Tuesday, August 5, 2008

PSE Actions Installation Tutorial

First of all, I have PSE 6.0. The directions for installing the PhotoBlast actions from PolkaDotPotato only go up to version 4.0, so if you're using a more current version, this might be of help to you.
  1. When you get the email with the download link, click it and select "save." On my computer, they were automatically put in a download file, but you could also save them to your desktop for easy access. There are 2 files to download: one is an exe file and the other is not. You need to download both of them.
  2. Make sure PSE is not open on your computer before you do the following steps.
  3. Open the exe file and double click on the icon to run the installation. Just follow it step by step, there's no real directions to follow here.
  4. Once that's complete, open the other file you have downloaded (it will look like a file folder icon when you open it)
  5. Now, go to the "my computer" file and find the PSE folder.
  6. Open that folder so that you can see the files it contains, then drag and drop (or copy and paste) the Photoblast Action folder into that file.
  7. Now it's time to open PSE.
  8. If you've done the installation correctly, it will take a few minutes for the program to open.
  9. Check to see if you've installed the action correctly by going to Window>Effects. You will see the action next to all the other actions with the apples :)
Hope this helps. If you have any other specific questions, post in the comments and I will try to answer, though I'm certainly no technological genius.

Oh, and if you're reading this before Friday, be sure to comment on the post below to win your favorite action.


Rita said...

Great tutorial, April! I always mess around trying to figure it out - this will be a great help.

Denise said...

I am going to print out your directions. Thank you so much! I need all the help I can get. LOL!

Places to Go and Things to Eat said...

You rock for giving these instructions! I can't wait to play!

Anonymous said...

I soooo loved your tutorial!!!! It worked like a charm. Thanks!! Grrr, now I think I'm addicted!