What are Photoshop Actions?
An action is a series of tasks that you play back on a single file or a batch of files - menu commands, palette options, tool actions, and so on. You can create an action that changes the size of an image, applies a filter to the image for a particular effect, and then saves the file in the desired format. Nice, isn’t it !
Actions can include stops that let you perform tasks that cannot be recorded (for example, using a painting tool).
Photoshop and Illustrator come with predefined actions installed that help you perform common tasks. You can use these actions as is, customize them to meet your needs, or create new actions. Actions are stored in sets to help you organize them.
You can record, edit, customize, and batch-process actions, and you can manage groups of actions by working with action sets.
Turning Turnip: Photo cube effect - Apply 3D photo cube effect to any image.
Turning Turnip: Soften skin effect -Produces a natural ‘clean’ appearance whilst retaining important skin textures.
- 9 more Free Photoshop Actions from Turning Turnip
Page Curl Photoshop Action - Create a page curl in any of the four corners of an image.
PanosFX: B & Big picture - A 3-D collage effect
PanosFX: Discrete - Make your images visually more appealing.
PanosFX: Spiral Bind - Make the creation of a spiral binding effect a very easy task
PanosFX: 3D - Out of Bounds Action
PanosFX: Stamp v.2 - A highly customizable stamp action
PanosFX: The Big Picture - Make an image look as a collage made up of 25 individual photographs that are layed down in a ’slightly untidy manner’.
Color Actions 2 - deviantART
Vintage Photo - deviantART
- more deviantART Photoshop actions
- 65 more Free Finesse FX Photoshop Actions - image, text and custom effects
- more Photoshop actions from Liknes - border, text and special effects
Addicted to Design - Night Vision Effect, Polaroid 600 Instant Film, Lomo, Infrared and 1 Pixel Border effects
Atncentral - Comic Effect Action, Editorial Lomo, Kent’s LensBlur and more
Elated ActionKits - ActionKit 1-5
Mayhem Studios - Red Eye Removal, Productions Action, Sharpen Action and Center Guides Action