Film-Inspired Photoshop Actions

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Looking to replicate a film effect with your digital photos? This set of Photoshop actions makes it easy to apply film inspired effects with just the click of a mouse. The set includes 32 different film-inspired actions, plus 5 actions for adding varying amounts of grain, and 6 actions for adding different vignettes, for a total of 43 actions. The grain and vignette actions can be stacked and used with any of the film actions. By keeping the grain and vignette actions separate it gives you greater flexibility and avoids adding those elements when you don’t want them.

These actions are compatible with both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. The Photoshop version requires Photoshop CS4 or newer, and the Elements version requires PSE 11 or 12.

With these actions you’ll be able to create awesome film-like effects quickly and easily. Want to improve portraits, wedding photos, or landscapes? These actions are extremely versatile and can be used with just about any type of photo. The set includes 25 color actions and 7 actions for black and white conversions and effects. You and your clients will love the results of your photos with these actions. The effects created by the actions are not overpowering or drastic, they simple give a subtle elegance without going overboard.

Please note, these actions do not emulate specific types of film.

For installation instructions please see How to Install a Set of Photoshop Actions.

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Published Friday, June 27th, 2014 Pin It

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