Monday, March 5, 2012

Actions in PSE; It Can be Done

Go to any Adobe forum and you will be told that you can't run actions in PSE. But you can through the EFFECTS pallette. For those of you that don't know what actions are:
 ACTION - A series of steps used to alter a photo. You double-click the action and watch it run.

Here's an example of a picture that has had some actions run on it.

original Thanks to PPS DigiScrap

With Actions

Here are some links to get you started. Just try adding one or two to start with. Also make sure they are made for PSE. If they are not made for  PSE there will be commands in the action that Elements doesn't have so Elements cannot do the actions.
Here's the links:

It tells you to put the database in the garbage. It's alright, if things go terribly wrong you can take the database out of the garbage and go for a walk to calm down.

Here are some PSE friendly Actions from the same site.

Here is a video if you prefer.
They have some free actions, but you have to sign up to get them.

More useful info on PSE Actions.

Have fun. Hope this works for you. Leave a comment to let me know. Or you can send a small jpg of what you made with the actions and I'll post it here.

Just to let you know comments are moderated and I don't open anonymous comments as they are usually always spam.


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