40+ Best Photoshop Actions of 2018

Adobe Photoshop Actions are a great feature of the app, allowing you to create a process or workflow, record how it worked, and then easily repeat the process again for other photographs or design elements.

Today we’ve collected some of the best Photoshop actions out there, for photographers and graphic designers alike. They cost just a few dollars but give you an incredibly powerful toolkit to easily repeat complex and intricate processes.

Vector Art Photoshop Action

Vector Art Photoshop Action

This unique Photoshop action will instantly turn your photographs into scalable vector art and illustrations. The PS action literally turns your images into vector graphics that you can scale and use with various print designs. It comes with 15 different variations of the action along with 10 backgrounds and 10 color presets.

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Comic Oil Paint Photoshop Actions

Comic Oil Paint Photoshop Actions

If you’re a fan of oil paintings, this Photoshop action will come in handy. It allows you to give your portrait and landscape photos an authentic oil painting look and feel. The action features 10 different effects inspired by comics and oil painting styles. You can apply the action with just one-click and customize it to your preference.

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80’s Retro Poster Photoshop Action

80's Retro Poster Photoshop Action

Give your movie posters, event flyers, and portrait photos a groovy retro effect using this Photoshop action and it will give a classic 80s themed look to your designs. The final effect is fully-layered as well, which means you’ll be able to edit the effect however you like. It’s compatible with Photoshop CS3 and above.

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Pixel Artist – Photoshop Action

Pixel Artist - Photoshop Action

Pixelated graphics are quite popular in video game and movie-themed designs. This Photoshop action will help you achieve that same old-school 8-bit pixelated look with just one-click. The action comes with 25 different pixel design effects and works on any type of image or graphic. You can also edit the effect to adjust its intensity as well.

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Landscape Photoshop Actions

Landscape Photoshop Actions

Turn your day-time landscape photos into beautiful night-time photos with this Photoshop actions bundle. It comes with 20 unique and different actions for applying beautiful effects to your landscape and scenery photos. The effect is fully customizable and works with Photoshop CS3 or better.

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Double Exposure Photoshop Action

Double Exposure Action

Double exposure effect is a popular design trend in poster designs, especially related to movies and games. This simple Photoshop action will allow you to achieve a perfect double exposure effect with a few clicks. The action works with Photoshop CS2 or better.

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Color Fusion Photoshop Actions

Color Fusion Photoshop Actions

This is a highly customizable and unique Photoshop action that gives a stylish effect to your various types of graphic designs. It allows you to customize the effects using 6 object styles, 4 trace directions, 8 lightning angles, and several color presets.

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Perfectum 3 – Watercolor Photoshop Action

Perfectum 3 - Watercolor Photoshop Action

Give your portraits and photos a watercolor look with this easy-to-use Photoshop action. With just a single click, this action will turn your photos into real artworks. The PS action is available in 20 colors presets and includes related brushes and patterns as well.

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Duotone Master Kit – Photoshop Actions

Duotone Master Kit - Photoshop Actions

Become a master of the duotone effect with this Photoshop actions kit. This bundle comes with 66 different duotone effects that allow you to easily apply the popular effect to your portraits, landscapes, posters, and other designs with just a few clicks.

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Pencilum – Hand-Drawn Photoshop Action

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The sketch and hand-drawn effect is not an easy effect to master. But, you don’t have to when you have this Photoshop action. It comes with brushes, patterns, and color presets for instantly giving a natural hand-drawn look to your photos.

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CineStock Photoshop Actions

This is a collection of high-quality Photoshop actions that features a series of cinematic effects. You can use these actions to enhance color, adjust contrast, and do much more to give a dramatic look for your designs. The pack includes 18 different actions.

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Dust Photoshop Action

This is a very popular effect these days. The dusty effect is commonly used for many types of marketing and designs. You may have seen it in the official character posters for Thor Ragnarok as well. This quick and easy to use Photoshop action lets you achieve that same effect instantly with a few clicks.

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Cloud Photoshop Action

The cloud effect is also a great option you can use to give an urban hipster look to your portraits and graphic designs. This Photoshop action is compatible with Photoshop CS6 and you can apply the effect to your design with just one-click.

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Black & White Photoshop Actions

Achieving the perfect black and white balance for B&W photography is no easy task. Only the professionals can get it just right. This is a collection of 31 B&W Photoshop actions you can use to get that perfect Black and White effect in your images.

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Christmas Photoshop Action

If you’re working on a Christmas or a New Year’s related design, this Photoshop action will help you add that special holiday-themed look to your designs with just a few clicks. This action works with Photoshop CS4 and above.

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Portrait Series Photoshop Actions

Retouching portrait photos can be a time-consuming task. If you work with a lot of portrait photos, this collection of 10 Photoshop actions will come in handy. These actions let you enhance your portrait photos in an instant.

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Water Photoshop Action

It’s like Bruce Lee once said, “be as water my friend”. This cool Photoshop action lets you add a realistic water effect to your portraits and photographs. It comes with 3 different actions with different water splash graphics. You can also customize them to your preference.

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Broken Photoshop Action

This is an effect you mostly see in video game and movie related promotions. This Photoshop action makes that effect look even better. The action uses lots of particles with different sizes to achieve a realistic broken glass effect.

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Low Poly Art Photoshop Action

Turn your graphics and backgrounds into low poly art with this Photoshop action. You can use this action to create your own unique low poly backgrounds or even create artistic portraits. The effect is completely customizable.

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Analog & Retro Photoshop Actions

Give an old-school retro look to your photos using these Photoshop actions. This pack comes with 10 Photoshop actions featuring different styles of analog and retro effects.

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Premium Photoshop Actions Bundle

  • Price: $59

We’ll start the list with an all-in-one bundle that comes with 520 Photoshop actions for adding effects and automating all kinds of enhancements in Photoshop. It includes several types of actions, including effects for wedding photos, HDR, matte, vintage, and much more.

Double Exposure Photoshop Action

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The double exposure action is a great tool for a photographer or designer. Create the wonderful effect of double exposure in a few seconds. After the action finishes work, you can add a color tone, or gradient to your composition.

  • Price: $6

Gypsy Portrait Photoshop Actions

  • Price: $12

This pack includes 4 Photoshop actions for adjusting and toning different conditions in portrait photos like cold moody toning, rich and warm toning, and faded matte toning.

30 Pro Portrait Retouching Actions

  • Price: $25

Using this bundle of Photoshop actions, you’ll be able to easily retouch many types of portrait photos to airbrush skin, correct skin issues, adjust highlight & contour, and do much more.

Poetry Photoshop Landscape Actions

  • Price: $12

The stylish toning actions in this pack are crafted to improve and enhance your landscape photos. But, they can also be used with portrait photos as well. There are 5 different Photoshop actions in this pack.

 

Gradient Photoshop Actions

  • Price: $14

A simple yet an effective Photoshop action that uses duotone and gradient overlay effects to give your photos a unique look. The bundle includes 22 actions.

Product Photography Editing Actions

  • Price: $100

An incredibly useful bundle of Photoshop actions for photographers who works with jewelry and product photography. The 40+ Photoshop actions in this bundle will allow you to enhance your product photos by removing color cast, enhance colors, add more sparkle to jewelry photos, and more.

Redwood Photoshop Actions

  • Price: $9

The 3 different Photoshop actions in this pack adds a dreamy fantasy-like effect to your portrait photos. It includes a soft morning haze effect, a warm evening sun effect, and a dusk/twilight haze effect.

VISIONS Actions – Divinity Series

  • Price: $10

This bundle includes several different types of Photoshop actions, such as light leaks, textures, grain methods, sharpening, and more. It comes with a total of 28 actions.

Sand Photoshop Action

  • Price: $7

This fun Photoshop action makes your typed text look like it’s been drawn into sand. It includes 3 versions of the action to be used with Medium, Bold and Thin font weights.

Watercolor Photoshop Action

  • Price: $5

Another artistic Photoshop action that makes your photos look like watercolor paintings. The action is fully customizable and comes with 5 different color options.

Pro DOUBLE EXPOSURE Action

  • Price: $12

The double exposure effect is quite popular among Photoshop designers, however most beginners still can’t get this effect right. This easy to use action will make that process much smoother.

Food Photography Photoshop Actions

  • Price: $19

Travel and food bloggers and photographers will definitely love this Photoshop action bundle as it allows you to easily enhance your photos with just one click. The bundle includes 40 actions.

FilmTone Natural Photoshop Actions

  • Price: $19

This action adds a subtle film toning effects to your photos to make them look more professional. The pack comes with 25 film toning effects and 10 faded pastel effects.

Draw effect | Photoshop action

  • Price: $5

The hand-drawn effect is not an easy one to achieve, but this Photoshop action will let anyone turn their photos into drawings with just one click.

Peony Photoshop Action

  • Price: $9

A natural and a soft toning effect for giving your portrait, fashion, and fine-art photos a professional touch. It will also work great with outdoor portraits and wedding photos.

 

Gold Effect Photoshop Action

  • Price: $12

Turn everything into gold using this cool Photoshop action. It also comes with actions for silver and black effects as a bonus.

 

Photoshop Actions Creator

  • Price: $15

This is an interesting bundle that comes with over 200 Photoshop actions that can be used to create your own effects. It includes a simple 5 steps PDF tutorial that teaches you how to create your own effects as well.

SandStorm Photoshop Action

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Create this highly detailed effect from your photos with little effort at all. This action is designed to save you an immense amount of work per photo.

  • Price: $6

Dispersion Photoshop Action

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This action will break apart pieces of your photo and shoot them into a direction of your choice. Don’t spend lots of time trying to create this effect manually, get it done in seconds with only a few clicks.

You simply brush in the areas that you want to disperse and play the action. You can choose from Up, Down, Left or Right directions to shoot the broken pieces off into. Creating such an advanced effect has never been this simple and fun.

  • Price: $6

3D Map Generator – Action

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Easily create your own 3D maps with only one click. Every shape is possible and delivers a professional result. Ideal for web graphics, infographics or presentations.

  • Price: $6

Realistic Embroidery – Photoshop Actions

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Transform your text or logo in a realistic embroidered/stitched element in few clicks.

  • Price: $6

ModernArt Photoshop Action

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Give your photos a professional new artistic look with this action. Typically an effect similar to this could take you hours, but now it can be done in under 1 minute.

  • Price: $6

Fury Photoshop Action

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Give exquisite fury look to your design with this amazing action. It’ll bring spark to your work like never before. Can be used both for designs and photography.

  • Price: $6

Dispersion 2 Photoshop Action

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Create a beautiful liquid effect action for images and graphic designs.

  • Price: $6

Retro Vintage Text Effects

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This graphic resource gives you a quick & easy way to apply a high-quality retro/vintage/old style to your text. You can use it on simple text, shapes and vector logos. You just need to place them into the smart object.

  • Price: $5