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The Must-Have Adobe Photoshop Assets for Designers and Digital Artists

There are so many tools and assets designers and artists can add to their virtual toolbox that it's hard to know where to begin! Stop the guessing game and check out this must-have list of fantastic and fun digital assets from Envato Market for Adobe Photoshop users everywhere. From actions to textures, you'll never know what the next job calls for, so take this list for a spin!

Actions: Photo Effects

First up in this list: Adobe Photoshop Actions. Below you'll find photo effect actions that are perfect for designs and artists alike. Whether you want to run through several images for a shop or a client's website, using actions to apply elegant or unique photo effects will speed up your process or even inspire other creative endeavors!

50+ Premium Actions V.2

This set includes over 50 actions that alter lighting, tone, and even texture. From more professional-looking photographs to vintage styles, these actions make easy work of altering your content so you can speed up your designing.

50 Premium Actions V2

20 Photographer Actions

This set includes 20 actions that turn an average photograph into something professional and polished. Whether you're aiming to unify a series of unrelated images or you're looking for an extra kick to content for your social media account or website, a set like this is sure to give you what you need.

20 Photographer Actions

Water Reflection With Rippling

I think everyone's action repertoire should include some fun ones. Add a rippling water effect to any photo for any reason you see fit. When it comes to fun actions like these, I find they make quick work of transforming images for social media content or transforming a photo into a more polished effect.

Water Reflection with Rippling

ModernArt Photoshop Action

I love the look of quick, sketchy photo effects. These are especially great for showing the use of a gallery web theme or similar content to prospective clients. Make quick work of transforming stock images in a template or your own images in a marketing campaign.

ModernArt Photoshop Action

Shimmer Photoshop Action

For a bokeh-esque photo effect that's fantastic for even fliers and marketing campaigns, this shimmer photo effect makes transforming photos easy.

Shimmer Photoshop Action

Bi Exposure Action

Combine photos in a trendy, double-exposure style quickly and easily with this photo effect action. Whether you're designing a marketing blast or an event flier, this action keeps your content on point.

Bi Exposure Action

Anaglyph Actions

Another fun one, this photo effect keeps things retro with a 3D glasses-like effect. A particular favorite of mine for showing off content with a nostalgic twist.

Anaglyph Actions

Energy Photoshop Action

This energy-inspired photo effect is fantastic for event fliers, advertisements, and more. Easily turn sports figures or dancers into superheroes with the click of a button.

Energy Photoshop Action

Underwater Photoshop Action

Immerse your images under water completely with this fun photo effect. This is fantastic for swimwear marketing or related media, and there are numerous photo effect actions like this that will suit your needs.

Underwater Photoshop Action

Actions: Text Effects

Our next little list of Adobe Photoshop Actions covers text effects! Transform content for web templates, advertising and marketing, and more in the click of a button! All of these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to text effects, and may inspire you to create and save some of your own.

3D Text Effects Vol.2

This is just one of many fantastic sets of eye-catching 3D text effects with a variety of looks from rocks to wood and more. This set allows you to spend more time designing and less time working out how to transform type into something fun and artistic.

3D Text Effects Vol2

Gold Text Effects

Transform plain lettering to gorgeous gold designs with this gorgeous action. With 15 effects included, you'll find something perfect for your design needs, from web templates to stationery and more!

Gold Text Effects

9 3D Realistic Gold & Silver Text Mock-ups

Continue with glorious metallic text effects with this set of realistic gold and silver actions. Show off logo designs in style and elegance quickly and easily.

9 3D Realistic Gold  Silver Text Mock-ups

Watercolor Text Effects

Make dreamy watercolor typographic creations quickly and easily with this text effect set. With 10 handmade looks, you'll transform your work in no time. I love using content like this for social media content or simple and lovely printed products (stationery, wedding invitations, etc).

Watercolor Text Effects

Cinematic Title Text Effects Vol 5

Have fun with cinematic-inspired text effects. Transform advertising copy into some of the biggest styles from summer blockbusters and more.

Cinematic Title Text Effects Vol 5

Real Fire Text Creator 2

Turn up the heat with this realistic fire text effect. Fantastic for posters, event fliers, and more!

Real Fire Text Creator 2

VHS - RGB Glitch Text Effect

Walk down memory lane with this VHS glitch-inspired text effect. I love fun actions like these for event fliers, posters, and marketing campaigns. With nineties nostalgia in full swing, having a text effect like this in your arsenal is a must.

VHS - RGB Glitch Text Effect

Text Effects | Vintage | 3D | Bundle Vol. 1-3

This text effect bundle is a bit of a grab bag, combining retro and 3D styles into a must-have set for a variety of uses and occasions.

Text Effects  Vintage  3D  Bundle Vol 1-3

14 Retro / Vintage Text Effects V.2

For a text effect bundle that's focused on vintage styles in its entirety, these actions fit the bill brilliantly. Make quick work of applying professional and complex vintage-inspired design styles to any text or even logotypes.

14 Retro  Vintage Text Effects V2

Actions: Utilities

Generate a variety of effects and content quickly and easily with Adobe Photoshop Utilities. I love these for fun content like map generators or presentation materials.

Isometric Ground Mock-UP Actions

This utility is such a fun and cool way to present portfolio content or even create isometric designs for various projects. Add some depth and dimension into your work without leaving the familiarity of Adobe Photoshop.

Isometric Ground Mock-UP Actions

POP-UP Book Maker

Whether you're proposing illustrated content to a publisher or client in pop-up book form and need a quick and tangible way to do so, or just want to wow your clients or portfolio visitors with something fun, this pop-up book maker is a fun and fantastic utility to have in your actions toolbox.

POP-UP Book Maker

3D Map Generator - GEO

Create beautiful and intricate 3D maps easily with this map generator. It's a fantastic asset for infographic creation or whatever else your map needs may be in your design projects.

3D Map Generator - GEO

Isometric Screen Generator

Show off your design projects in style with this isometric screen generator. With 15 views and styles, you can add some real flair to your portfolio or previews for theme templates you may have created and are selling.

Isometric Screen Generator

Embroidered Logo Badge Photoshop Action

Another fun utility! Preview content for embroidered patch concepts, show something real to clients before you hit the sample stage, or create content for your portfolio.

Embroidered Logo Badge Photoshop Action

Seamless Identity for Facebook

Make quick work of compiling brand and identity for yourself or clients with a seamless cover and profile picture maker for Facebook. Spend more time working on other projects rather than wasting time aligning and planning out your Facebook page's cover image.

Seamless Identity for Facebook

Styles

Similar to actions but entirely based on Layer Styles, this content will speed up your design process without making you wait for steps to run and your computer to catch up. From text effects to fun app styles, have fun and explore your layer style options!

Ultimate Text Effect Collection

From metallic to vintage styles, alter your text in a polished and professional way easily with this huge bundle of text effects.

 Ultimate Text Effect Collection

Cartoon Text Effects

Keep things fun and fancy with these cartoon text effects. Bam, pow, and wow your clients with fantastic text effects perfect for posters, fliers, and more!

Cartoon Text Effects

Gold Text Effects

Get gold at the click of a button with this golden foil text effect style bundle. With ten glittering textures and styles, you'll be ready to kick your typographic design up a notch.

Gold Text Effects

Cinematic Title Text Effects Vol 6

Have fun with these cinematic-inspired text effects in layer style form. Transform logotypes or typographic work into professional and polished design pieces in seconds.

Cinematic Title Text Effects Vol 6

30 App Icon Styles

Transform icons and logotypes quickly and easily into 30 different styles. From long shadows to stickers and more, this set is a fantastic way to quickly refresh any icon set.

30 App Icon Styles

Realistic Styles BUNDLE

With 50 styles and 27 text effects, this huge bundle makes easy work of transforming content into realistic, grungy design work perfect for event fliers, poster designs, and more.

Realistic Styles BUNDLE

Vintage Comic Creator

Another fun style bundle, this one transforms text and other content into vintage-styled comics. Textures and styles based on and created from real comics pack this bundle with a nostalgic look that'll transport you to an old comic and card shop instantly.

Vintage Comic Creator

50 Web/App Surfaces (PSD+ASL)

Fantastic for transforming web assets, banners, and more into over 50 styles, this layer style bundle makes quick work for many of your design needs.

50 WebApp Surfaces PSDASL

Epic Fantasy Game Style Text Effects - Bundle

Infuse some fantasy into your poster designs, app designs, and more with a simple click of the button. This bundle contains three effect sets, making this great value for not only the price but the quality of the bundle as well.

Epic Fantasy Game Style Text Effects - Bundle

18 Food Styles

Play with your food with these delicious text effect styles. It's fantastic for advertisements, food blogs, and more! 

18 Food Styles

Brushes

Whether you're touching up a photo or creating a lovely digital painting, brushes are a must for every designer and artist. From special effects to realistic media, you'll find several must-haves in the list below.

Watercolor Splash Brushes

Add a literal splash of color with these watercolor splash brushes. Whether you're creating fun typographic designs or marketing materials, they mimic real media wonderfully without your having to break out paint.

Watercolor Splash Brushes

Nimbus & Stella Brushes

Create fantastic cloud and star textures or add on to existing content with these nimbus and stella brushes. The textures of these brushes work perfectly for creating grunge, watercolor, and other similar textured creations if you paint digitally as well.

Nimbus  Stella Brushes

30 Particle Brushes

Transform your content into vintage-inspired images with this set of 30 particle brushes. These brushes also work well for mimicking lighting effects, displacement effects, and more! 

30 Particle Brushes

15 Fractal PS Brushes

These fractal brushes are a fantastic addition for graphic and web designers. Create backgrounds and patterns, add textured lines to poster designs, and more!

15 Fractal PS Brushes

Bokeh Brushes

Apply a bokeh effect manually to photographs and other images with these dreamy bokeh brushes. Also fantastic for creating abstract backgrounds and other content.

Bokeh Brushes

Smoke Brushes

Realistic brushes like this smoke effect set are wonderful for adding effects to photographs or other media. Much like the other textured brushes above, they also work wonderfully for creating textures within digital paintings.

Smoke Brushes

Brush Pack Professional Volume 4 - Classic Art

This huge set of realistic media brushes is fantastic for adding a real media touch to your design work or creating beautiful digital drawings. With everything from ink pens to markers to watercolor brushes, this set is one of the best around.

Brush Pack Professional volume 4 - Classic Art

30 Fire & Flame Brushes

Have some more fun with realistic photo brushes like this flame and fire set. Whether you're editing photographs or creating digital paintings, a set like this gives you fantastic texture options.

30 Fire  Flame Brushes

Coffee Stain Brushes (90×)

With 90 brushes in this set, you will find nearly every coffee stain ring or splash at the ready in glorious high resolution and perfect for print design and more.

Coffee Stain Brushes 90

Graffiti Brushes

From spray paint to scribbled textures, this bundle of brushes is fantastic for adding a graffiti-inspired style to your design work and other digital projects. Transform original artwork into a graffiti-like piece or add some texture to a poster or flier design for a music event.

Graffiti Brushes

50 Vintage Brushes Set Vol. 2

From halftone to gritty borders and more, this bundle includes five different sets of vintage-inspired brushes, ready to add some wear and tear to your design work.

50 Vintage Brushes Set Vol 2

51 Handcrafted Watercolor Brushes

Add a handcrafted touch to your projects with this set of 51 watercolor brushes. Perfect for posters and marketing campaigns, these brushes mimic the look of real media without requiring expert painting skills.

51 Handcrafted Watercolor Brushes

Brush Pack Professional Volume 0 - PhotoShade

This gorgeous brush set mimics the look and feel of soft brushes and media to add shade to photos and other media. 

Tempera I. Paint

I'm of the opinion that you can never have too many real-media brushes. There are so many art supplies out there, and dry brushes are fantastic for creating textured paintings or adding texture to content as you see fit.

Tempera I Paint

12 Watercolor Handmade Brushes

Paint in a more natural way with these fantastic watercolor brushes. With 12 brushes in this bundle, they make a wonderful addition to any artist's toolbox.

12 Watercolor Handmade Brushes

Gouache & Acrylic Photoshop Brushes

Nab yourself a set of gouache and acrylic-styled brushes for some fantastically textured brushes that make quick work of sketching with pressure-sensitive graphics tablets.

Gouache  Acrylic Photoshop Brushes

Textures, Patterns, & Fills

Whether you need textures for producing creative content or a quick background for a graphic design project, you can't go wrong with a collection of textures, patterns, or fills.

100 Geometric Seamless Patterns

This is a whopper of geometric patterns ready for print projects, web projects, and more! Whether you're in need of something ready-made or as an inspiration point, geometric patterns are timeless and easy to update to a variety of styles.

100 Geometric Seamless Patterns

Ultimate Hexagon Patterns

It's rare for hexagons of some sort to be out of style. Play with a variety of hexagon pattern designs to give your work a hi-tech or sci-fi edge.

Ultimate Hexagon Patterns

50 Carbon Pattern

This set of 50 patterns is perfect for adding an industrial or metal-style edge to your work. Whether you need a pattern for print media or web media, these patterns are seamless and ready to go.

50 Carbon Pattern

Smart Noise Patterns

This set of patterns is made up of easily editable smart objects. It's perfect for adding noise with predictable results, allowing for control and speed while designing so you can create the content you want.

Smart Noise Patterns

30 Lace Pattern

This set of patterns mimics 30 different lace patterns. For an elegant touch to your work or even a jumping-off point for a texture within a larger design, these patterns are a great addition to your fill-pattern collection.

30 Lace Pattern

Wood Grain Patterns - Seamless

This collection of tileable, illustrated wood grain patterns is perfect for adding a hand-made touch to digital media. This set includes both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator patterns that go wonderfully with vintage textures and styles.

Wood Grain Patterns - Seamless

Glitter Pack

Make your content sparkle with a glitter texture pack. Perfect for holiday fliers or marketing throughout the year.

Glitter Pack

72 Subtle Web 2.0 Patterns

Keep things simple with this set of subtle Web 2.0 patterns. Whether you're creating buttons or web templates, give yourself and clients options for simple patterns or backgrounds.

72 Subtle Web 20 Patterns

Tileable Minimal Patterns

For a simple touch, minimal patterns are a fantastic addition to your default pattern selection. Excellent for icon and web design.

Tileable Minimal Patterns

Instapatterns: Turns Any Images Into Patterns

Can't find the perfect patterns? Create your own quickly and easily with this instant pattern generator. Coordinate your design work with a matching pattern set or make quick work of stationery designs with a variety of pattern options from your own content.

Instapatterns Turns Any Images Into Patterns

Shapes

Our final section covers Shapes. This is fun, pre-made content that will allow you to add and edit decorative buttons, banners, and other elements to your work as easily as working with vector assets.

890 Handwritten Shapes - Bundle

For a handmade touch, this massive bundle of 890 shapes fits almost any need you have for decorative borders, badges, ornaments, and more!

890 Handwritten Shapes - Bundle

135 Insignia, Badge and Logo Custom PSD Shapes

Focusing on badge creation or need something quick and easy to add to your content? Look no further than this set of 135 elements perfect for a quick logo template.

135 Insignia Badge and Logo Custom PSD Shapes

Hi-Tech Photoshop Shapes Bundle

One of the many shape bundle themes, this set of 208 scalable hi-tech styled elements is perfect for event fliers, banners, UI designs, game assets, and more!

Hi-Tech Photoshop Shapes Bundle

120 Handwritten Decorative Shapes 01

What I love about hand-drawn shape sets is that each set is as different and unique as everyone's personal handwriting. This set is perfect for a sketchy, rougher shape style when creating content with a handmade touch.

120 Handwritten Decorative Shapes 01

Laurel Wreath Photoshop Custom Shapes

Keep focus with small sets of shapes. Laurel wreaths are perfect for quick logotype and packaging concepts.

Laurel Wreath Photoshop Custom Shapes

77 Monogram Frame Custom Shapes

For a classy touch to blog templates, stationery, and more, this set of elegant monogram frames comes with multiple document types and 77 distinct frame styles in total. 

77 Monogram Frame Custom Shapes

Ultimate Icon Set Vol 1

What would your custom shape folders be without a huge set of usable icons? Lonely is what! Fantastic for quick documents, infographic design, and web assets, this icon set and similar ones hit your basic need and beyond.

Ultimate Icon Set Vol 1

127 Speech Bubble Photoshop Custom Shapes

Whether you're creating comics or comic-like things, speech balloons of all sorts can be found in this bundle of 127 shapes ready to speed up your time laying out and creating content.

127 Speech Bubble Photoshop Custom Shapes

Heraldry Photoshop Shapes Bundle

Get classy with this heraldry-themed shape set. From crowns and wings to lions and monsters, this shape set is fantastic for apparel concepts, logotypes, and more. 

Heraldry Photoshop Shapes Bundle

Conclusion

This list of fantastic resources aims to highlight useful and must-have content for graphic designers and artists who use Adobe Photoshop. Chances are we've missed some Envato Market items that you think would be an excellent asset to any graphic designer's toolbox. Share those links in the comment section below, and let this kit be a jumping-off point for building your ultimate digital asset kit.

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