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20+ Free Photoshop Actions: 2020 Best Picks

Today, we’re bringing you a collection of free Photoshop actions. With these free Photoshop presets, you’ll be able to save hours of time and money at the same time.

Photoshop actions can be a huge time-saver when it comes to adding filters, color balance, and simple photo retouching. Usually, the best option for these tasks is to use premium Photoshop actions. But, we know not everyone can afford them. So we made this roundup just for you.

If you’re just looking to improve your selfies or a personal design project, these free Photoshop actions will be more than enough for you. Even though they’re free, these actions are crafted to perfection by professionals. You won’t be able to tell the difference.

We handpicked Photoshop actions with different effects, filters, and outcomes. You’ll find presets for portraits, outdoor photos, wedding photography, and even effects for social media like Instagram filters. Take a look.

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Double Exposure – Free Photoshop Action

Double Exposure Free Photoshop Action

The double exposure effect is a popular effect many graphic designers use in various projects, especially in poster and flyer designs. Creating this effect takes a lot of time and work. But, with this free Photoshop action, you can recreate that same effect in an instant. The best part is, you can customize the effect to your preference by changing colors and shades.

Indie Camera – Free Photoshop Actions

Indie Camera - Free Photoshop Actions

Even though we live in the digital age with high-resolution DSLR cameras, there’s still something about those old film photos taken with disposable cameras that makes them quite unique. This free bundle includes 30 different Photoshop actions that allow you to add that same retro look and feel to your modern photos. Each action is customizable. You can even change colors, texture, and density of the effect.

Matte – 10 Free Photoshop Actions Pack

Matte - 10 Free Photoshop Actions Pack

Giving your photos a matte look is a great way to make them look professional. This effect actually balances the colors and brightness of photos to make them more natural. And it’s perfect for smartphone photos. This pack includes 10 matte Photoshop actions with different levels of the effect.

Light Leak – Free Photoshop Filter

Light Leak - Free Photoshop Filter

Some photographers consider light leaks to be a distraction that ruins photos. But the truth is they actually add a unique and natural touch to your photos. With this free Photoshop filter, you can add light leaks to your photos to give some personality and make them more attractive.

Richness – Free Photoshop Action

Richness - Free Photoshop Action

Optimizing outdoor photos is tough. Especially when you taking photos under different lighting conditions it’s difficult to balance color and brightness. With the help of this free Photoshop action, you can easily optimize your outdoor photos with the perfect balance of color, saturation, and lighting.

Film Look – Free Photoshop Filter

Film Look - Free Photoshop Filter

If you want to add that same colorful and classic look from the old film cameras to your digital photos, use this free Photoshop action. It allows you to instantly give a film look to your photos. The action works with just one click and you can use it to add a stylish look to your Instagram and social media photos as well.

Retro Prime – 10 Free Photoshop Actions

Retro Prime - 10 Free Photoshop Actions

This is a bundle of free Photoshop actions featuring various styles of effects and filters for giving a retro look and vibe to your photos. The pack comes with 10 different Photoshop actions and 5 textures for adding an authentic retro look to all kinds of portrait and landscape photos. The effect is also fully customizable.

30 Free Instagram Photoshop Actions

30 Free Instagram Photoshop Actions

Are you tired of using the same filters on the Instagram app? Then try these unique Instagram-themed Photoshop actions to make your photos stand out from the crowd. The bundle includes 30 different Photoshop actions featuring effects and filters that will wow your followers. You can use them with all kinds of selfies and outdoor photos as well.

Free Glitch Effect Photoshop Action

Free Glitch Effect Photoshop Action

The glitch effect is commonly used in various graphic designs to add a technology and cyberpunk look and feel. With this free Photoshop action, you can recreate that same look with just a few clicks. The action creates a unique 3D glitch effect in your photos and graphics using a combination of a Photoshop action and a PSD kit.

Retro Engraving – Free Photoshop Action

Retro Engraving - Free Photoshop Action

A unique Photoshop action that allows you to add an engraved look to your regular photos. It helps you create a vintage look and feel in various ways. And the effect is perfect for crafting graphic designs for both digital and print designs. The free Photoshop action works well with different types of image formats and it’s customizable as well.

Dark Mood – Free Photoshop Filter

Dark Mood - Free Photoshop Filter

Want to add a dark tone and a moody effect to your portrait photos? Then this free Photoshop action will come in handy. It lets you instantly give a moody tone to your photos without an effort. The action is also customizable. This means you can edit the strength and the settings of the effect to match different types of photos.

Royal Wedding Pro – Free Photoshop Actions

Royal Wedding Pro - Free Photoshop Actions

When talking about editing photos we can’t skip wedding photography. This is a great free Photoshop action you can use to process entire batches of wedding photos with just a few clicks. The action adds a stylish and colorful effect to your outdoor portrait and landscape wedding photos.

Pro HDR – Free Photoshop Action

Pro HDR - Free Photoshop Action

The amazing HDR effect used to be an effect that’s only available to professional photographers with high-quality DSLR cameras. But, with this free Photoshop action, it’s available to everyone. The action allows you to recreate that same HDR look in your own smartphone selfies. The effect is fully adjustable as well.

Color Correction – Free Photoshop Action

Color Correction - Free Photoshop Action

It’s a problem many photographers face. You can’t always get the colors of your photos right. In such cases, use this free Photoshop action to perfectly balance the colors of your landscape and outdoor photos. It works with just one click.

Cloud – Creative Free Photoshop Action

Cloud - Creative Free Photoshop Action

Just as the name suggests, this free Photoshop action creates an amazing cloud-like effect using your photos. This effect is perfect for designing graphics for posters, flyers, and even digital portfolios. It works with Photoshop CS6 and higher.

Anaglyph – 15 Free Photoshop Actions

Anaglyph - 15 Free Photoshop Actions

This free Photoshop action pack comes in 15 different styles of static glitch effects. You can use them to create unique graphics for various projects. Or even add a stylish look to your portrait photos. The actions are fully customizable.

Atacama – Free Lightroom & Photoshop Actions

Atacama - Free Lightroom & Photoshop Actions

This is a special bundle that features a stunning filter effect you can use to optimize outdoor and travel photos. This pack includes the effect in multiple file-formats including Photoshop actions and as a Lightroom preset.

Into The Jungle – Free Photoshop Actions

Into The Jungle - Free Photoshop Actions

If you’re a photographer who works with lots of nature photos or even if you’re a travel blogger, this free action will help you add a moody tone to your photos. It includes 2 different Photoshop actions with editable settings and adjustments.

3 Free Matte Tone Filter for Lightroom & Photoshop

3 Free Matte Tone Filter for Lightroom & Photoshop

You can’t really get enough of matte toning effects. Use this pack of 3 Photoshop actions to add a professional matte tone filter to your portrait photos. This effect is also available in Lightroom preset format as well.

Black & White – Free Photoshop Action

Black White - Free Photoshop Action

Want to transform your color photos into timeless black and white photos? Then use this free Photoshop action. Creating black and white photos is not as easy as you’d think. But this action makes the process a walk in the park.

Rustic – Creative Free Photoshop Filter

Rustic - Creative Free Photoshop Filter

This is a creative Photoshop action that lets you add a rustic color filter to your photos. It will intensify the colors of your photos to make them look even more amazing. The free Photoshop action works with all types of photos and its customizable as well.

Free Double Color Exposure Photoshop Actions

Free Double Color Exposure Photoshop Actions 2

Similar to the double exposure effect, the double color exposure effect combines two images to create a duo-tone color effect. This free Photoshop action lets you create a similar composition with just a few clicks.