100+ Can’t-Miss Free Photoshop Actions and Presets

Photoshop actions can be a huge time saver for the photo editing process, and they can also help you to achieve looks and effects that you may not know how to accomplish from scratch. Implementing some actions into your workflow can help you to work more efficiently and to improve the end result. And as a bonus, actions can also be a fun way to experiment.

While there are a lot of Photoshop actions that are available for free download, finding the right ones can take countless hours. Since you are interested in saving time by using actions, you may not want to dedicate a lot of time to finding them in the first place. This collection has been compiled to help you find many of the best free Photoshop actions without the need to dedicate hours to browsing blogs and forums to find them all.

Here you’ll find a great variety that includes all different types of actions for photo editing. Regardless of your preferences, you’re sure to find many that you like.

Free Photoshop Actions

Below you’ll find 100+ different actions and presets that are categorized to make it easier to find what you need. The actions are grouped into the following categories (and you can use the links below to jump to a particular group):

Color Effects Photoshop Actions

Adding unique color effects to your photos can help you stand out among all of the other photographers. Develop your own custom workflow using these free Photoshop Actions as a starting point.

Soft Haze Action
Soft Haze Action

Rhapsody, Morning Dew, Honeysuckle, and Chambray Color Actions
Pretty Actions

Color Pop Action
Color Pop Action

Cross Processing Action
Cross Processing Photoshop Action

Haze Action
Haze Action

Popper Action
Popper Action

Boldness Action
Boldness Photoshop Action

Retro Cross Action
Retro Cross Action

Faded Action
Faded Action

Faded Cross Process Action
Faded Cross Process Photoshop Action

Hazy Afternoon Action
Hazy Afternoon Action

Creamy Hazy Light
Creamy Hazy Light

Color Grading Actions
Color Grading Actions

Soft Pastel Action
Soft Pastel Action

Cinematic FX Actions
Cinematic FX Actions

Cinema Action
Cinema Photoshop Action

Dark Cinematic Action
Dark Cinematic Action

Cinematic Actions
Cinematic Photoshop Actions

Desert Dust Action
Desert Dust Action

Toasted Actions
Toasted Actions

Faded Action
Faded Photoshop Action

Faded and Hazy Action
Faded and Hazy Action

Funky Curves
Funky Curves

Golden Cashmere
Golden Cashmere

Nightmare Action
Nightmare Photoshop Action

Cold Nightmare Action
Cold Nightmare Photoshop Action

Warm Cider
Warm Cider

Split Toning
Split Toning

Orange Tones Action
Orange Tones Action

Pastel Actions
Pastel Actions

Vanilla Action
Vanilla Action

Creamy Photoshop Actions
Creamy Photoshop Actions

Color Play Actions
Color Play Photoshop Actions

Blue Evening Action
Blue Evening Action

Amber Ambiance Action
Amber Ambiance Action

Matte and Film Photoshop Actions

Even though digital cameras have almost put film photography completely out of business, the look film photography has is still highly desired among photographers. These matte and film actions will add that dull or flat appearance that you might be trying to get for your pictures.

Matte Action
Matte Photoshop Action

Contrastly Photoshop Actions
matte photoshop actions

Washed Matte Action
Washed Matte Photoshop Action

Faded Film Action
Faded Film Action

Old Film Action
Old Film Photoshop Action

Matte Action
Matte Action

Basic Matte Action
Basic Matte Action

Deeply Matte Actions
Deeply Matte Actions

Dreamy Film Action
Dreamy Film Action

Soft Velvet Matte Actions
Soft Velvet Matte Actions

Blue Cashmere Matte
Blue Cashmere

HDR Photoshop Actions

If you are a fan of high-dynamic-range imaging (HDR) then these free actions will be what you’re looking for.

HDR Action
HDR Photoshop Action

HDR Action
HDR Action

Faux HDR Action
Faux HDR Photoshop Action

Bold Black & White HDR Action
Bold B&W HDR Photoshop Action

Black & White Photoshop Actions

Black and white photography can be a powerful way to tell a story. With less focus on color, editing your photos using B&W techniques will be essential in capturing that image exactly how you want it.

Aged Black & White Action
Aged Black & White Actions

Silver Action
Silver Photoshop Action

Bold Black & White Action
Bold Black & White Photoshop Action

Old Black & White Action
Old Black & White Action

Black & White Actions
Black & White Actions

High Contrast Matte Black & White Action
High Contrast Matte Black & White Action

High Contrast Black & White Action
High Contrast B&W Action

Pure B&W
Pure Black & White

Vintage Photoshop Actions

The vintage look is still very popular in the modern age. From portraits to still photography, using these actions will give your photos a distinct retro look.

Lomo Action
Lomo Photoshop Action

Lomocam
Lomocam

Light Leak Action
Light Leak Action

Vintage Action
Vintage Photoshop Action

Vintage Matte Action
Vintage Matte Photoshop Action

Lomo Action
Lomo Action

Retro Filters Actions
Retro Filters Actions

Instant Hipster
Instant Hipster

Vintage Red Action
Vintage Red Action

Vintage Light Leak Action
Vintage Light Leak Action

Violet Light Leak Action
Violet Light Leak Photoshop Action

Retro Vintage Action
Retro Vintage Action

Instagram Filters
Instagram Filters

Holgarizer
Holgarizer

Vintage Inspired Actions
Vintage Inspired Actions

Vintage Effect Actions
Vintage Effect Actions

Vintage Effect II
Vintage Effect II

Old Tones Actions
Old Tones Action

Season-Inspired Photoshop Actions:

Whether it’s the rain of spring, sun of summer, changing colors of fall, or snow of winter, understanding the difference every season brings to the look of your photos will help you take the best images possible. These season inspired Photoshop actions will help you save a lot of time editing as well.

Autumn Action
Autumn Action

Snowy Dreams Action
Snowy Dreams Action

Winter Breeze Actions
Winter Breeze Actions

Midsummer Light
Midsummer Light Actions

Sunlight Photoshop Actions:

Sunrises, sunsets, and the midday sun all bring a different feel to your photos. Use these sunlight actions to help bring your post-processing workflow to the next level.

Sunset Action
Sunset Photoshop Action

Golden Hour Action
Golden Hour Action

Sunlight and Sundown Action
Sunlight and Sundown Actions

Paint With Light
Paint with Light

Intense Warm
Intense Warm Action

Richly Warm
Richly Warm Action

Warm Me Up
Warm Me Up Actions

Gorgeous Light
Gorgeous Light

Bohemian Sundance Action
Bohemian Sundance

Miscellaneous Photoshop Actions:

Intensify Action
Intensify Photoshop Action

Mini Fusion
Mini Fusion

Touch of Light Actions
Touch of Light Actions

2 Minute Miracle
2 Minute Miracle

Photo Effect Actions
Photo Effect Photoshop Actions

Mini Collection from FilterGrade
Photoshop Actions

Intensity Action
Intensity Photoshop Action

Creative Portraits
Creative Portraits

Artistic Photo Effects Actions
Artistic Effects Actions

Burnt Edges
Burnt Edges

Warm Foggy Scenes
Warm Foggy Scenes

Warmth Actions
Warmth Actions

High Definition Sharpening Actions
High Definition Sharpening Actions

Ancient Warmth
Ancient Warmth

Parisian Ran Actions
Parisian Rain Actions

Infrared Actions
Infrared Actions

Pretty Lady Actions
Pretty Lady Actions

Gorgeous Redhead Actions
Gorgeous Redheads Actions

XXEP Action
XXEP Action

Foodie’s Feed Actions
Foodie's Feed Actions

Ice Action
Ice Photoshop Action