Create Old Photo Effects with 100+ Photoshop Actions
Creating old photo effects in your photos is now easy with Photoshop Actions. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you will be able to get that vintage effects similar to those in Instagram for your high-res photos using actions. If you are not familiar with actions, these are the files with .ATN file extensions that you can load in your Photoshop program and apply to your images. Photoshop actions are sets of actions or steps that are recorded so you do not have to do every step over and over when needed. All you need to do is save the action and then play them to apply to a new image. What is more exciting about actions, is that, you can download them for free and apply to your images without starting from scratch.
In this post, we put together over 100 actions that you can download for free and use for creating vintage or retro effects in your images. Most of these actions are similar to those Instagram filters. However, the most common problem we have with Instagram is that photos are resized and quality are compromised. With these Photoshop actions, you will be able to have those Instagram effects without having to sacrifice the size or the quality of your images.
PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS FOR CREATING OLD PHOTO EFFECTS
01-10 Free Retro Style Photo Effect Photoshop Actions
This latest set named RetroFilters contains 10 pre-configured Action files that will dramatically transform your photos with retro style effects inspired by classic 35mm film and processing techniques.
02– Instant Hipster – 10 Retro Actions
There are 10 Photoshop actions (19 for premium download) in this set for creating old photo effects similar to Instagram. These are perfect if you want to create a retro look similar to those found in Instagram without sacrificing photo size and quality.
03– Prestalgia – 10 Retro Action Effects with Light Leaks
Download this set of 10 amazing retro action effects each with their own unique light leaks! These Photoshop retro actions give your photos that old look with light leaks seen in old film cameras.
04– Lomocam – Retro Effects and Polaroid Frame Generator Actions
Generate old photo effects, inclding Lomography effects, and Polaroid/square frames with one click using these free Photoshop actions! The actions work with photos of any size (even 100 megapixel photos!) and does not resize your image. All layers are fully-editable and you will be able to preserve the quality of your image.
05– Beach Vintage Photoshop Action
This vintage Photoshop action gives beaches a soft vintage tone, making them look very delicate and pretty. However, you may also use this action to create old photo effects to portraits and other scenes.
06– Breathtaking Old Photo Effects
Another Photoshop action intended primarily for giving your portaits that old photo effects. However, these may also be used for landscape scenes, urban landscapes and objects.
07– 25 Free Photoshop Image Processing Action
There are a total of 25 free Photoshop actions in this set which include retro and vintage style coloring for creating old photo effects, HDR toning, black and white conversion, and grainy style sepia tone processing. This is a great set of actions to have in your collection.
08– Instagram Filters: 13 PS Actions
There are 13 different Photoshop actions in this set featuring effects similar to Instagram’s popular filters. Use these actions to create old photo effects without sacrificing image size and quality.
09– 7 Vintage Photoshop Actions
Here are seven free Photoshop actions for adding vintage vibe in your photos. For best results, depending on the quality of your image, you may adjust the opacity of each adjustment layer or just remove a particular layer.
10– 7 Old Photo Effects Photoshop Actions Pack
There are five Photoshop actions in set great for creating old photo effects.
11– 40 Photoshop Actions for Portraits
Here is a huge set of Photoshop actions for creating different retro effects in your portraits. The Action file is created in Photoshop cs2 and should work with later versions of Photoshop.
12– Vintage Action Pack
There are 8 actions in this pack for creating old photo effects. To get the proper effect for your image, do not forget to play with the layers in Photoshop.