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.

Old Film Photoshop Action

Old Film Photoshop Action

Film Effect Action

Film Effect Action

Faded Film Photoshop Action

Faded Film Photoshop Action

Matte Photoshop Action

Matte Photoshop Action

HDR Action

HDR Photoshop Action

HDR Photoshop Action

HDR Photoshop Action

Faux HDR Action

Faux HDR Action

Vintage Matte Action

Vintage Matte Action

Retro Cross Photoshop Action

Retro Cross Photoshop Action

Bold Black & White Photoshop Action

Bold Black & White Photoshop Action

Walden Instagram Effects

Walden Instagram Effects

Silver Photoshop Action

Silver Photoshop Action

Aged Black & White Action

Aged Black & White Photoshop Action

Intensify Photoshop Action

Intensify Photoshop Action

Vintage Light Leak Action

Vintage Light Leak Photoshop Action

Hazy Afternoon Photoshop Action

Hazy Afternoon Photoshop Action

Vintage Pro

Vintage Pro

Sunset Photoshop Action

Sunset Photoshop Action

Sunlight Actions

Sunlight Actions

Cold Nightmare

Cold Nightmare Photoshop Action

Faded Cross Process Action

Faded Cross Process Action

Blue Evening

Blue Evening

Glory Days Photoshop Action

Glory Days Photoshop Action

Nightmare Photoshop Action

Nightmare Photoshop Action

Pretty Lady Actions

Pretty Lady Actions

Lomo Photoshop Action

Lomo Photoshop Action

Vintage Light Leak Photoshop Action

Vintage Light Leak Photoshop Action

Blue Action

Blue Action

Gorgeous Redheads Photoshop Actions

Gorgeous Redheads Photoshop Actions

Boldness Photoshop Action

Boldness Photoshop Action

Ice

Ice

Burgundy Wine Matte Photoshop Action

Burgundy Wine Matte Photoshop Action

Cinema Action

Cinema Action

Colors Actions

Colors Actions

Copper Sunlight Photoshop Action

Copper Sunlight Photoshop Action

Express Eye Bright Photoshop Action

Express Eye Bright Photoshop Action

Matte High Contrast Black & White Photoshop Action

Matte High Contrast B&W Action

Thinking of You Action

Thinking of You Action

Action Set 07

Action Set 07

Summer Haze Photoshop Action

Summer Haze Photoshop Action

Food Photoshop Actions

Food Photoshop Actions

Cross Processed Action

Cross Processed Action

Sun Kissed Actions

Sun Kissed Actions

Forest Actions

Forest Actions

Baby Miracle Photoshop Action

Baby Miracle Photoshop Action

Split Toning

Split Toning

Color Pop Photoshop Action

Color Pop Photoshop Action

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