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25 Best Photo Art Effects in Photoshop (Artistic PSD Actions)

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Create masterful artistic photo effects with these Photoshop actions.

Everyone should have the tools to make art they enjoy. And now digital art makes it possible for everyone to be an artist with the help of Photoshop actions.

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Turn a picture of you and your dog into a fun cartoon.

In today's selection of hand-picked goodies, we bring you 25 of the best artistic photo effects from Envato Elements.

Featuring brilliant styles reminiscent of your favorite multimedia artists, these artistic photo effects play with traditional and digital art forms for spectacular results. 

Want to see these Photoshop art filters in action? Check out our example below.

An Example of How to Make Amazing Photo Effects Fast

To give you an idea of how easy it is to use Photoshop art filters and actions, here's a fun example we've tried out!

See what the Hand Drawn Photoshop Action looks like on this beautiful Wolf Picture from Pixabay. This Photoshop action is versatile and easy to customize. 

Simply brush over the area where you want the effect before pressing play.

It's that simple! Get stunning results fast!

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Unlimited Photo Art Effects in Photoshop at Envato Elements 

Envato Elements offers thousands of premium actions and presets, fonts, mockups, graphic templates, photos, and much more.

Look at some of the Photoshop artistic filters and actions included in this creative library:

A subscription to Envato Elements gives you access to all of these. For one low monthly fee, you can download as many of these digital assets as you like, as often as you like.

Want to see more Photoshop artistic filters and actions? Check out the rest of the amazing resources below.

25 Best Photo Art Effects in Photoshop

Transform a stagnant timeline with cool and unique Photoshop artistic filters and actions. Just open these templates in Adobe Photoshop to get started right away!

Get ready to create the best Photoshop art with these actions:

Painting Effect on Canvas (PSD)

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Let's start out with this photo art filter. Create a painting effect on canvas with this download. Make an artistic photo processing in just a few clicks. Instead of looking for Photoshop artistic tutorials, simply follow the help file included. You won't believe the level of artistic effects you can get with this download.  

Double Exposure Urban Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN)

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What's cooler than double exposure art effects? Experiment with this urban Photoshop artist filter to create interesting images. This download includes an action file, a brush file, and a help file to guide you. Experiment with different images to create amazing Photoshop art in seconds. 

Photo Abstract Painting Effect (ATN, PAT)

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We all can take selfies nowadays. But how about making one with a cool photo art filter? Check out this pack of abstract painting PSD photo actions. They're easy to use, and you have a written guide to help you install the presets. Experiment with different photos, share them on social media, and become a Photoshop artist! 

Vincent Photoshop Action (ATN, PAT)

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You might think artistic photo processing takes ages. But with Photoshop artistic filters and actions, you can get a Van Gogh effect in just a few clicks. Check out this amazing photo art filter, and imagine your photos turning into impressionistic paintings.

Paintum Photoshop Action (ATN)

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Paint magnificent pictures of animals and people with the Paintum Photoshop action. Designed for all creatives, this PSD photo action gives you a professional look with an easy-to-use tool. No additional steps are necessary—just play the action for one brilliant effect.

Artistic Pixel Sorter Photoshop Actions (ATN, TXT)

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Stun your audience with an impressive pixel-inspired look! This wicked Photoshop action creates an artistic look that's like no other. It simulates the appearance of the Pixel Sorting algorithm for awesome artistic pieces. Make one-of-a-kind art for your posters and websites.

Watercolor Artist Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN, PAT)

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Hang up lovely watercolor portraits of your pets, family, and friends! Just use this amazing watercolor artist action for stunning, professional results. A helpful video tutorial is included to walk you step by step through the process of creating your own work of art. Try it out today!

Blood Art Photoshop Action (ATN)

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Create a moody, vampy look with this sultry Photoshop action. A unique action that creates a blood art effect, this action mixes ink and splatter effects with vivid color presets. Improve your final results even further by taking advantage of the well-organized layers.

Pop Art Photo Effect (PSD)

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One of the coolest artistic effects you can get is Pop Art inspired. This PSD photo action is a great resource to try out. Artistic filters and actions like this one help you transform pictures into cartoon art effects. Try out this photo art filter on your next self-portrait. 

Clouds Exposure Photoshop Action (ATN, ABR)

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Vanish into a cloud of smoke! This epic clouds exposure action creates a professional effect with glowing particles, clouds, and so much more. Adjust the colors to fit a cool duotone look, or experiment for more fun. Try it out for banners and posters!

Tekniq Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN)

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Show off your fantastic technique with this artistic Photoshop action. This action mixes a light sketch effect with abstract lines for a nice, modern aesthetic. Use it to create awesome wallpaper for your phone or computer, or just as a creative portrait. Enjoy!

Color Double Exposure Photoshop Action (ATN)

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Double exposure effects blend multiple images together, just like the result below. First, pick the images you need, and then open them in Photoshop. Play this action to blend cityscape and portrait photos for a neat, artistic effect. Control the color settings and more, right from the Layers panel.

Doodle Mosaic Art Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN, PAT)

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Doodle your way to stunning masterpieces! This Photoshop action is great for beginners. Make your selfies stand out with exciting doodle mosaics made with custom Photoshop brushes. Get the total pack of action, brush, and pattern files from the link above.

Canvas 2 Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN)

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Explore different textures and effects with the Canvas 2 Photoshop action. Perfect for beginners to Photoshop, this action helps you create incredible texture and more with one simple action. It's tested on versions CS3 and above. You'll definitely want this action!

Code Art Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN, PAT, TXT)

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Love tech? Step into the future with this next action. Inspired by your favorite sci-fi movies, this Photoshop action turns your full body and character portraits into coded art. Customize the result even further using the well-organized files, folders, and settings.

Pencil Art Photo Effect (PSD)

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Photoshop art doesn't have to be over the top. Why not try a simple photo art filter like this one? This Pencil Art Photo Effect is perfect for creating handmade artistic effects on your photos. No need for Photoshop artistic tutorials to do this. It's easy and quick to use—with just a few clicks, you can make the best Photoshop art. 

Mixed Art Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN)

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Make impressive mixed media art with this professional Photoshop action. Change your high-resolution photos with this easy-to-use action built for users of all levels. The unique color presets utilize stunning gradients and more. Grab this action for a fun, quick look!

Zodiac Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN, TXT)

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What's your zodiac sign? This next great action helps you make zodiac paths in the sky. Start with your favorite portrait or action shots, and then create the path. Take it up a notch with beautiful extras like stars and light effects. Perfect for posters!

Watercolor Painting Photo Effect (ABR, ATN, PAT)

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Looking for artistic filters to create a watercolor effect with just one click? Try out this awesome watercolor action on a PSD photo. Open your photo in Photoshop to generate artistic effects. Just play the action for a brilliant watercolor effect!

Tattoo Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN)

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Design your very own tattoo with this quick Photoshop action. Get instructions with the easy-to-follow video tutorial designed for beginners to Photoshop. Just run the action with your favorite photo before customizing the results. Try it out with different colors and textures!

Glowing Inversion Action (PSD)

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Are you looking for glowing artistic effects? Check out this one. With one mouse click, you can create an image with a cool and artistic photo processing. Just follow the help file included and implement this photo art filter in the blink of an eye.

Abstract Portrait Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN, PAT)

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This artistic Photoshop action comes with artistic photo processing to create an abstract portrait. Make a magnificent abstract PSD photo in one click. This action helps you save time and energy. Make abstract portraits perfect for posters and more.

Anaglyph Photoshop Action (ATN)

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Looking for futuristic artistic filters? Try out this amazing anaglyph Photoshop art action. This Photoshop action is easy and fun—just open your PSD photo and press play. See how the magic happens in just a few seconds. This is a cool photo art filter to experiment with. 

Abstract Photoshop Action (ATN)

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Get that abstract modern look with this cool Photoshop action. Download this pack to get access to a helpful video tutorial along with colorful presets and so much more. Customize this look fast with fully adjustable layers that are easy to work with. You'll love this one!

ModernArt 3 Photoshop Action (ATN, PNG)

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Need new promotional material with an exciting look? Check out this modern art Photoshop action. Create bursts of colorful action with a neat watercolor look you can apply to portraits, animals, and objects. Tested on Photoshop versions CS3 and above, this action should definitely be added to your arsenal.

Create the Best Photoshop Art!

Looking for more Photoshop artistic tutorials? This collection of premium resources is perfect for the avid designer and photographer. For more cool artistic photo effects, check out Envato Elements

Try out any of these assets to create art effects. Check out some amazing tutorials and articles to get even more artistic inspiration. Happy designing!

Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Janila Castañeda. Janila is a staff writer with Envato Tuts+.

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