Simple Time-Saving Photoshop Actions from Around the Web

As we’ve written before Adobe Photoshop is truly the premiere software suite for graphic designers. Website mockups can be created in a few hours time with full details and page graphics. Truly Photoshop has revolutionized the way web designers can work!

One of the lesser known features inside Photoshop is the ability to save and insert Actions. These are specific events which you can save and re-play over and over on project work. They are useful for creating repeating patterns, cropping images, applying text effects, and so much more!

As a true Adobe fan I love what they’ve done with actions in CS5. Below I’ve built a quick catalog of amazing Photoshop actions from all around the web. These can be useful for almost any designer willing to spend some time practicing. Check ’em out below!


Photoshop Actions #142




Toasted Photoshop Actions

PhotoShop action 07

PhotoShop action 07

Photoshop Action 8


PS Action

ps acton

Soft Focus Effect

soft action

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photoshop actions

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photoshop actions

Old Black and White

old action

Old Photo Effect Action

old photo

PhotoShop action 03

cat effect

Oscar Pilch Photoshop Action


HDR Fake Action

HDR Fake Action

Photoshop Action 25

Photoshop Action 25


Cross coloring



Vintage Photo

city actions

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Photoshop Action 25

Photoshop Action 25



Whether you’re working freelance or for yourself project time is always a consideration. It’s important to understand just how much time you are spending on project work each day. I recommend setting up actions inside the Photoshop panel to re-do steps on new layers before beginning any project work.

The concepts of Actions applies to many other software such as Illustrator and Fireworks. We offer tons of free wireframes and UI kits which work similarly as the actions listed above. You are more than encouraged to share your opinions and any similar links within the discussions below.

Jake Rocheleau

Jake is a social marketing expert and Internet entrepreneur. He has built a few startup ideas and continues to write for many online design magazines. Check him out through google or follow his updates on Twitter @jakerocheleau.

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2 Responses

  1. This is Awesome collection..Thank you

  2. wasabikino says:

    I love antique photo effects. They give photos a mysterious look and feel. Thanks for this collection!

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