20+ Best Vintage & Retro Photoshop Actions 2020

Photoshop makes it easier than ever to create authentic vintage effects. In this post, we’re featuring a collection of the best retro and vintage Photoshop actions you can use to apply retro effects to your own designs with just a single mouse click.

Design trends come and go, but there has always been a trend that stood the test of time — vintage and retro-themed designs. Today we’re diving into our favourite vintage Photoshop actions!

No matter how advanced design and technology becomes, there will always be people who appreciate the beauty in classic and retro design. This is why we still see vintage themed posters, greeting cards, banners, and even photographs everywhere.

80’s Retro Poster Photoshop Action

If you’re a fan of the old-school colorful retro designs from the 80’s, this Photoshop action is perfect for you. This action allows you to completely transform your posters and flyer designs to make them look like something out of a retro sci-fi movie from the 80’s. It works with Photoshop CS3 and above.

Pixel Artist — 8-Bit Retro Photoshop Action

Using this Photoshop action you’ll be able to instantly make your photos and designs look like a screenshot from an 8-bit retro video game. With a single click, the action generates 25 different pixeled solutions to create a unique pixelated effect, with multiple adjustment layers.

Vector Art — Retro Photoshop Action

This is a creative Photoshop action that allows you to create a unique retro comic book-like effect using your photos and illustrations. The action actually generates scalable vector graphics from your image to make your design more scalable as well. This makes this action a great method for scaling your low-rez photos.

Halftone — Retro Photoshop Actions

Halftone is a popular printing technique used back in the day for creating the tone range of the photographs. Of course, these dots were visible when printed and gave the photos a unique comic-like effect. This Photoshop action lets you create that same effect. It comes with 4 variations and 10 duotone colors as well.

Lomographist — Retro Vintage Photoshop Actions

This Photoshop action creates a unique vintage film-like effect to make your photos look as if they were taken by an old-school Diana or Holga camera. The bundle includes 10 different actions that work with Photoshop CS4 and better.

Faded Films — 75 Film & Retro Effects

A collection of 75 different Photoshop actions that create various styles of faded film effects. These effects are ideal for creating unique graphic designs, social media posts, and more. It includes 31 film effects, 19 Instagram effects, and 25 SparkleStock Prestalgia faded effects.

Vintage Film Photoshop Actions

Another bundle of vintage film effects for making your photos look like scenes from an old movie. This pack comes with 10 unique Photoshop actions created to make your designs look like photos taken from an old Fujifilm camera.

Film Noir B&W Photoshop Actions

This is a collection of black and white Photoshop actions that creates unique B&W analog film effects. It comes with 6 Photoshop actions made specifically for portrait photos. It will work great with fine art and street photography as well.

Ink Press Type — Vintage Photoshop Action

Ink press is a popular printing technique that’s still being used in the print industry. This Photoshop action lets give a similar ink press printed effect to your designs, text, and photos. In addition to the Photoshop action, it also comes with 20 patterns and a sample PSD file.

Animated Retro Vintage Film — Photoshop Actions

This unique Photoshop action comes with powerful features. It allows you to create video sequences with animated vintage effects using either your photos or video clips. It features 24 color options and includes useful effects like light leaks, camera shakes, and retro film frames.

Papyrum — Vintage Grunge Photoshop Action

Featuring 20 color presets and options, this Photoshop action helps you create more artistic designs with less effort. With just a single click, this PS action will turn your ordinary photos and sceneries to look like a vintage hand-drawn sketch.

6 Vintage Photoshop Actions

This is a collection of 6 unique Photoshop actions that allows you to instantly give a retro look and feel to your photos. It’s ideal for creating unique portrait photos and for fashion photography.

Toy Camera Photography Photoshop Actions

Toy cameras are great at creating unique low-fi photography that truly stands out from the crowd. Even though those cameras are cheap, you don’t need them to create the effect. Use this bundle of Photoshop actions to create those same effects with less effort.

Old Painting FX Photoshop Actions

This Photoshop action lets you create a unique effect that makes your photos look like an old painting. It creates a non-destructive effect and includes 15 different color styles to choose from.

Analog & Retro Photoshop Actions

A bundle of retro vintage Photoshop actions featuring 10 different effects. These PS actions create unique effects that make your photos and designs look as if they were taken with old analog cameras.

Vintage Art Photoshop Action

This Photoshop action does a great job at photo manipulation to create unique artistic effects that completely transforms your photos and designs. It works with Photoshop CS3 and higher.

Vintage Sketch Photoshop Action

Make your photos look like a hand-drawn sketch art using this unique Photoshop action. This action will work better with landscape sceneries and outdoor photos.

Pinhole Photography Photoshop Actions

Inspired by the old-age camera obscura, this collection of Photoshop actions uses Pinhole color grading techniques to create unique effects that will make your photos stand out from the crowd. It includes 10 different PS actions.

Lomocam — Retro Photo Generator

In addition to creating stylish retro photo effects, this Photoshop action even generate Polaroid frames for your photos. It includes 31 different film effects and generates editable layers.

Analog Camera Actions for Adobe Photoshop

A collection of 24 unique Photoshop actions featuring retro and analog camera effects. This pack also comes with a handbook which teaches you how to use and customize the effects as well.

Orange and Teal Pro Photoshop Actions

This bundle of Photoshop actions allows you to create stylish and colorful retro-themed effects that will give your designs a Blade Runner vibe. It also includes 16 LUT versions of the effects for using the effects in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Affinity Photo.

Piratum — Map Art Photoshop Action

A unique Photoshop action that creates a map art like effect with your photos. This will be quite useful for creating book covers and greeting card designs. The action includes 10 color presets and works with Photoshop CS5 and higher.


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