Here at Envato, we love Photoshop tools that make our lives that little bit easier (and more fun), so we thought we’d share a mix of 15 actions, panels and brushes to add some cool visual effects to your work.
Soft Focus and De-Focus Effects
Create stunning soft-focus effects with ease. Simply brush over the area you want to remain in focus, and play the action. Layers can be duplicated to increase their brightness.
In a similar way to Soft Focus 1, just brush over your subject to keep them in focus and then left the action work its magic. This action creates an ethereal, dust-speckled glow.
Soft Focus 3, as you’d expect, follows directly on from 1 and 2. So what’s different, I hear you cry. Well, you can expected a softer, warmer glow to this one. It includes eight colour options and you can then combine those to get even more choice.
This extension panel doesn’t require any in-depth Photoshop knowledge. Switch bokeh layers off and on and combine with rain effects and lens flares. If the extension package isn’t your thing, you’ll be pleased to know that all of these effects come as actions, included with the download.
Focus control uses four levels of depth when blurring, so no odd lines around your subject! This action can be used for images of any size and it automatically adjusted to suit picture resolution.
Vanquish is a really unique effect. The action can be applied from five different directions and comes with an instructional video tutorial to be sure you really get the most out of it.
Create amazing light effects on your photographs, with Legendary. Create and colour your light source, with the flexibility of ten different options.
Generate rain, lightning and other atmospheric effects for your photographs with this action. Simply paint over your subject and let the action take care of the rest.
Set your photography aflame with the Rising Sun action. Once run, the action is broken down into manageable layers so you can customise until you have a look that’s right for you.
Summer may be coming for many of us, but you can still achieve that freezing feel with the Winter Photoshop set. As well as snow, rain and a day to night action, the pack also includes 44 cloud, fog and mist brushes.
Add an instant glow to your images with a choice from over 40 actions in the Glam pack. Maintain full control over position, colour, scale and blend of every layer for a customised look to suit your needs.
Add a funky glowing effect with one click. The process is broken down into layers for you to tweak and there’s a helpful video to guide you through the process if you get stuck.
There are ten colour options with Shimmer and each one gives a stunning light effect, filling your image with sparkle. Duplicate layers to build until you get your desired effect.
Add a touch of sunhine or light rays to your photographs with the Rays of Light set. Choose the direction of the light as well as the colour gradient.
These optical flare, high resolution brushes will let you add a touch of drama to any image. With 30 to choose from, you can mix and match these to get a different look every time.
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