200+ Very Useful Free Photoshop Actions, Enhancement, Colouring, Effects, Filters etc

June 19, 2013 · 46 comments

by Lars

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In this article tripwire magazine presents a very large collection of Photoshop actions (some in large bundles). A Photoshop action is a series of tasks that you play back on a single file or a batch of files. Actions can make nearly any change to an image and examples could be changing the image size, adding new layers, appling filters, saving files in a specific format etc. With the click of a button an action can help us achieve time consuming effects in no time you just need to have access to the right actions. Read on and you will hopefully find what you need.


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Free Photoshop Actions

Photo Coloring

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Retro-Vintage Actions

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sa-cool Action 1.05

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Lomo Cross Processing

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Actions Clyck 003

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Nature Actions 2.09

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Set 41 (4 actions)

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Photoshop Actions Pack 5 (10 actions)

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InFection

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Vintage Effect (6 actions)

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Color Enhancing Actions

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Action Pack 1

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Wedding Enhancers

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sa-cool actions 2.06 (7 actions)

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Vintage

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Pencil Draw Photoshop Action

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Set 26 (6 actions)

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Cross-Processing Action

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Set 43 (12 actions)

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300 Action

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Red Action

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Photoshop Action

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IR Effect Look

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Soft Sepia Effect

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Vivid Blur

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Photo Colouring 11.2

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Muted Fashion

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Photoshop Action: Diabolic

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Retro Love

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Soft Touch Action

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Photoshop Action: Regressive N

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Professional Photoshop Actions

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Dazzle Effects

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Dazzle Effects 3

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Amatorka Action 2

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Oscar Pilch Photoshop Action 1

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Photoshop Action 4

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Action 8

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PhotoShop action 03

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Photoshop Action – Bright Eyes

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HDR Fake Action

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Photoshop Action 2

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50 Photoshop Postwork Actions

Introducing a new huge pack of actions for Color Postwork

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Gum Bichromate Print

A Photoshop action set including two actions (for up- and lengthwise photos) and a texture to emulate the look of Gum Bichromate Prints from the 19th century. I tried this action and the effect is simply brilliant!

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Old Photo Action

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Comics Photoshop action

This action will turn your images into comic looking pictures. Will run smooth on CS2, I am not sure about the other version… Would be nice if you let me know!

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Page Curl Photoshop Action

With this action you can create a page curl in any of the four corners of an image.

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Another Page Curl action is available here. (free but registration regquired)

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Floating Lineart PS Action

Takes one click of the mouse to obtain clean black lines on a transparent background.

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Convert white to transparent

This small action takes the information from the background of an image (namely the outlines of a drawing) and puts it in a spare layer, where only black exists. The white pixels are now transparent, and the grey pixels are actually black with reduced opacity.

CAUTION: this is intended to work with grayscale images. RGB images are supported, as long as the background containing the artwork does not have colors.

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9 Photoshop color Actions Pack

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Photo cube effect

Apply 3D photo cube effect to any image. I played with this action and it is amazing how the box is build up. But it is not easy to use as the image used is not centered on the box sides as expected. Also you need to have one layer onle called background so if you paste in the image you want to use it is necessary to flatten to the background layer.

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Soften skin effect

Produces a natural ‘clean’ appearance whilst retaining important skin textures.

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I tried this action and it works ok. I just used the lasso to select an area on and above the nose for a test run of the action. I found that you should lower the Gaussian Blur significantly compared to the value it suggests.

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Crystal Ball Action

Turn your photo into a “Crystal Ball&quot.

To make the results look like a real Crystal Ball, you’ll want to start with an image that’s been cropped to be square, but you can also get interesting effects by running the action on a rectangular image.

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Black And White by Jean Billey

An action which converts your pics into black and white ..inspired by Russel Preston Brown

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Hand-colored Vintage Photo ATN

Action includes: Ageing; Colour; Cracks; Bending and as a bonus Old Paper Style. Please read the Instructions first, before you run the action.

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Out of Bounds (free but registration regquired)

With this action you can create reallly cool effects where objects is placed out of bounds of an background image. It is a powerful effect ex. to catch peoples attention fx. a specific area on a website front page.

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Photographers Collection

A collection of Photoshop Actions developed with the photographer in mind.

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13 more Free Photoshop Actions from Turning Turnip

Polaroid Generator

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

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Border and blend

These 2 sets of actions play tricks with borders and shadows to give your images a pseudo-3D look:

1. The B&B actions.
This set is one of my old classics; it contains many variations of the same border @ bending theme.

2. The Discrete actions.
An alternative, very elegant approach to the particular technique.

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Like the touch of rain!

The actions simulate various elements, such as larger and smaller raindrops & water flowing over a foggy window. All layers are left intact at the end.

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TackIt! Mini action

The “TackIt! Mini” action creates a web-ready picture tacked up on a bulletin board. This handy little effect has plenty of customization options, including the width of the picture border, the amount of shadow for both the photo and tack, and the color of the tack.

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Fan

The action creates 20 slats and adds a number of decorative elements, making use of semi-transparent layers. In addition to the main effect, the action creates another two interesting perspectives.

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More actions from panosfx.com

Vintage Photo

This is an action for photo ageing. Photo must be larger than 200 px.

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Color Actions 2

12 good color actions here and many many more at deviantart.com

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1. Soft Love – A color adjustment that has a soft/pinkish/pale affect on skin with a feathery gloss over it.
2. Hard Love – Same as Soft Love but without the feathery gloss and a pinch of added contrast.
3. Missing Mile – A dark adjustment that has a tendency to turn some skin shades a pale green. Complete with a vignette and an almost diffused look.
4. Professional BW
5. Professional BW Grain – On some photos, depending on how large, the grain can be a bit overruling or too little. If it doesn’t work out, use number 4 and experiment with gaussian noise.
6. Inverted Mary – A very interesting color adjustment (my personal favorite) that has an almost pop-art affect on skin.
7. Inverted Mary Blu – Same as number 6 but with an extreme fill of blue.
8. Soft Bleach – Bleaches out the color and gives the photo a feathery gloss.
9. Dreaming – Gives a high contrasted and feathery look.
10. Summer – Gives a warm glaze, very summerlike.
11. Spring – Gives a greenish/yellowish glaze, very springlike.
12. Happy – And adjustment that I thought this piece wouldn’t be complete without. The classic, poloroid-esque remix

Eye Color

An individual Action to color some eyes..

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Old Parchment action

Now you can create your own famous document or treasure map! All you have to do is play the action and then print it out. You get an 8 1/2×11 inch piece of paper with tears, yellowed edges and other artifacts.

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Cross-Processing

Cross-processing, briefly, is a photographic technique where (usually) slide film (E6) is processed in the set of chemicals usually used to process print film (C41). (Less common is cross-processing in the other direction — print film processed in slide film chemicals) The result is images with oddly skewed colors and increased contrast and saturation.

The problem we’re running into now, however, is that this process depends on shooting with film. What happens if you’re one of the photographers who have made the jump to digital?

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Nike Free Run March 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this article
plus the rest of the site is very good.

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Iqbal September 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm

nice actions good job

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sathianathan August 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

nice color theme and photo effects

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Phil May 25, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Hi guys,
Great list I have some free filter downloads on my site you may want to check out, or feature here. I’m trying to share the love!

http://www.phillshaw.co.uk/home/category/tutorials

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john November 2, 2011 at 6:32 pm

beautiful collection, really useful for post processing :)

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Erica October 1, 2011 at 3:56 am

I’m trying to use these in PSE9 but it doesn’t seem to work. I’m not sure if i’m doing something wrong or what. Help!

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anand matre August 9, 2011 at 8:01 am

I like it

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Chelsea July 21, 2011 at 12:20 am

Cool list of actions! Another cool site for actions I’ve found is http://www.wbactions.com They have hipstamatic photoshop actions, cross processing, ect. Really cool stuff!

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bmaverick March 6, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Find some incredible actions and 1000 of other great PSD stuffs:
http://graphicriver.net/page/top_sellers

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Free Photoshop Actions December 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Thanks a bunch for these great actions! I’ll bookmark this for later!

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Sophie December 22, 2010 at 10:52 am

Thanks a lot for sharing this !!!

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Kim Doucette November 5, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Lots of great stuff to play with. Thanks for sharing!

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Brett Widmann October 24, 2010 at 4:47 am

Amazing collection. Can’t wait to try more!

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Ingo October 22, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Thanks for sharing. Looks like a great set of actions. Looking forward to test some of them…

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ASHLEE ADAMS October 2, 2010 at 11:06 pm

thanks so much !!!!!! going to have lots of fun with these!!

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noelj August 22, 2010 at 9:39 am

I’ve seen some of this on smashing magazine, but these lists are outstanding. thanks for sharing!

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Barbara Creter August 15, 2010 at 5:10 pm

All I can say is AWESOME ,Thanks for much for sharing.
This Is going to help me out alot to start learning how to use photoshop.This is really nice of you thanks again

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tripwire team August 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Great feedback! I really hope you can use it.

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Joseph Mule July 20, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Wow! A great set of actions. Looking forward to trying some of these out!

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miryan June 11, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Muy bueno ….

los voy a ensayar a ver como me va OK.

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Mark May 17, 2010 at 5:00 pm

One or two very nice PS actions. Thanks

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Tyrone February 17, 2010 at 12:39 am

This is a very large collection of incredibly useful photoshop actions – thank you for sharing!!

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Thomas Craig Consulting February 13, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Awesome post thanks for the resources.

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sriganesh January 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm

very nice collection and send me the voting links if you like 😀 DM me on twitter

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Brian Jones December 9, 2009 at 1:21 am

Excellent collection – Thank you!

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