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30 Cool Photoshop Photo Effects to Add Style & Wow

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This post is part of a series called Alice in Wonderland Week.
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Add stylish cool effects to your photos in less time with Photoshop effects! Check out this list of premium resources below.

30 Cool Photoshop Photo Effects

We live in an image-driven world. From social media to personal branding, cool and stylish aesthetics help your work stand out. So make things easier by using amazing premium templates to wow your friends and audience.

We've put together another great selection of quality resources to add instant charm to your work. From landscape photography to portraits and selfies, these Photoshop photo effects are professional and simple to use.

Just open these templates in Photoshop and let the magic begin! Featuring cool and exciting effects with retro colors, pretty bokeh, and more, these effects take the headache out of cumbersome editing.

Hand-picked from the amazing sections of Envato Elements and Envato Market, this special collection is inspired by this week's fun Alice in Wonderland theme.

Want to see these resources in action? Check out our examples below.

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To give you an idea of how easy it is to use these resources, here are two fun examples we've tried out!

15 Matte Fashion Photoshop Action

Add that fairytale cinematic appeal with this phenomenal set of matte Photoshop actions. A recent addition to the market, this is a one-click Photoshop action with a total of 15 effects.

15 Matte Fashion Photoshop Action

Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, I tried out this action on this lovely Fantasy Picture from Pixabay. Not only did it add more balance to the color scheme, but it also made it appear more cinematic and appealing. Give it a try!

Action example 1

Redwood Fairytale Photoshop Actions

Continuing with our fairytale theme, we have this gorgeous set of Redwood Photoshop actions. Designed to add a touch of warmth and richness to your work, these actions are stylish and efficient.

Redwood Fairytale Photoshop Actions

With the same story in mind and a super adorable subject, I used this Photoshop action on this sweet Fantasy Girl photo from Pixabay. Instantly it creates a rich color scheme for more drama and tone. Add it to your collection!

Action example 2

Want to see more options? Check out the rest of these amazing resources below.

Realistic Dream Photo Effect

If fantasy portraiture is your style, then you'll definitely love this dreamy photo effect. A high-quality Photoshop action, this effect slightly blurs your photo and works perfectly on fashion and makeup portraits. Download it now and get access to one action file and a helpful instructional guide.

Realistic Dream Photo Effect

Shimmer Photoshop Action

A little shimmer goes a long way. So create compelling photos for your profiles, websites, or posters with this sweet Photoshop action. Tried and tested on Photoshop versions CS3 and above, this action creates shimmering bokeh and light effects quickly and easily. Check it out!

Shimmer Photoshop Action

Hello Autumn Photoshop Action

Sometimes it's hard to create the perfect composition as a photographer. Luckily, you can add any effect you'd like with the help of Photoshop actions. This download features a phenomenal action that lets you add falling autumn leaves in just one click! Give it a try!

Hello Autumn Photoshop Action

Cinematic Movie Effect

Recreate the look of your favorite movies with this bundle of cinematic effects. Great for photographers, designers, and any art lover, this photo effect package contains several high-resolution actions. Try them out on portrait, fantasy, or even nature compositions.

Cinematic Movie Effect

Bokeh & Light Leaks Photo Overlays

Photo overlays are a fun way to add fantastic special effects. This pack, for instance, includes 15 high-resolution bokeh and light leaks you can quickly apply in Photoshop. Render gorgeous, out-of-focus results for a totally unique look.

Bokeh  Light Leaks Photo Overlays

Hearts Photo Effect

Are you a fan of the Queen of Hearts? Show off your love of hearts and romance with this beautiful photo effect. A Photoshop action that is quick and effective, this action is optimized for many languages in Photoshop. Surprise your friends and family with lovely photo effects!

Hearts Photo Effect

Synergy Photoshop Action

Create trippy, psychedelic photo effects inspired by retro neon colors and geometric shapes. To use this Synergy action, just fill the area where you would like to apply the effect, and then press play. Instantly you'll get an impressive look perfect for posters and party flyers.

Synergy Photoshop Action

Paints Photoshop Action

Express yourself with this eye-popping, paint-inspired Photoshop action. It creates a totally unique look with drip and blob effects for a shiny, realistic result. Simply open your own photo and play the action to take advantage of this incredible effect. Give it a shot!

Paints Photoshop Action

Light & Dark - Photoshop Actions

Save hours of work making rays of sunlight by hand! This quality Photoshop action creates a glorious light and dark result for dramatic portrait and landscape photography. Choose from 20 color corrections and follow the detailed video tutorial also included for more help.

Light  Dark - Photoshop Actions

Epic Glow Art Photoshop Action

Adding glow to your nature and animal photos can create dreamy effects like the one seen below. Try this Epic Glow Art Photoshop action packed with lots of layers and options to customize your design. Change the colors, texture, and glow intensity easily for a magical effect.

Epic Glow Art Photoshop Action

Dramatic Effect Photoshop Action

Add drama to your portraits in one simple step! This one-click action creates a stunning monochromatic result with incredible contrast and intense lighting. Enjoy this non-destructive way of editing your photos without hurting the originals. Give it a try!

Dramatic Effect Photoshop Action

Gold Confetti Photoshop Action

Add a luxurious gold confetti effect to your work for impressive, realistic results! Featuring a unique Photoshop action with stunning textures and shine, this effect works great with Photoshop versions CS3 and above. Choose from nine light source directions to customize the lighting.

Gold Confetti Photoshop Action

Cloud Photoshop Action

The abstract nature of clouds and smoke can add a lot of mystery to your work. This smart photo effect kit helps you make fantastic abstract designs using complex shapes and elegant, cloudy waves. Try it out with the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop.

Cloud Photoshop Action

Premium Oil Painting Action

Are you an aspiring artist with a love for traditional mediums? Then you'll definitely want this premium oil painting action. Designed to create a lifelike result with beautiful warped textures, this Photoshop action contains eight awesome effects. Try it out on any selfie or family photo!

Premium Oil Painting Action

Gif Animated Confetti Glitter Effect Photoshop Action

You don't have to master animation to make the most out of this remarkable art form. Just use an animated action like this confetti glitter effect. Instantly add falling confetti to any portrait or landscape photo for a fun, celebratory look. Check it out!

Gif Animated Confetti Glitter Effect Photoshop Action

Golden Bokeh Photo Overlay Effects

Design extraordinary photos with magical bokeh effects. This photo overlay pack is perfect for any creative. It comes with a collection of 52 bokeh overlays which instantly turn any composition into a charming, fantastical creation. Use it for posters, ads, and more!

Golden Bokeh Photo Overlay Effects

Modern - Painting Art Photoshop Action

Don't have time for the messiness of traditional, acrylic painting? This awesome modern painting action is great for creatives short on time. Compatible with Photoshop CS and above, this action creates a textural, modern painting inspired by the masters.

Modern - Painting Art Photoshop Action

Artistic Smoke Portrait Photo Effect Templates

Design stunning website headers, posters, and more with this smoky portrait photo effect. This wonderful pack of Photoshop photo effect templates uses smart objects to apply fiery smoke and fire effects to your pieces. They're easy to customize, and you have complete control over the final result.

Artistic Smoke Portrait Photo Effect Templates

Concept Mix Art Photoshop Action

Mixed media pieces combine several art forms together for new and amazing results. This next Photoshop action is great for giving your work that traditional look. Included in this download is one action file along with all the patterns and brushes needed to add more customization to your photos.

Concept Mix Art Photoshop Action

Hipster Photo Template

Are you a fan of the cosmos? Create trippy, hipster-looking pieces with this cool hipster photo template. Create unlimited looks with this pack of high-quality backgrounds, filters, and vector geometric elements. Just insert your photo to get started!

Hipster Photo Template

Matte Pastels Photoshop Action

Some actions are a lot more subtle and unique. This matte pastels Photoshop action will add an instant dreamy appearance to any great location shot. Compatible with Photoshop versions CS5 and above, this action creates film effects styled like photographer Masashi Wakui.

Matte Pastels

Frequency Photoshop Action

Want a photo effect that is different but still cool? This frequency Photoshop action will add just enough pizazz to your photos for a refreshing, new appearance. Create the desired effect in just a few seconds with Adobe Photoshop and high-resolution images.

Frequency Photoshop Action

Drawing Essential Photoshop Action

With many years of training and patience, you too could become an extraordinary artist. But you can also get that same traditional drawing look by also using a Photoshop action. This new arrival creates realistic hand drawings inspired by the real thing! Check it out!

Drawing Essential Photoshop Action

Caricature Maker

You don't have to be a professional artist to create a charismatic caricature. Just use an awesome caricature maker like this one to distort your face for a funny, cartoonish effect. Upload your photo with ease and choose from 35 caricature effects to transform your face fast.

Caricature Maker

Doodle Mosaic Art Photoshop Action

Love to doodle? Now you can incorporate fun doodle effects into your portraits! This next Photoshop action transforms your selfies with hand-drawn artwork in seconds! Apply this action to your compositions to try out five paper textures along with ten color presets.

Doodle Mosaic Art Photoshop Action

Vivid Glamour Action Set

It can take years to master photo retouching. That's why we're bringing you this magnificent set of vivid glamor Photoshop actions. Perfect for portrait or landscape photos, this action set adds sharpness and amazing filters with the click of a button. Check it out!

Vivid Glamour Action Set

Escher Ribbon FX - Photoshop Add-On

Many Photoshop add-ons are inspired by famous art techniques. This Escher Ribbon effect add-on allows users to add a cool ribbon effect to almost any portrait or object. Follow the helpful video tutorial that's also included to see how it works!

Escher Ribbon FX - Photoshop Add-On

28 Real B&W Film Emulations

Add real film grain and textures to your photos in just seconds! This collection of premium black-and-white film emulations features 15 contrast effects and eight seamless grains. The amount varies depending on your photo, so make sure to experiment for amazing results!

28 Real BW Film Emulations

Show Us Your Photo Effects!

Tried any of these assets? Let us know! Tell us your favorite Photoshop photo effects in the comments below.

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This has been a collection of premium resources perfect for the avid designer and photographer. For more cool Photoshop photo effects, check out Envato Market and Envato Elements, or enlist the help of our talented professionals at Envato Studio. Happy designing!

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