First, here’s an older post from Ann (AnnBK) explaining how to install actions in PSE 10 on a MAC: Post #27
NOTE: I am using PSE 11 with Windows 7. If you are using another version of PSE or a different operating system, you may need to make adjustments accordingly.
Once you have your ATN, PNG and PAT files properly installed, you are ready to use the actions.
I like to start by opening the preset manager to make sure the Color Swatch patterns are the current patterns:
1. In the menu bar, go to Edit>Preset Manager.
2. In the Preset Manager, click on the Preset Type dropdown and select Patterns.
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3. Click on the More arrow on the right side of the box, and select SNU_SSActions_ColorSwatch6301 from the menu that opens. The patterns will now load into the preset manager current window.
4. Click Done.
Now you can go to your actions panel and choose the color swatch you want to create. I’m creating Swatch 4.
I select the name of the swatch I’m creating then click the Play Selection button.
A New Layer dialog box will open and a new document will open with the first section of the color swatch in gray.
Click OK in the New Layer box and the color picker will open.
Click on your first color choice in the color picker and click OK. I’ve selected red.
You will see the first section of your swatch fill with the color you selected, and another New Layer dialog box will open.
Click OK in the New Layer box and the color picker will open again. For my second color I’ve selected blue.
The second section of the swatch fills with blue and another New Layer box will open.
I’ll click OK in the New Layer box and the color picker will open again. For my third color I’ve selected green.
The third section of the swatch fills with green and I see a message box telling me I can now edit my type.
I click the Stop button, and edit my type directly on the swatch.
My swatch is finished.
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