Photoshop Action Installation Guide
Welcome to Pretty Actions for Photoshop! We have the best Photoshop action install instructions and video tutorials below. These basic instructions for uploading your Photoshop actions into Adobe Photoshop, take just 1-2 minutes. We've also provided instructions on installing Photoshop actions through a step-by-step PDF that you can download.
How to Install Your Actions in Photoshop CS and CC
The good news is that installing Photoshop Actions in Photoshop CS and CC is very, very simple. The first step to loading your actions is to locate the Action Panel. If you can't find it, go to Window in the top menu bar, then down to Actions and your action panel will pop out.
If your panel icons are reduced, meaning the names are not showing, the icon for the Action panel is the “play” button, a triangle on its side.
Once the Action panel is open, go to the top, right-hand corner and click on the small icon of a few lines and upside-down triangle. When the menu drops down, click on Load Actions option. Navigate to where your actions are saved and install the .atn file.
If something happens and you suddenly cannot see your Actions panel, don't worry. Just go back up to Window, then down to Actions. Somehow you closed the panel while it was not showing. It was not deleted, just closed.
Photoshop CS & CC Action Installation Video Tutorial
Photoshop Elements 11-18 Action Installation Video Tutorial
PDF Instructions for Installing Your Photoshop Actions:
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- Find Our Top Selling Photoshop Actions & Overlays
- New to Pretty Actions? Start Here!
- Still Learning Photoshop? Check Out our Free Training Series
Important Note: Backing Up Your Actions
Please, please, please back up your actions in case your computer crashes, get damaged or is stolen. This is done very easily using a thumb/flash drive or a cloud service like Dropbox. We have a great tutorial on this here.