Installing Actions in Photo Effects in Photoshop Elements 7 and later for Windows XP
First, Extract the Files
If you haven't done it already, extract the contents of the ZIP file into an empty folder.
In the following steps, you will be copying these files into other folders.
How to set up the actions
First, if you have Elements open, close it.
- Then copy all of the .XML, .PNG, and .ATN files from your temporary folder into this Elements folder on your hard disk (but read the NOTES below first):
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\X.0\Photo Creations\photo effects
If you don't see the "Application Data" folder under "All Users," click here for instructions for showing hidden folders.
Replace the X with your version number of Elements (7 for Elements 7, for example).
Start Photoshop Elements, going to the "Edit" application.
After the editor completely loads, wait for at least 60 seconds to give Elements
time to scan and load the new actions. There's not a lot of indication that this is happening at first, although
your mouse cursor may occasionally blink or look like an hourglass.
In the Effects Palette, click the "Filters" icon:
We do this only so that Elements will show the updated list of icons when we next go to Photo Effects.
Now, still in the Effects Palette, click the "Photo Effects" icon:
Now, from the list, choose the name of the action set you just installed. After you do, you will see icons representing
the different actions in the set.
Now refer back to the ReadMe file from the ZIP file for help using the actions.
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