80+ Photoshop Actions for Giving Your Pictures a Vintage Look

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Photoshop actions are great. If you’re not familiar with actions, they are simply prerecorded adjustments made to a Photoshop file that can be saved and applied to other projects. The concept is simple, but the process to create some actions can be very complicated. That’s why using actions can be a huge time saver. With just a click of a button you can apply a complicated effect to a Photoshop file instantly. In this article, I’ve rounded up over eighty Photoshop actions that will add very cool vintage or retro effects to your photos.

Vintage Photoshop Action – Vol. 2

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Vintage Photoshop Action – Vol. 3

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Vintage Photoshop Action – Vol. 4

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Vintage Light Leak Photoshop Action

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Vintage Photoshop Actions (7 actions)

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Photoshop Old Tones Actions (6 actions)

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HipstaRev Action Pack (3 actions)

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Instagram Filters (13 actions)

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Holgarizer

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Photoshop Actions 7

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Vintage Inspired Actions (4 actions)

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JHP Photoshop Actions (13 actions)

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Vintage II – PS Actions (6 actions)

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Old Photo

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Photoshop Action 11

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Vintage Colors (8 actions)

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Victorian PS Action

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Vintage Photo Action

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Vintage Effect (6 actions)

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Vintage Actions (2 actions)

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Slightly Vintage (3 actions)

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Lith Print Action

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Vintage

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About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

22 Comments

  1. Jordan Walker
    January 11, 2010

    Very helpful.

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  2. Texturezine
    January 11, 2010

    great action resources. Thanks

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  3. TutsBot
    January 11, 2010

    Thnaks for this huge ammount of actions :) !

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  4. Brandon
    January 11, 2010

    Do any of these actions replicated the “cross-processing” filter that’s built into Paintshop Pro XI and XII? That single filter, which emulates the enhances contrast and saturation you get by processing film as a slide (or vice versa) resulting in a cool 70s look is SO important to my photo style, I haven’t been able to fully move to Photoshop for fear of giving it up. ideas?

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  5. Melody
    January 11, 2010

    Cool, they add instant age to these photos..will definitely try them out..

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  6. bronwyn
    January 11, 2010

    designing is becoming way. too. easy for people. i swear its like the time autotune was created.. now anyone can make just about anything.. UGH.

    *goes back to coding on notepad, and mocking up on a pad of paper*

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  7. Free Textures
    January 11, 2010

    I’m trying to build a nice repository of actions, layer styles, etc. This is a nice collection.

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  8. Brandon S. Adkins
    January 12, 2010

    The thing that gets me about some of these – is that some of the people that have created these try to claim copyright to photoshop actions (?!) – and say that they can’t be used outside of deviantart.

    I believe that’s bullcrap. Actions are not like brushes and the like, they are simply a set of steps – if I use my own techniques to achieve the same look – are they going to come after me for using their “copyrighted” set of steps? It’s bull.

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  9. Vunky
    January 12, 2010

    I haven’t seen “photoshop actions – 136″ before. Downloaded it asap.

    Nice list!

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  10. Steve Martin
    January 12, 2010

    Great stuff! just what i’m looking for. Thank you for sharing these photoshop actions to everyone.

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  11. PVC stolarija Elatio
    January 13, 2010

    Nice, bookmarked

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  12. Zine Creative
    January 16, 2010

    love the Vintage meets lomo ps action! thanks a bunch!

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  13. Aldon
    March 5, 2010

    The pictures are unbelievably gorgeous! excellent!

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  14. CSSReX
    May 1, 2010

    Hey! Nice. I am loving the graphics :)

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  15. safwen
    May 20, 2010

    See more :
    http://www.design2arts.blogspot.com/

    Reply
  16. PsdDude
    June 22, 2010

    Beautiful vintage tutorials!

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  17. Sarah Samways
    July 21, 2010

    Great for the consumer that wants just a little bit more. Thanks for posting! :)

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  18. Brett Widmann
    October 29, 2010

    Great set of tutorials. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Lynet Witty
    September 26, 2011

    Ummm, some of these links go to a DevianArt page that aren’t available–therefore there are no actions ;) can you please fix these? This a really good list of actions for Photoshop. thanks.

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  20. Fox
    December 27, 2011

    This page would be wonderful if the DeviantArt links worked. Hope that these can be fixed soon. Thanks!

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  21. Casey
    January 5, 2012

    Great post! Really needed one of these effects today.

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  22. Phil
    May 25, 2012

    Hi guys,
    Great list I have some free filter downloads on my site you may want to check out, or feature here. I’m trying to share the love!

    http://www.phillshaw.co.uk/home/category/tutorials

    Reply

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