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
Comics Photoshop Action
Photo Cube Effect
Pencil Draw Photoshop Action
Frozen Water Action
Gum Bichromate Print
Life in 3d
Borders for Your Photos
Vintage Border with Tears
Old Photo Effect Action
Free ATN Action 4
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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