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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.
Below are links and e-mail addresses to those designers who have informed me that they will have sets in their stores. In addition, these designers welcome those who have already purchased actions from them in the paste to contact them and they will group your previous purchases into sets for you.
Coming soon! -- well, as soon as I can find the time which may be a long time away.
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.