50+ Vintage Photoshop Actions for Retro Style Photos

Vintage Photoshop actions that are readily available for free download are something that we should thank for as these tools make photo editing faster. All you need to do is to  just click a single button to transform your photos into something like those taken in the 50s and 60s.

This is very helpful since retro and vintage look in photographs is in trend nowadays and will never go out of style in the next few years. From music to fashion and design, vintage look remains a favorite. For photographers, creating vintage effects in pictures or photographs can be achieved in many ways. One is through the use of certain filters while others apply the vintage effect in Photoshop. The easiest way to do this in Photoshop is through vintage Photoshop actions. Using Photoshop actions automates the process through a set of action that you can use in Photoshop.

For more Photoshop actions like these, visit also our roundup of Photoshop actions for vintage photo effects.


Below, you will find more than 50 useful vintage Photoshop actions that you can apply to your image in Photoshop to achieve that retro look. Have fun playing around with these free vintage Photoshop actions.

Vintage Colors

There are eight vintage Photoshop actions in this set that you can apply to your portraits to achieve a vintage or retro look.

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Vintage Photoshop Actions

These are four free-to-use vintage style Photoshop Actions that you can use in anyway you want. These actions were created in Adobe Photoshop CS2.

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Retro Vintage Photoshop Actions

Here is a set of six “Retro/Vintage” actions for Photoshop. These actions work with most versions of Adobe Photoshop. Credit is not required if you use these, but is appreciated.

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Vintage Dream Photoshop Actions

This set of actions have: 1) dark 2) green 3) yellow 4) dark    5) simple and 6) white and contrast of those colors (actions).

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Vintage Photoshop Actions Effects

Here are six Photoshop actions that you can use for free. However, the effect may vary depending on the quality of the image you are going to use.

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Vintage Actions

This pack contains six old retro effect Photoshop actions that you can use in any way you want.

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Vintage Photoshop Actions 63

Like the previous, the eight actions in this set are also compatible with Adobe Photoshop 7 as well as with Adobe Photoshop 6 and the CS versions. The PS files include the layers so you can adjust the settings in the layers palette.

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Slightly Vintage

Here are three Photoshop actions for creating vintage effects in your portraits. However, action files are not publicly available so you need to request them from the author.

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Photoshop Action Set 02

Another set of six “Retro Vintage” Photoshop actions.

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PS7 Actions-Vintage Enhancer

These vintage actions are compatible with Photoshop 7.0 and newer versions of Photoshop. You can find the direction on how to use these actions in the preview image below. There are seven actions in this pack.

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