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How to Install and Use Photoshop Actions

What is Photoshop Action

adobe-photoshop-actions-atn Photoshop Action is identifies by using the extension .ANT file format which contains series of recorded steps by the designer to help a photographer to manually apply a each process every time. It allow photographer, at the click of a button for giving a effect/edits to a photo in a fast and efficient way. This will help designer to speed up editing by automating process.

Installing Action

Installing a new set of Photoshop actions (.atn file) is very easy, Just follow these simple steps.

Step 1: First Unzip and Copy your new action (.atn file) into the “Photoshop Actions Folder” on your PC Windows. C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\Presets\Actions


Step 2: Then Open your Photoshop Program and go to “Windows” menu at the top and select “Actions” or (Alt + F9 keyboard shortcut).


Action window should pop up and all installed actions should be listed.


Step 3: And Click the “More Options”, which is there at the Top right of the actions window, And click “Load Actions”.


Select the Action file which you have copy.


That’s it you have done it successfully. Now you can see the newly loaded Actions in your Action window list.

How to Use Action

Now you have installed a Photoshop action and ready to use. Most of action have in a folder icon. Click on the arrow beside the folder icon to expand the action.


Open photograph into Photoshop ( File > Open) or (Ctrl + O), Select your photo and just open it.

Click on a action under the folder icon and then click a Play Button below the action window.


That’s it, Now your photo has been applied an action.

Download more actions from here, Enjoy!

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  • faheem ali on December 11th, 2014 1:36 pm

    very nice …

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