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Generative Art
with Photoshop Actions

Create generative art in Photoshop without writing any code.  
 

Download example actions(.atn) and custom brush files(.abr)

Each example action demonstrates how to use a generative design technique such as randomization and recursion.

 

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Note: Actions are not meant to be used as a design tool. This project is a "creative misuse" of the intended functionality.

Action Reference

The example actions provided here are meant to be modified, combined, extended, and shared.

The screenshots below show example results of playing each action.

 

 

Note which item is highlighted in the action panel in each screenshot. Also, note that Actions are not typically used as a design tool and this is not the intended functionality.

Action Reference
Shape Randomizer _

Random Shape Generators

Examples using noise filter to generate random shapes.

Color Randomizer _

Random Color Generators

Examples using noise filter to generate random colors.

Repeat Transform

Repeated Transformations

Using simple transform and warp repeatedly to create arrays. 

Recursive Growth

Recursive Growth

Basic simulations of "growing" organic patterns