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How to Install Actions in Photoshop

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 saved as 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!


How to Install Presets

Are you wanting to know how to install presets (in both Lightroom and Photoshop)? Be sure to check out this blog post.

How to Install Sky Overlays

Here is a great resource on how to add skies to your images!

Are you curious how to get started with Adobe Photoshop? The majority of my editing takes place in Photoshop first and then sometimes I edit in Lightroom as well. Both of these programs are amazing and you can check them out below.

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