PanosFX offers an assortment of their Photoshop and Elements actions for free.
The Paper Cube action set takes a group of images and places them on the faces of a cube, complete with cut and fold marks to print and assemble the finished cube.
The Out of Bounds set lets the subject of your photos “escape” the image to give the effect of them leaping off the page.
The Old Goodies collection is a set of older actions to put images in certain frame types, such as on a plasma display, video wall, or parchment scroll.
Several action sets are available from their download page, and registration is required to download them at www.panosfx.com/free-photoshop-actions/
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