Twenty Extreme Photoshop Actions

Tara Hornor

I am generally not too interested in simple actions that change the color and tone of my graphics, simply because I can do that on my own pretty quickly. More importantly, every photo has its own unique properties, so even if I do use an action to make sweeping color changes, I will always need to tweak the details. However, I do enjoy saving valuable design time by using actions that make huge, drastic changes with very little effort. In fact, if extreme Photoshop actions are worth it, I don’t mind using them to speed up a design project.

For these very reasons, I assembled the following collection that focuses on Photoshop actions that have an extreme effect. Most are editable after applying the action, so you can get dramatic results quickly. I also included some border creation effects, since those are a big part of the photo editing process in many cases and take a lot of time. Enjoy!


Gold Cloud Effect

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Night Actions

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Comics Photoshop Action

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Photo Cube Effect

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Pencil Draw Photoshop Action

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Digital Corruption

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Frozen Water Action

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Action 5

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Gum Bichromate Print

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Page Curl

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TackIt! Mini

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Life in 3d

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Borders for Your Photos

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Ghost Stories

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Vintage Border with Tears

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Vintage Photo

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Old Photo Effect Action

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Framing Actions

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HDR Tools

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Free ATN Action 4

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Which of these is your favorite? Do you have any awesomely effective actions that I should have included in this collection?

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  • http://csseye.net csseye

    wow.. fantastic thing that made from Photoshop!

  • http://www.bluelaserdesign.com Ben

    Sweet tips and sources! Thanks for posting!

    Ben

  • Kim

    The pencil draw-link doesn’t work

    • Peter North

      Hi Kim.

      Thank you for pointing that out. I’ve corrected the link. My apologies.

      -Peter North
      Editor – DesignFestival

  • http://the-artful-crafter.com Eileen

    Thanks for all these wonderful actions. I can’t wait to try them all out.

  • http://www.everdearestsodearever.tumblr.com Apple

    omg! now i don’t want to leave my laptop more!!! can’t wait to try these out!!!:D