Ulltimate Collection of Usefull Photoshop Actions

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.

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.

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 Photoshop\Presets\Photoshop Actions folder. For a more comprehensive discussion of Photoshop actions, check out this complete guide to Photoshop actions.

Image Effects and Graphic Creation Actions

Cross-processing ATN
Simulate the Cross-processing (Xpro) photography technique using this Photoshop action.

Cross-processing ATN screen shot.
1 actionDownload

Lomo
Give your images a “Lomo” look and feel with this excellent Photoshop action.

Lomo screen shot.
1 actionDownload

Lomo Cross-processing
This Photoshop action is a combination of two popular photography effects: Lomo and Cross-processing.

Lomo Cross-processing screen shot.
1 actionDownload

Polaroid Generator
Automatically frame an image in a Polaroid border with this set of Photoshop actions.

Polaroid Generator screen shot.
5 actions Download

Hand-Colored Vintage Photo
This is a handy Photoshop action set for giving images aged, dirty effects.

Hand-colored Vintage Photo screen shot.
4 actionsDownload

Vintage
Aly’s Vintage action set is a nice collection of six vintage image effects that you can use on modern digital photos.

Vintage screen shot.
6 ActionsDownload

Vintage Wash
Give your images an old, vintage effect with this set of ten different actions.

Vintage Wash screen shot.
10 actionsDownload

Old Parchment
Easily create aged paper with this free Photoshop action.

Old Parchment screen shot.
1 actionDownload

Simple Stamp Generator
Automatically create a stamp graphic with this action.

Simple Stamp Generator screen shot.
1 actionDownload

Pseudo HDR
Mimic the “HDR” photo effect without having to use multiple exposures of the subject.

Pseudo HDR screen shot.
1 actionDownload

HDR For Dummies
Here’s another easy-to-use Photoshop action set for giving photos the “HDR” effect.

HDR For Dummies screen shot.
3 actionsDownload

IR Actions
Give your photos the popular infrared effect using Dave’s IR Photoshop action.

IR Actions screen shot.
1 actionDownload

IR Effect
Here is another method for faking the infrared photographic effect using a Photoshop action.

IR Effect screen shot.
1 actionDownload

Photo Effect Action
This Photoshop action can be used for grunge designs.

Photo Effect Action screen shot.
1 action Download

Comics Photoshop Action
Give your image a comic book look and feel using this Photoshop action.

Comics Photoshop Action screen shot.
1 action Download

Retro Love
Achieve a retro-colored image effect using the Retro Love action.

Retro Love screen shot.
1 actionDownload

Soften Skin Effect
Smoothen skin and remove blemishes with the Soften Skin Effect action.

Soften Skin Effect screen shot.
1 actionDownload

Burnt Edges Vignette
This action gives your photos burnt and high-key effects (available for low- and high-resolution images, see the “Try Me”-section).

Burnt Edges Vignette screen shot.
4 actionsDownload site, check the “Try Me”-section

Edge Effects
This set of actions allows you to give your images different types of edge effects.

Edge Effects screen shot.
8 actionsDownload

B & Big Picture
Create a three-dimensional collage effect using one source image with the B & Big Picture action.

B & Big Picture screen shot.
4 actions – Download

Photo Enhancement and Processing Actions

Black and White Photoshop Actions
This is a set of useful actions for processing black and white images.

Black and White PS Actions screen shot.
8 actionsDownload

TLR B&W Toning
TLR B&W Toning is a large action set for enhancing and processing black and white images.

TLR B&W Toning screen shot.
30 actionsDownload

Photoshop Postwork Actions
Here is a ton of excellent post-work Photoshop actions.

Photoshop Postwork Actions screen shot.
25 actionsDownload

TLR Sharpening Toolkit
This is a useful Photoshop action pack for sharpening RGB, CMYK and monochrome photos.

TLR Sharpening Toolkit screen shot.
33 actionsDownload

TLR Tone Enhance
Enhance the tone and color of your images using this Photoshop action set.

TLR Tone Enhance screen shot.
30 actionsDownload

Color Enhancing Actions
Here is a variety of actions, such as “colorboost,” “softlight,” and “contrastboost.”

Color Enhancing Actions screen shot.
10 actionsDownload

Photoshop Color Actions
A nice collection of color actions to process and enhance your photographs.

Photoshop Color Actions screen shot.
10 actionsDownload

Cross Coloring Tools
Here is a set of actions for dark, mid-range, and light cross-coloring of image tone.

Cross Coloring Tools screen shot.
4 actionsDownload

Image Enhancing PS Actions
These are ten brilliant image-enhancing Photoshop actions.

Image Enhancing PS Actions screen shot.
10 actionsDownload

Watermark Photoshop Action
Automate the watermarking of your images with this set of Photoshop actions.

Watermark Photoshop Action screen shot.
9 actionsDownload

Photographers Toolkit
A wonderful set of actions for photographers to enhance photos.

Photographers Toolkit screen shot.
9 actionsDownload

Assorted Sets of Actions

Photoshop Actions – 53
This is the 53rd set of Photoshop actions by =night-fate of deviantART.

Photoshop Actions - 53 screen shot.
9 actionsDownload

Productions Action
This is a set of useful actions that will simplify your workflow for common Photoshop tasks.

Productions Action screen shot.
20 actions Download

Photoshop Automator Actions
This is one of the biggest sets of useful actions to cut down on repetitive tasks such as watermarking images, scaling images, and fitting images in the canvas. You need to register before being able to download the set.
90 actionsDownload

Photography Action Set
This is an excellent collection of popular photo effects, such as HDR, Lomo, Velvia, Xpro and more.

Photography Action Set screen shot.
8 actionsDownload

Rather Large Set of Actions
This is a large collection of useful Photoshop actions.

Rather Large Set of Actions screen shot.
40 actionsDownload

Photoshop Actions – 62
Another beautiful set of assorted Photoshop actions by =night-fate.

Photoshop Actions - 62 screen shot.

8 actionsDownload

Créditos :Smashing Magazine

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