About The Author

Jacob Gube is the Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions, a web publication for web developers and designers, and the Deputy Editor of Design Instruct, a web … More about Jacob Gube

Photoshop Actions – The Ultimate Collection

        Saving repetitive tasks as Photoshop actions can save you a lot of time, allowing you to automate your work and improve workflow efficiency. A Photoshop action is a recording of a sequence of commands and operations that you can save and access later on.

        Saving repetitive tasks as Photoshop actions can save you a lot of time, allowing you to automate your work and improve workflow efficiency. An action is a recording of a sequence of commands and operations that you can save and access later on. [Updated Dec/31/2016]

        We’ve searched for the best downloadable Photoshop actions that can help you improve your workflow and perform complex techniques with the push of a button. In this collection, you’ll find more than 350 free hand-picked Photoshop actions that you can use to speed up your graphics creation. Note: It’s important to check the license of each action set you download and use.

        Further Reading on SmashingMag:

        Quick Introduction to Photoshop Actions

        For those unfamiliar with Photoshop actions, they’re simply pre-recorded tasks that you can save and reuse anytime. Photoshop actions commonly have an .atn file extension. Installing a Photoshop action for more recent versions of Photoshop is easy: simply drag the .atn file onto the Actions palette or place it directly inside your Adobe PhotoshopPresetsPhotoshop Actions folder. For a more comprehensive discussion of Photoshop actions, check out this complete guide to Photoshop actions.

        Free HDR Photoshop Action

        Create HDR-like effects with this Photoshop action.

        photoshop actions

        The Mini Collection

        Some amazing free retro Photoshop actions, a free kit of light leaks, and some free vintage Photoshop brushes.

        photoshop-actions2

        Photoshop Crimson shimmer

        I like the kind of coloring created here.

        photoshop-actions3

        Express Eye Bright

        Express Eye Bright is perfect for a quick eye enhancement.

        photoshop-actions4

        Gum Bichromate Print

        A Photoshop action set including two actions and a texture to emulate the look of Gum Bichromate Prints from the 19th century.

        photoshop-actions5

        Polanoid Generator V3

        10 different film actions simulating Polaroids.

        photoshop-actions6

        Light Leak

        Add beautiful light leak affects to your photos.

        photoshop-actions7

        Black & White

        Free High Contrast Black & White Photoshop Action.

        photoshop-actions8

        Lomocam

        Retro Effects & Polaroid Frame Generator Actions.

        photoshop-actions9

        Wedding

        15 aesthetic vintage wedding Photoshop Actions.

        photoshop-actions10

        5 Skin Retouching Actions

        Retouch skin like a pro with these Photoshop retouching actions that will let you heal, mattify, and airbrush skin with one click.

        photoshop-actions11

        Long Shadow

        Whether it is a text or an icon, you can use this free Photoshop Action to apply long shadow effect.

        photoshop-actions12

        Fold Paper

        Make your own tri fold brochure with just 1 click using our fold paper action.

        photoshop-actions13

        Stickers and Tapes

        Create round photo stickers or photos with sticky tapes.

        photoshop-actions14

        Dramatic Sepia

        Free Dramatic Sepia Photoshop Action.

        photoshop-actions15

        >Lithprint

        Hard boiled Lithprint action adding a generated texture.

        photoshop-actions16

        HDR B&W

        Bold Black and White HDR Photoshop Action.

        photoshop-actions17

        HipstaRev

        Create gorgeous hipstamatic inspired images right in Photoshop.

        photoshop-actions18

        Vintage

        Vintage Photoshop Action with some strong colors.

        photoshop-actions19

        Twilight Photos

        Photoshop Actions to Turn Night Photos into Twilight Photos.

        photoshop-actions20

        Free Blue Evening

        Adding drama and intrigue to your photos.

        photoshop-actions21

        Retro Style Photo Effect

        Another free pack of retro style Photoshop Actions.

        photoshop-actions22

        Light Leaks

        Brilliant Photoshop Actions that make your Photos look Vintage with Light Leaks.

        photoshop-actions23

        Cross-Processing ATN

        Cross-processing is a photographic technique where slide film is processed in the set of chemicals.

        photoshop-actions24

        Pretty Lady

        Set of 10 Photoshop actions to prettify your female portraits.

        photoshop-actions25

        4 Free Effect Actions

        Free artistic Paint, Sketch and Ink Photo Effect Actions.

        photoshop-actions26

        Intensity Photoshop Action

        This free Photoshop action will allow you to add some intensity to your photos.

        photoshop-actions27

        Photo Effects

        Free Pack of 14 Quality Photo Effect Photoshop Actions.

        photoshop-actions28

        Sunset Photoshop Action

        This free Photoshop action will allow you to enhance your sunset photos taken during golden hour.

        photoshop-actions29

        Autumn Photoshop Action

        Give your photos an autumn feel very easily with this action.

        photoshop-actions30

        Vintage Effect

        Free Vintage Effect Photoshop Actions.

        photoshop-actions31

        Holgarizer

        A Photoshop action that emulate the aesthetic you get with toy cameras.

        photoshop-actions32

        Instant Hipster

        Give your photos a retro look similar to those found in Instagram.

        photoshop-actions33

        Free Photoshop Actions

        37 free Photoshop Actions to enhance your Photos.

        photoshop-actions34

        Aged Black & White

        If you want to give your photos an aged black & white look this Photoshop action will make it easy.

        photoshop-actions35

        Pretty

        A really pretty hazy action that looks gorgeous on portraits or still life.

        photoshop-actions36

        Cinematic

        Create a Dark, Cinematic Effect in Photoshop.

        photoshop-actions37

        Action Bundle

        A Starter Pack Photoshop Actions Collection.

        photoshop-actions38

        Home Baked Photoshop Actions

        There are 48 actions in this download, all free!

        photoshop-actions39

        Instant Vidster

        Apply those Instagram video effects using Photoshop.

        photoshop-actions40