How to download &save actions?

Started Aug 5, 2003 | Discussions
kimtab Regular Member • Posts: 139
How to download &save actions?

Could someone take the time to step by step tell me how to download (where) and save and use actions. Some are in also in the zip format. I was able to download and use one about 2 months ago but now I forgot how. I will print and save the instructions for future use.

Thanks in advance

Kim

Todd Smigelski
Todd Smigelski Regular Member • Posts: 225
Re: How to download &save actions?

Start here for action downloads:
http://share.studio.adobe.com/

In most case "right mouse click> save target as..." to initiate download.
Browse and download file to your computer.

In PS, in your actions pallet, click on actions tab, hit the sideways arrow, find 'load actions' and browse to where you downloaded the actions you chose.

Now it will be there on your action pallet from now on.

Click on desired action and press the play button to enjoy.

Todd

feivel Forum Pro • Posts: 10,168
Re: How to download &save actions?

Todd Smigelski wrote:

Start here for action downloads:
http://share.studio.adobe.com/

In most case "right mouse click> save target as..." to initiate
download.
Browse and download file to your computer.

In PS, in your actions pallet, click on actions tab, hit the
sideways arrow, find 'load actions' and browse to where you
downloaded the actions you chose.

Now it will be there on your action pallet from now on.

Click on desired action and press the play button to enjoy.

Todd

exactly
but to addL:
as far as your question where to download the action to,
the answer is: wherever you want
some people download to a subfolder of PS
i have a folder just for my actions: C: actions
i download any action to that folder

if i download a zip file i either download the zip to C: actions and also extract to C: actions or downaoad the zip to a temp file (to be erased later) and extract the .atn files to C: actions

this way if i ever have to reinstall PS all my actions are safely tucked away somewhere else

when you want to place an action into PS use Todd's directions, you have to do that anyway, even if you saved in a subfolder of PS

Kent C Forum Pro • Posts: 25,803
Re: How to download &save actions?

kimtab wrote:

Could someone take the time to step by step tell me how to download
(where) and save and use actions. Some are in also in the zip
format. I was able to download and use one about 2 months ago but
now I forgot how. I will print and save the instructions for future
use.

I have a folder on my desktop - "psactions". In that folder is a subfolder "dprunzip" (could just call it 'zip'). When I download an action (usually by clicking on the action link), that folder almost always comes up or if it doesn't I browse to it. If the action is a zip file it recognized where my zip files are in that folder and downloads to the 'dprunzip' subfolder. If it is an .atn file it downloads in the main folder.

With the zip files I right click on the file go to 'open with..' and to 'compressed (zipped) files...' and it shows a folder which I open - right click 'copy' on the action, close the folder and 'back" to the main psaction folder where my actions are and 'paste' - no temp files and I stilll have the zipped action in case someone wants it or if for some reason the action file gets corrupted or deleted.

To load, open up PS, go to the arrow at the right top of the action palette, and in the 'drop down' (actually open way up) menu find 'load actions' in the left column (ps6 anyway) and browse to the 'psactions' folder and highlight the action and load. It shows up as the bottom action in the action palette. Just in case - click on the triangle in front of the action or action set - click highlight the action and press the 'play' button below the action names.

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OP kimtab Regular Member • Posts: 139
Re: How to download &save actions?

Thanks to all of you for sending me the info. I am going to try it out and save the instruction you all gave me.
Kim

Kent C wrote:

kimtab wrote:

Could someone take the time to step by step tell me how to download
(where) and save and use actions. Some are in also in the zip
format. I was able to download and use one about 2 months ago but
now I forgot how. I will print and save the instructions for future
use.

I have a folder on my desktop - "psactions". In that folder is a
subfolder "dprunzip" (could just call it 'zip'). When I download an
action (usually by clicking on the action link), that folder almost
always comes up or if it doesn't I browse to it. If the action is a
zip file it recognized where my zip files are in that folder and
downloads to the 'dprunzip' subfolder. If it is an .atn file it
downloads in the main folder.

With the zip files I right click on the file go to 'open with..'
and to 'compressed (zipped) files...' and it shows a folder which I
open - right click 'copy' on the action, close the folder and
'back" to the main psaction folder where my actions are and 'paste'

  • no temp files and I stilll have the zipped action in case someone

wants it or if for some reason the action file gets corrupted or
deleted.

To load, open up PS, go to the arrow at the right top of the action
palette, and in the 'drop down' (actually open way up) menu find
'load actions' in the left column (ps6 anyway) and browse to the
'psactions' folder and highlight the action and load. It shows up
as the bottom action in the action palette. Just in case - click on
the triangle in front of the action or action set - click highlight
the action and press the 'play' button below the action names.

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