This action works really well with images that are not too dark. It adds brutal detail as well, so be careful if working on portraits and fashion, but it’s great for documentary-style effect. Load it into Photoshop by opening the “action” palette and choosing “load actions”. Make sure that your photo is a single, flattened, RGB image named “Background” (in case you’re from other country, just rename it).

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