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More and more people are using Photoshop Actions, whether for photography, photomanipulation, or other style of art you like.
The truth is that these Photoshop Actions improve the final result in many ways and make it easy for you to achieve the most incredible effects.

What are photoshop Actions?
- Photoshop actions are a pre-recorded set of actions done in photoshop to achieve a certain effect. Instead of loosing maybe 1 hour trying to get the perfect contrast, texture, or even more complex effects, just by pressing Play, you have all these steps in 3 seconds.

After I download the Photoshop Actions, how do I install and use them?
- After you download the file, in case it's zipped, you must unzip t first. The file will be something like XXXX.atn. Then you must copy that file and paste it on the Photoshop Actions folder: My Computer > Local Disc > Programs > Adobe > Adobe Photoshop > Presets > Photoshop Actions.
After this procedure, on your Photoshop you must go to Window > Actions and, on the box where you have your actions, you must press the little button on the rigth upper corner (not the close button lol)and then choose Load Actions. After this is done, you just need to choose the Action you just pasted before and it's ready to use; press Play and see the magic happening on your image.

Now I've selected some Free Photoshop Actions available right here on deviantART.
Please feel free to Browse on Categories > Resources > Application Resources > Photoshop Actions to find many more Photoshop Actions for you to use. As I told, this is just a small selection among all the variety available on deviantART.
Take care :heart:

Cross-Processing ATN by mutato-nomine Lara Jade Actions- Free Sample by larafairie Photoshop Color Actions 2 by AliceInUnderland
Polaroid GENERATOR V1 by rawimage :thumb39165883: Photographers Toolkit 1 by WallStorm
Old Photo Action by sakiryildirim Actions: 'Retro-Vintage' by rocketlaunch 50 Photoshop Postwork Actions by mauricioestrella
:thumb65235848: :thumb64167501: :thumb72221601:
My first actions set by surrender---x3 :thumb55472849: Wedding Theme Action by ver00nika
:thumb64978297: Hand-colored Vintage Photo ATN by mutato-nomine Photoshop Dream Blur Action by JoshJanusch
Color + tone enhancing by adityadigaddi :thumb54756023: Photo Coloring II by iconmaker91
:thumb45508759: Black And White by Jean31 Glass n Plastic Sphere Actions by Grasycho
Lomo LC-A Photoshop Action by klez666 Snow Text by mutato-nomine photography edit actions 1 by depairfactor
Old Black and White by Lydia-distracted Split Toning by mutato-nomine Actions_1 by ravendecay
:thumb44942017: :thumb70102937: :thumb53673550:
Action - 001 by raemaz The Classic Black and White. by hiimlucifer :thumb53298489:
Action 02 by color3d Transparent Glass Style for PS by PeterTWL Cool photo effect action by Numizmat
:thumb67255703: Stamp Maker Photoshop Action by Grasycho Photoshop Actions  Adjustments by fluorescencia
Vintage Film Effect by fallout75 Difuse + lighten by mahgnitton
:thumb71654554: Dark Sepia Action -UPDATED- by XxBirtaxX action 02 by fragmentado
Color Action V1.5 by TheSilentHero Sepia Tones by Insan-Stock Photo Coloring IV by iconmaker91
:thumb53541499: :thumb62578472: E6-C41 B-W Cross Process Set by WallStorm
Action: Acerbus by remidica-stock Motivational Posters by Custard-Cream Actions for photoshop. by PiPiPiilu
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iMonster1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
how to download it ?
Justhisgood Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Thanks i used this in my action pack description
tasha-p Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank u :3
dgmjh Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Silverdy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Thank you! :heart:
kazimkirmani Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Thanks for sharing this!

Just a quick question: If I don't want to frame it / resize the image as per the standard Polaroid size, and I want to retain the original image size, is there an option for it?
LuneBleu Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You have to ask to the person who did those Actions. :)
kazimkirmani Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Yes. I realized by error. But thanks anyways for explaining the way Actions work in baby-steps.. you made it quite easy and simple for a lay-man like me to understand!
kazimkirmani Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Oops! I posted the wrong comment here! Just realized!

But thanks for sharing this technique. I'm not too well-versed with Photoshop, and this article has seriously helped!!!
MsTique01 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Gotta come here first if you need to know, saves searchin net forever, thanks for the info!
Jeremylasts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for writing this useful article but I have a problem :)
I do whatever you said till "you must press the little button on the rigth upper corner and then choose Load Actions" because in my screen it is grey, I cannot press it in any way. So, I cannot complete my action.

Can you recommend sth about that?
Aprilik Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
ah,you helped me ALOT!thank you! ;D
cateyed-art Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
thank you so much! :rose:
Chic-Chick Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Great selections!
supermondi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Nice!but i cant load it from my photoshop..
there are nothing in my action folder T_T..
Onyx-Jade Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
What you can also do is drag and drop the file to the actual action tab in photoshop.
add-dda Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
great collection & great article :hug:
hombre-cz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
gr8 resources :worship: thankieeee :thanks:
AngeL-FaLL Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
can i they use on Photoshop Element 5 or 6 ? Because in the Adope is no folder Photoshop Actions.
Can someone help me ??
Onyx-Jade Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Well, with my adobe photoshop I just drag and drop the .atn file to the "action" tab! HIH
takemetotheriot Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
like the article with the brushes, this one was really helpful too :) thank you !
DemonicxxGirl Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
man, that was so helpfull... thanks.
neprelucrat Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
very useful :) thanks
generosa Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Thank you so very much for sharing these. I am always in trouble with using actions, but thanks to your fabulous explanation, it's going to be okay now. :blowkiss:
BlondDarkRiders Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
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frenchfox Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Excellent news , thank you LuneBleu ! ;)
macparson Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
this is just great sweety...
LithiumFlowerx Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
so...the only time you load the action is when you are ready to use it?
Silouhette Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Do actions work in Photoshop Elements?
normalCHIBI Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
what if preset folder does not have Actions?
do i make one?
olfie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
thank you sooo sooooooo much!!! :love:
icecrmos Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
whoaa. thanks :D it really helps xD
AMD4005 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008

very niiiiice
WhiteLieCity Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
This is awesome! Thank you dearly! :heart:
Artful-Krayons Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
these are all fantastic...although I dont have photoshop yet...tomorrow im installing it :)
NiYouMeiYouBi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
I <3 this!
zickler Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
I'm in love with this Article actually ;$ hihihi
Seriousely THan k you so much For this (K)
VEry Usefull !
KaterinaCries Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
ok, so this news article basically kicks ass. however, after \i've managed to load an action on my photoshop, I can't get to play it, cause it constantly gives me an error like..the layer/photo does not exist.cannot resize. and so on and so forth. what to do? please help :)
emad217 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
thanks :D
mobilmasuk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
very useful! thank you!! :heart:
Earthsick Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Oh, this is great :D
But I noticed that some stuff doesn't work correctly when I try to use some actions with PS 7 D:
KinkyPink Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Thank you for sharing this!
RobbyTheVampire Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Aww thank you for sharing these actions!
They're awesome!
klez666 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant article! Thanks for featuring me!!!
dollomite919 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Thanks for the shortcuts to save a lot of time! Great way to help others - my kinda' person!
LuneBleu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
I'm glad I could help you!
x-escapevelocity-x Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
can it be used in photoshop CS the first one ?
LuneBleu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know.. try and see if they work :\
Lydia-distracted Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008   General Artist
Love this article, glad to be a part of it! :)
MissElphie-stock Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Great Idea! Its one of the most useful news I've seen!
Great Work! :smooch:
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