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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.

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      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.

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      The Mini Collection

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

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      Photoshop Crimson shimmer

      I like the kind of coloring created here.

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      Express Eye Bright

      Express Eye Bright is perfect for a quick eye enhancement.

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      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.

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      Polanoid Generator V3

      10 different film actions simulating Polaroids.

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      Light Leak

      Add beautiful light leak affects to your photos.

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      Black & White

      Free High Contrast Black & White Photoshop Action.

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      Lomocam

      Retro Effects & Polaroid Frame Generator Actions.

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      Wedding

      15 aesthetic vintage wedding Photoshop Actions.

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      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.

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      Long Shadow

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

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      Fold Paper

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

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      Stickers and Tapes

      Create round photo stickers or photos with sticky tapes.

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      Dramatic Sepia

      Free Dramatic Sepia Photoshop Action.

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      >Lithprint

      Hard boiled Lithprint action adding a generated texture.

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      HDR B&W

      Bold Black and White HDR Photoshop Action.

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      HipstaRev

      Create gorgeous hipstamatic inspired images right in Photoshop.

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      Vintage

      Vintage Photoshop Action with some strong colors.

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      Twilight Photos

      Photoshop Actions to Turn Night Photos into Twilight Photos.

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      Free Blue Evening

      Adding drama and intrigue to your photos.

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      Retro Style Photo Effect

      Another free pack of retro style Photoshop Actions.

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      Light Leaks

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

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      Cross-Processing ATN

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

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      Pretty Lady

      Set of 10 Photoshop actions to prettify your female portraits.

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      4 Free Effect Actions

      Free artistic Paint, Sketch and Ink Photo Effect Actions.

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      Intensity Photoshop Action

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

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      Photo Effects

      Free Pack of 14 Quality Photo Effect Photoshop Actions.

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      Sunset Photoshop Action

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

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      Autumn Photoshop Action

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

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      Vintage Effect

      Free Vintage Effect Photoshop Actions.

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      Holgarizer

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

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      Instant Hipster

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

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      Free Photoshop Actions

      37 free Photoshop Actions to enhance your Photos.

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      Aged Black & White

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

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      Pretty

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

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      Cinematic

      Create a Dark, Cinematic Effect in Photoshop.

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      Action Bundle

      A Starter Pack Photoshop Actions Collection.

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      Home Baked Photoshop Actions

      There are 48 actions in this download, all free!

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      Instant Vidster

      Apply those Instagram video effects using Photoshop.

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