35 Fresh and Free Photoshop Actions

Every now and then we like to showcase freebies that can designers can use to save some of their own time. Quality Photoshop actions can be great resources to have in your arsenal because in the right situation they can drastically reduce the amount of time that you have to spend to get the photo effects that you are after.

There are actions that can help you to get all kinds of different effects and looks for your photos. Some of those actions can be downloaded for free, and others must be purchased. In this post we’ll put a spotlight on free Photoshop actions. With freebies the quality is sometimes not up to the standards that you would get with premium, but the free actions showcased here are very good quality and should prove to be quite useful for you.

In this post you’ll find a variety of different types of actions to create all different types of effects. Hopefully you’ll find a few that can prove to be useful by saving some of your own time. Whether you work on photos for clients or photos of your own, the right Photoshop actions can be a great resource to have on hand.

Washed Matte Action

Washed Matte Action

Intense Cinema Action

Intense Cinema Action

Aged Black & White Action

Aged B&W Action

Retro Cross Action

Retro Cross Action

Faded Photoshop Action

Faded Photoshop Action

PS Retro Action

PS Retro Action

Overcast Action

Overcast Action

Matte Action

Matte Action

Vintage Actions – Light Leaks

Light Leak Actions

Vintage – Retro 2 Actions

Vintage Retro Actions

Flashback Action

Flashback Action

Old Film Action

Old Film Action

Black & White Action

Black & White Action

HDR Action

HDR Action

Bold B&W HDR Action

Bold B&W HDR Action

High Contrast Matte Black & White Action

High Contrast Matte Black & White Action

Summer Haze Action

Summer Haze Action

PSD + ATN 4

PSD + ATN 4

Soft Haze Action

Soft Haze Action

Vintage Dream Action

Vintage Dream Action

Faded Film Action

Faded Film Photoshop Action

Vintage Gold Action

Vintage Gold Action

Vintage Action

Vintage Action

Still Into You

Still Into You

Baby Peach Action

Baby Peach Action

StarStruck Action

Star Struck Action

Free Photoshop Action Collection

Free Actions Collection

Washed Memories Action

Washed Memories Action

Quality Photo Effect Actions

Quality Photo Effect Actions

Retro Filters Actions

Retro Filters Actions

Violet Light Leak Action

Violet Light Leak Action

Faded Cross Processed Action

Faded Cross Processed Action

Unbroken Action

Unbroken Action

Cross Processing Action

Cross Processing Action

Vintage Matte Action

Vintage Matte Action

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  • rickymartin, August 13, 2012

    I love your collection. Thanks for continuing to inspire me to do something.

  • Garry Conn, August 13, 2012

    Absolutely amazing collection. It never fails to excite me to see the really cool art that can be produced from Photoshop. All 35 in the collection are stunning; however, Action 006, Swagger Jagger Action, Just Me and the Sunlight and Shadow Actions are my favorites. Thanks for posting these.

  • Wonderful selection by effects…So useful..thanks for sharing..I love make photo without effect..but sometimes is possible create differet solutions..

  • lynnville, August 16, 2012

    I have photoshop elements. Will these actions work on that software?

    • Steven Snell, August 16, 2012

      lynnville,
      I don’t know. I didn’t develop the actions and I don’t use Elements so I can’t really say. You could either download some and try them or contact the creators of the actions that you want to use and ask.

  • monica, November 12, 2012

    I’m trying to donload these actions but I keep getting error page not found??

    • Steven Snell, November 13, 2012

      Monica,
      The creators of the actions can remove them from deviantART at any time, and some of them have removed their actions. I recommend you check our more recent collection Best Of – Photoshop Actions.

  • monica, November 13, 2012

    Awe crap.. Thanks Steven, I’m new here. my computer crashed and the back up external is having issues.. I’m not sure what I got into here.. I lost EVERYTHING and was trying to finish up some family session and had a few i needed… well wanted some actions for so I thought I’d try to find a few new ones and creators before shelling out more thousands on packs.. the last few I purchased I wasn’t thoroughly impressed with.
    Thanks again for you fast reply I will check it out!
    Happy Editing!

  • xingxing, June 15, 2013

    Somebody help me how to download these action to computor.
    Thank you very much