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15 Fab Fashion Photography Actions and Presets (for 2018)

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When it comes to giving your images extra impact, Envato Elements has a wealth of actions to choose from. In this article, we cover 15 of our favourite for fashion photography. All of these actions are available for download as part of the Elements subscription.

Photoshop Actions for Fashion Photography

Matte Pastels Collection

This set of film-like effects is inspired by the beautiful style of Japanese photographer Masashi Wakui. Includes 12 actions, fully non-destructive and editable. Excellent for night and low-light shoots.

Woman in a white dress standing in a parking lot daytime
Matte Pastels Photoshop actions from Envato Elements

Tallgrass Actions

Use Tallgrass to create natural colour toning for environmental portrait, fashion and editorial photography. This action adds volume and depth, with a color shift to enhance greens. Comes with two versions: regular and lite.

Woman in a white t-shirt and blue jeans standing in a field of green grass
Tallgrass environmental portrait photography photoshop action from Envato Elements

Analog & Retro Collection

For a look with a cinematic feel, this set of actions is a good choice. Includes ten actions, each non-destructive and adjustable.

Photo of a hitchhiker in a hoodie with a backpack on a forest road
Analog & Retro photoshop action from Envato Elements.

Beauty Box and Kolour Pro

The Beauty Box action set can give your digital retouching and cosmetics workflow a big productivity boost. This collection includes loads of actions for skin and makeup: actions to do basic retouching, actions for colour correction, actions for shading and definition, brush paletes, shadow palettes, and special tools for lips and eyes. An essential collection for fashion portraitists.

What Beauty Box does for skin, Kolour Pro does for hair. All you need to work with hair is included in this collection, with 51 actions for everything from taming frizz to complete colour changes.

Portrait of woman with curly hair in a studio
Beauty Box Photoshop actions from Envato Elements

Lightroom Presets for Fashion Photography

90 Basic Adjustments

This preset collection is a different from the rest on this list. It's not a one-click style collection, but a set of basic adjustments and corrections that help save you time with your workflow, including colour, tone, contrast and detail. A very handy toolset. Use it in combination with a style preset below for maximum fashion workflow magic.

Matte Fashion

The matte look—slightly flat, slightly muted—works well for some fashion and editorial styles. This pack includes 20 presets to help you create a confident matte image, whether you work in studio or on-location.

Portrait of a person with brightly coloured jewelry

A note about the next items and how to use them. Here are four sets of actions, each with two collections—so a lot of presets in total for each collection. Each set offers a different overall look, but enough flexibility to fit a variety styles.

The Editorial Collection, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

Two high-quality style preset collections from Presetworks for photographers after the editorial look. Clean, sharp, natural. 20 and 13 presets.

woman with long hair hair and a sash covering her face Behind her is the sea
The Editorial Collection, from Envato Elements

Editorial & Magazine, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

These preset sets from 2FX are also about the editorial look. Slightly heavier effects than the above collections, but not too heavy. 30 and 20 presets.

Two people sitting next to each other on a studio floor
Editorial & Magazine Lightroom presets from Envato Elements

Zine Fashion, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

Zine Fashion from Presettrain takes a more expressive approach to fashion imagery. Also a good fit for portrait photography. 15 and 12 presets.

Composite comparison photograph of a red-haired person with different colour treatments in each image
Zine Fashion Lightroom Presets from Envato Elements

The Blogger, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

These packs from 2FX are designed to help you "to create a trendy and consistent imagery for your blog" and social media with minimal fuss. 20 presets each.

Make Them Your Own

We hope you've enjoyed our selection of fashion actions and presets. If you try out any of the actions we've mentioned in this article, or there's anything in particular you'd like to see featured, we'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback in the comments below.



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