.

Fortunately, Adobe has given us the ability to manually adjust the Haze Reduction and the Sensitivity of the Haze Removal tool.

Here’s how it works.

Dehaze Tool Advanced
  1. Click the ‘Enhance” menu at the top of your screen.
  2. Choose ‘Haze Removal’ from the drop-down menu.
  3. Use the slider bars to fine tune and adjust the reduction and sensitivity of the photo to your liking.

Tip: You can swap back and forth between the before and after of your photo using the slider button to the right of the sensitivity setting. Go ahead and give it a few clicks back and forth to show the results of your newly dehazed photo.

Here’s my final result:

Dehaze Tool Advanced Example

Well that just about wraps up this tutorial on how to use the Dehaze Tool in Adobe Photoshop Elements 14.

I hope you enjoyed it and found the before and after example images above to be helpful.

Be sure to check back each month for a brand new Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 tutorial and as always please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions.