22 Cool Photoshop Actions For Designers

Whenever you perform a repetitive task in Photoshop, you can save yourself time and effort by using actions. Similar to macros in programs like Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, Photoshop actions are recorded steps that you perform on an image; these steps can be saved and replayed on another image at a later date. Here we have compiled a list of 22 Cool Photoshop Actions For Designers to share with you, so you can expedite your design work.

3D Box Generator

Create 3D boxes in just seconds. Special for any mockup presentations. This tiny action wraps your flat arts or images into 3D shaped boxes. It also comes with a great step by step visual guide.

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Magic 3D Photoshop Action

The action was created by Damian Watracz for the readers of the Vandelay Design blog. With the help of the action you can easily give 3D effects to layers, vector shapes, and text.

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Dimensions – 3D Generator Action

The Photoshop Action ‘Dimensions’, helps you to generate whatever you want (text, image, shape, etc,) in 3D.

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22 Vintage Letterpress Photoshop Actions

These 22 actions make it simple to create that vintage wood type letterpress look. Simply select the layer and hit play! Complete with 11 different textures and 2 sizes of each. Great for print or web! Works on ALL layer types (text, vector & raster).

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3D That! – Get into three dimensions

You want to create 3d images but don’t have the skills to use any 3d modeling program/software? But you do have to skills to install a Photoshop Action and click the play button? Well, then you are the perfect candidate to use this amazing easy to use Photoshop three-dimensional (3D) action!

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Universal 3D Generator Action

This action will convert any image/shape/text into a 3D looking image, very similar to the results from 3D rendering software. All with just one click!

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Map Creator – Action

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Stitch it

Stitch it is a set of tools that can be used to create realistic badges from any vector logo, with just a a few clicks.

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Stitched Stripe Actions

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Dimensions Metal Version – 3D Generator Action

The Photoshop Action ‘Dimensions’, helps you to generate whatever you want (text, image, shape, etc,) in 3D.

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Bundle – Dimensions – 3D Generator Action

The Photoshop Action ‘Dimensions’, helps you to generate whatever you want (text, image, shape, etc,) in 3D.

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Reflections Pro – Mega Pack

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3D Text Action Pack

Makes beatifull 3D metallic look in a few seconds. There many different possebility’s with this 3D Actions Pack.

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Steel Warehouse – Text Actions

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Dimensions Glossy Version – 3D Generator Action

The Photoshop Action ‘Dimensions’, helps you to generate whatever you want (text, image, shape, etc,) in 3D.

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Stick It

Stick it is a set of tools that can be used to create realistic stickers with only one click.

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Stack

First intended as an aide to mock up of business cards but works great for non traditional shapes as well. Vanishing Point psd template included to really bring your mock ups to life. Especially good with 300 dpi images.

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Sketch iT – Convert To Sketch

This amazing action lets you convert any fonts or vector shapes into cool looking sketches.

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Photoshop Actions to create stitched web element

Setik is a set of Photoshop Actions containing 21 Actions you could use to create stitched web elements based on any shape or path.

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Glossy Icon Maker

This pack of actions for Adobe Photoshop will create modern glossy icons/buttons using any transparent png files. It can even work with images without transparency and text.

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Icon Maker Pack: Buttons, Spheres, Rounded Icons

This ultimate collection contains three useful Photoshop Add-Ons wich allows you to create perfect, sharp and eye-catchy web icons. In 1 click!

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Realistic Web Shadow Generator – Shadows Action

This very cool Action allows you to create a fantastic realistic shadow effect. With just one click! You select a Layer and then Click Play: done! It works great with images, rectangular shapes, rounded corners chapes etc…

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