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Photoshop Actions – The Ultimate Collection

Quick Summary

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.

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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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