50 Free Time-Saving Photoshop Actions

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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.

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Color Pop Photoshop Action (Free)

Color Pop

Moleculum – Corpuscular Photoshop Action (with Envato Elements subscription)

Moleculum - Сorpuscular Photoshop Action

Dripping Gold Photoshop Action (with Envato Elements subscription)

Dripping Gold Photoshop Action

Matte Photoshop Action (Free)

Matte Photoshop Action

Matte Photoshop Action (Free)

Matte Photoshop Action

Basic Matte Photoshop Actions (Free)

Basic Matte Photoshop Actions

Deep Matte Photoshop Action (Free)

Deep Matte Photoshop Action

Vibrant Film Photoshop Action (Free)

Vibrant Film Photoshop Action

Vintage Matte Photoshop Action (Free)

Vintage Matte Photoshop Action

Faded Film Photoshop Action (Free)

Faded Film Photoshop Action

Destrukt Photoshop Action (with Envato Elements subscription)

Destrukt Photoshop Action

Double Light Photoshop Action (with Envato Elements subscription)

Double Light Photoshop Action

Old Film Photoshop Action (Free)

Old Film Photoshop Action

Skin Retouching Photoshop Actions (Free)

Skin Retouching Photoshop Actions

Crimson Shimmer Photoshop Action (Free)

Crimson Shimmer Photoshop Action

Soft Haze Photoshop Action (Free)

Soft Haze Photoshop Action

Mystical Light Photoshop Actions (Free)

Mystical Light Photoshop Actions

Nightmare Photoshop Action (Free)

Nightmare Photoshop Action

Cloud Photoshop Action (with Envato Elements subscription)

Cloud Photoshop Action

Perfectum – Photoshop Action (with Envato Elements subscription)

Perfectum - Photoshop Action

Wedday Matte Photoshop Action (with Envato Elements subscription)

Wedday Matte Photoshop Action

CineStock Photoshop Actions (with Envato Elements subscription)

CineStock Photoshop Actions

Intensity Photoshop Action (Free)

Intensity Photoshop Action

Copper Photoshop Actions (Free)

Copper Photoshop Actions

Blue Evening Photoshop Action (Free)

Blue Evening Photoshop Action

Lomo Photoshop Action (Free)

Lomo Photoshop Action

Animated Retro Vintage Film – Photoshop Actions (with Envato Elements subscription)

Animated Retro Vintage Film - Photoshop Actions

Pixelated Photoshop Action (with Envato Elements subscription)

Pixelated Photoshop Action

Instant Hipster (Free)

Instant Hipster

Vintage Heaven Photoshop Action (Free)

Vintage Heaven Photoshop Action

Vintage Photoshop Action (Free)

Vintage Photoshop Action

Light and Bright Photoshop Action (Free)

Light and Bright Photoshop Action

Intense Photoshop Action (Free)

Intense Photoshop Action

Hand Drawn Photoshop Action (with Envato Elements subscription)

Hand Drawn Photoshop Action

Double Exposure Action (with Envato Elements subscription)

Double Exposure Action

Anaglyph / Glitch Photo FX (with Envato Elements subscription)

Anaglyph / Glitch Photo FX

Vintage Wedding Action (Free)

Vintage Wedding Photoshop Action

Lomo Photoshop Action (Free)

Lomo Photoshop Action

Lomocam (Free)

Lomocam

Vintage Light Leak Photoshop Action (Free)

Vintage Light Leak Photoshop Action

Light Leak Photoshop Action (Free)

Light Leak Photoshop Action

Sunset Photoshop Action (Free)

Sunset Photoshop Action

Winter Breeze Photoshop Actions (Free)

Winter Breeze Photoshop Actions

Creamy Photoshop Actions (Free)

Creamy Photoshop Actions

Mini Fusion Photoshop Action (Free)

Mini Fusion Photoshop Action

Faded Cross Process Photoshop Action (Free)

Faded Cross Process Photoshop Action

Marshmallow Photoshop Action (Free)

Marshmallow Photoshop Action

HDR Photoshop Action (Free)

HDR Photoshop Action

Plexiglass (Free)

Plexiglass

Premium Looks Photoshop Actions (Free)

Premium Looks Photoshop Actions

The Mini Collection (Free)

The Mini Collection

Bold Black & White Photoshop Action (Free)

Bold Black & White Photoshop Actions

High Contrast Black & White Photoshop Action (Free)

High Contrast Black & White Photoshop Action

Silver (Free)

Silver

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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.