I wanted to start making a list of good high quality Photoshop actions links. I believe Actions were added to Photoshop in CS2 so I believe most of these will work in CS2 or higher. I personally will have only tried these items in CS4 on a PC so if you are using anything else your millage may vary.
PanosFX – This website has a ton of FREE and FREE for personal use actions. If you need them for your business you can also pay to use them for a small fee. Here is a listing of the different actions. You will most likely need to login into the site in order to download the actions by creating a free username.
- Panos Cubes – Neat gift idea
- BIG PICTURES version 2 – Lots of neat effects
- FILM MACHINE
- VINTAGE PHOTO – Nice effect
- OLD PAPER
- PUZZLE EFFECTS
- SKETCH EFFECTS
- POSTAGE STAMP
- MAGNIFYING GLASS
- FIX ZOOM TO PRINT SIZE
- REFLECTIONS – If you don’t use Live Writer you’ll love this.
- OUT OF BOUNDS v.2 – Love this one 🙂
- BORDER AND BEND
- RAINY DAY
- PAGE CURLS
- EMBOSSED LABEL
- RULE OF THIRDS CROPPING
- CRACKED WALL PAINTINGS
- PAPER CUBE NET
- HIGH-PASS SHARPENING
- OLD GOODIES COLLECTION
- PRECLASSIC GREEK BRUSHES
Emanual Feronato – This person was nice enough to provide a action to re-create the LOMA effect, and several other Actions.
From Wikipedia: Lomography is a commercial trademark of Lomographische AG, Austria for products and services related to photography. The name is licensed from a former state-run optics company LOMO PLC in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 35 mm LOMO LC-A camera employed an unusual lens
which produced large amounts of distortion at the edges of the image whilst keeping the center sharp, and was promoted by businessmen from Austria with international gallery shows.
Lomography emphasizes casual, snapshot photography. Accidents such as over-saturated colors, lens artifacts, and exposure defects are rehabilitated to produce swirly, abstract effects, a trait emphasized by practitioners. Others use the technique to document everyday life, because the small camera size and ability to shoot in low light encourages candid photography and photo reportage.
Addicted to Design
This site has only a few free actions for Photoshop but they seem to have a bunch of good paid for ones that I haven’t tried. You can find all their free actions by going to this link:
Night Fate Actions
Night Fate created several good actions for Photoshop and posted them on Deviant Art. Here the download location:
Princess of Shadows
Has a few good quality Actions and you can download them at:
Created a nice Action script to really make the photo look vintage. Dowload the Action here: