Matte Photoshop Actions

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Matte effects can be used to create powerful and elegant photos, and this set includes a total of 35 Photoshop actions that will allow you to create awesome matte effects very easily. The set includes 26 actions for different types of matte effects, 3 actions for adding different amounts of grain, and 6 actions for adding vignettes to your photos.

The actions in this set will allow you to create a wide variety of different matte effects. You’ll get actions for matte effects with varying degrees of strength (for a more subtle effect or a stronger effect), some actions that use desaturated colors, warming and cooling effects, and more. There are several black & white matte effects included, as well as some mono effects that add a colored tint to give some variety from a standard black & white.

These actions can be used with a very wide variety of photos, but they tend to work great with portraits. The grain and vignette actions allow you the flexibility to easily add those elements whenever you want them, without forcing them to be applied every time you use one of the matte actions. The grain and vignettes can be stacked if you need to create stronger effects.

The matte actions work with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. They can be used with Photoshop CS4 and newer versions, and Photoshop Elements 11 and 12. When you download the file you’ll get two different files for the actions, one for Photoshop users and one for Elements users.

Here is a list of the actions included:

Mild Matte
Moderate Matte
Maximum Matte
Gloomy Matte (desaturated colors)
Icy Matte
Winter Matte
Faded Matte
Rose Matte (a slight red tint)
Strawberry Matte (a slight pink/red tint)
Sepia Tint Matte
Creamy Matte
Hazy Matte
Peachy Haze Matte (a slight peachy tint)
Violet Haze Matte (a slight violet tint)
Low Contrast Matte
Sunny Matte
Vintage Matte
Vintage Matte Light (similar to Vintage Matte, but with a softer effect)
Retro Matte
Retro Faded Matte
Black & White Mild Matte
Black & White Moderate Matte
Black & White Maximum Matte
Black & White High Contrast Matte
Black & White Dirty Matte (brown tint)
Black & White Raspberry Matte (a slight red tint)
Add Grain – Light
Add Grain – Moderate
Add Grain – Heavy
Add Dark Vignette – Subtle
Add Dark Vignette – Medium
Add Dark Vignette – Strong
Add White Vignette – Subtle
Add White Vignette – Medium
Add White Vignette – Strong
If you are a Lightroom user you may also be interested in our Matte Lightroom Presets.