Hey guys! Sorry this took so long, but I had some issues with this action working on both MAC and WINDOWS, and also some issues with the action itself. Hopefully this action should be problem free!

Download the Frequency Separation Action by clicking here!


  1. March 1, 2016 at 10:54 am Anna

    So the frequency isn’t working for my pictures :/ Cant explain why, but the texture is white and not that grey as it is excepted to be. Can someone help me please?!?!

    • May 25, 2016 at 2:06 pm Rick

      I would flatten all layers and if using clone us current layer. I hope that helps.

    • November 28, 2016 at 1:05 am Elmer

      try to watch Ms. Jessica’s first video on youtube about frequency separation, listen carefully and follow the steps.. so easy :) :)

    • January 21, 2018 at 11:55 pm Gabby

      Did you ever figure out how to fix this? I’m having the same problem.

      • January 26, 2018 at 5:59 am Marta

        I have the same problem!

      • November 23, 2018 at 9:27 am Maxime

        To everyone having that problem : if the texture is white it’s because the initial values of that action are entered for a 16bit photo instead of an 8bit. To fix that, just uncheck the invert box and then change the blending mode to “substract”. The values will automatically change to Scale : 2 and Offset : 128. And voilà !

        • December 8, 2018 at 7:33 pm wot

          that was really confusing and it just annoyed me more

    • February 2, 2019 at 6:58 am ChristinaAviis

      Just change Scale to 2 on Step 4 (after Blur step)

  2. March 8, 2016 at 11:24 am Rachel

    Oh my this is amazing, THANK YOU!

  3. April 30, 2016 at 7:35 am Quinn

    The action button still isn’t working for me! I did make it work by going into the action folder and selecting the first step and then pressing play, but the texture layer is showing as a blank white page!!

  4. May 9, 2016 at 12:25 pm Nat

    Thank you so much, Jessica! :)

  5. June 8, 2016 at 1:11 am ron

    thanks for the tutorial but the Frequency Separation is not working for me. It’s no where to be found in Photoshop.

    • March 18, 2017 at 1:41 am angelo

      im also lost in that part and my photoshop is in spanish so kinda worst

  6. July 7, 2016 at 10:07 pm Vic

    Under the second prompt, for the texture layer, make sure its scaled to 2, not 1!

    • December 28, 2017 at 4:22 am Dee

      Hey, Thanks a lot! I wasn’t able to figure out what I was doing wrong because the texture layer kept turning out as a blank white layer. This helped me! Thank you so much!

      • January 21, 2018 at 11:59 pm Gabby

        Hey! Could you explain this please? I’m getting a blank white layer as well but I’m not sure how to fix it.

  7. August 6, 2016 at 1:50 pm Ad

    I downloaded it but I don’t know where to find it on Photoshop. I click the folder and it opens Photoshop… and I don’t know what to do next.

  8. August 6, 2016 at 3:43 pm Ad

    It says file could not be found??

  9. October 24, 2016 at 12:25 pm GRACE


    • November 7, 2016 at 9:51 pm Anonymous

      you have to open an ‘actions’ window first in photoshop, then open that windows menu button, click load action, find the action and click it and itll pop up and stay in your actions in photoshop!

      • February 22, 2019 at 10:50 am Hanen

        Thank you so much. This helped. I was completely lost!

  10. December 13, 2016 at 6:45 pm JJ


  11. January 5, 2017 at 10:21 pm kelsey

    Just an update that this still isn’t working on mac – just tried it. but i will create my own recording of how to do it.

  12. February 4, 2017 at 8:27 am jaz

    can you please update this action. it is not working :( so sad

  13. February 20, 2017 at 4:05 am Ghamal Gaines

    It wont download…it says Could not place the document ‘Frequency Separation – JKPhoto.atn’ because no parser or file format can open the file.

    When I try to drag it to my PS.
    What do I do from here?


  14. March 25, 2017 at 3:35 am roro

    thanks Jess

  15. April 22, 2017 at 7:38 am AMY

    I’ve loaded the action and I’m trying to play it but it isn’t working?

  16. June 25, 2017 at 9:59 pm ANDREA

    i have the same issue. the texture layer is white instead of gray and though i’m able to fix the color layer, i cant see the final result because it wont merge with the texture (white layer)

  17. July 3, 2017 at 7:52 am Alan

    Hi Jess I found your tutorials and photo sessions on YouTube… absolutely brilliant work, thanks for the tips and helps :)

  18. September 26, 2017 at 9:03 am Anonymous

    Thank you Jessica

  19. October 6, 2017 at 3:09 pm Reagan

    I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the frequency separation into my photoshop CC 2017. I downloaded the folder but have no clue how to get it after that. Can someone please explain

    • December 8, 2017 at 11:56 pm Anonymous

      All I did was drag the file into photoshop and it showed under my actions… try that!

  20. December 8, 2017 at 11:57 pm Anonymous

    late reply but after you drag it go to window – actions and it should be at the bottom of the list.

  21. February 27, 2018 at 7:11 pm Pollyana

    This action is not working on Photoshop CC! :/ When I had Photoshop 6, It worked.
    Jessica, could you do a action for CC? I love that action, everybody loves! :*

  22. March 25, 2018 at 10:23 am Taneal

    So everytime I download this file, or save it and try to open it, it tells me it cannot be opened because its not the right type of file. Im not sure what to do, HELP????

  23. April 14, 2018 at 7:14 pm Hussein

    I cant load this action for my photoshop anyhelp please because of my ps version

  24. May 29, 2018 at 10:37 pm Donterreo

    I’m having trouble getting the action to play. I have a PC and I dragged the action into Photoshop but Photoshop will not let me play the action. Any ideas?

    • January 28, 2019 at 8:37 am Anonymous

      did it play? mine is not Playing. what did you do?

  25. June 2, 2018 at 4:39 am Preston Nakamura

    If you are having trouble getting the actions to show up its probably because you need to move the file into applications/Photoshop/presets/actions. Then go to load action from the action options tab in Photoshop.

  26. July 17, 2018 at 8:17 am Ashuru kumar

    Good sharing

  27. November 6, 2018 at 11:34 am Anonymous

    This action wont play in my photoshop. Is there a trick? all of my other actions can be played but with this action, the play button is not an option. its grey and not white. Am i doing something wrong?

    • January 4, 2019 at 11:41 am sarah

      you must first open the “Frequency Separation – JKPhoto” folder then try to play the top one inside that folder, which is ‘frequency separation’

  28. November 6, 2018 at 11:35 am Sheila

    Play option is grey with this action. With my other actions, the play is white. help??

  29. December 5, 2018 at 4:09 am Jasmine

    The action is not working properly. It ends up as a Black Layer

  30. January 4, 2019 at 11:36 am sarah

    I love you sooo much Jessica!! thank you dear :-*

  31. February 22, 2019 at 2:54 pm Hanen

    I still don’t know how to work with this or whether or not I’ve downloaded it correctly, but I just wanted to say that I appreciate your content so much and I am learning so much from you. Thank you very much, Jess!

  32. March 17, 2019 at 1:03 pm iqbal masuku

    Thank you so much jessica, it works and really helpful

  33. March 29, 2019 at 7:18 pm Luz

    Tudo funciona bem, mas quando eu volto tirando o desfoque da textura, todo tratamento de pele que fiz com a imagem desfocada é perdida, alguém poderia me explicar o motivo, caso tenha conhecimento? Obrigada.

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