We’ve covered the manual methods of some fun Photoshop effects—now here’s they are in automatic. Download the How-To Geek Photoshop Action Pack, and get those effects in seconds with the touch of a button.
While there’s a lot of learning and satisfaction that goes into doing something the long way, sometimes the easy way is best. Why go through all the steps when you simply want to apply an effect to 50 of your photographs? Get ready to download, install, and use a great set of actions, free from How To Geek.
Download the Action Pack
Available on the author’s site, the first HTG Photoshop Action Pack is available for download. The link is safe for work, although the rest of the site has NSFW content. Browse around at your own risk!
Install the HTG Action Pack in Photoshop
In order to use these Photoshop actions, you’re going to need a version of Photoshop, preferably from Creative Suite 1 until the current version, CS5. With the action installed, you can click and run the action on any nearly photo or graphic you choose to use.
Confused about Photoshop actions? HTG has covered how any action can be installed in Photoshop with a simple How-To. Skip ahead if you’ve already read it to learn everything that the free action pack has to offer.
What’s in The Action Pack?
Instant Red/Cyan 3D Effect
|We recently learned how to make 3D images out of regular RGB graphics, and this action makes it easy to transform your image into a Red/Cyan 3D image in a second.|
Instant Pencil Sketch Effect
|There are a lot of ways to use photography to create a faux “pencil sketch” look, and now you can do it automatically, without even using our how to.|
Instant Isolated Color Effect (2 Effects)
Instant Pixel Art in Authentic Color Effect (3 Effects)
|Lovers of pixel art rejoice! The action pack has three actions that automatically will convert your photo into pixel art using authentic NES, Gameboy, and Sega Master System colors. Take a trip down memory lane and see how it was done.|
Instant Quick and Dirty Vintage Effect
Eric Z Goodnight is an Illustrator and Graphics Geek who hopes to make Photoshop more accessible to How-To Geek readers. When he’s not headbanging to heavy metal or geeking out over manga, he’s often off screen printing T-Shirts.
- Published 08/3/11