Actions for Photoshop & Elements

Speed up your post editing workflow with Photoshop actions designed by master photographers and editors. Bring out the natural beauty of the captured moment with Photoshop actions for weddings, portraits, landscapes, and more. 

Frequently Asked Photoshop Actions Questions

What are Photoshop Actions?

Actions in Adobe Photoshop are files that run a user-defined series of commands. Actions are stored in files with a .ATN file extension. They are time saving tool, much like a macro in MS Word. You can record most Photoshop commands in an action. They are best used for editing tasks you perform frequently, so that you can use Photoshop as efficiently as possible, without repeating every step of your workflow.

Why Use Photoshop Actions?

Actions allow photographers to save time in the editing process while still producing stunning professional photographs. Without needing to repeat every step when altering images, photographers can spend more time making great photographs and less time at the computer. Saving valuable time is especially important for photographer running their own business with a long list of clients. Wedding photographers in particular know how important it is to work efficiently when wedding season comes.

How Do I Install Photoshop Actions?

Adding actions in Photoshop is a simple process and works in CS6 as well as Elements. First, you'll receive an email with a link to download your actions. Once you've downloaded them, you unzip the files and install those in Photoshop. Use our handy guide for more details on how to install Photoshop actions.

How Do I Use Photoshop Actions?

Applying actions in Photoshop is also pretty easy (and fun to see). Select the layer you'd like to apply the action to, and then from your action panel, select which action to use. At the bottom of the action panel, hit the "play" button. Your photo will then be edited with the series of commands contained in the action.

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