Adobe Photoshop is a powerful application that can not only let you create graphics from scratch but also let you apply amazing effects to the images you take.
Using those effects appropriately will make you feel like nothing short of an actual professional photographer. Having said that, professional photographers too use Photoshop to no bounds. One of the biggest advantages of Photoshop is that it allows you to repeat your actions in an easier way without having to go through all the initial steps. These are called actions. Basically they are a one-click solution to otherwise host of different steps.
This particular list talks about 50 free Photoshop actions that will let you create amazing effects with your regular images. They are free to use as suggested by the title and we certainly hope that you can put the following actions to good use. Let us know what you think, and as always, your comments are welcome.
This is a collection of eleven different actions for you to convert your night-time pictures to twilight photos.
These actions have been created using gradients in order to add flexible vintage effects to your pictures. Free version includes five different leaks.
If you are looking to convert a vector map into a 3d isometric render, these are the actions for you. Work with sand, ice or grass.
These particular set of actions will help you add lomo-look to your images. Almost like an instagram effect, but way better in my opinion.
Use these actions if you are looking to add a little retro to your pictures. The effects are inspired by 35mm film and processing techniques making it look rather original.
When you use a chemical solution that is intended for another type of film for a different type, the concept is known as cross-processing. These actions will give let you perform the same digitally.
If you are a big fan of purple use these actions to give your images a purple hue by washing out all the other colors.
Five different actions are included in this set in order to enhance your sunlit photos digitally.
Add a little sparkle and twinkle to otherwise dull looking eyes digitally by using these actions.
You can use this action to convert your normal images to high-quality portraits. Using these actions will ensure that the contrast remains the same and you get a high-key result.
Give your images a digital sunlight effect with these actions. You can use these to brighten up even the most dull pictures you have.
Sharpening does not always work since it messes up with the quality and you know something is going on. Use these actions for a simple one-click solution to that issue.
If you are looking to add a clean warmth to your pictures, you will be satisfied with these actions.
Vintage is all the hype these days, and these actions will do justice to those perfect vintage affects you are always on the lookout for.
If you are looking to create amazing 3D affects with texts, shapes and even layers, you will be satisfied with these 3D actions.
Polaroid photos seem like a thing of the past, but they aren’t yet obsolete. Use these actions to get that amazing Polaroid affect.
This action will smooth skin while saving the textures and colors. This saves you time and gives you a beautiful effect altogether.
This mini collection of actions includes various effects including retro looks, a kit of light leaks and some vintage brushes.
If you are familiar with lithographs, this will give you what you are looking for. It will work best on larger images that have been treated with a medium contrast.
This set of eleven different actions will make wedding photography easier by creating common portrait effects easily.
This particular action will use contrast in order to find edges of an image and then give it a perfect pencil-sketch look.
HDR images lack in contrast. These actions will help you get your images back in contrast.
Turn your modern photography into old photography using these actions.
If you are looking to turn your images into stylish portrait, these actions will appropriately desaturate the colors.
The gap between color and greyscale is called split toning, allowing for a dramatic effect. You can create that effect using this action.
Give your images an action-movie-ish look by using these actions via increased contrast and rich saturation.
These actions include a nice range of color treatments for your images including but not limited to bleach bypass and grainy black and white.
You can use this action in order to create round stickers with curling corners. You will need to register for free with the site for the download to be available.
Give your text a nice, shiny, 3D, glittery effect using this action. You adjust everything once you have applied the action too.
This particular action will let you emulate the gum bichromate print from the 19th century onto your modern pictures.
For all those vintage effect fans out there, this set of 14 actions will satisfy the vintage image hunger we all have.
Turn your images into postage stamps using this action.
This action will automatically create a blue denim texture and it will sew a leather tag on with your artwork embossed.
Make a normal portrait look as if you photographed a model using these actions. It utilizes the soft-glow effect to its full potential.
This is one of the more handy actions if you are looking to remove a white background from an image. Very handy and quick.
If you are looking to make a particular part of an image stand out, this action will let you exaggerate your desired focal point.
Give any picture a 3D folded paper like effect with this action. You will only be able to give to folds, dividing the image into three parts, so to speak.
This action will allow you to add long shadows to your text. You can adjust the opacity of the shadow manually as well.
This action will allow you to create 3x triptych panels for print with various different print sizes included at 288dpi depth.
If you are looking to create an effect that makes your images really old, this action is for you.
This particular action is for all the black and white lovers out there.
Give your photos a flexible photo-book like effect by curling the pages with this action.
This action will offer a refined version of the Sepia effect usually available to us. It communicates a sense of age.
This particular effect will add a green-cast, film-ish effect to your pictures. Make a regular picture look like a movie poster.
This is another action if you are looking to create a movie poster look out of ordinary images. It introduces a blue-green tint.
This action, as the name suggests, will add a 3D effect to your images. The sort of effect you will need your glasses for.
This will add a black and white filter on top of your pictures with a rich vignette.
If you are looking for an effect just like that of a toy camera, this action will do just that for you.
Use these set of actions in order to create hipstamatic-style images inside Adobe Photoshop.
This action will create an outer space background. The background will include space dust, stars, gases etc. to make it realistic.