Looking for a quick and easy way to upgrade your images? Photoshop actions are time-saving tools that allow you to add stunning special effects to your text, photos, and animations with just a couple of clicks!

They are a saved series of steps that can be reapplied to files any time, allowing you to skip the mundane task of redoing each individual step every time you want to add an effect to your file – a shortcut designed to make life easier and create more space for the fun stuff.

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Here’s a list of over 50 of the best eye-catching Photoshop actions to add to your collection.

SandStorm Photoshop Action

SandStorm Photoshop Action
SandStorm Photoshop Action

Brush where you want to apply the effect, choose a direction, and click play to add texture to your photo with SandStorm. With 12 color variations and 5 directions to choose from, there are endless opportunities to take your photo to the next level.

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Dispersion

Dispersion Photoshop Action
Dispersion Photoshop Action

Dispersion is an advanced effect that breaks apart pieces of your photo and scatters them into the direction of your choice.

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Double Exposure

Double Exposure Photoshop Action
Double Exposure Photoshop Action

Double Exposure action is an excellent tool for photographers and designers. It allows you to create a double exposure effect in a few seconds and add a color tone or gradient to your composition.

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Realistic Embroidery

Realistic Embroidery Photoshop Actions
Realistic Embroidery – Photoshop Actions

This action offers high definition design effects. Realistic Embroidery is perfect for mockups, graphics, logos, texts or badges.

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Shimmer

Shimmer Photoshop Action
Shimmer Photoshop Action

Add elegant light effects to your photos with this easy to use action! Shimmer offers 10 color options and full layer control, so if there is a sparkle you don’t want then simply hide the layer, or duplicate layers to add extra shine.

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90 Premium Actions Set

90 Premium Photoshop Actions Set
90 Premium Photoshop Actions Set

90 Premium Photoshop Actions Set is a collection of professional photoshop actions for photographers and graphic designers. Bring your images to life with actions including, high key lighting, film grain, exposure correction, art ink sketch and retro seasons among others.

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Watercolor

Watercolor Photoshop Action
Watercolor Photoshop Action

Tap into your artistic side and create beautiful works of watercolor art from your photos in the easiest possible way with Watercolor.

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3D Map Generator

3D Map Generator Photoshop  Action
3D Map Generator Photoshop Action

Make your own 3D maps with only one click! The action allows you to create new terrain and it comes with 30 different detailed elements, including a house, hospital, and lake that are all easy to edit too. This action is ideal for web graphics, infographics, and presentations.

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ModernArt

ModernArt Photoshop Action
ModernArt Photoshop Action

Give your photos a professional artistic look with ModernArt. A similar effect could take hours to finish, but with this action, it can be done in under 1 minute!

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PROActions Bundle – Film & Special Effects

Film & Special Effects Photoshop actions
PROActions Bundle – Film & Special Effects Photoshop actions

This bestselling retouching actions set offers a variety of film and special effects to enhance your images! Enjoy experimenting with actions like Film Transparency, Environment Moscow, and Special Sin City.

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Soft Focus 2

Soft Focus 2 Photoshop Action
Soft Focus 2 Photoshop Action

Add professional lighting effects to your photos with little effort! Choose from 20 different color looks to alter your image with Soft Focus 2.

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MixArt – Sketch Painting

MixArt Sketch Painting Photoshop Action
MixArt – Sketch Painting Photoshop Action

Mix it up with MixArt Sketch Painting action. This action offers graphic elements, effects and adjustment tools to easily customize and tweak the look of your photos.

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Fractal

Fractal Photoshop Action
Fractal Photoshop Action

Fractal is an advanced photo action that provides full layer control. You can move, rotate, scale, duplicate, and color layers to develop an eye-catching design.

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Cosmic

Cosmic Photoshop Action
Cosmic Photoshop Action

Create an image that’s out of this world with Cosmic. This action allows you to add stunning effects in seconds.

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Vintage

Vintage Photoshop Action
Vintage Photoshop Action

Generate artistic vintage designs from your photos the easy way! Vintage uses charcoal and watercolor scans to create an organic textured effect, and the layers are organized and color-coded to increase workflow ease.

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Fearless

Fearless Photoshop Action
Fearless Photoshop Action

Use Fearless to add rain and lightning effects to your photo and a spark of excitement to your work. Create this highly detailed effect from your photos with little effort at all. This action generates rain, lightning and atmospheric effects all by clicking play on the action. Each time you run the action you get a unique result!

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Dust

Create highly detailed dust artwork from your photos with only a few clicks using Dust Photoshop action! You can also create photo collages by placing images inside the dust.

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Creative Retouch

Creative Retouch Photoshop Action
Creative Retouch Photoshop Action

Creative Retouch Photoshop Action is a top trending action that will help make your pictures pop.

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Sparkler

Sparkler Photoshop Action
Sparkler Photoshop Action

Illuminate your image with Sparkler. This action allows you to change sparkler and light glow colors, add a ground glow underneath your sparkler, and convert your day photos into night photos.

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Geometric Haze

Geometric Haze Photoshop Action
Geometric Haze Photoshop Action

Use Geometric Haze to experiment with different shapes and transform your images into an atmospheric scene with a complex layering of geometric shapes. The best results are obtained with high-resolution pictures.

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Rising Sun

Rising Sun Photoshop Action
Rising Sun Photoshop Action

Create flaming hot designs from your photos with this top trending action! Every visual element is layered giving you great creative control, and every time you run the action you get a unique result.

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Charcoal

Charcoal Photoshop Action
Charcoal Photoshop Action

Create artistic charcoal designs from your photo easily! This action offers 5 different charcoal styles and high-resolution charcoal brushes.

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Glitch

Glitch Photoshop Action
Glitch Photoshop Action

Glitch is another top trending action. It includes 8 different glitch Photoshop actions and 30 color effects.

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Elemental

Elemental Photoshop Action
Elemental Photoshop Action

This action produces vibrant special effects with just a few clicks!

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Dripping

Dripping Gold Photoshop Action
Dripping Gold Photoshop Action

Coat your photos in liquid gold! This action provides full control. Every layer is color-coded and named appropriately to create an organized working environment for you. If only alchemy was this easy!

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Hand Drawn

Hand Drawn Photoshop Action
Hand Drawn Photoshop Action

Create highly detailed realistic hand-drawn effects from your photos. Simply brush over the parts of your photo that you want to transform, click play on the action and the rest is history.

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Light Runner

Light Runner Photoshop Action
Light Runner Photoshop Action

Light Runner uses advanced Photoshop techniques to trace contours within your photo and add awesome glow effects with one click. Everything remains layered so you can easily tweak the look of your design and add more effects.

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Fire

Fire Photoshop Action
Fire Photoshop Action

Add a fire effect to any image easily with this Photoshop action!

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Legendary

Legendary Photoshop Action
Legendary Photoshop Action

Add amazing light effects to your photo with this easy-to-use action. You can place the light source where you want and change the color. It offers layer flexibility and 10 different color options to choose from to produce a variety of Legendary looks.

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Retro Vintage

Retro Vintage Text Effects
Retro Vintage Text Effects

This graphic resource offers 10 different styles to play with. Apply it to simple text, shapes and vector logos to create a great poster, flyer, or website banner with a vintage touch.

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Vintage Letterpress

Vintage Letterpress Photoshop Actions
Vintage Letterpress Photoshop Actions

Vintage Letterpress offers 22 different actions to add realistic printing effects to your images. It has 11 different texture types including wood, canvas, and paper, and it works on text, vectors, and rasters.

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80’s Style Text Mockups V1

80's Style Text Mockups V1
80’s Style Text Mockups V1

Go back in time and give your text or logo that 80’s look in seconds! 80’s Style Text Mockups offer 10 rad text effects to choose from.

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Dimensions

Dimensions 3D Generator Action
Dimensions 3D Generator Action

Take your text to the next level with Dimensions 3D Generator. It includes 9 directions, 10 depths, 6 styles, 2 types of shadows, and works with any color, text, shape, and image. There are endless options to elevate your design!

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Stitched Leather

Stitched Leather Generator Photoshop Action
Stitched Leather Generator

Stitched Leather is a unique Photoshop action for styling texts, vector shapes, and raster shapes.

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Electric Glowing effect

Electric Glowing effect Photoshop Action
Electric Glowing effect Photoshop Action

With Electric Glowing Effect you can choose from 9 glowing effect actions to apply to any of your own fonts or objects.

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Neon Styles Bundle

Neon Styles Photoshop Action Bundle
Neon Styles Photoshop Action Bundle

Neon Styles Bundle is a trending text action. With 32 neon styles and 12 layouts, these neon signs are fun and easy to customize!

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Chalkboard Text

Chalkboard Text Photoshop Action
Chalkboard Text Photoshop Action

This Photoshop action is ‘chalk-full’ of design options. It offers 12 chalkboard texts and 12 fully layered PSDs. You can easily modify text colors and patterns too.

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VHS RGB Glitch

VHS RGB Glitch Text Effect Photoshop Action
VHS RGB Glitch Text Effect Photoshop Action

Use VHS RGB Glitch to create stunning VHS text effects on your text, logo, and shapes. This template is extremely easy to use. Simply paste your text, logo, or shape inside the smart object and choose one of the 8 effects available.

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Sketch Generator

Sketch Generator Photoshop Action
Sketch Generator Photoshop Action

With Sketch Generator you can add realistic effects to your text and play around with different border options and fill colors to enhance your images.

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Animated Smoke

Animated Smoke Photoshop Action
Animated Smoke Photoshop Action

Animated Smoke action allows you to add a realistic smoke effect to your photos and bring your images to life. It works with every photo and contains 10 different color options.

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Animated Fire

Animated-fire-photoshop-action
Animated-fire-photoshop-action

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. This animated action adds flames to your file for a smoking hot effect!

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Gif Animated Snow

Gif Animated Snow Photoshop Action
Gif Animated Snow Photoshop Action

If you want to cool it down a bit, use GIF Animated Snow to create the perfect winter scene or snow storm.

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Frozen Ice Gif Animated

Frozen Ice Gif Animated Photoshop Action
Frozen Ice Gif Animated Photoshop Action

…Or this Frozen Ice GIF Animated action.

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Animated Glitch

Animated Glitch Photoshop Action
Animated Glitch Photoshop Action

Animated Glitch generates a video sequence of animated glitch effects from your photos, logo or artwork. The effects are packed in clips and are easy to edit!

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Animated Parallax Tool Kit

Animated Parallax Tool Kit Photoshop Action
Animated Parallax Tool Kit Photoshop Action

Animate easily with Animated Parallax Tool Kit. This action adds awesome animated effects that make your images come to life!

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Gif Animated Shockwave

Gif Animated Shockwave Photoshop Action
Gif Animated Shockwave Photoshop Action

This animated action really packs a punch of light and color into your image. GIF Animated Shock Wave lets you add highly advanced effects in minutes.

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Gif Animated Ephemera

Gif Animated Ephemera Photoshop Action
Gif Animated Ephemera Photoshop Action

Captivating and ethereal, the Animated Gif Ephemera Photoshop action adds billowing clouds of colorful smoke that project from your image.

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Gif Animated Watercolor and Ink

Gif Animated Watercolor and Ink Effect Photoshop Action
Gif Animated Watercolor and Ink Effect Photoshop Action

Add an artistic animated element to your image with GIF Animated Watercolor and Ink. This action offers 40 types of ink, 20 color effects and 2 types of animation.

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Logo Sketchy

Logo Sketchy Photoshop Action
Logo Sketchy Photoshop Action

Logo Sketchy turns any logo into a beautiful & realistic sketch with one click. It’s perfect for presentations and mockups.

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Storm

Storm Photoshop Action
Storm Photoshop Action

Add a high definition stormy scene effect to your photo with this easy-to-use action.

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Circles

Circles Photoshop Action
Circles Photoshop Action

Transform your photo in minutes with Circles Photoshop action.

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Architekt 2

Architekt 2 Photoshop Action
Architekt 2 Photoshop Action

This extremely awesome Photoshop action allows your to enhance your images easily.

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Conceptum 3D Sketch

Conceptum 3D Sketch Photoshop Action
Conceptum 3D Sketch Photoshop Action

Conceptum adds a professional technical sketch look with 3D elements in one minute. It produces a highly detailed result that is easy to customize and improve. It’s perfect for objects such as cars, bikes, aircraft, gadgets, and instruments. Browse all Photoshop actions on Graphicriver.

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