Frequency Separation Retouching Photoshop Actions

  • Photoshop Action
    Frequency Separation
  • Compatibility
    Photoshop CS6 & Newer
  • Video
    Install & Tutorial Video
  • PDF
    Quick Install Guide
  • Add to

Take all the hassle out of Frequency Separation with our powerful, easy-to-use Photoshop Action. Get all the benefits of professional retouching in a fraction of the time!


  • 5 Sample Images
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Photoshop Action Install Video
  • 1 Frequency Separation Photoshop Action


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Professional Retouching Made Easy

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Perfect Skin, Every Time

Frequency Separation is one of the most powerful and time consuming parts of professional retouching. Get all the benefits without the headache.

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The Amazing Power of Frequency Separation

Frequency Separation is one of the most sought after skills for the professional retoucher. The technique involves separating the color and tone of skin from the delicate textures and details. This allows you to edit each independently for perfect skin, every time.

How to Use the Frequency Separation Action

Our Frequency Separation Action is easy to use without sacrificing the power and flexibility of going through the process manually. In a few clicks, you can apply the necessary Layers you can edit and adjust with the Brush Tool, Layer Masks, and Opacity to dial in the look you want.

Perfect Portraits

If you’ve been looking for a way to take your portrait retouching to the next level, this is it! Frequency Separation can give you the professional finish you need to help subjects look their best and keep clients coming back.

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Blemish Removal

Get a natural look while helping the subject look their best with Frequency Separation retouching in Photoshop. Removing blemishes like fine lines, wrinkles, hair, and pimples has never been easier! Best of all, you can take care of blemishes and distractions without damaging the original skin tone.

Skin Toning

Smooth out harsh transitions from highlight to shadow in just a few clicks! Help a subject’s skin look silky smooth without damaging the delicate skin texture.

Realistic Results

Avoid that ‘Photoshopped’ look once and for all! When Frequency Separation is done right, you can help anyone look their absolute best without making them look fake or unnatural. Realistic results make a huge difference and now it’s possible in a Photoshop Action.

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Learn to Install Actions

Follow along with the included tutorial video and learn how to download, install, and use our custom Frequency Separation Photoshop Actions.

Actions, Presets & LUTs

This is just a small part of our extensive library of Photoshop Actions, Lightroom Presets, and custom LUTs. Best of all, everything is included in your PHLEARN PRO subscription.

Master Frequency Separation

Ready to take your retouching skills to the next level? Take a look at one of our most popular PRO tutorials, How to Master Frequency Separation Retouching in Photoshop. You’ll learn the process of Frequency Separation from scratch and how advanced techniques for using our exclusive Action.

Photoshop Actions

Photoshop Actions

Your download includes 2 frequency separation actions that are perfect for JPEGs and RAW images.

Photoshop Actions Includes:

  • PHLEARN Frequency Separation 8-bit
  • PHLEARN Frequency Separation 16-bit


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  3. Great action that helps streamline your workflow with awesome results!

  4. if you’re taking portraits then this is the technique you can’t live without.


The actions included in this set are compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC, CC 2019 & newer. All the included actions will work with JPG as well as RAW images.

Installation takes just a couple of minutes. Check out our Photoshop Actions Quick Installation Guide.

Photoshop Actions are a series of steps that have been recorded by their creator. This sequence of steps can then be reapplied at any time, which allows you to recreate the end result without having to go through each individual step every time. Think of them as short cuts.

A basic understanding of Photoshop is suggested. We designed the Photoshop Actions to be as simple as possible. After loading the Actions into Photoshop, simply double-click on the action to apply it to your photo.

PHLEARN Photoshop Actions are created by PHLEARN founder Aaron Nace.

Yes! Each of our Photoshop Actions creates a new group in your layers panel. Feel free to stack as many actions together as you please.

Due to the downloadable nature of this product, there are no refunds. All sales are final.

You may only use these products for personal or professional use. This license extends to the single, individual purchaser. This license does not extend to companies or partner- ships and may not be resold, loaned, and/or gifted to another individual and/or party. You may not share, loan or redistribute/sell or copy any of these files in any way. All Actions by PHLEARN are copyright protected.

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