40 Photoshop Actions for Designers and Photographers

Photoshop Actions allow designers and photographers to quickly edit photos in a specific way. The right action can save a great deal of time as opposed to doing all of the work manually.

In this post we’ll feature 40 free Photoshop actions (many are actually sets of multiple actions). Our past collections of Photoshop actions continue to draw interest, so we hope many of you will find these to be useful as well. If you see something that you want to try out, click on the image or the text link and you’ll be able to download the actions from the source.

MCP ActionsThis post is supported by MCP Actions, who offers original Photoshop Actions and Training to customers internationally, which enable photographers, at the click of a button, to enhance and enrich their photos in a fast and efficient way. The MCP Actions Blog is a great resource for Photoshop tips, video tutorials and photography related contests. Visit MCP Actions and join MCP on Facebook.

Action Set 1

One Less Lonely Girl Action

Polaroid Generator 2

Photoshop Action 15

Blue Action

Touch of Light/Touch of Darkness

Fearless Action

High Definition Sharpening

Photoshop Actions 105

Texture Applicator

Photoshop Actions 11

Photoshop Actions 2

Photoshop Action 18

Photoshop Actions 67

Burnt Edges Vignettes

sa-cool Action 1.06

sa-cool Action 1.07

sa-cool Actions 2.06

sa-cool Actions 2.07

sa-cool Actions 2.08

Darker Effect

Nature Actions

Photoshop Actions 133

Photoshop Actions 87

NoiseLess RetroFit Actions

Cool Photo Effect Action

Sarah Action 1

Sarah Set 4

Colorized Action

Black White Sepia Action

Hard Light Action

Photoshop Action 31

Vintage Actions

Photoshop Actions Pack 6

Action Pack 2

Photoshop Actions 14

Actions Pack 2


Action 01

Action 02

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  1. February 22, 2010

    Need to learn a lot in photoshop….

    Thanks for sharing this…

    Xcellence IT

  2. February 23, 2010

    Great selection, thank you!!!

  3. February 23, 2010

    Great list, thanks!

  4. February 23, 2010

    wow thx for that!

  5. February 23, 2010

    Excellent set of actions. Great post. TFS

  6. February 23, 2010

    Thanks for these, some nice actions here

  7. February 23, 2010

    The images are the perfect setup for showing the difference with the actions. I always forget about trying this stuff out but I’ll have to make it a priority, looks cool…

  8. February 23, 2010

    some great actions. thanks

  9. February 23, 2010

    Interesting to see how the different actions change the photo to create a compelling new image.

  10. Brian Jones
    February 23, 2010

    Thank you for sharing these. These will be very helpful.

  11. February 23, 2010

    Excellent Selection. I must learn Photoshop. These are awesome!!!

  12. February 23, 2010

    Awesome Collection… Thanks for putting together this awesome Listโ€ฆ

  13. February 23, 2010

    Awesome collection of action sets. Great resources. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. February 23, 2010

    Allways great content! Thanks

  15. February 23, 2010

    Thanks for posting, downloaded a whole bunch ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. February 24, 2010

    Great. Thank you

  17. February 24, 2010

    Thanks for your great collection list. And so, i have made it a digg!

  18. March 10, 2010

    Great stuff – thanks!

  19. March 19, 2010

    amazing stuff. very useful. thanks!

  20. March 25, 2010

    thanks perfect actions

  21. Me
    March 26, 2010

    Many are interesting, but for real photography work you’re better off learning how to do the modifications manually and doing them specifically for the photo. Actions are great for adding titles, correcting a series of photos in a similar way, or otherwise removing grunt work. And art is not just running an action to add noise, a false cross-process color effect, and vignetting.

  22. August 10, 2010

    awesome! thank you sooo much!

  23. jojo marabunta@yahoo.co.id
    January 22, 2011

    I like Photoshop…!!

  24. January 24, 2011

    I got what you mean , saved to fav, very decent web site .

  25. February 21, 2011

    good topic to talk to!

  26. April 15, 2011

    Brilliant effects. Wish I knew how to use photoshop like that!

  27. April 18, 2011


    You might as well want to check these out (if possible include them within this article): http://bit.ly/proactions and bit.ly/specialacts . They’re specifically focused at post-production for photographers and film-makers.


  28. April 20, 2011

    nice…good topic 73 Photoshop Actions for Designers http://www.offertagratis.com/2011/azioni-per-photoshop/

  29. May 4, 2011

    awesome collections. Thanks for sharing..

  30. May 12, 2011

    I couldn’t resist commenting

  31. May 19, 2011

    This is a excellent content. I am so pleased online still has fine articles and other content.

  32. May 25, 2011

    Thanks a lot for the post! Valuable stuff here!

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