Photoshop actions: Hundreds of amazing effects!

PanosFX has been producing some of the best free and paid Photoshop actions, other presets & tutorials, since 2005. Our Photoshop actions have been downloaded by hundreds of thousands of individual users and have been referred to in numerous magazines, textbooks, blogs etc., by the industry's top professionals and companies.

We are releasing new interesting Photoshop actions and tutorials usually once a month: make sure you subscribe to our newsletter so that you don't miss our latest news, and get 4 advanced sets of Photoshop actions for free!

Paid Photoshop actions with free trials

This category includes the commercial PanosFX Photoshop actions. For most of these products there is also a free (trial) version available for download that contains a small subset of the functions of the full version:


Pencil sketch photoshop actions
A bundle that contains two sets: the Sketch and the Engraving effects. You will convert your photos into B&W and color sketches and engravings. Each action produces 2 different Photoshop images.


jigsaw puzzles

Transform your photos into beautiful jigsaw puzzles with up to 210 detachable pieces. 28 classic effects (2D & 3D), 48 special effects (2D & 3D, and 15 animated puzzles!


cartoons photoshop actions

3 Cartoon styles; 16 balloons; 2 pop-art collages; 8 pop-art backgrounds. Convert your photos into cartoons with our most popular Photoshop actions!


filmstrips photoshop actions

Create 138 filmstrip effects: horizontal, vertical and bent strips; film canisters; clapperboards; circular strips; loops. The Photoshop actions make extensive use of smart objects that let you easily replace the filmstrip photos.



Create 70+ mockups with these Photoshop actions: 3D books; 2D books; magazines; brochures; booklets; 2D & 3D cubes; Vinyl records; DVDs.


Retro photoshop actions

Add 17 retro frames to your photos; apply 12 cross-processing color effects; apply 3 edge effects; apply 7 impressive ageing filters and make your photos look old and precious!


 VECTOR PAINTINGS Photoshop actions

Convert your photos into digital paintings made up from vector graphics, which can be scaled freely in Photoshop without loss on image quality. Create beautiful posters and banners, T-Shirt graphics, etc.


PHOTO CORNERS: SLITS Photoshop actions

Do you want to create elegant album pages? These Photoshop actions are ideal: they make your photos look mounted onto the background layer, through beautiful corner slits. The product includes an impressive assortment of different slits, as well as different photo frames.


BIG PICTURES photoshop actions

A bundle that contains the "Big Pictures" & the "Image Merger" actions. The "Big Pictures" cut your photo into individual polaroids that are being put together in various creative ways, to reveal the original image. The "Image Merger" actions merge several photos in a row, a column, or in a grid.

Free Photoshop actions

Here are some examples of our wide collection of free Photoshop actions:


Reflections free Photoshop actions

This set produces 11 unique reflections effects with elegant details. You can create classic reflection effects, water reflections, as well as complex scenes.


PHOTO and ENVELOPE free Photoshop actions

Create a scene that shows a paper envelope with your photo sliding out from its open top flap. The animated version lets you create impressive MP4 slideshows.


PAGE CURLS free Photoshop actions

Create 4 beautiful page curl effects. You can change the size of the curls and place them on any photo corner. You can even add different curls on the same photo!


OUT OF BOUNDS free Photoshop actions

Create easily the Out of Bounds (or Pop Out) effect, where parts of your photos appear to pop out from the frame. The set creates two different effects (flat & curled photos).


PROJECTION SCREEN free Photoshop actions

Create a projection screen from scratch and display your photos on it. The animated version produces an impressive slideshow with a retractable screen and light beam effects!

BENT PHOTOS Bent Photos free Photoshop actions

Use these free Photoshop actions to turn your photos into visually powerful, bent polaroids with very elegant shadow effects. 3 different styles included.

What else you can find on PanosFX

Aside from Photoshop actions, you can download other add-ons, such as free Photoshop brushes and styles. You can browse our Photoshop tutorials that will help you master Photoshop's advanced features and learn to use our add-ons more creatively.

Check our latest Photoshop extensions

Vector Paintings Photoshop actions - update
SKETCH & ENGRAVE: new features!

The new version improves dramatically the rendition of dark areas in the second sketch style as well as the look of the color sketches!

PanosFX jigsaw puzzles
"A Cosmic Outline"

A new, ethereal effect has been added to the COSMOS free Photoshop actions. It blends your photos with your custom space images!

PanosFX filmstrips
The new SKETCH & ENGRAVE effects!

Photoshop actions craftsmanship at its finest: Create extraordinary B&W and color Sketch and engrave effects!

free Photoshop actions: 2020 calendar
The 2020 free calendar has been released!

24 languages, prism and wall versions, with customizable colors and photos and lunar phases: It's awesome and free!

Photoshop actions: 3D books
New 3D Books Photoshop actions

Four new 3D Book actions for Photoshop CC have been added to the features-packed "Mockups Bundle".

Free Photoshop actions: Animated Photo and Envelope
Animated "Photo and Envelope"

The "Photo and Envelope" effect gets animated: create beautiful slideshows and videos in Photoshop CC and CS6.

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Check our latest Photoshop tutorials

Visit the 3D Facebook photo tutorial page
Out of Bounds: New video tutorial

A new video tutorial that shows you how to use creatively the Out of Bounds free actions for Photoshop / Photoshop Elements.

Visit the 3D Facebook photo tutorial page
Create a 3D Facebook photo!

Learn how to create these fancy 3D Facebook photos, using Photoshop / Photoshop Elements.

Visit the Vector Badge tutorial page
Working with vectors: create a badge

Learn vector graphics tips & tricks by creating a badge from scratch (free action included).

Visit the stitched text and graphics tutorial page
Stitched text and graphics!

Turn any text / shape into hand-sewn graphics!

Visit the Styles to Edge effects  photo tutorial page
From layer styles to edge effects

This Photoshop CC tutorial teaches you an innovative way to create photo edges and borders from layer styles.

Visit the Edge effects with the Cutout filter photo tutorial page
Edge effects using the Cutout filter

An easy method to create beautiful, layered photo edge effects in a few seconds, using the Cutout filter.

Visit the Festive text Photoshop tutorial page
Festive text

Create impressive winter, festive layer styles in Photoshop CC

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Album pages with many photos with corner slits

Create an album page with photos mounted to the digital background through corner slits.

Use the Photo Corners-Slits effects to create an elegant page with many photos mounted to the background through slits.

Hanging filmstrip

Create a hanging filmstrip, suspended by a binder clip

Create an impressive Photoshop image that displays your photo on a hanging 35mm filmstrip suspended by a binder clip.

Create an animated projection screen in Photoshop

Create an animated projection screen slideshow

Use the "Projection Screen" actions to create a beautiful 60'' slideshow that displays 10 photos of your preference.

Puzzle sphere with transparent pieces

Create a puzzle sphere with transparent pieces

Learn how to create a 3D jigsaw puzzle sphere and make some pieces transparent.

Use the Slits actions over a white background

Use the Photo Slits actions over white backgrounds

Tweak the images produced by the "Photo Corners - Slits" Photoshop actions so that they look best on white backgrounds.

Festive text effects for Photoshop CC

Festive, winter text effects

Learn how to create very beautiful winter text layer styles for your Christmas cards, in Photoshop CC!

Create a vector badge in Photoshop

Working with vector graphics:
create a Photoshop badge

This tutorial will introduce you to the wonderful world of Photoshop vector graphics, by showing you how to create a badge which is made up entirely from vectors.

Convert Photoshop text & shapes to stitched graphics

Convert text & shapes to stitched graphics

Blue jeans are always cool. This tutorial is very cool also! You will learn how to convert your custom text and vector shapes into amazing stitched graphics in Photoshop.

Photo in a bottle Photoshop tutorial

Create a 3D bottle from scratch and place a photo inside

Learn how to create a bottle in Photoshop CC and put your photo inside

Create 3d moon and planets in Photoshop

Create 3D models of the moon and the solar planets!

Learn how to create a 3D moon & 3D planets in Photoshop CC and CS6 Extended

create 3D objects with transparent areas in photoshop

Learn how to create 3D objects with transparency

An advanced tutorial that shows you how to to create 3D objects with transparent areas

Photoshop 2D Timeline animations explained

2D Timeline animations explained

Learn how to use the Timeline panel, to animate normal layers, smart objects, and text layers.

Sunburst Text Photoshop effect

Create an impressive sunburst text effect

Create a sunburst text effect in Photoshop

blend-if layer style parameters

Understanding the Blend-If parameters

This tutorial will help you understand how the "Blend If" settings work.

Create a 3D Facebook photo

Photoshop tutorials:
Create a 3D Facebook photo

Have you seen those fancy pseudo-3D photos in Facebook posts? This tutorial will walk you through the steps needed to create a 3D Facebook photo in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

Photoshop tutorial: Set your text on fire

Set your text on fire!

Learn how to add impressive flames and smoke to your text in Photoshop CC

Photoshop tutorial: "Botanical" text effect

"Botanical" text effect

Convert your custom text characters into bushes and trees in Photoshop CC!

Explaining the relation between layers styles and resolution in Photoshop

Layer Styles & document resolution

Understanding how the document resolution affects the appearance of layer styles.

warp text along photoshop path

Warping text around vector paths

Learn how to put text on simple or complex vector paths.

Edge effects using the Cutout filter

Edge effects using the Cutout filter

Are you looking for creative edge effects? This tutorial will teach you how to create impressive photo edges using Photoshop's Cutout filter.

edge effects with photoshop masks

Create edge effects using mask filters

Learn how to apply Photoshop filters to layer masks to produce creative photo edge effects.

Layer styles to edge effects

Using layer styles to create edge effects for your photos

This tutorial shows you an unusual and very interesting way to produce edge effects for your photos, using layer styles!

Add textured backgrounds in PHotoshop

Add beautiful textured backgrounds

Do you need textured backgrounds for your projects? Create them in a few seconds!

Using the Adaptive Wide Angle Photoshop filter

Understanding the 'Adaptive Wide Angle' filter

Learn how to use the adaptive wide angle filter in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorials: replace the face of Mona Lisa

Replace Mona Lisa's face

Learn how to replace the face of Mona Lisa in Photoshop.


These tutorials will help you advance your Photoshop skills. 

Creative ideas using our Photoshop actions

When the execution of my Photoshop actions is completed, your original photo has been transformed into a beautiful, new image. You can stop here and use this image directly in your on-line galleries or in your albums. You can also move on and use these images as an ingredient in your magical creations. You can create more complex compositions, animations, and so forth!

I created this section of Photoshop tutorials in order to trigger your creativity, to give you some ideas of what you can create with my Photoshop extensions.

Photoshop tutorials for beginners and advanced users.

The Photoshop tutorials in this section will help you study and master features such as 3D, animation, vectors, filters.
These tutorials aim to:

  • help you develop your skills, by introducing you to more advanced Photoshop features.
  • show you alternative, creative uses of features that you use regularly.


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