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A Definitive List of Photoshop Action Resources

Here you will find a definitive list of Photoshop actions sites and resources I have come across while browsing the net. If you have any sites that you feel belong on this list, please leave a comment! We’d love to add more!

The Sources

400+ Time Saving Photoshop Actions

This site is a mammoth in its own right when it comes to supplying actions.  Many are geared for photography, but if you do a bit of digging in the mixed actions areas, you may strike gold!

124+ Photoshop Actions

Here’s another directory to some nifty actions.  I’m fond of the old parchment and stamp actions, personally.

Free Photoshop Actions

Small collection of some actions.  My eyes lead me to the sharpening toolkit action.

Free Text Effect Actions

Moderately tacky and outdated in terms of contemporary design, but if applied correctly and slightly altered gives them the possibility of creating something wonderful.  Gradients don’t translate well into print, but I think that poor transition would suit some of these actions well.  Also, can’t complain if they are free, right?  Bonus points to the people who made them, nonetheless. 🙂

20 Cool Text Effects Action Files

Yup, name implies all.  This is a very nice hand selected set of actions.  Even better is that all of them can be downloaded in one fell swoop on the site.  Awesome.

30 Color Enhancement Photoshop Actions

These come from the same site as the 20 Cool Text Effect actions.  Another great collection!

Addicted to Design Free Photoshop Actions

A handful of actions including infrared and Polaroid 600 instant film.

Productions Actions

These include the simple and tedious procedures in Photoshop… except action style!

Other Sources

Link to another blog post with more resources to finding more actions!

Final Thoughts

As you may have noticed, a good handful of the actions use photographs to portray the before and after results of the demonstrated action, but don’t be deterred from using them because of this!  One of the great things about Photoshop, or any other design based application, is the ability to learn and create through playing.  Play around with the actions on certain designs.  Use more than one action and see what the end result is.  Have fun and create something beautiful!

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