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9 of the Best Overlay Photo Effects in Photoshop for Creatives

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Adobe Photoshop is a photographer’s best friend when it comes to adding cool effects to your images. Here, we look at 9 of the Best Photo Overlay Effects in Photoshop for Creatives.

Each Photoshop asset here is from Envato Elements, where you can download unlimited resources on a monthly subscription.

1. FilterGrade Light Leaks Bundle

Light leaks are a fun tool to overlay onto your photo and achieve a simple and realistic film look. This collection of 32 light leak actions for Photoshop also comes with eight custom film effects and a mix of colours.

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FilterGrade Light Leaks Bundle

2. Real Snow Photoshop Action

It may be coming into summer for many of us, but you can still give your images a realistic snow effect with the Real Snow Photoshop Action. Every time you run the action, it produces a slightly different result—so you don’t have to worry about your photographs looking exactly the same!

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Real Snow Photoshop Action

3. FilterGrade Light Leaks Photoshop Actions

The FilterGrade Light Leaks pack is a lovely collection of 20 Photoshop actions featuring warm light, multi-coloured light, bokeh and much more. The light leaks will add a pleasant, vintage style overlay to your photographs.

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FilterGrade Light Leaks Photoshop Actions

4. Double Exposure Kit

Double exposures are a fun and creative way to make your photography a little different. The Double Exposure Kit contains actions, gradients and textures, so you have a whopping 160 options at your disposal.

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Double Exposure Kit

5. Indiemasks

Indiemasks consists of geometric and abstract, hand-painted shapes designed to give you creative clipping masks for your photographs. There are some textures included and five photo filters to add some extra interest.

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Indiemasks

6. 50 Duotone Actions

A simple, one-click way to customise your images with a cool overlay. 50 Duotone Actions may surprise you in that it has… you guessed it, 50 options to choose from.

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50 Duotone Actions

7. Indie Camera Actions for Adobe Photoshop

Inspired by the Indie music scene, this set of Photoshop actions combines instant actions with gradient maps and light leak overlays to give your images a variety of retro-stylish looks.

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Indie Camera Actions for Adobe Photoshop

8. Nostalgia — Old Watercolor Overlays

Hurray for nostalgia, and now you can add some to your photographs easily, with the Nostalgia — Old Watercolor Overlays set for Photoshop. Combine frames, textures and brushes to build up your effect.

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Nostalgia - Old Watercolor Overlays

9. Plexiglass — 15 Abstract Effects

Last, but by no means least, we have Plexiglass — 15 Abstract Effects. Turn your photographs into cool, creative backgrounds for text, posters and more. Play one action and all the effects will run, so you can switch between them instantly.

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Plexiglass – 15 Abstract Effects

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