Frequency Separation Retouching Photoshop Actions

  • Difficulty
  • Length
    15 mins
  • Software
  • Compatibility
    Photoshop CS6 & Newer

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
  • 1 Photoshop Action
  • 1 Photoshop Install Video
  • 1 PDF Quick Install Guide


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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


  1. Another valuable action to save time A+++

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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.

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