Hand Fan

Turn your photos into static and animated hand-held fans with these free Photoshop actions. Create amazing photo slideshows easily! 3 different styles available.

  • Operating System:
    Windows, macOS
  • Photoshop :
    CC → CS4
  • Photoshop Elements : 2021 → 11
  • Animated fan effect:
    Photoshop CC,
    CS6 Extended
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Detailed description:

The "PanosFX Hand Fan" free Photoshop actions will turn your photos into hand-held fans, with beautiful details.

Static images:

The first 3 actions turn your photos into static hand fans. You can choose from these 3 fan types:

  • 'Traditional'
  • 'Rice-paper'
  • 'Wooden'

The traditional fan action replicates the look of an oriental fan with 15 slats. You can replace the photo (in the Photoshop version) when the action finishes. The fans created by the 'Rice-paper' and 'Wooden' actions have 19 slats; each slat is an individual layer, allowing you to animate the individual slats in Photoshop CC & CS6.

Animated slideshows:

The animated version lets you create impressive photo slideshows in Photoshop CC & CS6! You can add as many photos as you wish.
  • Please refer to the documentation videos to find out how to use the animated fan action in Photoshop CC& CS6.
  • If you have Pictures to Exe photo slider app, read this tutorial that our friend Lin Evans prepared for you.


The video tutorials are available on the documentation page.

GALLERY PHOTO CREDITS: The photos used in the gallery were kindly provided by Shutterstock. The photo IDs are: 102018946.jpg, 180776918.jpg, 68627683.jpg

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