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50 Awesome Photo Effect Tutorials

Photoshop is clearly our favorite photo editing software. In this article, we have listed 50 photo effect tutorials that will show you how to perform a wide range of tasks including age progression, Instagram-like effects, lomo effects, light leaks, as well as vintage and retro effects that you can use to help improve your photo editing workflow. 

If you're looking for a quick way to make pro photo effects, then browse through our premium Photoshop Photo Effects and Photoshop Actions, which can be purchased on GraphicRiver. There are thousands of creative options to choose from. Or find an expert designer on Envato Studio to customize graphics for you.

Now, let's take a look at these free photo effect tutorials!

50 Photo Effect Tutorials from Envato Tuts+


Learn how to do just about anything to your photos. From double exposure effects, to cut-outs, and so much more, dive into these amazing tutorials created just for you from Envato Tuts+.

10 Premium Photo Effects from Envato Market

The tutorials above cover a wide range of effects you can achieve through practice and persistence. But if you're short on time, you can always turn to the amazing selection of Photoshop Actions on GraphicRiver and Envato Elements for more awesome photo effects.

Here we have a collection of 10 premium Photoshop actions guaranteed to transform your photos in a few short clicks. Enjoy!

25 HDR Photo FX V.2 - Photoshop Action

HDR or High-Dynamic Range photography is an incredible technique that results in powerful imagery. And you can achieve the look of pristine HDR photography with this Photoshop action. Included in this package are 25 adjustable effects, four sharpness levels, and even a starburst generator action as a bonus!

25 HDR Photo FX V2 - Photoshop Action

Realistic Painting Effect V2 - Painting Action

Get artsy with this realistic painting effect. Designed to simulate the look of traditional oil paintings, this set includes three Photoshop actions, fully editable layers, and 15 different color presets. Explore your creative side with just a few simple clicks!

Realistic Painting Effect V2 - Painting Action

90 Premium Actions Set

You can never have enough Photoshop actions! And with this set of amazing premium actions, you can download 90 different looks. This packages comes complete with retro-vintage effects, stunning black and white results, and so much more!

90 Premium Actions Set

Cosmic Photoshop Action

Explore the wonders of the universe with this spacey photo effect. With 10 incredible color looks included, simply brush over the area you would like to apply the effect and press play. Enjoy this amazing cosmic effect in only a matter of seconds!

Cosmic Photoshop Action

Soft Focus 2 Photoshop Action

Create a legendary photo effect with this soft focus action. With well organized layers and simple instructions, you will even find a video tutorial included for additional help. Download this action to gain access to this professional lighting effect.

Soft Focus 2 Photoshop Action

Noire Photoshop Actions Vol 1

Looking for a cinematic photo effect? Well you can turn your photo into a glamorous movie-like style image with this noire-inspired Photoshop action. This package features 12 Photoshop actions along with helpful instructions and fully adjustable effects.

Noire Photoshop Actions Vol 1

Dimension Photoshop Action

Explode your photos into a million pieces with just a few simple clicks! This incredible package includes 8 different glass patterns that can be scaled to various sizes along with 10 color options for even more variety.

Dimension Photoshop Action

Matte & Faded Photoshop Actions

Love the look of vintage photography? Explore that matte and faded style with this stunning action set. This set includes 17 amazing Photoshop actions that come in a variety of subdued and faded effects. Get that professional retro look you'll love in almost no time at all!

Matte  Faded Photoshop Actions

Fury Photoshop Action

If you're feeling furious then you might want to express it with a powerful Photoshop action. Simply brush over the area where you would like to apply the effect and press play! It's just that simple! Download this package to gain access to this action and additional instructional materials.

Fury Photoshop Action

Advanced Double Exposure - Photoshop Action

Double exposure photography is a super trendy technique that merges two photos together for an amazing effect. And you can achieve an advanced level of manipulation with this incredible Photoshop action. With 18 color presets included, the effects are outstanding and truly limitless.

Advanced Double Exposure - Photoshop Action

Conclusion

Want to see more photo effects? Browse the incredible collection of Photoshop Actions designed to transform your photos through GraphicRiver and Envato Elements.

And for even more design help, enlist the help of the wonderful folks at Envato Studio to fulfill your photo effect needs!

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