A subtle but powerful technique for adding some "pop" and definition to your final renders and other images.
I discovered this while experimenting with a way to make images look like pencil sketches. Imagine my surprise when instead it made the image look more real than before! Now it's become part of my regular post render workflow.
I am sure I did not originate this technique but more likely reinvented the wheel. None the less I had not run into it before . An example is in the Added Images link below.
Using part of an image by Dave Goetsch, I will walk you through it.
Solidworks - olsryd 9 cylinder radial engine
I created an Action file for to the Actions palette and you can download it below.
It goes in Photoshop/Presets/Actions.
But please follow the tutorial so you understand what is going on.
Hope you find it useful!
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/tutorial-image-enhancement-with-photoshop