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Old Jul 3, 2006, 8:42 PM   #1
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i got this from a photog mag. it's a way to increase the saturation in an image. it changes the image to LAB mode and then does curves on the a and b channels. the saturation boost on a lot of images is way too much so i stopped the action right after it converts the mode back to RGB so you can adjust the opacity of the top layer to something you like. after you do that, flatten the image and save.. this is my first attempt at this so take it easy on me..

here's what i started with and ended up with. as you can see the saturation is a little too much.


here's the image with the opacity of the top layer adjusted to about 50% and flattened..


the attachment is the zipped atn, photoshop action.

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Old Jul 3, 2006, 9:32 PM   #2
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Where do I put the atn file in photoshop and how do I use it.

I located other atn files in the preview/filter folder and loaded into there but it does not appear on my filter menu.
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Old Jul 3, 2006, 10:06 PM   #3
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Roy,

I like the action, is it for CS or CS2?

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Old Jul 3, 2006, 11:07 PM   #4
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Where do I put the atn file in photoshop and how do I use it.

I located other atn files in the preview/filter folder and loaded into there but it does not appear on my filter menu.
tom, this should be available for all versions of PS. done with cs2 tho.

ok, like i said, i'm new at this. first you need to extract the zip file to somewhere you know it's at. i've got a folder on the desktop labeled 'actions'.

from the actions palette there is a small arrow at the upper rt corner, click it and you will get options of what to do. clk 'load action', browse to the saved .atn file and double clk it. that will add it to the palette. to use, clk the arrow to the left of the 'saturation' action, next clk the 'saturation action'. just below the actions name(saturation) and clk the arrow at the bottom of the action palette to run it.. make sure after it runs you have the top layer selected and adjust the opacity to where you are pleased, clk layers, flatten image, and save..
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Actions Palette, where do I find that on this screen? I have PSE 4
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Old Jul 3, 2006, 11:24 PM   #6
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oops' with this image i'd probably blur out the foreground and background because all i was seeing were the birds. i know alison will not agree with me about this.

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Old Jul 3, 2006, 11:28 PM   #7
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Actions Palette, where do I find that on this screen? I have PSE 4
sorry, but , PSE, does not support actions.. i'll look in the near future to see if you can do this manually in PSE. it's pretty simple.

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Old Jul 4, 2006, 6:45 AM   #8
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Nice find roy!
Thanks!

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sorry CM, but PSE4 does not support LAB mode either
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double post, sorry
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