The Must-Have Adobe Photoshop Assets for Designers and Digital Artists
There are so many tools and assets designers and artists can add to their virtual toolbox that it’s hard to know where to begin! Stop the guessing game and check out this must-have list of fantastic and fun digital assets from Envato Market and Envato Elements for Adobe Photoshop users everywhere. From actions to textures, you’ll never know what the next job calls for, so take this list for a spin!
Actions: Photo Effects
First up in this list: Adobe Photoshop Actions. Below you’ll find photo effect actions that are perfect for designs and artists alike. Whether you want to run through several images for a shop or a client’s website, using actions to apply elegant or unique photo effects will speed up your process or even inspire other creative endeavors!
I love the look of quick, sketchy photo effects. These are especially great for showing the use of a gallery web theme or similar content to prospective clients. Make quick work of transforming stock images in a template or your own images in a marketing campaign.
Combine photos in a trendy, double-exposure style quickly and easily with this photo effect action. Whether you’re designing a marketing blast or an event flier, this action keeps your content on point.
Take your love of geometric shapes to the next level! This high-energy Photoshop action allows you to fill in your subject with any color, and then play the action for an incredible geometric result. Experiment on portraits and landscape photography for a unique effect!
Flex your ferocious power with this insane Photoshop action. In two simple steps, this action helps you create an awesome masterpiece inspired by traditional art. Create a pencil sketch that glows with fiery colors with this amazing action.
Are you a fan of impressive typography? Then you’ll definitely love this action! Explore the endless possibilities with an action that adds bold typography to your photos. Simply fill in your subject and press play! Watch the magic unfold to reveal a gorgeous work of art in seconds!
Glitch photo effects are a popular trend in the industry today. They simulate old-school TV glitches known for distorting any subject on the screen. And you can achieve that incredible glitch look with this phenomenal action. Included is a one-click action with all the adjustment settings you need for a fantastic result!
Create the dreamy look of soft-focus photography with this helpful action. Simply brush over the area where you would like to apply the effect and presto! Instantly blur any background while adding gorgeous bokeh spots for that extra special touch.
Actions: Text Effects
Our next little list of Adobe Photoshop Actions covers text effects! Transform content for web templates, advertising and marketing, and more in the click of a button! All of these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to text effects, and may inspire you to create and save some of your own.
This is just one of many fantastic sets of eye-catching 3D text effects with a variety of looks, from rocks to wood and more. This set allows you to spend more time designing and less time working out how to transform type into something fun and artistic.
Walk down memory lane with this VHS glitch-inspired text effect. I love fun actions like these for event fliers, posters, and marketing campaigns. With nineties nostalgia in full swing, having a text effect like this in your arsenal is a must.
For a text effect bundle that’s focused on vintage styles in its entirety, these actions fit the bill brilliantly. Make quick work of applying professional and complex vintage-inspired design styles to any text or even logotypes.
If you’re still feeling a little nostalgic then dive into this wicked collection of text effects inspired by old-school video games. Explore 12 unique effects as well as fully editable vector backgrounds you can customize yourself. Download today to get started on your next video game logo!
Enjoy the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip with this vibrant collection of retro text effects. Designed to reflect iconic eras in typography and design, this set includes 10 Photoshop files with seven colors you can easily adjust. Works best in CS6 and even includes a help file for more instruction.
Each day, talented designers come up with new ways to create impressive text effects. And you can achieve the glorious look of a realistic knit sweater with this fuzzy set. Create a realistic sweater text effect with premade patterns and graphic elements you can easily adjust.
Create phenomenally bold text with this set of exquisite gold and metal effects. Great for beginners to 3D design, you can achieve an instant 3D effect while applying your favorite metal texture. Experiment with beautiful colors like silver, rose gold, and more for a stunning header design.
Generate a variety of effects and content quickly and easily with Adobe Photoshop Utilities. I love these for fun content like map generators or presentation materials.
This utility is such a fun and cool way to present portfolio content or even create isometric designs for various projects. Add some depth and dimension into your work without leaving the familiarity of Adobe Photoshop.
Whether you’re proposing illustrated content to a publisher or client in pop-up book form and need a quick and tangible way to do so, or just want to wow your clients or portfolio visitors with something fun, this pop-up book maker is a fun and fantastic utility to have in your actions toolbox.
Make quick work of compiling brand and identity for yourself or clients with a seamless cover and profile picture maker for Facebook. Spend more time working on other projects rather than wasting time aligning and planning out your Facebook page’s cover image.
Create stunning app icons in a matter of seconds with this awesome icon generator. Designed with unique, high-quality styles that are perfect for your next project, enjoy 14 kinds of frameworks with 15 basic textures to choose from. Also included are additional social media icons for your convenience.
We don’t always have time for the hobbies we love most. And that’s where amazing Photoshop actions come into play. Achieve incredible realism with this stunning embroidery action. This set includes four different actions with three unique materials for a variety of effects!
Generate the look of an animated glitch effect with this super cool Photoshop action! Great for low-resolution content like GIF animations and banners, this download includes 12 color options that are fully editable for a non-destructive result.
Similar to actions but entirely based on Layer Styles, this content will speed up your design process without making you wait for steps to run and your computer to catch up. From text effects to fun app styles, have fun and explore your layer style options!
Another fun style bundle, this one transforms text and other content into vintage-styled comics. Textures and styles based on and created from real comics pack this bundle with a nostalgic look that’ll transport you to an old comic and card shop instantly.
Travel back in time to the bright neon lights of the eighties. This awesome set of Photoshop layer styles allows you to create a retro 80’s text effect in no time at all. Enjoy 18 total Photoshop files with unique styles available in various colors for an interesting spin on a header or logo.
Create gorgeous 3D typography with this amazing set of pro layer styles. This set includes four different styles that work great at 300 dpi. Also included is an easy-to-follow help file as well as simple backgrounds you can easily adjust.
The beautiful aesthetics of vintage typography will never go out of style. And you can enjoy these effects yourself with this incredible set of vintage black and white layer styles. With just one click, you’ll be one step closer to vintage effects in no time at all!
Achieve that realistic concrete look with this set of graphic styles. Simply add your text or logo into the designated smart objects and presto! You’ve got an instant concrete look. Choose from three different concrete textures to get the final look you desire.
Whether you’re touching up a photo or creating a lovely digital painting, brushes are a must for every designer and artist. From special effects to realistic media, you’ll find several must-haves in the list below.
Add a literal splash of color with these watercolor splash brushes. Whether you’re creating fun typographic designs or marketing materials, they mimic real media wonderfully without your having to break out paint.
Realistic brushes like this smoke effect set are wonderful for adding effects to photographs or other media. Much like the other textured brushes above, they also work wonderfully for creating textures within digital paintings.
This huge set of realistic media brushes is fantastic for adding a real media touch to your design work or creating beautiful digital drawings. With everything from ink pens to markers to watercolor brushes, this set is one of the best around.
From spray paint to scribbled textures, this bundle of brushes is fantastic for adding a graffiti-inspired style to your design work and other digital projects. Transform original artwork into a graffiti-like piece or add some texture to a poster or flier design for a music event.
Add a handcrafted touch to your projects with this set of 51 watercolor brushes. Perfect for posters and marketing campaigns, these brushes mimic the look of real media without requiring expert painting skills.
Create the fantastic look of space with this beautiful set of nebula brushes. The textures of these brushes work perfectly for creating grunge, watercolor, and other similar creations if you paint digitally as well. So get started on your next space painting today!
When you’re finished creating space, add these stunning lens flare and star brushes to the mix! This set includes 42 brilliant brushes that are super easy to use. Great for any luxurious texture, add a bit of sparkle to your work by downloading these brushes today!
Achieve amazing watercolor paintings without ever using a single drop of paint! These Photoshop brushes were created using high-resolution images with a variety of brush strokes. Great for wedding designs and more, incorporate these brushes into your next creative project!
Need inspiration? Then give this pack of halftone Photoshop brushes a try! This pack features 40 different halftone illustration brushes perfect for the budding comic artist. Simply paint over the area where you would like the halftone shading to appear, and create amazing results in seconds!
The key to a successful digital painting is knowing how to shade your illustrations properly. And you can add a beautiful touch of texture to your work with this set of natural shade brushes. Great for portraits, landscapes, and so much more, let your imagination run wild with this incredible brush set!
You can never have enough watercolor brushes! And with this massive set, you get to enjoy 69 wonderful watercolor brushes for all your Photoshop paintings. A bonus set of 11 extra textures is also included to make your work even more spectacular!
A powerful set to add to your collection, this pack features 50 vintage woodblock brushes we’re sure you’ll love! Created from scratch, these brushes feature phenomenal vintage textures to emulate the look of old ink, paper, and blocks of wood.
Textures, Patterns, & Fills
Whether you need textures for producing creative content or a quick background for a graphic design project, you can’t go wrong with a collection of textures, patterns, or fills.
This set of patterns is made up of easily editable smart objects. It’s perfect for adding noise with predictable results, allowing for control and speed while designing so you can create the content you want.
Can’t find the perfect patterns? Create your own quickly and easily with this instant pattern generator. Coordinate your design work with a matching pattern set or make quick work of stationery designs with a variety of pattern options from your own content.
Class is certainly in session with this gorgeous set of blackboard patterns. A digital mix of realistic textures with varying chalk dust, this pack includes nine non-seamless blackboard patterns. Great for wedding invites and more, explore endless possibilities for a traditional blackboard result.
Adding unique textures to your designs is one great way to boost visual impact. And you can achieve this easily with this set of grunge patterns. This download includes 15 handcrafted grunge patterns to decorate your designs.
Sit back and relax with a glass of red wine and this delicious pattern. This pattern can be easily deconstructed to create the style you would like. Experiment with different graphics and more to achieve a beautiful design you’ll want to toast to!
Or stand out with this eclectic mix of watercolor patterns. Choose from 30 different vector patterns that have been carefully handcrafted and digitized for your convenience. Create original designs that are definitely like no other with this amazing pattern set!
Our final section covers Shapes. This is fun, pre-made content that will allow you to add and edit decorative buttons, banners, and other elements to your work as easily as working with vector assets.
What I love about hand-drawn shape sets is that each set is as different and unique as everyone’s personal handwriting. This set is perfect for a sketchy, rougher shape style when creating content with a handmade touch.
Sunburst shapes are almost iconic in the design industry. And you can choose from 24 incredible sunburst shapes that are all resizable in Adobe Photoshop. Change the colors easily to enjoy an incredible sunburst result.
Create a gorgeous photo effect with a unique hand painted mask. This set includes 30 photo mask shapes that were each painted by hand. Upgrade your designs to a whole new level with traditional hand painted masks for more edge.
Since geometric designs are the current rage, why not add a bit of gold to the mix? These high-resolution shapes feature 30 designs ranging from simple lines to incredible 3D shapes. Create a fantastic background texture or brilliant geometric poster using these remarkable shapes.
Need a beautiful wreath fast? Then enjoy this pack of 24 wreath shapes for Adobe Photoshop. Use them as creative elements in your designs or to highlight your logos with style. Keep the shapes as is, or change them easily with the help of Adobe Illustrator.
This list of fantastic resources aims to highlight useful and must-have content for graphic designers and artists who use Adobe Photoshop. Chances are we’ve missed some Envato Market and Envato Elements items that you think would be an excellent asset to any graphic designer’s toolbox. Share those links in the comment section below, and let this kit be a jumping-off point for building your ultimate digital asset kit.