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Batch sharpening multiple files

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The real advantage of working with actions shows up All right, now that the batch processing is wrapped up, I'll go back to Bridge, and

Batch sharpening multiple files

The real advantage of working with actions shows up when we start to batch process larger groups of photographs. And that's what were going to do here. Before we do that, though, I need to do a little bit of housekeeping. In this chapter 8 folder, I currently have two JPG files. I want to delete or get rid of those. So click one of them, then press Delete on a Mac, Backspace on Windows. Here we'll choose Delete. We're going to throw those away to the trash. And I'm just doing that so that we can then focus in on the raw files that we have.

Often we'll have a set of raw files. Maybe it's four, or maybe it's 40 images. Whatever it is, we then want to use our actions, or take advantage of those actions which we've recorded, especially when it comes to re-sizing and sharpening. And the way that we can do that is to select the group of images, click on one, hold down the Shift key, then click on the last image in the set. Next, we'll go to the Tools pulldown menu. And here, underneath the option for Photoshop, we have access to the Batch command.

Click on Batch. This will open up this dialog. Notice that it opened it up inside of Photoshop, because what really what it's doing is it's tapping into the Photoshop engine, and it's going to use one of our actions in order to play that. Up top we have the ability to choose the set of actions, either default or the one which we created. Also, can select our action, and because we've named this appropriately we know that, yep, this is the one we want, four by six, we want to resize, sharpen that image, perfect.

We'll use the files which we had selected. You need to turn on these options, suppress the file open and color profile warnings. And then the next step is really easy. Just click OK, and you kick back while Photoshop does all of the heavy lifting, it does all of the work. And it will go through and open the images up, it will apply the steps, which we recorded interaction, and then of course will save and close these files out as well. I'm going to wait for this process to finish, and then once it's finished, we'll go back over to Bridge and take a look at the files that it created for us.

All right, now that the batch processing is wrapped up, I'll go back to Bridge, and here in Bridge, you can see we have these JPG files that were created with that action. And the advantage of working with batch processing is immense. As you can imagine, this can really help you to speed up your overall workflow.

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Photoshop CC for Photographers: Sharpening

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  1. 5m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 23s
    2. Raw sharpening in Lightroom or Camera Raw?
      3m 56s
    3. Using the exercise files
      40s
  2. 44m 15s
    1. Lighroom sharpening workflow first steps
      5m 35s
    2. Understanding how the Lightroom Detail controls work
      5m 36s
    3. Reducing luminance and color noise
      5m 47s
    4. Improving details in a portrait
      9m 13s
    5. Improving details in an outdoor photograph
      7m 12s
    6. Sharpening in order to emphasize small textures
      3m 49s
    7. Improving sky details and edge sharpening
      7m 3s
  3. 53m 3s
    1. Selective sharpening with the Adjustment Brush
      10m 19s
    2. Learning Adjustment Brush shortcuts
      4m 15s
    3. Reviewing Adjustment Brush techniques and shortcuts
      7m 36s
    4. Sharpening eyes in a portrait
      6m 44s
    5. Sharpening large areas with the Radial filter
      6m 50s
    6. Improving details with the Graduated filter
      7m 35s
    7. Creating custom presets
      6m 2s
    8. Sharing and installing presets
      3m 42s
  4. 40m 40s
    1. Camera Raw sharpening workflow: First steps
      3m 28s
    2. Understanding how the Camera Raw Detail controls work
      5m 46s
    3. Reducing luminance and color noise
      4m 40s
    4. Improving details in a portrait
      7m 28s
    5. Improving details in an outdoor photograph
      6m 6s
    6. Sharpening in order to emphasize small textures
      3m 48s
    7. Improving sky details and edge sharpening
      9m 24s
  5. 53m 40s
    1. Selective sharpening with the Adjustment Brush
      7m 16s
    2. Working with the Auto Mask option in the Adjustment Brush
      5m 6s
    3. Learning Adjustment Brush shortcuts
      8m 30s
    4. Reviewing Adjustment Brush techniques and shortcuts
      5m 45s
    5. Sharpening eyes in a portrait
      5m 15s
    6. Sharpening large areas with the Radial filter
      7m 4s
    7. Improving details with the Graduated filter
      4m 34s
    8. Further refinements with the Graduated filter
      4m 30s
    9. Creating custom presets
      5m 40s
  6. 49m 5s
    1. Resizing before you sharpen
      4m 37s
    2. Using Unsharp Mask
      8m 21s
    3. Using Smart Sharpen
      6m 5s
    4. Demonstrating how Smart Sharpen works
      4m 23s
    5. Fine-tuning Smart Sharpen with advanced controls
      5m 39s
    6. Applying blending modes to avoid color problems
      5m 9s
    7. Putting it all together: Workflow part one
      5m 57s
    8. Putting it all together: Workflow part two
      6m 42s
    9. A conversation about sharpening controls
      2m 12s
  7. 49m 34s
    1. Applying Camera Raw sharpening as a filter
      4m 41s
    2. Using smart filtering for increased flexibility
      5m 50s
    3. Smart filtering and masking
      4m 54s
    4. Selective sharpening with a hand-painted mask
      6m 0s
    5. Selective sharpening: Advanced shortcut tips
      6m 31s
    6. Using Quick Select and masking to sharpen selectively
      8m 20s
    7. How to sharpen a layered document
      3m 41s
    8. Fixing a blurry photograph with Shake Reduction
      4m 40s
    9. Shake Reduction: Advanced controls
      4m 57s
  8. 32m 47s
    1. High-pass sharpening essentials
      5m 55s
    2. Smart filter high-pass sharpening
      4m 2s
    3. Smart filter high-pass sharpening continued
      5m 50s
    4. Edge sharpening: Building an alpha channel
      4m 52s
    5. Edge sharpening: Creating the mask
      5m 3s
    6. Using Smart Sharpen in an unlikely way for midtone contrast
      7m 5s
  9. 10m 59s
    1. Recording a sharpening action
      6m 11s
    2. Playing the action for a single file
      2m 18s
    3. Batch sharpening multiple files
      2m 30s
  10. 28m 48s
    1. Sharpening and saving from Camera Raw
      6m 51s
    2. Sharpening and exporting from Camera Raw
      3m 44s
    3. Output sharpening from Lightroom
      5m 26s
    4. Final output sharpening from Photoshop for print
      7m 17s
    5. Photoshop sharpening for web, mobile, and displays
      5m 30s
  11. 31s
    1. Next steps
      31s

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