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Photoshop Action

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2024 9:05 am
by mj10
I am a new latent print examiner currently in training. I was wondering if anyone would like to share their favorite or most used photoshop action (if you use them). I have created some myself but was looking to see if there were better options or recommendations! Thank you in advance.

Hopefully this is helpful to others as well.

Re: Photoshop Action

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2024 2:08 pm
by MikeUm
I use the GYRO actions created by Eric Ray that he included with his Youtube video.

Re: Photoshop Action

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:24 pm
by orrb
I found that most people get into their own vibe on Photoshop. Take notes on your workflow and then see what you can automate. Definitely learn the shortcut keys. I personally don't use any Actions. I am using a combination of Photoshop and CSIpix. I have figured out a good workflow and I am productive with it. Eric Ray's GYRO tutorial is good.

Re: Photoshop Action

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2024 7:02 am
by Steve Everist
mj10 wrote: Fri Jan 26, 2024 9:05 am I am a new latent print examiner currently in training. I was wondering if anyone would like to share their favorite or most used photoshop action (if you use them). I have created some myself but was looking to see if there were better options or recommendations! Thank you in advance.

Hopefully this is helpful to others as well.
When I first learned about actions, I started creating a bunch. But then I found I wasn't using them. The only actions I'm using now are ones specific to my workflow. I have one I use as a template for my comparison documentation and another that I use simply for adding a layer with a specific opacity for marking up my prints. I generally just work with levels for BP lifts. For photographs of prints, I'll do my first adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw (Texture/Clarity/Highlights/Shadows/Etc...) and then I'll use a Black and White adjustment layer and make individual adjustments to the CMY/RGB color channel sliders. But these adjustments vary depending on the image and a specific action won't likely address them.