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 Actions
- Matte & Film Actions
- HDR Actions
- Black & White Actions
- Vintage Actions
- Season-Inspired Actions
- Sunlight Actions
- Miscellaneous Actions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.