Give your visuals the popular retro look with our collection of the best retro Photoshop actions. A throwback to the older times, the retro effect has been making a come back for a few years.
The retro style inspired actions presented below will help you quickly and easily replicate even complex effects in Photoshop even if you are not an expert. Along with retro photo effect actions, you will also find a couple of retro text effect actions. With these, you can achieve all kinds of realistic retro effects – hipster, retro comic look, 80’s poster effect, retro 3D text, light leaks, Instagram inspired retro effects and many more. Using these actions, you can create trendy images for social media postings and blogs, you can also combine these effects with retro style fonts for designing visually nostalgic retro flyers, posters and banners.
The download includes .ATN file (Photoshop action) that you can load in Photoshop by double clicking the action file. These actions work in a non-destructive way, the original image remains unchanged and the resulting effect is produced by a series of adjustments that you can tweak for fine tuning the final impact, thus giving you more creative freedom.
If you find our selection of retro actions useful, you might also be interested in Duotone Photoshop Actions and Watercolor Photoshop Actions.
Retro Style Photo Effect Photoshop Actions (Free)
RetroFilters by Chris Spooner contains 10 preconfigured action files that will transform your photos with retro style effects inspired by classic 35 mm film and processing techniques. The pack is completely free to download.
Retro Vintage Actions for Photoshop (Free)
This is a set of 6 free Photoshop actions for achieving a vintage retro look.
Retro Pro Action Set
This premium item from Creative Market consists of 13 sophisticated retro effects for your photographs – HDR Retro, HDR Vintage, Modern Retro, Old Winter Retro, Kissed Sunlight Retro, Kissed Sunlight Strong Retro, Sunlight Retro, Sunlight Soft Retro, Heat Retro, Red Season Retro, Yellow Season Retro and Green Season Winter Retro. You can also combine these actions for a more unique effect.
80’s Retro Poster Photoshop Action
This retro poster action for Photoshop dramatically transforms your image into the very in trend 80’s style inspired graphic, complete with neon colors, geometric shapes and lines. Comes with 10 color modes and also includes help file with instructions. The download contains ATN and ABR (brush) files that are required for the action to work.
55+ Vintage Retro Effects Photoshop Actions
This is a huge bundle of over 100 Photoshop actions with 55 most popular vintage and retro effects including cross process, lomo, matte effect, cinematic, nashville, sepia and hipster, 50 lighting effects (light leaks & dreamy bokeh) and 5 additional effects (dirty texture, vignette, polaroid, rectangle & rounded frame). As a bonus, sharp and glitch effect actions are also provided with the download.
Instant Hipster 10 Retro Actions (Free)
A set of 10 free Instagram inspired hipster Photoshop actions. You’ll find actions for these retro effects – Amaro, Mayfair, Hudson, Valencia, X-Pro II, Willow, Sutro, Hefe, Nashville and 1977.
Retro Vintage Photoshop Actions (Free)
This free vintage Photoshop actions collection will help you create a vintage feel which is becoming increasingly popular with couples. There are 30 actions in this pack that can be used with RAW and JPEG images. They come with free personal and commercial use license.
Animated Retro Vintage Film Photoshop Actions
This is a premium Photoshop action that will generate a video sequence of animated vintage effects from your images or videos. The effects are packed in clips and are easy to edit in the Photoshop Timeline, you can make variations and export the file as a normal image, animated gif or video. It features 24 Color options, animated light leaks, retro film frames, camera shakes and much more. Comes with detailed video guide to walk you through the process.
RetroLift 3D Photoshop Action
Make authentic 3D retro style text effects with this action. It includes 5 Photoshop actions – RetroLift Angle Left with shadow, RetroLift Angle Right with shadow, RetroLift Black and White Angle Left, RetroLift Black and White Angle Right and RetroLift Outline, all these actions work with any font.
RetroLab Retro Photo Lab
Give your images a professional vintage film style look with one click using RetroLab actions from RetroSupply Co. The pack includes 20 film actions, 22 seamless surface actions, 10 realistic light leak actions, 8 camera flash and hot spot effect actions, 4 film grain actions and 3 amplifier actions. Demo and tutorial videos are also provided.
3 Retro Photoshop Actions (Free)
This is a set of 3 free Photoshop Actions – Retro Fade, Summer Treat and Breezy Freezy Fade Effect for creating stylish retro effects.
14 Quality Photo Effect Photoshop Actions (Free)
This is another free set of actions from Chris Spooner. It contains 14 unique actions that will enhance your images with various levels of colour correction to create a classic retro, vintage feel or edgy fashion style effects.
RetroPress Retro Print Action
With RetroPress action pack, you can add authentic retro printing press look to your designs. It includes 3 ink viscosity actions, 3 roughness actions, 1 ink texture effect with adjustable intensity, 3 black ink halftone effects and 1 free bonus color halftone effect.
Retro Illustrations Photoshop Action
Turn your image into an artistic retro style illustration complete with fine details of pencil drawing, paint brush strokes, and the texture of old aged paper with this premium action from GraphicRiver.
Retrography Photoshop Action
Dedicated for photographers and designers, Retrography action pack is designed to give your photo a retro/vintage photo effect. It includes 25 photo effects including hipster, nashville and matte and 15 light leaks actions.
Retro Cross Photoshop Action (Free)
With this free retro Photoshop action, you can give your photos a nice cross processed effect.
Retro Vintage Actions (Free)
This is a free retro/vintage action for Photoshop available for download from DeviantArt.
Retro Style 3D Tools Photoshop Actions
This Photoshop action lets you transform your text, logo or shape into amazing 3D retro style effect with just few clicks. It includes a total of 33 actions – 27 3D extrude actions and 6 retro style actions. By changing the patterns and colors, you can easily generate different results.
Advance Retro HD Action
With this premium Photoshop action, you can turn your regular image into a realistic aged vintage photo. For creating this authentic effect, the designers studied real historical pictures and some Hollywood epic films.
Instant Hipster 27 Retro Effects
Instant Hipster is a set of 27 Instagram Photoshop actions- Lark, Reyes, Juno, Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden, Perpetua, Amaro, Mayfair, Rise, Hudson, Valencia, X-Pro II, Sierra, Willow, Lo-Fi, Earlybird, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Nashville, 1977 and Kelvin.
Retro Color Photoshop Action (Free)
This is a free Photoshop action from Brusheezy that adds color effects to your image to create a retro look.
Glowing Retro Photoshop Actions (Free)
Give your photos a stylish glowing look with this pack of 18 free glowing retro Photoshop actions. The actions are free for commercial use as well.
Prestalgia – 25 Retro Effects with Light Leaks
This is a set of 25 retro actions each with a unique light leak effect. You can quickly add authentic retro style film burns to your images as seen in photographs taken with old film cameras.
80’s Retro Poster Photoshop Action
80’s Retro Poster Photoshop Action transforms your images into cool 80’s inspired retro poster artwork in just a few clicks. It comes with various retro graphic elements and 20 color presets, the final composition is fully layered and provides lots of effects and customizations.
FilterGrade Retro Series I Photoshop Actions
Add subtle vintage and retro photography effects to your images with FilterGrade Series I Photoshop actions. It includes 20 state of the art retro photo actions, advanced vintage filter and crisp effects. These actions are inspired by the tones and styles of professional photographers.
Free Retro Comic Action Pack
This action pack is ideal for when you need to add a retro inspired comic effect to your image. It includes 3 Photoshop actions that produce high quality outputs suitable for both web and print media.
Analog and Retro Photoshop Actions
This is a premium set of 10 retro actions available on Envato Elements that will produce a range of effects – from contrast and saturation adjustments to more faded and subtle tone and vignetting.
FilterGrade Retro Series II Photoshop Actions
FilterGrade Series II of retro actions adds a subtle tonal adjustments to your photos. There are 20 Photoshop actions in this set.
RetroSupply Retro Photoshop Bundle
The is an ultimate pack of Photoshop resources that you’ll need for your retro style designs. It includes Photoshop actions (7 instance screen texture Photoshop actions and 4 print misregistration Photoshop actions), brushes, textures, and, patterns.
Advance Aged and Retro HD Action Bundle
This Photoshop action will transform you regular photo into a photo realistic aged photo.
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