How to open Photoshop action: If you’ve recently learned how to use Photoshop, you’ve probably never heard of the actions that can be used in this program. Photoshop actions are small files that contain instructions through which the program can perform various operations to improve or modify photos in an automated way, allowing the user to intervene only if necessary.
Using them, you can apply special effects to your photos, make them more beautiful by enhancing their colors, and much more almost without lifting a finger. Convenient, right? So don’t waste any more time and find out with me how to upload an action to Photoshopyou will be surprised how easy it is!
First, before learning how to upload an action to Photoshop, you must download the actions from the Internet to upload and use on your photos. Then connect to the Action Central website (one of the most provided in this field) and use the button Actions located at the top left to select the type of Photoshop actions you want to download (Black and White conversion for actions to convert photos to black and white, Image enchancement for actions that enhance photos, Sharpeners & noise reduction for actions that sharpen images, etc.).
On the page that opens, read the descriptions of the various Photoshop actions available in the category you have chosen (they are written in English but are quite understandable) and click on the title of the ones you are interested in to download them to your PC. In my case, I downloaded the action Cartoon action from the category Image enchancement, is used to turn photos into comics. When the download is complete, double-click on it to open the archive you just downloaded and extract the Photoshop action file (it has the extension .atn) in any folder.
Once you have downloaded the actions you are interested in, you are ready to find out the procedure for upload an action to Photoshop. Then start Photoshop through its icon in the taskbar or in the Windows Start menu and, in the window that opens, click on the menu Window to put the check mark next to the items Actions And Levels. In this way, you will see on the right side of the program window the pane related to the actions (it is the one with the button icon play).
To load one of the actions you downloaded previously, all you have to do is click on the arrow that goes down located in the upper right part of the actions pane and select the item Upload actions from the menu that appears. In the window that opens, navigate to the folder where you extracted the atn file action to load and double click on it to load it in Photoshop.
Now, you can apply the selected action to your photos in Photoshop. Then click on the item You open contained in the menu File of the program to open the image to which to apply the downloaded action and first click on the name of the action you want to use in the actions box (you have to click on the first item located under the folder with the name of the action) and then on the button play located at the bottom of the box itself to initiate the action.
At this point, all you have to do is witness the transformation of your photo by intervening only when the action requires it through warnings that appear in the center of the screen (sometimes you just need to press a button). Have fun