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30 Retro Photoshop Actions​

A popular collection of retro actions too, well, give your images that old-school retro feel. Includes a total of 30 Photoshop retro actions to give your photos that vintage look.

The creation of these retro actions were inspired by photos dating back from 1897 through 1980. After examining and studying 100’s of prints I was able to reproduce the retro look in Photoshop. This includes, but not limited to; X-process, Technicolor, Kodak Portra, Tin Type and much more.

Now you too can transform your digital photos into classic, retro, film-based photos.

Retro. Classic. Vintage. Film.

Retro Photoshop Action Collection

If you’re looking for a retro editing style that gives you a look and feel from the days of film then look no further.

Retro edits are popular among photographers, bloggers, and Instagrammers.

Now you too can have this vintage, film-look with our retro Photoshop actions.

What is retro? Well, it is said that anything older than 100 years old is an antique. Up to 100 years old is considered “retro” or vintage.

How did I create these retro Photoshop actions? First, I studied photos from the late 1800s all the way up to the 1980s.

Then, I painstakingly hand-crafted Photoshop actions to match the look of prints during the most important times of the photo industry.

Each of the retro Photoshop actions can be applied with one-click. Oh, and you can also adjust the retro edits based on your personal preference. I’ll show you how.

Quick Start Guide

Easy to install. Even easier to use.

Our Quick Start Guide will have you using our retro Photoshop actions in 60 seconds or less!

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.


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 retrp Photoshop actions as a starting point for your creative vision.

Classic Enhanced Edits

This collection of retro Photoshop actions includes everything from classic types of film effects to more creative types of edits. All giving you that retro look!

Just like with any of our Photoshop actions you can easily adjust them to your liking. And you could even save your adjustments as your own personal retro Photoshop action.

Perfect when you’re shooting under the same conditions and want consistent edits.

Matte Finish

One of the keys to creating the “retro” look is applying a matte finish. A matte finish is one that tends to be flatter or has less contrast. This is often seen when printing on matte paper.

The secret to applying a matte finish is achieved with the Tone Curve.

A lot of the included retro Photoshop actions already include this type of edit.

However, I’ll show you how to use the tone curve and adjust the “matte” finish to your liking.

Portraits + Landscapes

What type of photos should you use these Photoshop retro actions on?

Well, since these retro actions were designed with yesteryear in mind… the skies the limit.

It doesn’t matter if it’s just a photo of a landscape, an outdoor portrait, studio portrait, a wedding or any other type of photography.

You’re only limited by your imagination!

Presets + Actions

This is just the beginning! Although this set includes a large amount of Photoshop actions we have many more. Over 400 in fact. Become a Pro member and get instant access to ALL Photoshop actions.

Plus, as a Pro member, you also have access to 600+ Lightroom presets, Lightroom overlays, Photoshop overlays, Photoshop + Lightroom templates, and over 100 hours of Pro video tutorials.

Grab a Pro membership and learn about LightroomPhotoshop, photography and more!

Photoshop CC

New to Photoshop? No worries.

With a Pro subscription we have Pro tutorials for everyone; Beginners – Advanced users.


Includes 30 pre-made, custom fall Photoshop actions designed for all your photos.

Plus, a Quick Start Guide for installing and pro tips for using. 

If you get a monthly or yearly Pro subscription you’ll have full access to ALL Photoshop actions, Photoshop templates + overlays, Lightroom presets + overlays, Pro tutorials and more!

Our retro Photoshop actions are easy to install and use.  In fact, the Quick Start Guide will have them installed and ready to use in less than 60 seconds!

Supporting material is also included to help you get the most out of the retro Photoshop actions.

Yes!  This is one of many Lightroom preset collections available to subscribers.  

Click here to sign-up and start downloading today!

The retro Photoshop actions you download are yours to keep… forever!

Make sure to make a back-up of your a la carte purchase.  There may be an additional fee to re-download.

No worries if you’re a Pro subscriber.  If your actions become damaged or you need to transfer to a new hard drive you can re-download.  However, please keep in mind that sharing is illegal!

You may install our retro Photoshop actions on up to 2 computers.  Anything more will require an additional purchase.  Sharing is not allowed!

We recommend Photoshop CC (any version) to use these retro Photoshop actions.

You can join our private Facebook group to ask questions.  

Plus, you’ll have access to our online community where you can ask questions and network with like-minded artists.

10 Free Retro Photoshop Actions

The following free retro 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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