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55 free Photoshop actions

Free Photoshop actions: Touch-up techniques

42. 5 Skin Retouching actions

Free Photoshop actions: retouch skin

Sort out your skin the easy way (Image credit: www.photoshoptutorials.ws)

Want to retouch skin like a boss? This set of retouching actions will give you a head-start, enabling you to heal, mattify and airbrush skin with one click. You can also use them to brighten eyes and increase their contrast.

43. High Definition Sharpening

Free Photoshop actions: High definition sharpening

This action offers a simple one-click solution to sharpening

The final stage of image preparation should be to sharpen your images according to the final delivery method (you sharpen differently for print or screen). This free action from MCP Actions offers a simple one-click solution to sharpening, with the ability to control the degree of sharpening that’s been applied after the fact by adjusting the opacity and masking of layers.

44. Soft Skin Tones

Free Photoshop actions: soften skin effect

Smooth skin while retaining textures and colouring

Used in combination with an existing selection or mask, this smoothes skin while retaining textures and colouring, saving clean-up time. It's available to download for free.

45. Remove White Background

Free Photoshop actions: remove white background

Get rid of white backgrounds with these actions

Automatically remove white backgrounds with this suite of three actions that allow for different automated processes to strip out the background of your isolated images.

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