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Hello people :wave:

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
sa-cool actions 1.05 by sa-cool
My first actions set by surrender---x3 sa-cool actions 2.08 colors by sa-cool Wedding Theme Action by ver00nika
sa-cool actions 1.07 by sa-cool Hand-colored Vintage Photo ATN by mutato-nomine Photoshop Dream Blur Action by JoshJanusch
Color + tone enhancing by adityadigaddi Photo Improvement v1 by vampiri4 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

My Photoshop Actions journal = closed

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:11 PM
What are Photoshop Actions?
Photoshop Actions are the recordings of commands that can be applied to one or multiple images in Photoshop. When you press play, it applies these recorded commands. Think about changing the mood in a picture with various adjustment layers. Using an action can actually help you save a lot of time.

Which versions of Photoshop are lieveheersbeestje's actions compatible with?
All Photoshop CS versions, CS2 to CS6 Extended. My actions are not compatible with Photoshop Elements or other programs.

How can I download your exclusive actions?
You can download most of the actions at my DeviantART for free, it's easy and takes a few seconds. However I do have some exclusive actions as well, you need to pay with DeviantART points in order to get them. Want free points? Read more below in this journal.


:bulletpink: 30 points every week!
Every week I choose at least one artwork that used one of my actions. This artist will receive 30 points. :points: In order to participate you just have to post a photo/manipulation/other edited with one of my actions. You may submit as much as you want and participate every week! Every week there will be a new winner. :la: Put in your description which action you used.

:bulletpink: Please read the following lines thoroughly
Credit me if you use one or more of my actions, I would greatly appreciate it. Link back to lieveheersbeestje.org or lieveheersbeestje.deviantart.com
Do not copy!

:bulletpink: Click here for my actions folder or download all my free actions here:

69 Photoshop Action V9 by lieveheersbeestje (V9)


:bulletpink: Any questions?
More questions about my actions? Ask you question in my faq.


:bulletpink: List of winners
JUL 23: mj-magic
AUG 06: hayzy
AUG 13: hayzy
AUG 20: Healzo
AUG 27: xOronar & light-from-Emirates
SEP 03: Healzo
SEP 10:  Healzo & EliseEnchanted & WishmasterAlchemist & aoao2
SEP 17: aoao2 & hayzy
SEP 25 Pamba
OCT 02: c-victoria
OCT 09: imaagination
OCT 16: carberrylovett
OCT 22: photorip
NOV 06: imaagination & OnlyOliveOil
NOV 13: cat-mew
NOV 20: AliquidLucis
NOV 27: AuroraMagorian
DEC 03: YasminNich
DEC 10: Rare-Pearl
DEC 17: The-Golden-Princess
DEC 24: Faerion
JAN 01: cloduy
JAN 08: thefreewolf
JAN 15: RobynKennedy
JAN 22: EliseEnchanted & TheCameraGirl
JAN 29: shelabobby
FEB 05: Ru-kai-yah & NicPi
FEB 12: AliquidLucis
FEB 19: EliseEnchanted & hysah
FEB 26: Kara-a & Sarah-BK & Vardenaar
MAR 05: Jerome-REMY
MAR 12: CryingSoulGirl & kiger8kiger
MAR 19: xOronar & Kostandina
MAR 26: AmyYang
APR 02: lily-azalea & CryingSoulGirl
APR 09: Rika-Mari & allosaur
APR 16: Loistavia & MRvLPhotography
APR 23: Loistavia & otaku-beastboy
APR 30: Ravaar & photorip
MAY 07: The-Golden-Princess
MAY 14: Melitot & RezzanATAKOL & CryingSoulGirl
MAY 21: allosaur
MAY 28: Shadowed-Awakening
JUN 04: Symphonyy3 & allosaur
JUN 11: Lilifaye
JUN 18: hotarox-x & SaRaH-22
JUN 25: Akirahpaws & Dargu
JUL 02: MariaDeinert & AngelicPassion & laughingcheshire & theartofdarrenvannoy & Cheesycorn
JUL 09: Akirahpaws & Berryu & naomicchi-desu
JUL 16: Momo587 & FatimahART & Akirahpaws & dandelion-field
JUL 23: MoonchildLuiza Ivushe Canardoux
JUL 29: Akirahpaws Raviscera Ivushe
AUG06: NessieW2113 Kluuusek
AUG13: Ivushe Freckle-F0x Seykloren
AUG20: Akirahpaws Symphonyy3 DiamondHoofbeats
AUG 27: Tyrose RavieSeeker
SEP 03: AdeleClayton passion-aesthete Symphonyy3
SEP 10: Pepskii Aisu-Aislinn
SEP 17: Tyrose Akirahpaws
SEP 24: Lodchen-Photography
OCT 01: SheilaBrinson Ru-kai-yah
OCT 08: PoonieFox Ivushe AmyYang Akirahpaws
OCT 15: AdeleClayton
Week 63: JayJayDevianArt Omo-Nomo
Week 64: Symphonyy3 Redilion Moedini
Week 65: NicPi MRvLPhotography
Week 66: mistyful617
Week 67: FrancescaDelfino JayJayDevianArt
Week 68: AdeleClayton
Week 69: SheilaBrinson
Week 70: EirikHavre
Week 71: SheilaBrinson

Last update *21 DEC 2013
I'll continue when I'm back :)

This week participants: lieveheersbeestje.deviantart.c…


Why resize your images?
Showing your images to their very best on the web is important, particularly if you are in the business of selling art or photography through websites.

Most people now use 1280px or larger screen sizes. To make your photos or art less appealing to image theives, whilst still attractive to the viewer, you should consider keeping the longest dimension between 600 and 800 pixels. For panoramic images you may wish to increase this to 1000 pixels.

NB. The submission guidelines for photography animals plants and nature is that the MINIMUM dimension should be 400 pixels or greater

Why this method produces better results than simpler methods
The method used in the photoshop action set takes advantage of the photoshop resizing algorthm to produce results with minimum information loss and maximum detail. It shows a small but noticeable improvement over 'Unsharp Mask' and 'Smart Sharpen' methods. If used with masking results can be far superior to other methods

How to download and install the action set
The action set can be downloaded here: Web Resize
Installing actions is easy. Save the ATN file anywhere on your computer (although it is best to keep them in the Photoshop Actions folder in the photoshop directory for organisation!) and then launch Photoshop. Open the image you want to work with. Now click on the little arrow button on the top right corner of the actions pallette and select “Load actiUsinon”.

Compatibility
The action set should be compatible with all versions of Adobe Photoshop from CS onwards, it has however only been tested on Photoshop CS4. I am unsure if these actions will work in Elements.

Using the action set
Using the actions should be fairly intuitive. If you are not familiar with actions they are nothing to be worried about. Firstly SAVE YOUR WORK BEFORE APPLYING THE ACTION You dont want to lose the work you just did by not being able to step far enough back in the history pallette! Then just find the action on the actions pallete that you wish to use and press the play button. The result should be very good straight away.

More advanced users may consider making changes to the layer masks to locallly sharpen certain areas.


An example


How the method has been updated since the last release
1. All sharpening adjustments are now in 'Luminosity' mode so that colour changes are no longer an issue.
2. Layer masks are now included to allow the user to reduce the sharpness of certain regions and increase the sharpness of others.
3. Minor changes have been made to the organisational structure and layer naming to make the process more clear
4. More advanced users will now be able to make changes to all the actions at once.
5. More advanced users will also be able to add their own image sizes with greater ease

How to extend this method to a greater range of image sizes
If you wish to create actions for other image sizes it is relatively straightforward, but you will require some prior knowledge of actions.
  • Create a new action as part of the set and rename it
  • start recording and play "Part 1"
  • resize the image to 1.666 times the size of image you want o finish with (for example if you are creating an image with a final size of 600px longest dimension you need to do the initial resize to 1000px)
  • Play "Part 2"
  • resize the image to the final desired image size
  • Play "Part 3"
It is a second part of news.deviantart.com/article/43…

So, here we go...

E N J O Y ! E N J O Y ! E N J O Y !
these are amazing!

HOW TO USE IT:
1. Put the .ATN file from the zip in a Photoshop.
2. Choose Load Actions from the Actions palette menu.
3. Select the action set file from die directory you saved it.
4. Click Load.
5. Click Play Button.

STEP BY STEP - SCREENSHOTS!

1. img143.imageshack.us/img143/53…
2. img149.imageshack.us/img149/40…
3. img156.imageshack.us/img156/34…
4. img84.imageshack.us/img84/7356…
5. img149.imageshack.us/img149/34…
6. img149.imageshack.us/img149/40…

Magic:
Photoshop Action 3 by w1zzy-resources Photoshop Action 7 by w1zzy-resources :thumb90648096:
Photoshop Action 9 by w1zzy-resources Photoshop Action 5 by w1zzy-resources Photoshop Action 10 by w1zzy-resources
Photoshop Action: Diabolic by davidnanchin Action Blue by Lushury by lushury :thumb90735741:
Photoshop Action 2 by w1zzy-resources First action by iNeedChemicalX Photoshop Action 3 by saturn-rings
Photoshop Action 1 by saturn-rings PS Actionset:014 by Lexana :thumb91373031:
Photoshop Action 6 by saturn-rings :thumb91495406: :thumb91485310:
:thumb91643497: Action9 by falonmichalczyk
Action Set 1 by MarissaHassard Photoshop Action 10 by saturn-rings Photoshop Action 9 Pack by saturn-rings
Photoshop Action 15 by w1zzy-resources Photoshop Action 13 by w1zzy-resources Photoshop Action 16 by w1zzy-resources
Photoshop Action 18 by w1zzy-resources Photoshop Action 20 by w1zzy-resources Color Pop Action Set by MarissaHassard
Photoshop Action 19 by w1zzy-resources Photoshop Action 17 by w1zzy-resources Photoshop Action 14 by w1zzy-resources
Kdx_Action_v1 by kadox Tagmaker Mukna by NuffZetPand0ra soft colors by leals
:thumb90321023: :thumb90325225: Tammy's Actions - Soft Toning by tammy-angela
:thumb90216738: :thumb90098774:
:thumb90079239: Action O1 by emyliie
PS Actions Set2 by NemesisDivina666 :thumb89777677: :thumb89667173:
:thumb89474561: Action 04 by thaispm2
Variety Pack Actions .3 by Noise-Less Photoshop Action 3 by lovestoned786 large set of actions by rocketlaunch

That would be all for 2nd part. Enjoy!
Oscar Pilch

:iconw1zzy:
E N J O Y ! E N J O Y ! E N J O Y !
these are amazing!

HOW TO USE IT:
1. Put the .ATN file from the zip in a Photoshop.
2. Choose Load Actions from the Actions palette menu.
3. Select the action set file from die directory you saved it.
4. Click Load.
5. Click Play Button.


STEP BY STEP - SCREENSHOTS!
1. img143.imageshack.us/img143/53…
2. img149.imageshack.us/img149/40…
3. img156.imageshack.us/img156/34…
4. img84.imageshack.us/img84/7356…
5. img149.imageshack.us/img149/34…
6. img149.imageshack.us/img149/40…


Here are they:

:thumb78300239: :thumb76643507: :thumb76286385:
12 UNIQUE PhotoShop ACTIONS___ by w1zzy Vintage dream ps actions by Ameliethe Skin Glow Enhancement by iScarlett
Action - Dead Blue by pinkcoma :thumb78409052: Split toning by paranoidstock
ROCK N ROLL  pt.1 by GSInteractive Sand by GSInteractive Photoshop Color Actions by RandomResources
Blurry Dream by GSInteractive Oscar Pilch Photoshop Action 1 by w1zzy Some Like it Hot by LOVEtehPoNR
Underwater by alejandroeljusto :thumb76451606: photoshop action by miseryloneliness
:thumb78300540: :thumb78656590:
:thumb76598479: Photoshop Actions - Pack 1 by Lune-Tutorials
:thumb78023117: Action - Soft Blue by pinkcoma :thumb77441368:
Digital Feeling by GSInteractive Pure Luv by GSInteractive SpartansNeverDie by GSInteractive
LiveFree by GSInteractive Led Zeppelin 2.0 by GSInteractive Fear by GSInteractive
:thumb76587316: :thumb78726223: ActionsBlue_AZUL by BrunaGabii
From putting actions on DA, I have been continuously been shocked by the ratio of downloads versus comments and favorites.

Some actions have over 100 downloads and only 10 comments (or less)! feed back is always appreciated-

It takes some time to put together an action, and after you load the action it only takes 1 press of a button to use.  It also takes just one click to add a action to your favorites and show some support and appreciation.

This is a feature for some of my favorite actions!

view, download and show some love:

PS Action Set 01 by Jules1983Sakura Actions by LonelyDiaryAction 08 by ForbiddenParadiseHorizon Actions by LonelyDiary
:thumb95752813:Ps action 4 by StrangeClaireOld Styles PS Actions by LoviyouAction 07 by ForbiddenParadise
Photoshop Action 05 by FluoGirlAction 06 by ForbiddenParadisePhotoshop Action 2 by babyIcandobetterPhotoshop Action 3 by babyIcandobetter
retro by ShadowsInMyEyes30 photoshop actions by candymax-stockLensbaby Action by tammy-angelaG-labs dream efect by Grafilabs
Retro Vintage Action Set by confused-equineAction 02 by scary-miss-madyPhotoshop Action 10 by w1zzy-resourcesPhotoshop Action: Diabolic by davidnanchin
Hello everybody,
Today I would like to show you some amazing photoshop actions, which you can use to improve your works!

It is third part of my features, previous two can be found here:
1st. news.deviantart.com/article/43…
2nd. news.deviantart.com/article/53…

HOW TO USE PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS:
1. Put the .ATN file from the zip in a Photoshop.
2. Choose Load Actions from the Actions palette menu.
3. Select the action set file from die directory you saved it.
4. Click Load.
5. Click Play Button.

STEP BY STEP - SCREENSHOTS!
1. img143.imageshack.us/img143/53…
2. img149.imageshack.us/img149/40…
3. img156.imageshack.us/img156/34…
4. img84.imageshack.us/img84/7356…
5. img149.imageshack.us/img149/34…
6. img149.imageshack.us/img149/40…



So, let the show get started!!!
...


:thumb94927328: Photoshop Action 22 by w1zzy-resources
Photoshop Action 24 by w1zzy-resources Ps Action 7 by gfxgurl
:thumb95657061: Photoshop Action 25 by w1zzy-resources Action no.4-spooky portraits by bellalleb-stock
:thumb95752813: Actions by frockstarr Photoshop Action 23 by w1zzy-resources
:thumb94248589: :thumb95068056: Photoshop Action 3 by babyIcandobetter
Photoshop Action 2 by babyIcandobetter Photoshop Action 21 by w1zzy-resources PhotoShop Actions , Set 8 by Baby4Girl
Action 05 by scary-miss-mady Old Styles PS Actions by Loviyou Horizon Actions by LonelyDiary
:thumb94818380: Photoshop Action: Foliage by davidnanchin Action no.3 -white skin by bellalleb-stock
Action 08 by ForbiddenParadise Iro no Seizo PS Actions by Loviyou :thumb95796224:
Ps action 1 by StrangeClaire :thumb96841049: My actions_4th by archys187
:thumb95753613: photoshop action 5 by nuclear-radiation Photoschop Action 5 by babyIcandobetter
:thumb97369394: :thumb96742498: Action 04 andzia89 by andzia89
Action 02 by liianne Actions 3 by frockstarr :thumb95247080:
:thumb96845264: :thumb96850590: :thumb96612171:
Olden Action by snerkie :thumb96956944: :thumb96956600:

Thank You and Hopefully you'll enjoy yourself!
Oscar Pilch
:iconw1zzy:
Awesome collection of the best Photoshop actions on dA!

Photoshop Action 26 by saturn-rings Photoshop Action 23 by saturn-rings Amatorka Action 2 by Amatorka HDR Tools by forfie :thumb105405133: Action .6 by crazykira-resources Alelatriller Colours actions by AleLaTriller Sea Dreams Actions by LonelyDiary Horizon Actions by LonelyDiary photography edit actions 1 by depairfactor ..::Vintage Actions::.. by Whimsical-Dreams :thumb97838522: Lara Jade Actions- Free Sample by larafairie sa-cool actions 1.05 by sa-cool landscape and sky action by fcpr Photoshop Action 16 by saturn-rings Lomo-Cross Processing Action by efete-stock Vintage Effect - Ps Actions - by photoshop-stock Nature Actions 2.09 by sa-cool Darker Effect 3.0 by sa-cool Photoshop Action: RetrogradeMi by davidnanchin Action 1 by Fustro :thumb141382793: :thumb126566536: 50 Photoshop Postwork Actions by mauricioestrella for all action. by smokedval
Photoshop Actions are extremely useful in both saving time as well as learning new features that you may not know. They can be used to help standardize your final project better, cut down on repetitive tasks, and to assist you in a bit of creative inspiration.

[http://designreviver.com/freebies/400-time-saving-photoshop-actions/]

Free Photoshop Actions

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 11, 2011, 12:20 PM
Photoshop Actions: the professional's tool, the beginner's crutch, the salesmen's bag of tricks

tldr: Learn how to post edit. Don't rely on actions developed by others and don't pay for them. Develop your own actions. Resources to help you along the way are all over the internet.

I recently released two Photoshop Actions, Bohemian Sundance and Parisian Rain, available for download for free on my website JFotography: jfotography.yolasite.com



Photoshop Actions, along with GIMP scripts, and other scripted, systematic, post editing procedures, can be very useful for professional photographers who have to edit a large number of photos in a short period of time. They are also useful for quickly surveying a large number of potential post editing routes, say if you want to go for a vintage feel, bring out cool or warm tones, etc.

Vintage Effect - Ps Actions - by photoshop-stock  Sketch Action by mohammed6651 pink shimmer action by Laura1995

But, as one size rarely fits all, Photoshop Actions will generally not do the best job of post editing. Each photo will still need its own set of tweaks and checks. Unsurprisingly, post editing is generally done best when tailored specifically to one photo to address its individual needs. Still, Photoshop Actions can provide a lot of helpful guidance in the post editing procedure.

Daydream Free Action by tigerelune

With that being said, Photoshop Actions can also become crutches particularly to beginner photographers and beginner post editors who are not yet too skilled at post editing. Beginners may be tempted to simply use Photoshop actions developed by someone else to perform an array of post editing procedures to enhance their photos instead of learning how to use curves, channel mixers, and other post editing tools thereby crutching and impeding the learning process.

Vintage II - PS Actions by photoshop-stock The Green Forest Action by sd-stock Powerful Colors  3.2 by sa-cool

Perhaps more troubling is that salesmen market these Photoshop Actions as easy, sure-fire ways to enhance your photography with the click of a button. And people pay good money to purchase these Photoshop Actions, often in the ranges of $20 to $200. The truth is if you find a Photoshop Action you like that's available for purchase, there's likely a very similar one available for free.This journal entry is filled with links to free Photoshop Actions on dA alone! Don't be fooled by marketing. Often, just because it costs more doesn't mean it's better. Plus, you can always try to make your own Photoshop Actions to perform achieve similar effects with a little trial and error.

Caffeshop Actions - 1st Set by FairyAngelPrincess Action 06 by AlexEdg JJ's PSD+ATN 1 by enhancers

So does this mean that you should never spend money on Photoshop Actions? Not necessarily. The decision comes down to an evaluation of the worth of your time and the worth of the Photoshop Action developer's time.  If you've found a Photoshop Action you like, you can either spend a few moments of your time looking for something similar or better yet learning how to post edit in a similar manner, or you can appreciate the time the developer spent on making the Photoshop Action and just buy it.

  soft glow action by Laura1995 i-Dark 3.01 by sa-cool

Ultimately, Photoshop Actions are but generalized, condensed summaries of post editing procedures. If you know how to do post editing and how to develop the procedures, then you can make your own Photoshop Actions and sell them if you wish. But the knowledge will take you much further and in the long run will be worth much more.

Seasonal Actions by FallOutGirl9001 Photoshop Action 22 by saturn-rings Action 01 by AlexEdg

Here are some excellent resources for how to make Photoshop Actions:
blog.epicedits.com/2008/03/07/…
photo.tutsplus.com/articles/po…
www.google.com/

As always there's a lot more where that came from all over the web. You just have to search a little.


Thanks for your support!