Category: Photography

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.

5 Reasons Why Every Artist Should Learn Photography

You may have found your true passion in a traditional art medium. Whether it’s acrylic painting, drawing, sculpting, or even digital art, learning the basics of photography can greatly improve your skills in your chosen field of study.

Learn to See the Details

As you start your photography journey, you’ll often start searching for subjects of interest. It could be a portrait, still life, event photography, nature, and more. As you learn to search out a subject, the more you’ll start to notice the small details of the subject that you normally might have missed. These details can make all the difference in portraying the story or concept you are looking to get across in your artwork.

Learn Composition

One of the key aspects of capturing a compelling photograph is learning composition. Composition is something studied for all art mediums. However, photography can offer you a new perspective by teaching you how to frame the subject and paying closer attention to the rules of thirds which helps direct the viewer’s eye towards the most important element in the image.

Learn Lighting

The word Photography means light drawing. The Greek word photos means (“light”) and graphe means (“drawing”). In other words, you are drawing or painting with light. Light can completely make or break an entire piece of artwork. By learning photography, you’ll begin to see how light reflects off a subject and can give a certain atmosphere or mood depending on the light source.

Reference Photos

There are many free and premium stock sites on the web. However, they don’t always have what you are looking for and may have restrictions of its use. By learning photography and taking your own photos, you can start building your own reference library of subjects and textures. Since you’ll be starting from an original resource, your work, in turn, will be more original.

Learn How to Prepare an Image for Print

Once you have captured your images, you’ll begin to learn how to edit them and add your own artistic style. If you’re a traditional artist, it’s not uncommon to want to photograph the work and create reproductions for print-on-demand purposes. Digital photography can help teach you how to edit those images and prepare them for the specifications needed for print.

Learn Photography Online with these Classes

Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography

This course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of photography, even if you have little to no experience with it, to help create profitable images that help you stand out from the crowd and sell.

While there are plenty of photography courses that focus on specific styles or how to use gear, it’s hard to find a comprehensive course like this one, which is for beginner to advanced photographers.

This course is designed for all levels of photographers who want to improve their skills, take stellar images, and make money with their photos.

The Ultimate Photography Course for Beginners

What Will I Learn?

  • You will walk away with A COMPLETE package of knowledge on all the basic understandings you need in photography.
  • Various composition techniques that will help you improve your photos dramatically.
  • An overview and explanation of what a good workflow in photography looks like.
  • The required skills on how to organize your photos better and more effectively, and how to post-process them into amazing looking images.
  • A deeper philosophy and understanding of photography.

iPhone Photography | How to Take Professional Photos On Your iPhone

This online photography course will teach you everything you need to be a professional digital photographer with nothing more than an iPhone or similar smartphone. You’ll learn all the basics of professional iPhone photography in this course as well as plenty of tips and tricks that you can use during every day shooting to make your photos stand out from the rest.

This course is designed for:

-Beginners that have little to no experience and want to become a skilled photographer without spending thousands of dollars on expensive camera equipment.

-Anyone that wants to develop a more impressive portfolio or social media account (i.e. Instagram).

-Anyone that wants to turn digital photography into a career.