Freebie: 8 Cinematic FX Photoshop Actions


Give your photos & videos a cinematic look with these 8 amazing effects by SparkleStock. These effects look real because they were created by sampling and comparing before/after photos of movies such as “Skyfall”, “Alice in Wonderland”, and “The Phantom of the Opera”. These effects work on both photos and videos. Best of all, you can preview and switch to any effect in real-time while your video is playing.

Cinematic FX Preview

Using snapshot prerendering, you can switch between the effects as your video is playing. This is extremely convenient and a huge time saver.

There are 8 cinematic effects. The warm/cool effects uses the same color tone as the 2012 movie, “Skyfall”. Other sampled effects are “Surreal” from “Alice in Wonderland” (1951 film), Process 2 from “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925 film), “and “Old Film” from “The Sound of Music” (1965 film).

Premium Version

In the premium version, you get access to 19 cinematic color effects and 6 tonal adjustments. You can see all the effects in the video below.

Download Cinematic FX Photoshop Actions

  • Warm
  • Cool
  • Action
  • Horror
  • Surreal
  • Process 2
  • Polaroid
  • Old Film
  • Desert
  • Spartan
  • Atlantic Storm
  • Two-Strip
  • Vintage Romance
  • Hacker
  • Lomo
  • Subtle Film
  • Old Film 2
  • Warm Film
  • Tone - Flat
  • Tone - Low Contrast
  • Tone - High Contrast
  • Tone - Midtone Contrast
  • Tone - DRI
  • Tone - Auto DRI


  1. I downloaded so many 300 color effects and yours is by far the most realistic. I had to do a comparison so I created this image

    The middle was processed with the Spartan action and it is almost an exact color match. AMAZING!

    Side note: I think your download chart is wrong. The free version only has 8 presets but your chart says it has it all.