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How to Install and Use Actions in Photoshop


Welcome back to another step-by-step tutorial for Photoshop and this week we will be looking at installing and using actions. For this tutorial we’ll be using a Design Cuts asset, specifically the Duotone Photoshop Actions by Skybox Creative, which contains vibrant and colourful actions to give your designs a burst of colour, and 100 Hi-Res Photos by Moonloop.

We’ll begin by running you through the benefits and drawbacks of each of the 3 methods for installing actions so you can select the best one for your projects. The methods are on a scale, with method 1 being the easiest to install but least robust, and method 3 being the hardest to install but most robust. We’ll then guide you through the process of all 3 methods, and once the actions are installed, will show you how to use them on an image. Without further ado, let’s begin!

Note:
If you’re using Windows, install your actions here: C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop {version}\Presets\Actions
And here if you have a Mac: /Users/{your username}/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop {version}/Presets/Actions

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2 Lovely Comments from our Community:

  1. esworth52 says:

    Thank you!! so easy to follow and carry out, love your tutorial !!

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