How to Fix Pixelated Graphics in Photoshop

Do you have a low-resolution graphic that’s extremely blurry or pixelated, and you want to sharpen it?

Before sharpening: blurry image

Well, there’s a straightforward Photoshop technique for image sharpening that can help you transform a blurry and pixelated image into something sharper.

Step 1.

First, open your image in Photoshop, then navigate to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.

Photoshop Gaussian Blur menu
Step 2.

Apply some Gaussian Blur to the image, like this:

Applying Gaussian Blur effect
Step 3.

Next, go to Image > Adjustments > Levels.

Photoshop Levels adjustment menu
Step 4.

In the Levels dialog box, slide both the left and right markers towards the center.

Adjusting levels for sharpness
Step 5.

As you move them, you’ll notice the image gradually becomes sharper.

Final sharper image result

Do note that this method is most effective with two-tone graphics where there’s a clear color distinction between the object and the background.