35 Awesome Photoshop Actions that Enhance Your Work

35 Awesome Photoshop Actions that Enhance Your Work

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First we need to ask  What is a Photoshop Action?  Each Photoshop action stores a sequential series of tasks/jobs, and by hitting the ‘play’ button you get the same effect again and again without the need to repeat steps individually.

Photoshop actions can be very powerful and a great time saver because it automates a multi-step process to get the desired results.  Sadly, they are often overlooked by the average Photoshop users because they find them difficult to do exactly what they want.  Photoshop Actions are very useful for image-editing because in the blink of an eye you can achieve professional effects.

You can either create your own or just load ones that others have already made.   Below take a look at the top 35 Photoshop actions.  At the bottom you will find a tutorial on how to create your own Photoshop Actions.

Image Enhancement Actions

Photoshop Action 2
Alter the Hue and Saturation of your images with this action

Photoshop Action - Hue/Saturation

Photoshop Action - Hue/Saturation

Photography Action Set

This action set includes the following photography effects for your pictures.  Vintage, Lomo, Velvia, Sepia, Cross Processing, High-Pass, Dramatic, and Fake HDR Effects.

Photoshop Actions - Photography Set

Photoshop Actions - Photography Set

Retro Pop

This action gives you a retro color enhancement

Photoshop Actions - Retro Pop

Photoshop Actions - Retro Pop

Burnt Edges Vignette (click on try me under ps actions)

This action gives your photos burnt and high-key effects

Photoshop Actions - Burnt Edge Vignette

Photoshop Actions - Burnt Edge Vignette

Hand-colored Vintage Photo ATN

Give your photos an antique look with this action

Photoshop Actions - Hand Colored Vintage

Photoshop Actions - Hand Colored Vintage

Pencil Draw Photoshop Action

This action will allow you to get easy steps in the outline of an image with a style similar to drawing in pencil.

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Photoshop Action - Pencil Draw

PhotoShop action 05

This action will brighten and give tonal depth to your images

Photoshop Actions - 05

Photoshop Actions - 05

Vintage Photo Effect

This action will give your image a vintage appearance as if it is from the early 1900′s. It will only work on an image on a background layer.

Photoshop Actions - Vintage Effect

Photoshop Actions - Vintage Effect

Skin Smoothing

A simple and individual action to soften some skin

Photoshop Actions - Skin Smoothing

Photoshop Actions - Skin Smoothing

Comic Book – Photoshop Action

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

Photoshop Actions - Comic Book Effect

Photoshop Actions - Comic Book Effect

Wedding Enhancers

This simple yet productive set of 12 actions will help you create several common portrait effects, and particularly wedding portraits. The set consists of 11 effects, plus an action with some brief instructions and pointers.

Photoshop Actions - Wedding Enhancers

Photoshop Actions - Wedding Enhancers

Black And White

An action which converts your pics into black and white

Photoshop Actions - Black and White

Photoshop Actions - Black and White

Lomo

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

Photoshop ACtions - Lomo

Photoshop Actions - Lomo

Turning Turnip: Photo cube effect

Apply 3D photo cube effect to any image.

Photoshop Action - Photo Cube

Photoshop Action - Photo Cube

Velvia Portrait

A Velvia-like effect for portraiture that doesn’t oversaturate skin tones .

Photoshop Actions - Velvia Portriat

Photoshop Actions - Velvia Portriat

Cool Photo Effect Action

As the name suggests, this action gives your images a cool lighting effect

Photoshop Actions - Cool Photo Effect

Photoshop Actions - Cool Photo Effect

Actions colorBlance

Adjust the tones and balance of your images

Photoshop Actions - colorBalance

Photoshop Actions - colorBalance

Old Photo Action

This Photoshop action gives photos an old and vintage appearance.

Photoshop Action - Old Photo

Photoshop Actions - Old Photo

TLR Tone Enhance

Enhance the tone and color of your images using this set of actions

Photoshop Actions - TLR Tone Enhance

Photoshop Actions - TLR Tone Enhance

Dream Blur

Give your images that dreamy feel

Photoshop Actions - Dream Blur

Photoshop Actions - Dream Blur

Vintage Photo

Give your photos an aged look with this action

Photoshop Action -Vintage Photo

Photoshop Action -Vintage Photo

Photographers Toolkit 1

Set of actions including eye candy and frames.

Photoshop Actions - Photographers Toolkit 1

Photoshop Actions - Photographers Toolkit 1

Whiten Teeth and Eyes

A simple action to whiten teeth and eyes.

Photoshop Actions - White

Photoshop Actions - Whiten

Polaroid GENERATOR V2

Turn your images to old Polaroid photos

Photoshop Actions - Polaroid Generator

Photoshop Actions - Polaroid Generator

Color Enhancing Actions

A variety of actions, such as “colorboost,” “softlight,” and “contrastboost.”

Photoshop Actions - Color Enhancing

Photoshop Actions - Color Enhancing

“Out of Bounds” Effect

This tool simplifies the steps needed to create the impressive and popular OoB effects.

Photoshop Actions - Out of Bounds

Photoshop Actions - Out of Bounds

Rainy Day

The RAINY DAY is a set of Photoshop actions that will make your images look as if they are seen through the window while it rains.

Photoshop Actions - Rainy Day

Photoshop Actions - Rainy Day

OLD GOODIES COLLECTION

This is a free collection of older yet very good PanosFX actions.

Photoshop Actions - Old Goodies

Photoshop Actions - Old Goodies

Old Photo Effect

An old Polaroid photo effect action

Photoshop Actions - Old Photo Effect

Photoshop Actions - Old Photo Effect

Relfections

This action creates a beautiful reflection effect using one of your images. The image and reflection are presented before either a plain background (black by default) or a horizon.

Photoshop Actions - Reflection

Photoshop Actions - Reflection

Text Actions

Super Hero Text Effect Action

This is an action set comprised of 6 different actions. The first creates the generic superhero text, the second gives a thinner 3-D effect, and the third takes the 3-D text into the distance.  The last three actions are “Modifiers”. These actions create a different effect on the action you’ve already run.

Photoshop Actions - Super Hero

Photoshop Actions - Super Hero

Grunge Text Effect Action

This action takes your text, batters it, tears it, and puts it through the ringer to create this grungy effect

Photoshop Action

Photoshop Action

Top Ten Photoshop Text Actions

There are 15 action: The Bllooz Action, The Bloo Action, The Blow Hard Action, The Cap’n Joe’s Action, The Charmed Action, The Chrome and Gold Action, The Double Action, The Krystl Action, The MAC-tastick!!! Action, The Poppin Action, The Road Rage Action, The Simply Sapphire Action, The Solar Panel Action, The Sunset Blvd Action, The Water Action.

Photoshop Actions - Top Ten Text Actions

Photoshop Actions - Top Ten Text Actions

Metal Text Action

Give your text a hammered metal look

Photoshop Actions - Metal Text

Photoshop Actions - Metal Text

Create Your Own Actions

Photoshop Actions - Create Your Own

Photoshop Actions - Create Your Own

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  5. Sandi

    24. Nov, 2009

    Awesome tutorials. Thank you so very much for sharing some terriffic ideas for us newbies.

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    24. Nov, 2009

    good tutorial visit my blog http://suhardi-design.blogspot.com
    and can i put you tutorial under my photoshop tutorial

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    bmackler Reply:

    Happily. Thanks

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  11. Great tutorials! :) keep them coming :) it would be a great help for the newbies…

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  12. Ashish

    25. Nov, 2009

    nice action sets. Easy to use and understand.
    Thanks………!!

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    28. Nov, 2009

    Over 10,000 action at
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    enjoy it!

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