Original content from | Commercial Services | Talent Partnerships
Your epoints

How To Install Photoshop Plugins

How To Install Photoshop Plugins

In this video, a graphic designer shows you how to install plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop. Find out how to find the plug-ins folder, there are already pre-installed plug-ins there, and learn how to download new plug-ins from the net. The video gives you a complete step by step tutorial on how to install a newly downloaded plug-in, into the correct folder and how to open it in Photoshop.

Hi, my name is Tom. I'm an edit assistant and a graphic designer. I'm now going to show you how to install Photoshop plug-ins for your Adobe Photoshop CS4.

As we can see here, I've already downloaded the Photoshop plug-in, it's called Hue and Cry. You can find most Photoshop plug-ins on the net, if you just google such and find some pretty cool effects you can then install into Photoshop. So what we are going to do is install it into the plug-ins folder.

To find your plug-ins folder, you need to go to your applications, find the correct software which we are using in this case, it's Photoshop and then select the plug-ins folder. Now as you can see there, there's already a list of plug-ins which come pre-installed with the software. So once you've navigated your way through that correct folder, we return to the plug-in that we've installed.

We now double-click on the shortcut and this will bring up this little menu here on the desktop. We now double-click on the icon here on the desktop. It's going to give us this folder.

And it's pretty much exactly what it says on the tin. All we need to select now is select the window of our plug-ins and then just click anddrag them into the correct folder. Should take a second.

And that should just copy and paste straight in, which you can see, there's a Hue and Cry folder there. So I'm now going to load an image into Photoshop. So I'm just going to right-click on this image here that I've just found.

Open with Adobe Photoshop CS4. We can now see, if we go to filter, Flaming Pear, for the company that made the plug-in. And it's Hue and Cry, which was the plug-in that I had downloaded previously.

And there we go, there's the settings. And that's how you install plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop. .