45 Amazing and Free Photoshop Actions

This post was originally published a few years ago, and many of the actions originally featured are no longer available. The post has been edited to remove the dead links and to improve the quality of the actions featured. Some of the actions originally included still remain, but you’ll now find a better selection and better quality.

Photoshop actions allow designers and photographers to automate common sequences for increased efficiency. If you do much work with photo editing you can certainly benefit from the time saved by having a good library of Photoshop actions. There are so many different types of actions that you can use from vintage effects, to black and white, to HDR and much more.

There are countless actions available that can be downloaded for free, and in this post we’ll feature 45 of them. Some of these are individual actions and others are sets that include multiple actions. These actions have been created by various designers and photographers and have been made available for free download.

Keep in mind that while Photoshop actions can be extremely useful and helpful, the results will vary from one photo to the next. Not every photo will look great with every action. Experiment with them and you’ll get a good feel for which actions work best with certain types of photos.

Vintage Pro

Vintage Pro

Colors Actions

Colors Actions

HDR Action

HDR Action

Faux HDR Action

Faux HDR Action

Sunlight Actions

Sunlight Actions

Pretty Lady Actions

Pretty Lady Actions

Walden Instagram Effects

Walden Instagram Effects

Old Tones Actions

Old Tones Actions

RedLip ‘n’ BurnPic

RedLip 'n' BurnPic

Sunny Actions

Sunny Actions

NoiseLess RetroFit Actions

NoiseLess RetroFit Actions

Hard Light Action

Hard Light Action

Fearless Action

Fearless Action

Photoshop Color Actions 2

Photoshop Color Actions 2

Photo Coloring 11.2

Photo Coloring 11.2

Black and White Sepia Action

Black and White Sepia Action

Blue Action

Blue Action

Cool Photo Effect Action

Cool Photo Effect Action

Photo Coloring 11

Photo Coloring 11

Photoshop Action 2

Photoshop Action 2

Cinema Action

Cinema Action

i-Dark 3.02

i-Dark 3.02

i-Dark 3.03

i-Dark 3.03

Thinking of You Action

Thinking of You Action

Vintage Light Leak Action

Vintage Light Leak Action

Dazzle Effects

Dazzle Effects

Dazzle Effects 3

Dazzle Effects 3

Action Set 07

Action Set 07

Action 010

Action 010

Cross Processing Action

Cross Processing Action

Autumn Photoshop Action

Autumn Photoshop Action

Soft Red Action

Soft Red Action

Spooky Portrait Action

Spooky Portrait Action

Orange Tones Action

Orange Tones Action

Color Play Effects

Color Play Effects

Magical Effect 4.2

Magical Effect 4.2

Photoshop Mystical Light Actions

Photoshop Mystical Light Actions

Crimson Shimmer Action

Crimson Shimmer Action

Sun Kissed Actions

Sun Kissed Actions

Forest Actions

Forest Actions

Gradient Action

Gradient Action

Photoshop Action 9 Pack

Photoshop Action 9 Pack

Cool Vintage Actions

Cool Vintage Actions

Split Toning

Split Toning

Actions Set 14

Actions Set 14

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