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Photoshop actions help you complete difficult tasks in less time! Using a series of pre-recorded steps in Adobe Photoshop, these actions make remarkable portrait and creative photo effects. 

To make your workflows a lot easier, we've gathered a list of extensive videos, tutorials and articles to help get you started with actions.

But first, what are Photoshop actions? Let's take a look with this 60-second video from Kirk Nelson.

Photoshop Action Quick Links

Want to skip to some of our most popular action tutorials instead? Check out these in-depth lessons from our authors.

Photoshop Actions: The Basics

Get to know the basics with our Photoshop action tutorials geared for beginners to the software. By the end of these tutorials, you'll be able effectively install, use and customize your very own actions and effects.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Try These Photoshop Action Videos

Have you subscribed to Envato Tuts+ on YouTube yet? Don't miss out on quick tips, regular length videos, and free video courses to take you through creative Photoshop lessons step by step!

Here are a few you'll find on the channel.

How to Use Photoshop Actions

What ways will you use your Photoshop actions in your work? In this quick video, instructor Melody Nieves shows you how to use creative assets from Envato Elements to enhance your portrait photography.

Make a Photoshop Action to Create a Portrait Photo Effect

Have time for a creative activity? Try this fun Photoshop action tutorial from Monika Zagrobelna. She'll show you how to customize this traditional sketch look using editable layers and masks in Adobe Photoshop.

Easy Photoshop Action Tutorials

Make simple effects without all the hassle! From retro-vintage effects to duotone color adjustments and more, these actions can be applied to a variety of projects.

Check out this list of quick and easy Photoshop action tutorials.

Discover More With Photoshop Action Courses

Our Photoshop courses are designed to give you better insight into what to expect when using these tools. Test your knowledge with these engaging lessons!

Here's a preview of our action course below:

Building Your Own Actions in Adobe Photoshop


If you have used Photoshop for any extensive creative projects, you know that there are certain steps that you tend to do over and over again. This can be a tedious and time-consuming process, so what if you could train Photoshop to do it all for you?

Join Kirk Nelson as he takes you through one of Photoshop's greatest features, Photoshop actions. He'll show you the basics of recording actions along with more advanced techniques for getting to know the Actions panel.

Related Courses

From the Top: Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

In this hands-on course, Daniel Walter Scott will work through examples of typical creative challenges you will encounter as you learn to master Adobe Photoshop. Learn more about his advice when working with Photoshop actions.

Advanced Photoshop Techniques

So you've mastered the basics of Photoshop, but are you ready for the next step? Join Howard Pinsky as he teaches us how to master the more advanced topics in Photoshop, including Photoshop actions!

Premium Photoshop Action Resources

Ready to create awesome text effects, photo distortions and more? Check out our latest resources for premium Photoshop actions from these articles.

Further Recommended Reading

From advanced Photoshop art effects to epic typography, our Photoshop lessons have got you covered! Here's what we recommend for further reading.

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