August 8, 2020

100+ Photography Enhancing Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions can be a big time saver, especially when you’re trying to add a specific effect to a photo and you’re not sure how to do it. Thanks to talented and generous Photoshop users, we can simply click a button and our photography can take on a whole new look. For this post we’ve rounded up over 100 Photoshop actions for enhancing your photos. In this collection you’ll notice a wide variety of actions, from vintage effects to amazing color alterations.

Cinema Photoshop Action

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Faux HDR Photoshop Action

faux-hdr

HDR Photoshop Action

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Faded and Hazy Photoshop Action

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Fashion Actions (10 actions)

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Ghost Stories Photoshop Action (9 actions)

ghost

 

The Bee’s Knees Sampler Set (3 actions)

bees

 

Sun Kissed Actions (14 actions)

sun-kissed

 

Pioneer Woman Action Set 1 and Set 2 (14 actions and 10 actions)

pioneer

Nothing but Memories (10 Actions)

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Retro

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Color Action

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Pink Action

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Pinhole Effect

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sa-cool actions 2.08 colors (17 actions)

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Polaroid GENERATOR

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kream action

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Cookie Dough Action

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vintage wash ps actions

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Variety Pack Actions .3 (5 actions)

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

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19 Comments

  1. monica of hola!design Reply

    Great examples! I was looking for a collection of cool effects for a project I’m working on. I specially like the pinhole effect.
    It’s interesting how color treatment can really give a picture that wow factor. Great post.

  2. jack parsons Reply

    Seriously, this is crap. All of the actions = “oversaturate”, except for that Polaroid generator. These kinds of crappy Digg fodder posts are a dime a dozen and a complete waste of your readers’ time. Simply googling list+of+photoshop+actions presented hundreds, if not thousands of listicle posts that preceded yours.

    1. kyle steed Reply

      Amen. Couldn’t have said it better myself Jack.

      If you are serious about photography and want to learn what makes a photograph better, take a class or buy a book, don’t depend on PS actions to save the day. Because when you break it down, a bad photo is a bad photo no matter how good at photoshop you are.

      These kinds of blog posts are exactly what the internet doesn’t need more of. Why not write an original article about how to spend time focusing on composition and lighting instead of just throwing a bunch of links to actions in there? Not to say that all actions are bad, but this is just a waste of your readers time.

    2. Robert Tutsky Reply

      Totally agree. If you are PS savvy, you are better off generating your own effects to your liking, otherwise it’s a waste of hard drive space.

  3. Eddie Reply

    Mr. Kyle and Jack,

    Why do you take it so seriously? Maybe this is just for the fun of it? BTW, this is a big trend in consumer/prosumer/ & even professional photography right now. It looks awesome. Lighten up a little and give the author some credit for the time spent on this list.

    1. jack parsons Reply

      Are you kidding? Go ahead and google it, posts exactly like this one appear on instablogs every single day. They’re rife in the design community for one reason and one reason alone, and it ain’t because it’s “helpful”. It’s because it’s “easy”.

      I honestly would have been less salty if I hadn’t looked at that sidebar and seen almost *every single post* is yet another listicle, with “55 Essential Inspirations” and “101 Websites So Awesome They’ll Devour Your Eyeballs” — compiling resources that have been compiled before and will be compiled yet again.

      To the author: is this why you got involved in blogging and in design? I don’t know, I just assume that most people interested in this actually like to create things.

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