Photoshop Elements Plug-ins Installation Instructions
These tutorials are applicable to versions 8 & 9, but please observe the sight variation in paths.
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)
Installing Filters in Photoshop Elements (pdf)
Installing Layer Styles in Photoshop Elements (Versions 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 -- in XP and Vista) (pdf)
Installing Actions (in versions 3 - 7 and Operating Systems) (pdf)
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.