This is a quick and easy tutorial showing you how to install and play the 'Pro Photoshop Actions' on your computer.
First you need to 'Unrar' the downloaded .Rar file( which will automatically create a 'Pro Photoshop Actions' folder (containing the .Atn file) on your computer. Remember the location of the folder. WinRAR is a good free trial program to unrar the file for PC. Mac users can use the free UnRarX to unrar the file.
There are two simple ways to install the actions on your computer.
Option 1: Drag-and-Drop
- Open Photoshop and open the 'Pro Photoshop Actions' folder and position the two windows side-by-side.
- Click the action file (the one ending in ".atn") and while holding down the mouse button, drag the action to the Photoshop window and release.
- In Photoshop, open the Actions panel by going to the top menu bar Windows>Actions.You will find the 'Pro Photoshop Action' set in the Actions panel.
In the red circle on the left, the desaturate box is ticked and every thing will work as it should. If it gets unticked like the image on the right, the action will not give the desired effect and might add totally crazy, depending on the importance of the step.
You will also notice, that Photoshop warns you with the two red tickmars (circled in red on the right image) on the main action and the action set that one of the step is unticked within and being skipped. As soon as you 'tick' on the blank checkbox, all the ticks will be black and the action will work fine.
Pro Photoshop Actions are designed with no blank tick mark, so if you see any red tick, now you know what to do.