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LITHPRINT hard boiled
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Published: July 20, 2006
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EDIT 03/04/13: Minor bug fixes and improvements

EDIT 01/25/08: `LuneBleu wrote a good article about Photoshop Actions and how to install them. Check it out!

EDIT 18/10/06: I revised this lithprint action by adding a generated texture (optional) and making it compatible with other language packs of Photoshop. Furthermore I deleted some unneccesary steps which were accidently recorded

I tried it on several photos and it works best on those with medium balanced levels. In other words, you might use levels or curves first. Since it has fixed settings for unsharp mask, the outcome can look different on images over/under 8 mpx of size!!!

I used these REAL lith prints as reference:

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DISCLAIMER: I spent a lot of time creating this action. It helps you to save time, and maybe you can even learn something new. Nevertheless, to install and use Photoshop actions you have to have at least basic Photoshop skills. I won't help you with that. There are plenty of Tutorials on dA and the www.
My actions often have the approach to mimic a certain kind of photographic process. I enjoy to study prints and to reveal its essence, while thinking of a way to empathize this essence with Photoshop. I'm aware that my actions don't create adequate substitutes for an original piece. I just mention this, because there were some purists and hardliners in the past, that shook their heads or even felt offended. Consider this simply a nerdy hobby of mine.
A weak point of Photoshop actions is, that it's not convenient to load files (like textures) during playback, if you want to use the actions on different machines. That's because the paths saved in the action are absolute. To make the outcome perfect, you should adjust the layers and values to your needs and place additional textures manually.
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Poses17's avatar
Poses17|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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HAELSC's avatar
How to download this action? Where is the download link?
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lindesignstudios's avatar
Can you please send me this filter? lindesignstudios@gmail.com  Thanks a bunch!!
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rawimage's avatar
rawimage|Hobbyist Photographer
Just download it.
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marigoldey's avatar
is this available?  happy to buy.  can you help?  montanatara@gmail.com.  TIA! 
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cookieclosetrose's avatar
Hello! I love this action! Could you send to me at onesweetcookieee@yahoo.com please and thank you?!
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cookieclosetrose's avatar
I receive an error when I try to open the link sending me back to the homepage.
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rawimage's avatar
rawimage|Hobbyist Photographer
OK. Anyway, there's a download button on the top right side. ;)
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pauloidrovo|Professional Digital Artist
Hello. I really like this action. Can you send it to me? paulo.idrovoc@gmail.com
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auriaross's avatar
Hola me gusta mucho la accion puede por favor enviar a belaytu@hotmail.com  gracias !
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meeranduh1234's avatar
hi! can you please send to meeranduh1234@gmail.com? I can't wait to use it, thank you for sharing! :)
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TakitokaHikari|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello!! A question. What are the rules of use of this action? I mean, commercial and/or personal use, attribution or not, etc
Thank you :D
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rawimage|Hobbyist Photographer
No rules, just fun. Thanks for asking.
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TakitokaHikari|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for you too! An amazing action
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johnherr's avatar
Hey. Thanks for the opportunity to try LithPrint. And for the help above. I really appreciate it.

I'm at johnmichaelherr@gmail.com / johnherr

Nice to meet you.
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rawimage|Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome. :)
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HermanSenpai's avatar
looks good can you send it to me ? farhankaldu@gmail.com
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itsandreaar's avatar
Looks beautiful! Please send to nicole_arregui@hotmail.com
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AuburnElizabethPhoto's avatar
i would love this!! Please send to Auburnelizabethphotography@gmail.com
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