Freebie: 8 Special Effects for Photos

Freebie: 8 Special Effects for Photos
Freebie: 8 Special Effects for Photos

Looking for some fun photo effects? This set of 8 Photoshop actions will let you apply a variety of effects such as Harris Shutter, pencil sketch, digital display, and more. These actions are excitingly easy to use - play the action and all 8 effects will be created for you automatically!

Special FX

The free actions include these effects:

  • Clarity 16px
  • Two-Strip Red/Teal
  • Harris Shutter Horizontal Shift
  • Dot Grid 16px
  • Pencil Sketch
  • Stained Glass 32px
  • Digital Display 8px
  • 4 Point Star Flare 100px

The pro version includes all of the

  • Clarity (16px, 32px, 64px, and 128px)
  • Two-Strip (Red/Teal, Purple/Green, and Yellow/Blue)
  • Harris Shutter (Horizontal Shift, Vertical Shift, Horizontal Stretch, Vertical Stretch, and Zoom)
  • Dot Grid (16px, 32px, 64px, and 128px)
  • Rounded Square Grid (16px, 32px, 64px, and 128px)
  • Halftone Popart (1px, 2px, 4px, and 8px)
  • Pencil Sketch (Regular and Soft)
  • Stained Glass (32px, 64px, 128px, and 256px)
  • Digital Display (8px, 16px, 32px, and 64px)
  • 4 Point Star Flare (100px, 200px, 400px, and 800px)
  • 8 Point Star Flare (100px, 200px, 400px, and 800px)

The Harris Shutter effect is a creative way to turn your photos into B&W with a nice color misalignment effect.


Digital display turns your photo into a neon pixel art.


Some other effects are dot grid and pencil sketch. The dot grid effect pixelates your photos with rounded circles and the pencil sketch effect gives your photos a hand-drawn pencil sketch effect.


Download the Special FX Photoshop Actions

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Create Dot Grid Art in 1 Click

Turn any photo into a dot grid artwork with these Photoshop actions. You'll get great results with dots that change size. They get larger in brighter areas and smaller in darker areas. Free download available.

12 comments on “Freebie: 8 Special Effects for Photos”

  1. My ESET anti-virus had a cadenza when I tried to download Special FX Photoshop Actions, ESET claim 'pote[entially dangerous elements' are present.

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