20+ Best Photo Art Effects in Photoshop

Create masterful artistic photo effects with these Photoshop actions.

Everyone should have a chance to make art they enjoy. And now digital art makes it possible for everyone to be an artist with the help of Photoshop actions.

In today’s selection of hand-picked goodies, we bring you 20+ of the best artistic photo effects from Envato Market and Envato Elements.

Featuring brilliant styles reminiscent of your favorite multimedia artists, these artistic photo effects play with traditional and digital art forms for spectacular results.

Transform a stagnant timeline with cool effects that are bold and unique. Just open these templates in Adobe Photoshop to get started right away!

Want to see these resources in action? Check out our examples below.

To give you an idea of how easy it is to use these resources, here are two fun examples we’ve tried out!

Luster Oil Paint

Use this action on any photo for a beautiful oil paint effect. Create masterful portraits with this luster oil Photoshop action. Suitable for Photoshop versions CS5 and above, this Photoshop action creates eye-catching images in seconds!

Artistic example 1

I tried out this action on this lovely Woman Portrait from Pixabay. After installing the action, there really wasn’t anything more I had to do other than press play. Check out my result below.

Hand Drawn Photoshop Action

See what your favorite pictures would look like as marvelous pencil drawings. This Photoshop action is versatile and easy to customize. Simply brush over the area where you want the effect before pressing play. It’s that simple! Get stunning results fast!

Artistic example 2

I tried out this magnificent action on this beautiful Wolf Picture from Pixabay. After filling the wolf with color, I played the action and, wow, it came out pretty great. Check it out!

Want to see more options? Check out the rest of these amazing resources below.

Concept Art Photoshop Action

Try out your skills as a concept artist with this amazing Photoshop action. As the name suggests, it changes your photos into incredible concept art pieces inspired by traditional mediums. Add as many details as you need to make your art unique!

Paintum Photoshop Action

Paint magnificent pictures of animals and people with this Paintum Photoshop action. Designed for all creatives, this action gives you a professional look with an easy-to-use tool. No additional steps are necessary—just play the action for one brilliant effect.

Artistic Pixel Sorter Photoshop Actions

Stun your audience with an impressive pixel-inspired look! This wicked Photoshop action creates an artistic look that is like no other. It simulates the appearance of the Pixel Sorting algorithm for awesome artistic pieces. Make one-of-a-kind art for your posters and websites.

Watercolor Artist Photoshop Action

Hang up lovely watercolor portraits of your pets, family, and friends! Just use this amazing watercolor artist action for stunning, professional results. A helpful video tutorial is included to walk you step by step through the process of creating your own work of art. Try it out today!

Create a moody, vampy look with this sultry Photoshop action. A unique action that creates a blood-art inspired effect, this action mixes ink and splatter effects with vivid color presets. Improve your final results even further by taking advantage of the well-organized layers.

Clouds Exposure Photoshop Action

Vanish into a cloud of smoke! This epic clouds exposure action creates a professional effect with glowing particles, clouds and so much more. Adjust the colors to fit a cool duotone look, or experiment for more fun. Try it out for banners and posters!

Show off your fantastic technique with this artist Photoshop action. This action mixes a light sketch effect with abstract lines for a nice, modern aesthetic. Use it to create awesome wallpaper for your phone or computer, or just as a creative portrait. Enjoy!

Color Double Exposure Photoshop Action

Double exposure effects blend multiple images together just like the result below. First, pick the images you need, and then open them in Photoshop. Play this action to blend cityscape and portrait photos for a neat, artistic effect. Control the color settings and more right from the Layers panel.

Doodle Mosaic Art Photoshop Action

Doodle your way to stunning masterpieces! This Photoshop action is great for beginners! Make your selfies stand out with exciting doodle mosaics made with custom Photoshop brushes. Get the total pack of action, brush, and pattern files from the link above!

Vertical Line Painter Photoshop Actions

Moody profile picture or expressive abstract art? Test out your pictures for a new look with this impeccable vertical line painter action. It delivers professional-looking artistic effects suitable for any picture you have. Get fast results without any loss of image quality!

Canvas 2 Photoshop Action

Explore different textures and effects with this Canvas 2 Photoshop action. Perfect for beginners to Photoshop, this action helps you create incredible texture and more with one simple action. It’s tested on versions CS3 and above. You’ll definitely want this action!

Code Art Photoshop Action

Love tech? Step into the future with this next action. Inspired by your favorite sci-fi movies, this Photoshop action turns your full body and character portraits into coded art. Customize the result even further using the well-organized files, folders, and settings.

Ink Art Photoshop Action

If you love calligraphy then you’ll love this ink art Photoshop action. Create an interesting cover for a magazine or newsletter with this two-step action. Apply fantastic paper textures and fluid ink splotches without all the mess. Great for portraits and cityscapes!

Mixed Art Photoshop Action

Make impressive mixed media art with this professional Photoshop action. Change your high-resolution photos with this easy-to-use action built for users of all levels. Enjoy unique color presets that utilize stunning gradients and more. Grab this action for a fun, quick look!

Zodiac Photoshop Action

What’s your zodiac sign? This next great action helps you make zodiac paths in the sky. Start with your favorite portrait or action shots, and then create the path. Take it up a notch with beautiful extras like stars and light effects. Perfect for posters!

Watercolor Art Photoshop Action

Need a great watercolor effect with just one click? Try out this awesome watercolor action from designer Saturn62. First, open your photo in Photoshop and brush over the picture with color. When you’re ready, play the action for a brilliant watercolor effect!

Design your very own tattoo with this quick Photoshop action. Get instructions with the easy-to-follow video tutorial designed for beginners to Photoshop. Just run the action with your favorite photo before customizing the results. Try it out with different colors and textures!

Abstract Scatter Photoshop Action

This artistic Photoshop action comes with an easy-to-follow video tutorial. Create magnificent abstract splatters and interesting textures. Suitable for Adobe Photoshop versions CS5 and above, this action helps you save time and energy. Make explosive portraits perfect for posters and more.

Pop Art Photoshop Action

Make awesome pop art just like Lichtenstein! This next Photoshop action is easy and fun. Just install it into the latest versions of Photoshop CC to enjoy retro pop art effects now. Customize the background, colors and textures for an outstanding look!

Art Sketch Photoshop Action

Create a stunning plein air watercolor painting from an action! This creative sketch Photoshop action does just the trick for a traditional art effect. Emulate the look of realistic brush textures, paper materials, and popular drawing techniques. Try it out!

Abstract Photoshop Action

Get that abstract modern look with this cool Photoshop action. Download this pack to get access to a helpful video tutorial along with colorful presets and so much more. Customize this look fast with fully adjustable layers that are easy to work with. You’ll love this one!

ModernArt 3 Photoshop Action

Need new promotional material with an exciting look? Check out this modern art Photoshop action. Create bursts of colorful action with a neat watercolor look you can apply to portraits, animals, and objects. Tested on Photoshop versions CS3 and above, this action should definitely be added to your arsenal.

Pixel Shatter Photoshop Action

Shatter your pictures into a million pixel pieces with this cool Photoshop action. For the best results, use high-resolution images between 1500 and 2500 pixels in size. Just open your photo and experiment with the action for phenomenal results. Try it out!

Amazing Journal Art Photoshop Action

Do you like creative journals? Explore this popular typographic portrait effect with this next Photoshop action. This amazing effect turns your favorite portrait and action shots into fantastic newspaper art. Make dynamic headers and graphics for your web and print work!


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