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How to install Photoshop Actions in Photoshop

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Photoshop Actions are an awesome tool that help speed up your workflow and add creativity to your photos. With them, you can apply artistic effects to your images, in just a few clicks.


These two methods work both on MAC OS and Windows. After downloading the .zip file, the first step is to unzip it (if you are having trouble unzipping the files, ex. the folder is empty, install 7-ZIP, that should fix the issue). 

The easiest way to load/install the actions (.atn file) into photoshop is to open Photoshop, then locate your .atn file and either double click on it or drag it into photoshop. 

There is a second way to load the actions into photoshop and it‘s the one demonstrated in the video below:


If you have successfully loaded the actions into Photoshop but are getting errors, here are a few tips to successfully run the actions error free:

If you are getting errors, please make sure that you have followed all the instructions that were given in the downloaded file and that you have watched the demonstration videos.

With that being said, a quick way to stop the errors (at least when it comes to our products) is to check the followings:
- your image has to be set to 8bit and RGB
- you must only have one layer in the document open in photoshop and the layer must be locked and named “Background". If your layer doesn’t have the little lock 🔒 and is named anything else but ‘Background’, then do the followings, from your Photoshop Menu/Panel (at the top from where you go to open a photo etc.) select Layer > New > Background from layer, this will automatically change the name of your layer and lock it.

If none of these work one last thing to try before contacting us, is to load your photo into photoshop and export it into a different format. So for example, if your image is a .jpg/.jpeg, load it into photoshop and save it as a .png and do the same thing with a .png photo too, load it and then save it as a .jpeg

If after you’ve gone through all these you are still getting errors go ahead and contact us, we’ll further assist you and help you figure out what is going wrong, and help you get past the errors.