Pro Sharpening Actions

Pro Sharpening Actions

Professional sharpening actions.

Includes several techniques including the common desaturated High Pass, but also a more accurate sharpening method. Both for 8 bit (normal) and 16 bit images.
Tested in CS3, CS4 and CS5.

The sharpening (user chooses radius) is placed on a new layer, and opacity can be adjusted to increase or decrease the strength.

Suggested settings:
Sharpen for screen: 0.3-1.0 px radius
Sharpen for press (halftone): 2 px radius
Sharpen for print (inkjet): 2-3 px radius

Tip: Use masks to limit it to areas of the image.
Tip: Use a super-high radius for local contrast enhancement.

Update 4/9/2010:
* The set now includes Smart Sharpen as well as a readme.
* Default opacity changed on the actions.
Update 11/9/2010:
* Motion Blur sharpening removed. This is covered by Smart Sharpen.
* Default opacity corrected right this time.
* Desaturation of the sharpening effect now properly only affects Saturation.

Pro Sharpening Actions

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  1. Ghost-toy

    I suspect they won't work, but I don't really know as I don't use Elements.

    You'll just have to try.

  2. Missing

    Will this work in Photoshop Elements 13? It uses atn files, but maybe there is something else involved?

  3. Missing

    Thank you!I hope I'll learn something from it too.

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  5. Missing

    Will try this one, will post a review later, but thanks!

  6. Missing

    BIG BIG THX!!!
    Very Good Action.

  7. Missing

    best post. thank you

  8. ?height=50&width=50

    fabulous action!

  9. Missing

    Thank you very much

  10. Missing

    Thanks so much.

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    hello !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    every budy

  12. Ghost-toy

    Also, simply double-clicking the .atn-file will load it in Photoshop's actions palette immediately. :)

  13. Missing

    tanks

  14. Darknightlogo

    @danny - go to acti0n palette tick the small triangle above right, select load actions and browse your action file...or simply go to program files>adobe>adobe ps>presets>actions and paste your action file there...gudluck...

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    thank 4 u

  16. Ghost-toy

    Download the file.
    Unpack it.
    Double-click the .atn file.
    It can now be found under Window > Actions in Photoshop.

  17. Missing

    Wow! Best action! It's so easy to get great results.Thanks so much

  18. Missing

    hello iam new here how i can put this in ps for using this action

  19. Missing

    Thanks so much for this!

  20. sooooooo sick!
    thanks!

  21. Missing

    Thanks...

  22. Missing

    Thanks!

  23. 2009-06-06-00000301754619

    tnx man

  24. Thanks! :)

  25. 26_01206066172

    keep going i love it

  26. Rostrojagz

    Gracias, es excelente!