20+ Photoshop Actions for Photo Editing

Photoshop actions can be extremely helpful for experimenting with different effects and for saving time during the photo editing process. Of course, the ideal situation would be to take photographs effectively in the first place. However, as a designer you are likely to find yourself in situations where you won’t be the one taking the photos, and you’ll need to work with something that isn’t exactly what you need. In these cases, the actions featured here may be helpful for your photo editing.

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Vintage Action

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Old Black and White

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Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. May 11, 2009

    For a very first time I downloaded all the actions in such a collection.
    I rarely find an premade action useful as it is so easy to make own yourself, but these ones definately are.

  2. Alex
    May 11, 2009

    Great collection!! Thanks a lot!

  3. May 11, 2009

    Great list! Agree with FreelancerCrowd. I downloaded everything from the list. Thanks! Cheers!

  4. May 11, 2009

    Great resource, thanks! I just discovered DesignMag and have been very impressed. Keep it up!

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  6. May 11, 2009

    Great list of useful PS actions, thanks.

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  8. May 11, 2009

    the flower thing really cool. 😀 love it so much.

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  10. May 11, 2009

    Man, *WHAT* is with all the generic action names? Imagine trying to pick between “Photoshop Action 41/71/63/16/25” when editing photos. Come on, even a name like “Herman” would be better than a meaningless number.

  11. May 11, 2009

    I agree that names would make it easier. I thought about giving them names for the post but decided that would only make it more confusing when visitors click-through and find it with a different name.

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  13. May 12, 2009

    yipyop and Steven, I plan on going through and renaming them on my end once in Photoshop while adding a text file with the original name and new name (or something to that effect)… I agree it’s crazy naming. Steven, great posts and glad you decided against renaming to avoid confusion!

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  15. May 13, 2009

    Thanks for this nice post, those photoshop actions seem to be really great!

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  19. May 19, 2009

    hmm.. i don’t really like any of this effects. Except overcooked.

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  24. sandun
    October 2, 2009

    really goodeffects for professionals

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  26. December 21, 2009

    nice thanks!!

  27. January 21, 2010

    Awesome set of actions! Thanks! 😀

  28. March 14, 2010

    Hi! The actions seems be very cool. But I couldn’t download them.. Can somebody help me with this?

  29. March 14, 2010

    Click through the links of the actions that you want to download. Most of them are on deviantART. On those pages you will see a download link on the left side of the screen.

  30. March 15, 2010

    Thank you ! =) Can I use it also on my MAC based photoshop?

  31. March 15, 2010

    I think it depends on the action or action pack. If the creator does not specify you can download it and see if it works (I’m a PC user).

  32. July 4, 2010

    I like it, Thanks for informations

  33. August 14, 2010

    oh my god very beautiful i want to learn

  34. September 5, 2010

    wonderful collection of actions. thank you!

  35. Thomas
    October 1, 2010

    Amazing and useful list. These preset actions will make my life a lot easier. 40% faster editing I can feel it.

  36. codename
    November 10, 2010

    photo edit

  37. Saurabh
    February 8, 2011

    Really very useful ones.

  38. February 19, 2011

    Thank much… that’s useful….

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    March 20, 2011

    wow.. so exited 😀 @pamunggg

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  41. Dhiraj
    May 26, 2011

    Really very useful ones.

  42. July 9, 2011

    The change between the photos is just amazing, i can honestly say Photoshop is the best photo IMPROVING photo that there is.

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