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Step One:
Before you load an action, make sure you
have an action to load. This could be an
action that someone else has given you,
one that you’ve saved and are relocating
to another computer, or one that you’ve
downloaded from the Web. Whatever the
source, the action will be a fi le with a name
and an ATN extension. Make sure that
you have that action somewhere on your
computer.
Step Two:
To load the action in Photoshop, click the
small, right-facing triangle at the top right
of the Actions palette. From the fl yout
menu, choose Load Actions and you’ll see
the Load dialog appear.
This is a continuation of the previous tutorial on saving and shar-
ing actions. After all, what good is saving a new action without
knowing how to load it? Also, if you’re working with actions a lot,
it’s likely you’ll be downloading them from websites such as the
Adobe Studio Exchange (http://share.studio.adobe.com). You’ll
need to know how to get those actions into Photoshop so that
you can use them.
LOADING
ACTIONS
FROM OTHER
PEOPLE
If you want to quickly get your Actions
palette back to the way it was when
you loaded Photoshop, just choose
Reset Actions from the Actions palette’s
yout menu.
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Step Three:
Locate the action le that you’ve previously
saved or that someone else has given you.
It should have an ATN fi le extension after
the name. (Honestly, the only fi les that
should even appear in this dialog have that
extension after it, so you shouldn’t have to
worry.) Once you locate the action in the
Load dialog, select it, and click Load to
load it into the Actions palette.
Step Four:
You should now see the action set in the
Actions palette and if you expand the
set, you’ll see the action (or actions) that
belong to that set. Now, you’re free to use
it just as you would any other action.
Get rid of that annoying red eye with
a new tool in Photoshop CS2 called
the Red Eye tool. It’s nested under the
Spot Healing Brush tool, and all you
need to do is click once on the red eye to
remove it.
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