Installation

INSTALLATION

How to Open Your ZIP file
Installing Actions into Photoshop / Creative Cloud
Installing Actions into Photoshop Elements
Installing Presets into Lightroom 


TEXTURES & OVERLAYS

How to apply Textures & Overlays in Photoshop / Creative Cloud
How to apply Textures & Overlays in Photoshop Elements
How to apply Textures & Overlays in Lightroom using the OnOne Perfect Layers Plugin 

 


How to Open Your ZIP file

To make our products easy to download, we've packaged them in compressed ZIP files. In order to extract your .zip file, you can either use the built in extractor from your computer, or utilize a variety of extraction software products available.

How to decompress (unzip) a file on your computer:

MAC USERS: Simply double-click on the ZIP file. Voilà!

PC USERS: Right-click the ZIP file and select "Extract All".

If you find that your computer does not come with a built-in file extractor, we suggest the following programs: WinZip or StuffIt

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Installing Photoshop Actions into Photoshop / Creative Cloud

Step 1: Create an easy-to-find "Actions" folder where you will keep all of your actions

Step 2: Download and Extract Your Purchase

Step 3: Copy and paste the .atn file(s) from your extracted folder into your new "Actions" folder

Step 4: Open Your Version of Photoshop

Step 5: In your ACTIONS PANEL, click the tiny down-facing arrow located in the upper right hand corner of the box.

Step 6: In the drop-down menu, select "Load Actions..."

Step 7: Navigate to your "Actions" folder and select the action set you would like to load, then click "Load".

Step 8: You will now see your new actions loaded in the ACTIONS PANEL.

Step 9: To play an action, click on the Action set folder to expand and view the individual actions. Click on the individual action (NOT the action folder) you would like to play, and click the PLAY button at the bottom of the ACTIONS PANEL.

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Installing Actions into Photoshop Elements

PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 11 & UP

Step 1: Create an easy-to-find "Actions" folder where you will keep all of your actions

Step 2: Download and Extract Your Purchase

Step 3: Copy and paste the .atn file(s) from your extracted folder into your new "Actions" folder

Step 4: Open Your Version of Photoshop Elements

Step 5: Make sure to work in EXPERT Mode in order to view and access the ACTIONS PANEL.

*NOTE: If you do not see your ACTIONS PANEL, go to Window > Actions to open up the ACTIONS PANEL.

Step 6: In your ACTIONS PANEL, click the tiny down-facing arrow located in the upper right hand corner of the box.

Step 7: In the drop-down menu, select "Load Actions..."

Step 8: Navigate to your "Actions" folder and select the action set you would like to load, then click "Load".

Step 9: You will now see your new actions loaded in the ACTIONS PANEL.

Step 10: To play an action, click on the Action set folder to expand and view the individual actions. Click on the individual action (NOT the action folder) you would like to play, and click the PLAY button on the ACTIONS PANEL.

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Installing Presets into Lightroom

Step 1: In Lightroom, select Edit > Preferences (or simply click CTRL+COMMA)

Step 2: In the pop-up screen, select the Presets tab

Step 3: Click the "Show Lightroom Presets Folder" button

Step 4: Double click on the Lightroom folder

Step 5: Next, double click on Develop Presets folder

Step 6: Copy the (unzipped) Bellevue Avenue Presets folder that you purchased into the Develop Presets folder

Step 7: Close & restart Lightroom

Step 8: Your newly installed presets are now ready to be used!

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How to apply Textures & Overlays in Photoshop / Creative Cloud

Step 1: Open Your Image.

Step 2: Select File > Place.

Step 3: Select a Texture/Overlay & Click “Place”.

Step 4: Position the overlay, then click the check mark to place the overlay.

Step 5: Change blend mode to suit your needs. We suggest MULTIPLY, OVERLAY or SCREEN.

NOTE: If you are using a PNG overlay, as opposed to a JPEG overlay (such as our Leaf & Branch Overlays), you do not need to use a blend mode since the PNG files are working with transparent pixels. Simply place the image and that's all there is to it :).

TO NON-DESTRUCTIVELY REMOVE PORTIONS OF THE TEXTURE/OVERLAY SIMPLY:

1. Create a Layer Mask (Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All)

2. Using a soft, black brush paint over the areas on the layer mask that you would like to erase.

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How to apply Textures & Overlays in Photoshop Elements

Step 1: Open Your Image.

Step 2: Select “Expert” Mode

Step 3: Select File > Place.

Step 3: Select a Texture/Overlay & Click “Place”.

Step 4: Position the overlay, then click the check mark to place the overlay.

Step 5: Change blend mode to suit your needs. We suggest MULTIPLY, OVERLAY or SCREEN.

NOTE: If you are using a PNG overlay, as opposed to a JPEG overlay (such as our Leaf & Branch Overlays), you do not need to use a blend mode since the PNG files are working with transparent pixels. Simply place the image and that's all there is to it :).

TO NON-DESTRUCTIVELY REMOVE PORTIONS OF THE TEXTURE/OVERLAY SIMPLY:

1. Create a Layer Mask (Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All)

2. Using a soft, black brush paint over the areas on the layer mask that you would like to erase.

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How to apply Textures & Overlays in Lightroom using the OnOne Perfect Layers Plugin

IMPORTANT: To use textures/overlays in Lightroom, you must use an external software such as OnOne Perfect Layers Plugin for Lightroom, which you can purchase HERE.

Step 1: Open Your Image in Lightroom

Step 2: To use the OnOne Perfect Layers Plugin, select File > Plugin Extras > Open as Layers in Perfect Layers.

Step 3: To add a Texture/Overlay to your image in the Perfect Layers Plugin, go to File > Add Layer(s) from File…

Step 4: Select an overlay and click “Open”.

Step 5: Change blend mode to suit your needs. We suggest MULTIPLY, OVERLAY or SCREEN.

NOTE: If you are using a PNG overlay, as opposed to a JPEG overlay (such as our Leaf & Branch Overlays), you do not need to use a blend mode since the PNG files are working with transparent pixels. Simply place the image and that's all there is to it :).

Step 6: Choose the “Masking Brush” set to “Paint Out” mode.

Step 7: Begin brushing over areas on the texture that you would like to erase.

Step 8: When finished, save your image to be brought back to Lightroom, by selecting File > Save.

Step 9: Make any final adjustments to your image in Lightroom.

Step 10: That’s it! You’re all done!

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