Delivering high quality images is something every designer should worry about, especially with images being such an important part of a design. To help you with this task, we've rounded up ten places where you can get some really useful Photoshop actions to enhance your images. We have some premium resources and also some free, so make sure to check out all of them to get the actions that best suit your needs. All of the sites featured here that sell premium actions will provide you with very high quality actions.
PhotographyPla.net has a large collection of different sets of Photoshop actions. Most of their actions must be purchased, but they do have a number of free Photoshop actions, and a larger bundle that is free for newsletter subscribers. The premium action sets at PhotographyPla.net are reasonably priced ($12 - $59 per set), but the best value is from their Ultimate Photography Bundle, which includes all 700+ Photoshop actions, plus Lightroom presets, photo overlays, and more for $99.
Shutter Pulse has a pretty large collection of both Photoshop actions and Lightroom Presets. Their premium actions are compiled into 16 different sets at low prices ($4 - $13 per set), or you can buy their bundle of 300+ actions for $39 for the best value. They also offer a free bundle of 20 actions and 20 Lightroom presets to email subscribers, so you can try before you buy.
Florabella Collection offers premium Photoshop actions, textures, overlays, digital papers, and frames. They currently have 9 different sets of Photoshop actions priced at $89 - $135 per set, and a few product bundles priced at $225 - $395.
MCP has been around longer than most shops that are selling actions. They have more than 25 action sets available, which includes bundles and some actions for creating blog boards to display photos. Prices range from $39 to $169 per set, or you can purchase a bundle with all of their actions for $899. They do also offer some free trial actions that are listed in with all of their actions (see pages 5 and 6 for the freebies).
Totally Rad sells a variety of Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, and plugins. They currently have 4 different sets of Photoshop actions priced at $79 - $129 (the highest-priced set is a bundle). Their RadLab plugin ($99) is not technically a Photoshop action, but it accomplishes the same purpose for helping you to edit photos easier in Photoshop. Totally Rad also has a popular series of Camera Raw presets called Replichrome ($99 per set) that will help you to get a film look. They also offer some free samples of actions and presets for subscribers.
Greater Than Gatsby offers Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures, and overlays. They currently have 8 different sets of actions priced at $50 - $120 per set, or you can get all 8 sets for $425. You can get a set of 12 actions for free by liking their Facebook page and joining their email list.
Luxe Photoshop Actions sells Photoshop actions and overlays. They currently have 5 different sets of actions priced from $29 - $59 per set. Luxe Photoshop Actions is a sister site to Pretty Presets, where you can get a wide variety of Lightroom presets.
Lookfilter sells Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets. Currently they offer 6 different sets of Photoshop actions priced at $29 - $69, plus a bundle of all of the actions for $99. They also have one action that you can download for free if you register at their site.
Presets Galore provides Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets. They have a nice selection of actions and presets for free download and they also sell premium Lightroom presets, but they do not sell premium actions. Their selection of freebies is among the best that you will find anywhere, and if you don't want to browse through a large selection of items and download them individually you can pay a minimum of $5 to get all of the freebies in one convenient zip file.
DeviantArt has the largest collection of free Photoshop actions that you will find anywhere, as well as some premium actions that can be purchased. The down side to DeviantArt is that the quality of freebies is very mixed, and it's not unusual to download a free action that will give you error messages when you try to run it. That being said, there are also some really nice free actions on the site if you have the time to browse through a lot of items.
Free Photoshop Action Collections:
If you are specifically looking for actions that are free to download you may be able to save some time by taking advantage of collections others have already compiled. Here are links to some good roundups of free actions:
- Vandelay Design's 45 Amazing and Free Photoshop Actions
- Exposure School's 75 Incredible and Free Photoshop Actions
- Contrastly's 25 Great Photoshop Actions and Action Sets for Photographers
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