32. Bold B&W HDR
It's not just colour photos that you can apply the HDR treatment to. With this free action you can give any photo a bold, black and white, HDR-style look that'll make it really stand out.
Add the eerie touch of a cool infrared chill to your pictures with this free Photoshop action. This action creates two adjustment layers inside a layer group, allowing you to change the red and blue balance, as well as the contrast.
34. High Key
This action requires a credit if you use it, but offers a very simple way to convert a regular photograph into a stunning high-key portrait with clean lines and an almost dreamy finish, without compromising essential areas of contrast.
Create a lithograph-style image from your raw photos. This works best on larger images that have already been given a medium-contrast treatment.
Emulate 19th century gum bichromate prints with this straightforward action that produces beautiful textured effects.
37. Old Photo
This excellent free action from DeviantArt user ArtOfDecay creates a simple heavily-aged photo effect.
38. Black and White
This action adds a punchy, high-contrast black and white effect to your photographs. It produces a nice grittiness with heavy grain and over-saturated blacks. Great for creating a stylised image.
39. Dramatic Sepia
This superb action offers a slightly more refined version of the standard sepia effect by adding a contrast curve to age the final result so that it feels like a faded photograph. Dramatic Sepia offers a great way to communicate a sense of age.
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