Photoshop Actions: Sharpen

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Instantly sharpen in Photoshop!

Add eight levels of non-destructive sharpening to your images, or create your own custom sharpening.

9 Photoshop Actions   |   1 Sample Images   |   Installation Guide

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How to sharpen your photos

Sharpening your photos can make a huge impact and there is no easier way to sharpen than our exclusive Photoshop actions.

To add sharpening to your photo, simply click on one of the eight included sharpening actions and press play. The sharpening effect will be instantly added to your photo non-destructively. Feel free to increase the amount of sharpening by stacking different actions together.

To lower the amount of sharpening on an image, lower the opacity of the sharpen layer, or change the high pass radius.

The included PHLEARN Sharpen Custom action allows you to choose your own level of sharpening.

PHLEARN Sharpen Action

Here are some tips and tricks for sharpening your images

  • Selective Sharpen – to sharpen one are of your image, simply add a layer mask to the sharpen layer, and paint black where you don’t want to be sharpened.
  • Stack Sharpening – Stack multiple layers of sharpening together for more effect. You can even do multiple layers of the same action, for instance use two +0.125 Sharpen actions.
  • Resize before sharpening – For maximum impact, be sure to resize your photos before sharpening. If you sharpen a full-size photo and then scale it down for the web, your sharpening will also scale down, diminishing the effect.

After installation, double-click on the PHLEARN Sharpen Actions.

The sharpening effect will be instantly applied to your photos. Choose one of eight preset values for sharpening or apply custom sharpening with the PHLEARN Sharpen Custom action.

Quick Tip: Duplicate the sharpen layer for more effect, or lower the opacity for less.

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Photoshop Actions
Quick Installation Guide

Installation takes just a couple of minutes.


Included Actions

PHLEARN Sharpen +0.125
PHLEARN Sharpen +0.25
PHLEARN Sharpen +0.5
PHLEARN Sharpen +1
PHLEARN Sharpen +2
PHLEARN Sharpen +3
PHLEARN Sharpen +4
PHLEARN Sharpen +5
PHLEARN Sharpen +Custom

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The actions included in this set are compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC, & 2017CC. 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.

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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.