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How to Load or Import Actions in Photoshop

One of the biggest advantages of Photoshop is its versatility. You can import and export lots almost everything.

You can import actions, presets, configurations, and lots of more things.

Today, I am going to show you how to load or import actions in Photoshop.

I am going to demo this with the actions that I give away on my site like Instagram filter actions.

Step 1 – Download the Action

You’ve come across a site which lets you download Photoshop Actions. The first step would be to download the Action.


Step 2 – Change Extention to .atn

Rename the file and add “.atn” at the end.


In the next warning window, click on “Use .atn”.


[Shortcut] Step 3 – Open the file

Double-click the file and it’ll be imported in Photoshop.


[If the previous step did not work] Step 3 – Open the Action panel in Photoshop

Open Photoshop. Open Layer panel by going to Window > Actions.

Click on the “Three line icon” at the top and then click on Load Actions.


Locate the .atn file that we just downloaded.


That’s all. It’ll import the Action.


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