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50 Time Saving and Free Photoshop Actions

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Most designers and photographers spend many hours in Photoshop, whether it be for designing or editing photos. In your client projects, you may receive photos from the client that need to be touched up, or you may be a photographer yourself.

Photoshop brings endless potential for photo editing, and one of the best ways to make use of Photoshop’s capabilities is to use actions. Photoshop actions are useful for quickly completing repetitive tasks, like performing the same steps to achieve a specific type of photo effect.

There are countless actions available that can be purchased or downloaded for free, but finding the best quality free actions can take quite some time. With that in mind, this post showcases 50 different actions and action sets that are available for free. The actions showcased here will allow you to create all kinds of different types of effects for your photos from matte and film looks, to vintage effects, to stunning black & white conversions, and even HDR. With these actions in your arsenal you will be able to save time while editing photos, and you also will not need to scour the web to find quality free actions.

Browse through this collection, find the ones that suit your needs, and try them with your own photos. You’ll find that you are able to create some really amazing effects in very little time with the help of the right actions.

Free Color Pop Photoshop Action

If you want to give your photos some life, this Photoshop action will help you. It is called Color Pop. It is a sample from our bundle pack of 14+ Boosters. This will take your photos to the next level.

Color Pop

Free Matte Photoshop Action

If you are a nature or landscape photographer, then this photoshop action is only for you. No matter what photography is your profession or hobby. It will give your photos an amazing look. However, It works very well with a lot of portraits, as well. Try this out!

Matte Photoshop Action

Free Matte Photoshop Action

You can give a beautiful matte effect to your photos with this free Photoshop action. It is a sample from our bundle of 25+ Matte Photoshop Actions. This will take your photos to the next level.

Matte Photoshop Action

Basic Matte Photoshop Actions

If you want to add a matte look in your photos, you should try this basic matte action. This action is available for lightroom and photoshop and compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6, and CC as well as with Photoshop CC, CC 2014, and CC 2015 versions.

Basic Matte Photoshop Actions

Deep Matte Lightroom Preset and Photoshop Action

This action will give a strong and deep matte effect. This is quite similar to the Basic Matte Preset and Action. It is compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6, and CC as well as with Photoshop CC, CC 2014, and CC 2015.

Deep Matte Photoshop Action

Free Vibrant Film Lightroom Preset and Photoshop Action

It is an amazing photoshop action. It is compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6, and CC as well as with Photoshop CC, CC 2014, and CC 2015.

Vibrant Film Photoshop Action

Free Vintage Matte Photoshop Action

If you want to give a beautiful vintage effect to your photos, you should try this free Photoshop action. Glory Days is a bundle of 17 Vintage Photoshop Actions. If you want to take your photos to the next level, you should definitely try this out.

Vintage Matte Photoshop Action

Free Faded Film Photoshop Action

This preset is for both the photographers who take it as a profession or hobby. It is a sample plugin. Premium download is also available. This plugin is amazing. As many photographers use photoshop to process their photos, so that the author created a free sample for photoshop.

Faded Film Photoshop Action

Free Old Film Photoshop Action

If you are a nature or landscape photographer, then this photoshop action is only for you. No matter what photography is your profession or hobby. It will give your photos and old film style look. Try this out!

Old Film Photoshop Action

12 Free Fashion Photoshop Actions

Who doesn’t like a good freebie every now and then? Ok, more now than then! Well, it’s our lucky morning. One of the things I have found myself doing was mailing myself images so I could use Instagram filters. Which kind of defeats the purpose of taking photos with a DLSR. Yeah, you can’t make a bad photo good with a filter, but some of those filters really make my images pop.

Fashion Photoshop Actions

5 Skin Retouching Photoshop Actions

It is a pro Photoshop retouching action. It will help you to heal, mattify, and airbrush skin with one click.

Skin Retouching Photoshop Actions

Crimson Shimmer Photoshop Action

This is a free preset to download. It has the best coloring features. Try this out!

Crimson Shimmer Photoshop Action

Free Soft Haze Photoshop Action

It is a free Photoshop action to download and use with your own images! It is a bundle of 15+ Haze Photoshop Actions. It is best suitable action for outdoor photos, including portraits. This action will soften and lighten the photo to give it a beautiful look.

Soft Haze Photoshop Action

Mystical Light Photoshop Actions

Mystical Light Photoshop action is an amazing preset. Check out the demo and download it now!

Mystical Light Photoshop Actions

Free Nightmare Photoshop Action

If you want a dark, haunting effect in your photos, you should try this free Photoshop action. It has 10+ free nightmare photoshop actions. It will take your photos to another level. To download this bundle, Simply enter your email address and you will get the download link.

Nightmare Photoshop Action

Cold Nightmare Free Photoshop Action

Do you need a dark nightmare effect with just one click in your photos? If yes then download this free photoshop preset to take your photography to the next level. It is compatible with Photoshop CS3 and higher.

Cold Nightmare Photoshop Action

Free Intensity Photoshop Action

This free Photoshop action from our friends at Shutter Pulse will allow you to add some intensity to your photos. This action comes from their set of Cinema Photoshop Actions and will add some drama and intensity whenever needed. Sample before and after photos are shown below.

Intensity Photoshop Action

Copper Photoshop Actions

It is an amazing free Photoshop action. This action will help you to add some dramatic effects in your image.

Copper Photoshop Actions

Free Blue Evening Photoshop Action

This photoshop action bundle includes 10+ different actions which helps to add drama and intrigue to your images. It is compatible with photoshop CS4 or higher. Another version is available for photoshop elements users and can be used in PSE11 or higher.

Blue Evening Photoshop Action

Free Lomo Photoshop Action

This is an amazing photoshop and lightroom action. It will give your photos a nice, fun retro vintage look. It is easy to use, so you do not need any advanced knowledge before using it. This action is compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6, and CC as well as with Photoshop CC, CC 2014, and CC 2015.

Lomo Photoshop Action

Instant Hipster – 10 Retro Actions

Instant Hipster includes 10 amazing Instagram Photoshop actions. There are 19 more for premium download. This photoshop action will give your photos a nice retro look.

Instant Hipster

Vintage Heaven Photoshop Action

This is an amazing photoshop action. It helps to give a nice vintage effect to your photos. Vintage Heaven is such a wonderful photoshop action bundle that includes 18+ photoshop preset. If you want to take your photography to the next level, we would recommend you to use this template.

Vintage Heaven Photoshop Action

Free Vintage Photoshop Action

A cross processed effect is provided through this action to give your photos a nice vintage look. This action is compatible with Photoshop CS3 and newer versions.

Vintage Photoshop Action

Light and Bright Photoshop Action

It is an ideal action for photos which are on the darker side. It helps to lighten the photo and give it a bright look. It is compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6, and CC as well as with Photoshop CC, CC 2014, and CC 2015.

Light and Bright Photoshop Action

Intense Photoshop Action

If you want a bold and dramatic effect in your photos then this one will be the perfect choice for you. This actions are compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6, and CC as well as with Photoshop CC, CC 2014, and CC 2015.

Intense Photoshop Action

Vintage Wedding Action

Vintage Wedding Photoshop Action

Free Vintage Light Leak Photoshop Action

Vintage Light Leak Action is a free bundle of photoshop presets. It includes 62+ actions for adding light leaks and vintage effects. This action is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS4 or Higher.

Vintage Light Leak Photoshop Action

Lomocam

Lomocam

Vintage Light Leak Photoshop Action

Vintage Light Leak Photoshop Action

Light Leak Photoshop Action

Light Leak Photoshop Action

Sunset Photoshop Action

Sunset Photoshop Action

Winter Breeze Photoshop Actions

Winter Breeze Photoshop Actions

Creamy Photoshop Actions

Creamy Photoshop Actions

Mini Fusion Photoshop Action

Mini Fusion Photoshop Action

Cross Processing Photoshop Action

Cross Processing Photoshop Action

Retro Cross Photoshop Action

A cross processed effect is provided through this action to give your photos a nice retro look. This action is compatible with Photoshop CS3 and newer versions.

Retro Cross Photoshop Action

Faded Cross Process Photoshop Action

Faded Cross Process Photoshop Action

Marshmallow Photoshop Action

Marshmallow Photoshop Action

Free HDR Photoshop Action

In this bundle you will get 13+ different photoshop actions by which you can create HDR like effects. Before downloading, check the samples given. It is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS4 or higher.

HDR Photoshop Action

Plexiglass

Plexiglass

Premium Looks Photoshop Actions

Premium Looks Photoshop Actions

The Mini Collection

The Mini Collection

Bold Black & White Photoshop Action

This action is applicable for the professional and the photographers who take photography as their hobby. This plugin is completely free and it will help you to convert your colorful photo into bold black and white images. This preset is very much impressive. This plugin have some premium downloads as well. If you like this free plugin, you can go for the premium one. It is compatible with Photoshop CS3 or higher versions available.

Bold Black & White Photoshop Action

Bold Black & White Photoshop Action

This action is applicable for the professional and the photographers who take photography as their hobby. This plugin is completely free and it will help you to convert your colorful photo into bold black and white images. This preset is very much impressive. This plugin have some premium downloads as well. If you like this free plugin, you can go for the premium one. It is compatible with Photoshop CS3 or higher versions available.

Bold Black & White Photoshop Actions

High Contrast Black & White Photoshop Action

This action is applicable for the professional and the photographers who take photography as their hobby. This plugin is completely free and it will help you to convert your colorful photo into bold black and white images. This preset is very much impressive. This plugin have some premium downloads as well. If you like this free plugin, you can go for the premium one. It is compatible with Photoshop CS3 or higher versions available.

High Contrast Black & White Photoshop Action

Free Silver Photoshop Action

This is an amazing photoshop bundle. It includes more than 1000+ lightroom and 700+ photoshop presets. Besides, it includes some bonus print templates.

Silver

Aged Black & White Photoshop Action

This action will help you to give a aged black and white effect to your photos. This is an amazing plugin. It also provides a vintage look to your photos as well. We recommend you to download this wonderful action and try this out!

Aged Black & White Photoshop Action

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