50 Time-Saving and Free Photoshop Actions

Most designers and photographers spend many hours in Photoshop, whether it be for designing or editing photos. In your client projects you may receive photos from the client that need to be touched up, or you may be a photographer yourself. Photoshop brings endless potential for photo editing, and one of the best ways to make use of Photoshop’s capabilities is to use actions. Photoshop actions are useful for quickly completing repetitive tasks, like performing the same steps to achieve a specific type of photo effect.

There are countless actions available that can be purchased or downloaded for free, but finding the best quality free actions can take quite some time. With that in mind, this post showcases 50 different actions and action sets that are available for free. The actions showcased here will allow you to create all kinds of different types of effects for your photos from matte and film looks, to vintage effects, to stunning black & white conversions, and even HDR. With these actions in your arsenal you will be able to save time while editing photos, and you also will not need to scour the web to find quality free actions.

Browse through this collection, find the ones that suit your needs, and try them with your own photos. You’ll find that you are able to create some really amazing effects in very little time with the help of the right actions.

Free Photoshop Action Collection

Free Photoshop Action Collection

Color Pop Photoshop Action

Color Pop

Matte Photoshop Action

Matte Photoshop Action

Matte Photoshop Action

Matte Photoshop Action

Deeply Matte Photoshop Actions

Deeply Matte Photoshop Actions

Dreamy Matte Photoshop Action

Dreamy Matte Photoshop Action

Vivid Matte Photoshop Action

Vivid Matte Photoshop Action

Vintage Matte Photoshop Action

Vintage Matte Photoshop Action

Faded Film Photoshop Action

Faded Film Photoshop Action

Old Film Photoshop Action

Old Film Photoshop Action

Fashion Photoshop Actions

Fashion Photoshop Actions

Skin Retouching Photoshop Actions

Skin Retouching Photoshop Actions

Crimson Shimmer Photoshop Action

Crimson Shimmer Photoshop Action

Soft Haze Photoshop Action

Soft Haze Photoshop Action

Mystical Light Photoshop Actions

Mystical Light Photoshop Actions

Nightmare Photoshop Action

Nightmare Photoshop Action

Cold Nightmare Photoshop Action

Cold Nightmare Photoshop Action

Intensity Photoshop Action

Intensity Photoshop Action

Copper Photoshop Actions

Copper Photoshop Actions

Blue Evening Photoshop Action

Blue Evening Photoshop Action

Vintage Effects Photoshop Actions

Vintage Effects Photoshop Actions

Instant Hipster

Instant Hipster

Vintage Heaven Photoshop Action

Vintage Heaven Photoshop Action

Vintage Photoshop Action

Vintage Photoshop Action

Vintage Photoshop Action

Vintage Photoshop Action

Soft Vintage Photoshop Action

Soft Vintage Photoshop Action

Washed Memories Photoshop Action

Washed Memories Photoshop Action

Vintage Wedding Action

Vintage Wedding Photoshop Action

Lomo Photoshop Action

Lomo Photoshop Action

Lomocam

Lomocam

Vintage Light Leak Photoshop Action

Vintage Light Leak Photoshop Action

Light Leak Photoshop Action

Light Leak Photoshop Action

Sunset Photoshop Action

Sunset Photoshop Action

Winter Breeze Photoshop Actions

Winter Breeze Photoshop Actions

Creamy Photoshop Actions

Creamy Photoshop Actions

Mini Fusion Photoshop Action

Mini Fusion Photoshop Action

Cross Processing Photoshop Action

Cross Processing Photoshop Action

Retro Cross Photoshop Action

Retro Cross Photoshop Action

Faded Cross Process Photoshop Action

Faded Cross Process Photoshop Action

Marshmallow Photoshop Action

Marshmallow Photoshop Action

HDR Photoshop Action

HDR Photoshop Action

Plexiglass

Plexiglass

Premium Looks Photoshop Actions

Premium Looks Photoshop Actions

The Mini Collection

The Mini Collection

Bold Black & White Photoshop Action

Bold Black & White Photoshop Action

Bold Black & White Photoshop Action

Bold Black & White Photoshop Actions

High Contrast Black & White Photoshop Action

High Contrast Black & White Photoshop Action

Silver

Silver

Aged Black & White Photoshop Action

Aged Black & White Photoshop Action

Food Photoshop Actions

Food Photoshop Actions

Finished

You’re a creative talent. The last thing you probably want is to be stuck performing the same task a hundred times on different images. These Photoshop Actions are for you. With Photoshop Actions, a set of otherwise repetitive tasks can be applied automatically, freeing you up for the real work: being creative.

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Marc Andre

Marc is a photographer and blogger from Pennsylvania. He is the editor of PhotographyPla.net, a site that provides photographers with digital resources like Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, and photo overlays.

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