One of the greatest improvements Adobe made with Photoshop Elements 11 was to streamline how you load add-ons into the program. In previous versions, loading such items as brushes, styles, and actions involved several steps culminating in the dreaded rebuilding the metadata upon restarting your program. After Photoshop Elements, however, the process for loading actions is super-quick and easy, allowing you to spend more time scrapping. Let me show you how to load an action into Photoshop Elements.
Before you start, make sure you are in Expert mode in Photoshop Elements.
Within Photoshop Elements there are two ways to access the Actions panel:
The first is from the menu bar across the top of the screen. Go to Window. When the drop-down menu appears, check Actions. This opens up a second menu that includes access to the Actions menu.
So, what are your favorite actions? Come share your layouts using actions in the Scrap Girls Gallery today!
Using Photoshop Elements 9? Then check out this tutorial on Installing Actions in PSE 9!
Article written by Melanie Cockshott
I just love Brandy’s Mega Lift Actions. They can be used on photos, frames and embellishments (such as ribbon and string) and they add a real ‘3D’ quality to a layout. While a normal shadow can be used to create depth on a page, these are just so much more fun because they add realism to objects by giving a slightly ‘curled up’ appearance at the edges or corners. If you’ve used them before you will know what I mean – if you haven’t, go and have a look, they’ll bring a whole new dimension to your layouts!