Photoshop actions allow you to perform repetitive tasks with a simple click of a button. These actions are used to improve workflow and efficiency.
The action works by playing back on a particular file or a set of file commands with color scheme options, tool techniques, and many others. With just a single mouse click, you’ll be able to save yourself from slaving in front of your computer for hours.
Photoshop Actions files are typically identified by the .atn file format. These files will be acknowledged by Photoshop as actions. After you download a particular action or an action set that you want to use, you will need to load them in the actions panel.
If you need help doing this, check out this easy tutorial by Lesley Yarbrough. After loading your preferred actions, choose the one you like and click the play button. Photoshop will instantly start altering your image and you will witness the changes in a few seconds.
Thankfully, fellow designers and photographers frequently share free Photoshop actions. We took notice and decided to create a mega resource.
There is a wide range of Photoshop actions that you can choose from. You can have vintage effects, black and white, and HDR, to name a few. For more options, here are 500+ Photoshop actions that you can look through, enjoy, and choose from.