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How to Enhance Your Photos Using Photoshop Actions

Enhancing your photos using pre-made Photoshop actions make your life easier. These actions can be downloaded from deviantart, and loaded into your photoshop easily. The actions consist of a squence of tasks applied on a document in photoshop, and recorded with a record button.

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Here is how you can download, import, and apply Photoshop actions.

Step 1: Find

You can find actions by going to this link (DeviantArt). Sort, and browse through the results to find what you are looking for.

Step 2: Download

Open the action page you chose, and download the action by clicking ‘Download’ button (see below) just right below the preview image.

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Step 3: Extract

Extract the file if its zip or rar. Inside you will find a .ATN file.

Step 4: Load/Import

Go to Photoshop > Window Menu > Actions (Shortcut: Alt + F9) (See below)

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It will open the Actions window. Now click Top Right arrow on the Actions window and select Load Actions (see below).

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Now Select your Action file from download location and click Load.

Step 5: Apply

Open your photo in Photoshop, and create a duplicate layer from Layer Menu > Duplicate Layer (CTRL + J) to preserve the original image in case something goes wrong.

Select the duplicate layer, select your Action in Actions window, and click Play button from below (see below).

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Done!

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