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Playing the action for a single file

From: Photoshop CC for Photographers: Sharpening

Video: Playing the action for a single file

In the previous movie we looked at how we can record an action

Playing the action for a single file

In the previous movie we looked at how we can record an action which allowed us to resize, sharpen, and save the photograph as a JPEG. Well back here in Bridge, we can see that it saved this file out right here. And what I want to do is I want to apply that action to another one of my photographs. So here, I'll select one. Perhaps this image here, wedding-03.dng. This image has already been processed in Raw. And often this will be the case. You'll have images which you've worked on, you've completed that.

You just need to go back and run an action for an image. Perhaps you want to skip Camera Raw. Well let me share with you a really valuable technique for skipping Camera Raw. You can hold down the Shift key in Bridge then double-click on the photograph. That will send the image straight to Photoshop. It doesn't go to Camera Raw. It goes right past Camera Raw all the way to Photoshop and here we are. Of course if you prefer to open it in Camera Raw or another place, you can do so and just click Open and of course the file will come over.

Well, either way once you have the image open inside of Photoshop what we want to do is use the action which we already recorded. The action is four by six sharpen. I know that that's what I want to have for this file. So it's simply a matter of selecting the action name and then pressing the Play button. When you do that, you'll watch Photoshop go through the various steps and then finish it off, and now it's done. To go back to Adobe Bridge, what I'll do is press Cmd+Option+O on a Mac, or Ctrl+Alt+O on Windows. That's a handy little advance shortcut to go back and forth between Photoshop and Bridge.

Again, that's Cmd+Option+O or Ctrl+Alt+O on Windows. Or you can just navigate back to Adobe Bridge another way as well. Either way, here we are back in Bridge and now we can see that we have a JPEG file. And if I open up the Metadata panel down here below, what we'll see is we have our dimensions, the file has been resized. We have a JPEG whereas previously we had a much larger file. Now we have a smaller file that we can send to a printer or give to the client so that they could then make a four by six print.

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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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