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25+ Best New Photoshop Actions & Photo Effects for 2023

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Enter 2023 with the best Photoshop actions around. Check out these awesome new resources below.

The new year will be here soon, so how will you transform this year? Try a new Photoshop action and create wild photo effects to share on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Explore your creative spirit with cool photo effects like retro-inspired posters, ink and sketch effects, or duotone color palettes.

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You can find brilliant Photoshop actions like this one on Envato Elements.

Stay on trend with this new list of incredible Photoshop actions and creative photo effects from Envato Elements. Find quick, affordable options you can download in seconds, or subscribe to unlimited high-quality assets for one monthly fee!

Want to make these effects yourself? Start with this fun Photoshop action tutorial:

Get the Latest Photoshop Actions and Photo Effects From Envato Elements for 2023

If you're an avid Photoshop user who loves to edit pictures, you probably are on the hunt for the latest and most popular Photoshop effects and actions. If you constantly download the latest Photoshop add-ons, you'll love Envato Elements.

The subscription-based marketplace offers you unlimited Photoshop actions, photo effects, add-ons, Lightroom presets, and more—all for a flat monthly fee.

Here's a selection of some of the latest Photoshop effects and actions available on Envato Elements.

1. CollageArt Photoshop Action (ATN, ABR, PAT)

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This collage Photoshop action is new for 2023 but has a distinctly vintage feel. One of the coolest things about this download is the amount of detail seen in the results. Creating this detailed effect without this action would take hours, which is why this is one of the best Photoshop actions for 2023.

2. Portraits Characters Game Action (ATN, PAT)

These fun Photoshop actions will transport your subjects to the virtual world. They have a modern video-game aesthetic that works in just a single click. If you need more assistance, there's a help file included with these Photoshop 2023 presets.

3. Architecture Pencil Sketch Photoshop Action (ATN, ABR, PAT)

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Here's an interesting twist on pencil sketch Photoshop actions. It adds realistic lines and dimensions that are reminiscent of an architect's blueprints. If you have a lot of shots of interiors and landscapes, this is a fun Photoshop action to use to spice them up.

4. Old Propaganda Effect (ATN, PAT)

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If other popular Photoshop effects are too serious for your portraits, you can head down this route. Old Propaganda centers your subjects in front of a vibrant red background. Give it a try if you want to try out something completely different with your photos.

5. Vintage Grain Photoshop Action (ATN)

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Are you after that classic camera look in your shots? Then this is one of the best Photoshop actions to download. The film grain effect it creates has a lot of texture and character. It's simple to use too, letting you apply it to a lot of photos easily.

6. Retro Paint Photo Effect Action (ATN, PAT)

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This Photoshop 2023 preset is another one that gives your photos an old-school look. This painting Photoshop action creates a retro cartoon effect, complete with Ben-Day dots. Working with only a click, you can get this aesthetic without any effort.

7. Geometrical Collage Generator: Photoshop Plugin (ABR, ATN PAT, ZXP)

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Here's an amazing photo effect for your creative work. You can mix the fun textures and color scripts found in this Photoshop action with your photography for some stunning results. The effects are high-resolution, so your final product will always look professional.

8. Lo-Fi Photo Action (ATN, PNG)

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Check out this collection of some of the best Photoshop actions. It has three different-colored glitch effects and grains to experiment with, as well as distortion options! There's plenty to see here, which means plenty of different outcomes for your favorite photos.

9. Gif Animated Meteor Shower Light Photoshop Action (ATN, ABR)

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This awesome Photoshop action will create animated GIFs out of your photos! Check it out; visit the artist's portfolio for animated examples. It's super easy to add sparkling effects to your photos with this action—help files included!

10. True Watercolor Photoshop Action (ATN, ABR, PAT)

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Love watercolor effects? Then you don't want to pass up this realistic watercolor painting effect Photoshop action! The results look awesome, and it even comes with an added brush and pattern to help further polish your finished result.

11. Pencil Sketch Effect Photoshop Action (ATN, ABR, PAT)

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Create beautiful pencil-sketch-inspired works with this beautiful pencil sketch effect Photoshop action. It's easier than ever to jump in and experiment with a sketching aesthetic. Check out the help file, and use the included Photoshop brush to craft your next masterpiece.

12. Color Fusion Photoshop Actions (ATN)

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This Photoshop action is super colorful and has so many possibilities. Check out the six different object styles, the presets, and the trace directions! Which colors would you use to add some extra pizzazz to your next photo project?

13. Into the Jungle Photoshop Actions (ATN)

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Produce high-quality photos in minutes with this incredible set of nature-based Photoshop actions for portraits. Perfect for travel and nature photography, these actions give your work that adventurous look. Mix and match these vintage color effects for a bold new effect!

14. 80s Retro Poster Photoshop Action (ATN, ABR, PAT)

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Love the 80s? Then you'll definitely want this retro 80s poster action in your collection. Inspired by the latest trends in retro design, this action creates a vibrant poster in just a few clicks. It works best with models or figures, so make sure to try it with your favorite selfie. 

15. Energy 3 Photoshop Action (ATN, ABR)

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Can you feel the energy from this photo? Make your audience feels the same with an image that creates a powerful impact. This Photoshop action creates a neon-colored photo effect complemented with bokeh, lightning bolts, and more. Make attractive photos, no matter your experience level.

16. MicroPro Fantasy Pink Photoshop Action (ATN)

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Recent trends in infrared photography are taking the internet by storm. So tackle your own fantasy pink forest with this incredible Photoshop action. Compatible with Photoshop versions CS4 and above, this action is super easy to use for reliable results. 

17. Oil Painting Animation Photoshop Action (ATN)

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Vincent van Gogh is easily one of the most recognizable painters in art history. Now you can emulate his famous post-Impressionist style with this realistic painting effect Photoshop action. Add a cool animation to your work for a surreal painting effect that moves.

18. Duotone Pro Photoshop Actions (ATN)

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Sleek and professional, these Duotone Pro Photoshop actions help you achieve phenomenal color effects for almost any project. Choose from a collection of 50 quality actions to speed up your workflow. A handy instructional guide is also included! The results and simplicity make Duotone Pro one of the best Photoshop actions around.

19. Digital Film Supply 3 Action Bundle (ATN)

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Digital photography produces clean, crisp photos, but maybe you want to try something else. If that's the case, try out this lovely pack of digital film supply Photoshop actions for portraits. Inspired by grainy, retro photography, this action set will add authentic aging to all your photos.

20. Premium Double Exposure Photoshop Action (ATN, PNG)

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Create unbelievable double exposures with this extraordinary action. Merge incredible shots of animals and landscape photography together for one remarkable look. Simply open the action and select your best images to get this popular Photoshop effect.

21. Artistic Watercolor Painting Photoshop Action (ATN, ABR, PAT)

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Do you love traditional art but hate getting dirty? Then try this next realistic watercolor painting effect Photoshop action. This action emulates the unique painterly style for impressive results. Included are ten color presets you can apply with just one click!

22. Photoshop Da Vinci Effect Action (ATN, ABR, PAT)

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Ever wish you were as talented as the greats? Now you can match their efforts with a quick Photoshop Da Vinci effect add-on. Create fantastic hand-drawn sketches inspired by your favorite photos. It's super easy to use and creates a fully layered result you can modify at any time. Add it to your personal library if you like pencil sketch Photoshop actions.

23. Urbania Photoshop Actions (ATN)

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Can the hustle and bustle of city life be captured in one action set? This pack certainly succeeds, with remarkable color effects which saturate your pictures. Easily capture the richness and grit of your everyday grind with this phenomenal pack of 18 Photoshop actions.

24. Watercolor Painting Effect: Photoshop Action (ATN, ABR, PAT)

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Turn every shot into an art-gallery worthy watercolor painting with this Photoshop action. All you have to do is play the action to make these creative effects. If you need help with this Photoshop 2023 preset, use the included text file to get the most from this fun download.

25. Old School Photoshop Action (ATN, PAT)

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Film grain is one of the most popular Photoshop effects, and this entry recreates the look with great accuracy. The care taken in creating this action is matched only by its ease of use. Once you click play, the action works automatically and quickly.

26. Clown Photoshop Action (ATN, ABR)

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Not all clowns are creepy, but you can create some sinister portraits with this action. You can make a variety of faces with your shots. In only three steps, you'll have some photos that are ready to share on social media or for a Halloween-themed event.

27. Abstract Face Photoshop Action (ATN, ABR, PAT)

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On the flip side, you can use this fun Photoshop action to create abstract looks in your photos. You can make a ton of different Photoshop effects from these 2023 presets. Download it and see what creative looks you can make.

28. Fun Comic Photoshop Action (ATN, PSD)

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Our final selection of the best new Photoshop actions for 2023 is all about having some larger-than-life silliness. It's a download that makes every photo a cartoon. The fun Photoshop action is fast and easy to use, and it also works in all languages of the program.

Discover More Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions are just one epic way to create gorgeous photo effects in less time. Try one of the actions from this list to kick-start your creativity this new year.

Want more photo effects? Check out these articles and tutorials for more inspiration:

This has been a selection of premium Photoshop actions and photo effects perfect for the avid creator. For more Photoshop actions and photo effects, check out Envato Elements. Happy creating!

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