How to Unpix or Recover a Pixelated Image in Photoshop (Example)

If you have a distorted, poorly readable or even damaged image. We can help you with that. Discover a very useful function for these cases. We will show you a trick to recover a pixelated image in Photoshop.

Photoshop is undoubtedly the design program most used in the world of advertising although there are other alternatives. This miraculous tool was designed to fully or partially enhance an image or photograph. In this field, the illustration can be retouched to such a scale that it could be simply stunning.

Not only is it a good editing tool, among its many functions and effects, some very particular stand out. Substitution, for example, with this function we could substitute an object or people for anything we can think of. The best thing about this alternative is that no one could tell the difference between the original and the edited image.

How to recover a pixelated image in Photoshop

Now, suppose that for some reason a very important photograph for us was damaged (a family memory or a moment lived) and we do not have support of that valuable image?How can we correct that damage? Actually, repairing that prized photograph is much easier than it seems.

To perform the pixel recovery process in Photoshop, we just have to follow a series of organized steps. If we do it this way, we can once again have in our hands, that transcendental memory of our life.

before and after editing an image

Step for pixel recovery

The first thing we must do is run Adobe photoshop. After doing this, we must append the image that we want to repair. An important piece of information, if the image that we want to recover is already within the Photoshop layers, we only have to make its selection in the layers tab.

After having selected our photograph, we will click on the “View” tab, then we will select the “real pixels” option. With this, we will have a broader vision of what the pixelated magnitude.

Once we have done this, we must go to the filters menu; being there, we will select the noise option found in the main menu. After doing this, we will select the option “Dust and scratches”. With this option, we will manage to smooth the pixel quality in the image we want to repair.

After doing all this process, we will pay attention to the partial repair of our photography. To achieve this, we will press the Control key (Ctrl) on the keyboard, at the same time we will press the (F) key. If you find it very difficult to use the keyboard, you just have to go again to the noise filters option as before.

Being there, what we will do is unravel two to three times our photography. In this way, we can remove many more imperfections in it. Then, we will select the option to clean image. It should be noted that if this option is used more than four times, the original image could begin to be erased.

before and after a depixelated image


We will have to make a blur in the photograph. We will do this as a last resort, if any deficiencies still persist. This action will help us to completely erase any misplaced pixels.

Once we have done this, we must go to the filters menu. Being there, we will select “focus or focus mask”And we execute. With this, our work would be finished, we would only have to save our photograph and that’s it.

Of course, if you want go back or delete any changes before saving the photo, just press the control key (Ctrl) on the keyboard and at the same time the key (Z). This command will return any unwanted action.

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