Free Photoshop Actions: 1/4- and 3/4-Tone Masks

Inspired by the great work of Tony Kuyper and Mark Lindsay plus the video tutorials by Sean Bagshaw, I’ve just posted this 14-minute tutorial on how to use my new free Photoshop actions to enhance the 1/4- and 3/4-tone portions of your images.

Download the free Photoshop Actions.

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12 thoughts on “Free Photoshop Actions: 1/4- and 3/4-Tone Masks

  1. Danny Raphael

    Very unique set of actions, limiting scope to 1/4 and 3/4 tones. Brilliant execution. I am enjoying the challenge of reverse engineering them for learning purposes. Thank you for sharing. Much appreciated.

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    1. Danny Raphael

      I’m finding quite a bit of info on generating the light and dark masks via layer intersection and inverting “light” alpha channels to create their “dark” counter-parts. No luck so far on selection “math” to generate 1/4 and 3/4 tones. Any help appreciated. Thanks…

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      1. Doug Kaye Post author

        Hi, Danny. The best thing to do is to go to Tony Kuyper’s website (see links in the main blog post). Tony has terrific write-ups on creating luminosity masks. And Tony’s panel now includes 1/4 and 3/4-tone masks that are better than mine.

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  2. Pamela

    Thank you for the clear description of the these actions Doug and what they do. In the video you mention you might tweak them some more, I was wondering if you have done so at this time. :)

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  3. Rachael

    Hi Doug – I’m excited to use these, but when I “play” the action the first thing that happens is it asks me to “save selection”. I’m not really familiar with using actions, can you tell me what I’m doing wrong? I am using PS CC. Thank you!

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  4. Gary Kueppers

    I can’t seem to get the free action to download. I get a window of the data instead. Is there something special I need to do to get the action in a file?

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