50 Best Simple & Free Photoshop Actions

Adobe Photoshop is the best image editing software no doubt. It offers numerous tools and options for doing various image manipulation works for its users. Anybody who is skilled in handling this mega software can convert an ordinary image to extraordinary.

Photoshop allows manual image editing tasks. For doing editing works, it requires proper skills and efforts. As it is a hand drawn editing tool, it most often takes much time to edit any image. That’s why, to reduce the time consumption one can record one’s work process in photoshop as an action and later he can use it for the same types of works.

Anyway, there are a lot of Photoshop actions available on internet for performing multitasks. If you need any specific image editing, you can google and download the action free and apply it in Photoshop. Thus, you can have your desired image within short time and less effort.

  1. Lomo: Lomography is actually an emphasized casual, snapshot photography. It contains usually over-saturated colors, off-kilter exposure, blurring, etc. It is a great fun a photo looks like Lomo. This action will blur the background of your image. The background will get a blackish look and the main image looks clearer and highlighted.

Download: http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/2009/04/coffeeshop-lomo-pspse-free-action.html

Lomo

 

  1. Luminous Color Burst: This action allows you to make easily your photos stunning. It is a combine work of vibrant, luminous color, dodge, and burn selective area. It helps your photos to remove the whitish and the smoky color shade and the detail of your images.

Download: http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/2012/03/coffeeshop-luminous-burst-psephotoshop.html

Luminous Color Burst

 

  1. Tint Color Correction: It will give you a clear and white shade free photo. By using this action, you can get different types of dreamy images. During running the action, you can pause it and save the image of various modes as we have done below.

Download: http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/2009/05/coffeeshop-color-tints-pspse-action.html

Tint Color Correction

 

  1. Toasted Coconut: This action will add a slight tint of color or haze. It will also add a slight creamy tint, lightens, and brightness in your photos. Most of the layers of this action are adjustable.

Download: http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/2011/08/coffeeshop-toasted-coconut-b.html

Toasted Coconut

 

  1. Splendor B&W: This action will enable you a different way to do B&W. It will create a special skin glow effect and the dark area gets a hint of purple.

Download: http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/2009/07/coffeeshop-splendor-b-pspse-action-and.html

Splendor B&W

 

  1. Vintage Honey: This action is very much worthy to create a vintage effect in your photos. It will blur the background. It will provide a white shade on the photo. It will also provide a yellow color that helps to bring an antique look in your photo.

Download: http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/2009/09/coffeeshop-vintage-honey-pspse-action.html

Vintage Honey

 

  1. Attic Vintage Effect: It will make your favorite images dreamy. The action is very essential to give your photo an attic vintage look. It makes more green areas a little bit darker and adds white and yellow color shade that is responsible much for this dreamy vintage look.

Download: http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/2008/12/coffeeshop-attic-vintage-free-pspse.html

Attic Vintage Effect

 

  1. Autumn Effect Action: After a long winter, nature gets a dead look in autumn. This action will help you to give such a dead look in your image. It will apply black color on greener color.

Download: http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/2012/11/coffeeshop-autumn-vintage-psephotoshop.html

Autumn Effect Action

 

  1. Butterscotch Vintage Action: It is an amazing Photoshop action. Its layers are very adjustable and it has many layer masks. Before saving photo, just be sure to flatten. You can use this action in all versions of Photoshop CS above 5 and also in the CC.

Download: http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/2009/12/coffeeshop-butterscotch-vintage-pspse.html

Butterscotch Vintage Action

 

  1. Faded Day Dream Action: This action works well with the latest version of Photoshop. Each layer of this action is adjustable. You will get here built-in layer mask. In this action, there are a lot of tasks like application of hazy effect, layer adjustment, desaturation, brightness/contrast, etc.

Download: http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/2009/10/coffeeshop-faded-daydreams-pspse-action.html

Faded Day Dream Action

 

  1. Golden Vintage: This action will give you one of the finest results you have ever got. It will make your photo golden vintage look that soothes your eyes. This work performs well with the landscape. It enhances your photo by adjusting opacity and making darken layers. There is also an automatic vignette layer that brings soft light. Anyway, it has many adjustable layers that can make great even the black and white images.

Download: http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/2009/04/coffeeshop-golden-vintage-pspse-action.html

Golden Vintage

 

  1. Rosy Vintage: This action will make your colorful image black & white and add an extra rosy shade on the photo. It will give a rosy vintage effect on the photo. Each layer of this action is adjustable. To apply this action is easy and you’ll get a stunning effect.

Download: http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/2011/12/coffeeshop-rosy-vintage-action.html

 Rosy Vintage

 

  1. Retro Cross: It is an amazing action for making vintage effect. On the original image, another layer is applied and have been reduced saturation. A thin yellow and red color combination of this action will make your image stunning and dreamy. This action works in almost all the versions of Photoshop.

Download: http://exposureschool.com/retro-cross-free-photoshop-action/

Retro Cross

 

  1. Color Booster: This action is for boosting all the color related layers in an image. For this RGB color channel selection is necessary. The designers use various tools of Photoshop to bring soft light. For example Brightness & Contrast, Levels, Vibrance, etc. Its various layers are very adjustable. The Opacity reduction is another important task. However, this action set is free.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Color Booster

 

  1. Strong Mattie: This action will work with Curves, Hue/Saturation in your photo and will provide you a strong matte image. In this free action, all the layers are adjustable. Once you apply this action in your image color will turn into matte color.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Strong Mattie

  1. Old Film Effect: This free action will apply Curves, exposure, hue/saturation, vibrance, etc. for color correction. It will further work with brightness & contrast, black & white, and with a little bit of yellow shade on your image. These processes make your photo look like old.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Old Film Effect

  1. Faded B&W Film Vintage: For getting a black & white color old look photo, this action is very essential. It will provide a faded vintage image just like the image below. It can vary depending on your image.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Faded B&W Film Vintage

 

  1. High Contrast B&W: To make a high contrast black & white image by this action, the designer has reduced the saturation and increases the brightness & contrast at a certain level. Anyway, this action is free. You can download it from the link below.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

High Contrast B&W

 

  1. Shifted B&W: This action can make your photo look like old black & white image. Its layers are adjustable and the designer has applied brightness & contrast. For this reason, the image has cut a terrible antic look.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Shifte bw effect

 

  1. X-cross Processing: By this action, you can make a dramatic presentation of your image. Here, the designer has used photoshop curve tool, black and white, RGB channel, Gradient map, black & white balance, brightness & contrast, etc. Its layers are very adjustable and it is free for using.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

X-cross Processing

 

  1. Nightmare: This free Photoshop action will let you to work on your image with black & white, curves, RGB channels, etc. that can make your general image turn into a stunning nightmare photo. It has adjustable layers & less opacity. The application of this action will provide you an old & horror look photo.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Nightmare

 

  1. Champagne Soft Color: In this Photoshop action, several adjustment layers like Levels, Curves, Black & white, etc. have been used to get a better soft color result. There are fill layers, RGB color mode, brightness & contrast which can make the image soft regarding color.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Champagne Soft Color

 

  1. Classic Blue Faded: This action will provide you the works of curves, levels, RGB channel, and some other photoshop tools. You will get easy adjustable layers along with opacity management that can bring a blue faded color shade in your photo.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Classic Blue Faded

 

  1. Purple Haze: This action will give your image a purple haze or shade. For this, the designer has applied here many important photoshop tools like levels, curves, hue/saturation, RGB color mode, etc. It is easy to use and free for all.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Purple Haze

 

  1. Dual Violet Light Leak: If you look at the image below, you can see a violet glair in the image. It is because we have applied this action in this image. Here, the designer has set an array of multiple tasks of different tools of Photoshop such as levels, curves, hue/saturation, opacity, and more that have imposed this dreamy look in our photo.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Dual Violet Light Leak

 

  1. Vintage Light Leak: This action is enriched with many photoshop tasks like the work with curve tool, level, hue/saturation, etc. There is a little bit of opacity changes. It will get an extra violet color that adds a charm in your image.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Vintage Light Leak

 

  1. Glory Days Vintage: Old is gold. Glory days are always considered of the past days. This action will make your image look like an old and remind you the story of the glory days. Here, the creator has used levels, curves, opacity, etc. that bring in the image a glory days vintage effect.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Glory Days Vintage

 

  1. Warm Cinema: This action contains the work of various Photoshop tools like Curves, Vibrance, Blanc & white, Shadows, Hue/saturation, etc. It will give you a very clear image like HDR.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Warm Cinema

 

  1. Intensity Cinema: You will get a dramatic photo by using this action. Here, the creator has used vibrance, curves, brightness & contrast, hue/saturation, and many more. RGB color channel has been used and all the layers are adjustable.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Intensity Cinema

 

  1. HDR Strong: This action will change the whole light in your image. Here shadow, highlight, brightness, contrast, levels, and many such adjustment layers are available to make your image HDR.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

 HDR Strong

 

  1. Bold B&W HDR: By this action you can change the light in your image. Here shadow, highlight, brightness, contrast, levels, and many adjustment layers are applied to make your image HDR. Then, the designer has made it black & white by reducing the Hue/ Saturation.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Bold B&W HDR

 

  1. Vintage Heaven: You will get a heaven like vintage image if you apply this action on your image. There are a lot of tasks using various tools like vibrance, levels, curves, opacity, hue/saturation, and many more. These tools will provide an antic look in your image.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

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  1. Vintage Matte: The vintage photo below is generated by the vintage matte action. This action is a combination of many tasks of various tools like curve, brightness & contrast, hue/saturation, RGB channel, etc.

Download:  Go to http://shutterpulse.com/free-color-pop-photoshop-action/ and enter an email address to get free download link.

Vintage Matte

 

  1. Blue: The action will provide you a cool bluish photo. Look at the image below and you can find a wedding photo in which this action is applied and as a result the image gets a blue shade. The image which has white dress or color gets an elegant look.

Download:  http://missrocketqueen.deviantart.com/art/Blue-action-134273197

Blue

 

  1. Soft Red: By the application of this action, the image gets a soft red look. In the image below, the rose of the first image is pretty much thickly rosy and in the other image, the rosy color is cooler than the first one.

Download:  http://lieveheersbeestje.deviantart.com/art/Soft-red-Photoshop-Action-277607734

Soft Red

 

  1. Split Toning: This action will turn your color photographs into powerfully vivid black & white images. There is a task of split toning correction.

Download:  http://paranoidstock.deviantart.com/art/Split-toning-78470481

Split Toning

 

  1. Go Boom: This photo action will give in your image a feel like an explosion of rainbow colors. For creating it, various tools of Photoshop

Download:  http://afinewar.deviantart.com/art/Go-Boom-276518943

go boom

 

  1. Bella: This action will help you to have a special effect in your image. Here, almost all types of colors have been used more or less by using various tools like hue/saturation, luminous, curves, levels, etc. The action works well on the model images.

Download:  http://blackpearl1.deviantart.com/art/Bella-action-217642299

Bella

 

  1. Sunrise-Sunset: You can enhance your sunset images by applying this free photoshop action. It will give you a feel that your photos are taken during setting sun.

Download:  https://loadedlandscapes.com/free-sunset-photoshop-action/

Sunrise-Sunset

 

  1. InFection: This action enables you to make a lonely horror look railway station. It can change the green to greener and the dark to darker.

Download:  https://goo.gl/Q3BCdV

InFection

 

  1. Teeth Whitening: This action can automatically whiten the teeth in your photographs to remove unsightly staining. Its color correction, white balance, luminous, levels, curves, etc. can make any kind of teeth whitened that can add an extra charm in the teeth of your photograph.

Download:  http://modernactions.deviantart.com/art/action-056-TEETH-WHITENING-160716834

Teeth Whitening

 

  1. Bright Eye: This action can make those baby blues sing. It can also bring out the color and increase the brightness in the blue eyes.

Download:  http://itsreality.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Action-Bright-Eyes-114519219

Bright Eye

 

  1. Sedrah Color Correction: This action can add a touch of thick red in your radish images. In this action, there is a high application of hue/saturation, levels, curves, brightness and contrast, etc.

Download:  http://sed-rah-stock.deviantart.com/art/Sedrah-Photoshop-Action-No2-147410616

Sedrah Color Correction

 

  1. Golden Action: This action adds a golden layer in your image. It adds an extra charm and helps to create a dreamy photo. Various photoshop tools like levels, curves, hue/saturation, etc. have been used here.

Download:  http://bokehlie.deviantart.com/art/Golden-action-350190683

Golden Action

 

  1. Gradient action: This action can add a cooling blue gradient effect in your image. You can change the background of your images in different colors by using this action like the image below.

Download:  http://ineedchemicalx.deviantart.com/art/Gradient-action-134708009

Gradient action

 

  1. Pink action: This pink action can turn your red dress in your image into hot, electric pink. It can enhance the beauty of your photo. This action works well in the contrasting background. You can take different color by pausing the action when it runs in Photoshop.

Download:  http://girlspinkstyle.deviantart.com/art/action-dont-forget-127929656

Pink action

 

  1. Lovely action: This action has the ability to make your portrait photo face lovely. Though it is generic, it is a kind of retro look. It can complementary work on your photo.

Download:  https://photography.tutsplus.com/articles/100-free-photoshop-actions-and-how-to-make-your-own–photo-3502

Lovely action

 

  1. Wedding Vintage: This Photoshop action can give your new wedding image an old vintage look.

Download:  http://aestheticartz.deviantart.com/art/Free-Aesthetic-Vintage-Wedding-PS-Action-548986700

Wedding Vintage

 

  1. Silver Action: Silver Photoshop action is great for black & white conversions. This action applies a beautiful black & white conversion that performs well with a variety of photos. This action is free.

Download:  http://photographypla.net/free-photoshop-action-silver/

Silver Action

 

  1. Fashion Photoshop Action: This action allows you to have fashionable image. It can make your ordinary photos highly cinematic.

Download:  https://heartifb.com/2014/03/20/12-free-photoshop-actions-for-fashion-bloggers/

Fashion Photoshop Action

 

Bonus Action –

Creative Portrait Action: By this action set, you can do any kind of image retouching works. It offers a lot of portrait retouching techniques like smooth skin, matte B&W, cross-process, warm haze, etc. This action is free & you can download for using.

Download:  https://www.brusheezy.com/actions/55900-creative-portraits-20-photoshop-actions

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