Frequency Separation Actions for Photoshop

9 months 3 weeks ago #670215 by Francesco-Carucci
I'm sharing for free an action set to do Frequency Separation in Photoshop.

https://carucci.photography/pages/frequency-separation-actions




Let me know if you find any bug and feel free to download, use them for free and link to them.


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9 months 3 weeks ago #670300 by pixelster
1. Background from Layer.
2. Create a New Action.
3. Give it a name
4. Duplicate the layer twice by pressing Control-J. Name the lower layer Low Frequency and the upper one High Frequency. Hide the High Frequency layer.
5. Select the Low Frequency layer and go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Adjust the Radius to remove most of the details. We want this layer to contain colors, but not texture.
6. Show the other layer and change its Blend Mode to Linear Light.
7. Go to Filter > Other > High Pass. Adjust the Radius to bring the texture back. Keep it subtle, trying to avoid the glow.
8. Click Stop Recording.
9. The problem with this action is that every photo needs a different radius for blur and high pass. To make it more universal, check the square next to these positions on the list.
10. Now, every time you play the action, you'll be asked to adjust the Radius manually.
11. First, hide the High Frequency layer. Use the Healing Brush Tool (J) or the Clone Stamp Tool (S) to replace the colors and tones that you don't want to see with colors from other areas. It may take a while, but with this method you don't have to worry about losing texture in the process. You can focus completely on the colors.
12. Next, show the High Frequency layer. Make sure that your Healing Brush is set to Current Layer only. Then repeat the process, this time filling the unwanted areas with the proper texture. Again, it may be time-consuming, depending on the task, but here you don't need to care about the colors. You can borrow the texture from any area, regardless of its background. This makes the process much easier.


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9 months 3 weeks ago #670317 by Nikon Shooter

pixelster wrote: 9. The problem with this action is that every photo needs a different radius for blur and high pass. To make it more universal, check the square next to these positions on the list.



Your avatar and #9 suggest you would be the one I should
ask for your appreciation of "Frequency Separation" present
in the Filters collection of Affinity Photo.

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