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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Sharpen Images with Photoshop Actions

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This post is part of a series called Adobe Photoshop in 60 Seconds.
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What You'll Be Creating

Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute! In this quick video, Melody Nieves will show you how to sharpen your images fast and easily using Photoshop Actions.

Improve Your Workflow with Photoshop Actions

If your workflow could use a little improvement consider the power of Photoshop Actions. Actions allow you to apply photo effects and edits easily all with the click of a button. Explore the amazing selection of actions available to you on Envato Market.

And check out this quick video to learn how to sharpen images fast with Photoshop actions.

 

How to Sharpen Images with Photoshop Actions

To boost up the clarity of the image below, I'll be using the 10 Premium Photo Sharpen Actions package from GraphicRiver. Feel free to download this action and try it yourself using this beautiful Horse Stock from the video.

Horse Stock from Pixabay
Horse Stock from Pixabay

First load the action of your choice. Go to Window > Actions and select the Load Actions option located within the Actions panel. Then select the action you just downloaded and hit Load.

How to Load Actions in Adobe Photoshop

When you're ready to apply the effect, simply select one of the Sharpen Actions and Press Play.

How to Play Photoshop Actions
This action is super easy! Simply select the action you want to use then hit Play.

Explore the different sharpness options available by playing with the other actions that came included in the package. It's really that simple! You can now enjoy the new crispness of your images for high impact photography!

Here is the final effect below.

How to Sharpen Images in Adobe Photoshop

A Bit More Detail

Want to learn more about Photoshop Actions? Check out this fantastic list of tutorials:

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!

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