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30 Photoshop Matte Actions​

Create a beautifully dark and moody feel to your photos with our Photoshop matte actions.

A matte “effect” is a classic, nostalgic style that reduces contrast for the desired effect. It washes out the colors and creates a flat look.

This is similar to printing on matte paper. However, these matte Photoshop actions offer a variety of options to help you fulfill your creative vision.

Modern & Classic

Matte Photoshop Actions

Your photos by themselves are beautiful. Wouldn’t you agree?

This set of matte Photoshop actions are designed for creating a classic, nostalgic look. Take the beauty of your photos and enhance them by creating a dark and moody feel.

Each matte Photoshop action will wash out the colors and create less contrast. The result is similar to printing on matte paper. However, with 30 matte Photoshop actions, your creative vision is just a click away.

Oh, and you can easily adjust the edit settings for your own personal taste. How? Every edit applied is done on its own layer.

Giving you easy access to change anything you like for best results… for YOUR photo!

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Quick Start Guide

Easy to install. Even easier to use. Our Quick Start Guide will have you using our matte Photoshop actions in 60 seconds or less!

Matte preset?

All 30 of the matte Photoshop actions, from this collection, will apply the “matte” effect to your photos.

The secret to this type of edit is done with the Tone Curve.

If you’re new to Photoshop and/or don’t know how to use the Tone Curve, no worries. I’ll show you how to adjust the matte finish for your personal preference!

Precise Control

All of our Photoshop actions apply edits that are non-destructive. In other words, they don’t damage the original file!

You can easily remove (delete or turn-off) or adjust the edits for your personal preference.

How?

Well, any edits applied are done on individual layers. This gives you the freedom to adjust for best results… for YOUR photos.

Any Photoshop actions you apply are just that… “edits”. Edits that were saved as an action (for later use) were done based on the creative vision of the person doing the edits AND the photo they were applying them too.

Photos (and their histograms) are like snowflakes. No two are alike!

So, it makes sense that an action made for one photo may not be perfect for another.

Sometimes you need to make adjustments until you’re happy with the results. Which is super-duper easy to do!

If you’re new to Photoshop I’ll show you how to adjust any edits to get the results you want.

If you have some experience in Photoshop then you can use any of these fall Photoshop actions as a starting point for your creative vision.

10 Free Matte Photoshop Actions

The following free Matte Photoshop actions are not included in the premium collection (above).  Once downloaded, you’ll find two different Photoshop files for your actions. 

One is an .atn file that will install directly in Photoshop.  The other is an .xmp file.

To learn how to install these actions check out our How To Install Photoshop Actions & Presets guide.

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Premium Actions

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Quick Start Guide

Easy to install. Even easier to use. Our Quick Start Guide will have you using our matte Photoshop actions in 60 seconds or less!

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