Category: Graphic Design

Top 15 Unique Photoshop Actions

Whether you are editing photos, creating digital art, or designing a book cover, Photoshop actions can speed up your design process. There are many ways to combine various actions to achieve unique results.

What exactly are Photoshop actions? These are specific actions recorded in photoshop that can then be applied to a photo of your choosing. They are typically used so you don’t have to repeat the same design process over and over again. Instead, all you have to do is press play and Photoshop will repeat the actions within seconds.

The best part is that artists can share their actions for you to use in your own projects. Here are 15 of my most favorite actions available for download:

1. The Ultimate 1001 Text Effects

Stamp, Ink, Chalk, Pen Drawing, Gold Foil, Hot Foil, Fabric, Felt, Metal, Wood, 3D and many more… Different backgrounds and effects. Easy to change the colors of the effects.

Get this collection and make your awesome text effect in just seconds!

2. Hand Drawn Photoshop Action

How does the Hand Drawn Photoshop Action work? You simply brush over your photo where you want to apply the effect and play the Action!

The video tutorial link is included in the ‘Readme.txt’ file in the download. The video tutorial covers how to set up your Photoshop file as well as in-depth effect customization techniques.

3. Storm Photoshop Action

Storm Photoshop Action

How does the Storm Photoshop Action work? You simply fill in your subject with a color and play the Action!

The video tutorial link is included in the ‘Readme.txt’ file in the download. The video tutorial covers how to set up your Photoshop file as well as in-depth effect customization techniques.

4. Grunge 2 Photoshop Action

Grunge 2 Photoshop Action

How does the Grunge 2 Photoshop Action work? You simply fill in your subject with a color and play the Action!

The video tutorial link is included in the ‘Readme.txt’ file in the download. The video tutorial covers how to set up your Photoshop file as well as in-depth effect customization techniques.

5. Speed Ink – Smart PSD

Speed Ink - Smart PSD

Have you been thinking about how to transform you text or design into realistic ink illustration? You don’t have to now! With SPEED INK – Smart PSD you are done in seconds. JUST-ONE-CLICK.

6. Smoke Photoshop Action

Smoke Photoshop Action

How does the Smoke Photoshop Action work? You simply fill in your subject with a color and play the Action!

The video tutorial link is included in the ‘Readme.txt’ file in the download. The video tutorial covers how to set up your Photoshop file as well as in-depth effect customization techniques.

7. Dripping Gold Photoshop Action

Dripping Gold Photoshop Action

How does the Dripping Gold Photoshop Action work? You simply fill in your subject with a color and play the Action!

The video tutorial link is included in the ‘Readme.txt’ file in the download. The video tutorial covers how to set up your Photoshop file as well as in-depth effect customization techniques.

8. Perfectum 2 – Watercolor Artist Photoshop Action

Perfectum 2 - Watercolor Artist Photoshop Action

Professional multifunctional artistic action transform your photos into watercolor impressive artworks with a lot of elements and options to customize and improve. Highly detailed result, a lot of possibilities. One click action. Video tutorial included.

9. Winter Photoshop Actions

Winter Photoshop Actions

How do the Winter Photoshop Actions work? You simply open a photo and play an Action!

The download contains:

  • Snow Action
  • Rain Action
  • Day to Night Action
  • 21 Color Actions
  • 44 (High Res) Cloud/Fog/Mist brushes
  • Rain Splash Brush

10. Water Photoshop Action

Water Photoshop Action

How does the Water Photoshop Action work? You simply fill in your subject with a color and play the Action!

The video tutorial link is included in the ‘Readme.txt’ file in the download. The video tutorial covers how to setup your Photoshop file as well as in-depth effect customization techniques.

11. Archi Sketch Photoshop Action

Archi Sketch Photoshop Action

Archi Sketch Action turns your photo into profession architecture sketch. Action perfect works with exteriors, interiors and other types of architecture. Action contains 10 color FX. Save hours of work with this action. After action finishes the work you get a well-organized and structured file with the many layers, folders, and settings to improve the final result.

12. Chalk Generator

Chalk Generator

This item comes with 14 extra actions to make your main shape/text/raster have a chalk writing look. You can play with many ready-made icons to give your chalkboard a unique look. I´ve also included 3 layer patterns to play around and 3 chalk brushes presets to make your own drawings with the brush tool. The item also has 2 original chalkboard backgrounds that will make your presentation much more beautiful.

13. Portfolium – Post Processing Photoshop Action

Portfolium - Post Processing Photoshop Action

Universal post-processing Photoshop action with studio lights and soft focus effects. Best for portraits, faces, profiles etc. Highly detailed result, a lot of possibilities to easily customize and improve. One click action. Video tutorial included.

14. Landscape Photoshop Actions

Landscape Photoshop Actions

  • Combine actions to get custom results
  • Has been tested on Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 and CC
  • Only works on Photoshop in English Version
  • Works for any canvas size
  • Non-destructive actions (Original image is untouched)
  • Well organized layers (Actions are grouped into folders)
  • Editable results (Easily change the values of “Adjustments layers”)
  • Help document included

15. Myth Photoshop Action

Myth Photoshop Action

How does the Myth Photoshop Action work? You simply fill in your subject with a color and play the Action!

You can choose from 8 different light source angles.

The video tutorial link is included in the ‘Readme.txt’ file in the download. The video tutorial covers how to set up your Photoshop file as well as in-depth effect customization techniques.