10 Super Cool (and Free) Photoshop Actions

Brian
January 27, 2014

One of Photoshop’s coolest features is the ability to expand and customize the proprietary software; brushes, layer styles, patterns and plugins are some of the most popular Photoshop add-ons shared in the design community. Some are commercial, others are free, and all make your life as a designer or photo editor easier and more efficient. Photoshop actions are some of the most popular Photoshop add-ons because they instantly transform basic images into works of art you can use in both digital and print marketing materials – not to mention family and wedding photo albums. Here are 10 super cool (and free) Photoshop actions you can download today.

1.  Retro Set by FinesseFX

This cool set of Photoshop actions gives you multiple options for applying a retro effect to your images.

Stylized Retro Set FinesseFX - Google Chrome_2013-12-16_11-56-45-Optimized

 

2.  Color Actions by Ana Rasha

Give your portraits a model makeover using one of the effects included in this free Photoshop action set.

colors Actions by anaRasha-stock on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-12-16_11-58-05-Optimized

 

3.  Hard Light Action by Rosalind Harrison

No matter how artistic your shot is, if the lighting isn’t perfect it’s going to come out dull and uninspired. Fix that with a single click by using this free Photoshop action.

hard light action PS by rosalindharrison on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-12-16_11-59-59-Optimized

 

4.  Faded Films Actions on Photoshoptutorials.ws

This set features 12 different effects for classic and artistic faded images.

Freebie 12 Film, Instagram, and Prestalgia Faded Film Photoshop Actions Photo_2013-12-16_12-01-43-Optimized

 

5.  Pile of Prints by FinesseFX

Want that classic “pile of prints” look without having to recreate and reposition layer after layer? This Photoshop action does all the tedious work for you.

Pile of Prints FinesseFX - Google Chrome_2013-12-16_12-03-26-Optimized

 

6.  Spooky Portraits by BellalleB-Stock

Turn the prettiest picture into a spooky portrait with this unique and unnerving Photoshop action.

Action no.4-spooky portraits by bellalleb-stock on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-12-16_12-04-49-Optimized

 

7.  Photo Color 11 Action by iconmaker91

The devil’s in the details with this cool Photoshop action that highlights colors with stark contrast.

Photo Coloring 11 by iconmaker91 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-12-16_12-05-59-Optimized

 

8.  Comics Photoshop Action by Jenny W.

Give your portraits a retro pop art comic look with this cool and clever Photoshop action.

Comics Photoshop action by mutato-nomine on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-12-16_12-07-16-Optimized

 

9.  Action 63 by Discopada

The perfect Photoshop action for a nightclub flyer!

Action 63 by Discopada on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-12-16_12-08-25-Optimized

 

10.  Teeth Whitening Photoshop Action by Modern Actions

Whiten teeth for portraits, weddings and graduation shots with this popular Photoshop action.

action 056 TEETH WHITENING by ModernActions on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-12-16_12-09-32-Optimized

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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