Adobe Photoshop offers a very simple option to record a sequence of commands in the form of so-called Actions. These Actions can be stored and distributed. That way we have the possibility to use command-sequences other Photoshop artists developed and execute them on mouse click. Actions can speed up your workflow and even push your work to quality levels you probably wouldn’t have reached left to your own devices. The following article collects 40 high-grade Actions you won’t want to miss.
How to install Actions in Photoshop
Obviously you will have to download the Actions first. They all come in archived formats, so you will then unarchive the files using your favorite unarchiver. Start Photoshop, from the top navigation choose Window, then click Actions. In the Actions window click on the down-arrow situated right under the x-symbol for closing the window on the top right corner. A dropdown opens, where you’ll want to choose “Load Actions”. Your file system opens and you navigate to the folder you unzipped the action to. Choose it, click load, that’s it. With an open Actions-window you could alternatively choose to just drag and drop the desired action into that window.
Now for the Actions, hope you’ll like them as much as we do…
Dirk Metzmacher is a professional Photoshop trainer, book author and designed with over 10 years of experience. He is also a creative mind behind Photoshop Weblog, a blog about techniques, tutorials and resources related to Adobe Photoshop.