Before downloading any add-ons, I recommend you create a new folder in your hard disk and name it "PanosFX". You will use this folder to store any Photoshop add-ons you download from this site. This approach will help you maintain an organized collection of add-ons.
My Photoshop actions are distributed as downloadable zip files. To use the actions, you must unzip these files first. A folder containing the actions will be created upon decompressing the zip file. Move this folder into the "PanosFX" folder.
WHAT IS THE ACTIONS PANEL?
The actions panel is an interface that allows you to load, run (execute), create, store Photoshop actions. If the panel is not visible select Window > Actions from Photoshop’s main menu.
HOW DO I LOAD AND RUN ACTIONS?
The image below shows the actions panel and highlights the steps you need to follow, in order to load and run Photoshop actions:
- Click on the panel’s menu button, on the upper-right panel corner (step 1) and select "Load Actions" from the fly-out menu. Load the actions file.
Photoshop actions are contained within actions sets. A small folder icon is displayed on the left of the set name. A single set may contain one or many actions. If you can’t see the actions contained in the set, click the little triangle to the left of the folder icon (step 2) to expand the set's contents.
- Click on an action within the set (step 3).