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How to Install Photoshop Actions

What are Actions?

Actions are pre-recorded editing steps in Adobe Photoshop that are saved as a file and can be customized and ran on various images for post processing. For a more in depth look and to see the difference between an action and a preset, be sure to check out this blog post.

How to Install Actions in Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud

Sidenote: Photoshop actions are ATN files.


  • Open Photoshop (open an image as well)
  • Go to your menu (within photoshop) and go to Windows drop down menu(located at the top)
  • Scroll down to Actions and then you will have an Actions Palette window open up.
  • Select the drop down menu (three little lines on the top right), select that and scroll down to Load Actions
  • Load the atn files (where you saved them on your computer.)
  • You should be good to go!
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