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Create Artwork With Photoshop Actions: 1 Photo, 14 Ways

With one click, Photoshop actions transform an ordinary photo into a work of art; watch the transformation process in a video highlighting some of our favorite Photoshop actions.

Photoshop actions are one of the most popular creative assets in the graphic design world.

It’s easy to see why – with one click, Photoshop actions transform an ordinary photo into a work of art.

The power of Photoshop actions is perhaps best demonstrated in a before-and-after format. Inspired by the creativity of our community, and by this 1 turtle, 10 ways design challenge, we’ve decided to apply the same thinking to highlight Photoshop actions.

We worked with a freelance producer on Envato Studio to create a video showcase of how different Photoshop actions can transform the same photo. Watch below:

Video created by doru on Envato Studio. Audio is Intelligent Glitch by 

Original image: 

Photo: Dancing Girl on Street, Envato Elements.

Here are all of the variations of the photo, as shown in the video: 

Photoshop action: Rain
Photoshop action: Color Splash
Photoshop action: Flames
Photoshop action: Fusion
Photoshop action: Geometric Art
Photoshop action: HDRFX
Photoshop action: Mixed media
Photoshop action: Anagylphs
Photoshop action: Myth
Photoshop action: Painted
Photoshop action: Modern Art
Photoshop action: Sketch
Photoshop action: Space
Photoshop action: Vintage

Want to learn more about Photoshop actions? Read next:

Browse the Photoshop actions library on Envato Elements.


Brittany Jezouit

About the Author Brittany Jezouit

Brittany is the editor of the Envato blog. You can follow her on Twitter @brittanyjezouit.