Photoshop actions are pre-recorded steps that can be applied to one or multiple images to save time and effort in editing. Here's how you can use a Photoshop action:
Note: Some actions may require additional setup or customization, so be sure to read the instructions provided with the action file.
With Photoshop actions, you can save time and effort in editing and create consistent results across multiple images.
Open your photo in Photoshop and ensure that the "Background layer" is locked. If your photo is not merged with the background, set it to merge layers by pressing Ctrl + E or manually selecting the photo and clicking "Flatten Image" in the Layers panel. If your photo already has a locked background layer, you can skip this step.
Ensure that your photo is in RGB color mode. You can do this by going to Image > Mode and checking that "RGB color" is selected, as well as "8 Bits/Channel".
Click on the menu icon in the Layers panel, and select "Panel Options". Check the "Add 'copy' to Copied Layers and Groups" option or mark all the points.
Load the brush file by double-clicking on the "Brushes (Load me 1st)" file. This will load the brush into Photoshop.
Create a new layer and name it "brush" (all lowercase).
Load the Photoshop action by going to Window > Actions, clicking on the menu icon in the Actions panel, and selecting "Load Actions". Then, find the action on your computer and open it.
Select the action you want to use from the Actions panel and click "Play" to run the action.
Wait for a few minutes for the action to complete its task.
Make sure to follow each step carefully to ensure that the Photoshop action works properly.