Last Updated on August 21, 2020
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.
6 Free Photoshop Actions for Portrait Photos
This pack of portrait actions will help to enhance your street and studio portraits, namely, make skin color look pinkish, remove skin blemishes, make eyes brighter, teeth whiter, improve background and enhance the make-up, etc.
Free Wedding Presets
7 VSCOish Actions Pack
19 Free Gentle Actions
69 Photoshop Action V9
Photoshop Photography Actions (8 Actions)
Ghost Stories Photoshop Action (8 actions)
6 Toasted Photoshop Actions
Comics Photoshop action
7 Cool Photoshop Actions
40 Photoshop Actions
NightFate Actions (8 actions)
Photoshop Actions Pack (8 actions)
17 Cool Photoshop Actions
WeGraphics Action Pack (25 Actions)
Nothing but Memories (10 Actions)
11 Pack Actions
6 free matte actions
25 Free Grunge Photoshop Actions
6 Urban Photoshop Actions
Night to Twilight (11 Actions)
14 Quality Photo Effect Photoshop Actions
Variety Pack Actions (5 actions)
11 Blossom Actions
7 Pastel Actions
30 Free Photoshop Actions Pack
10 Hipster Actions Photoshop
5 Free Filtergrade Photoshop Actions
50 Photoshop Postwork Actions
Photoshop Old tones Actions (6 actions)
VSCO Lovers – Vol.1 (5 Free Actions)
5 Free Black & White Photo Actions
10 Amazing Free Vintage Photography Actions
Retro Print Photoshop Action
5 Free Prettify Photoshop Actions
Free HDR Photoshop Action
VSCO Style PS Actions
5 Dreamy Photoshop Actions
Sunlight Photoshop Actions By Rachael Towne (5 actions)
Free Engraved Illustration Effect Action for Photoshop
Faded Retro Photo Actions (5 actions)
Filmtastic by Josh Johnson