Photoshop Elements Plug-ins Installation Instructions

These tutorials are applicable to versions 8 & 9, but please observe the sight variation in paths.

 

INTRODUCTION

Introduction to Plug-ins for Photoshop Elements (pdf)

 

1) SELF-INSTALLER PLUG-INS

Some plug-ins self-install, but need to be directed to the right folder. (pdf)

 

 

2) LOADING PLUG-INS/PRESETS/PRESET MANAGER

Some plug-ins (Brushes, Patterns, Gradients, Swatches & Textures) are best temporarily installed by "loading" which can be done through the toolbar or the Preset Manager. (pdf)

 

 

3) PRESETS/NON-PRESET MANAGER

Shapes do not "load" or install through the Preset Manager (pdf)

 

 

4) FILTERS

Installing Filters in Photoshop Elements (pdf)

 

 

5) STYLES

Installing Layer Styles in Photoshop Elements (Versions 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 -- in XP and Vista) (pdf)

Download PSE7 xml form file

Download PSE6 xml form file

 

 

6) ACTIONS

Installing Actions (in versions 3 - 7 and Operating Systems) (pdf)

Download PSE7 xml form file

Download PSE6 xml form file

 

ACTIONS IN SETS

Photoshop Elements 7 has a new Guided Action Player. This player enables Designers to create their actions in "sets" so that they are grouped.

Atomic Cupcake (closed now, but many scrappers still have her actions)

This video shares how to install actions in the Effects Palette on Photoshop Elements 7.

 

 

This video shares how to utilize and install actions in the new Guided Action Player in Photoshop Elements 7.

 

 

This video shares how to create xml files for grouping actions in the Effects Palette.

 

 

This tutorial as a section regarding installing actions in Photoshop 11 (and up)

 

 

This tutorial is a review of the add-o-matic which was previously a very useful tool for installing actions before the installation of actions was made easier in later versions.