Q

How do I install the Photoshop Elements plug-in?


A This is done in the menu of Portrait Pro Studio or Portait Pro Studio Max. On Windows choose the Settings option in the File menu, or if you are on a Mac choose the Preferences option. Then go to the Plugin tab.

Press the button "Run Plug-in Installer".

Portrait Pro will detect what version of Photoshop you have installed, and automatically find the Plug-Ins folder for you. However, if the correct place is not detected you can manually browse to the Plug-Ins folder of the Photoshop you want to use. Please make sure to check that the installation folder that Portrait Pro gives you is correct for the version of Photoshop that you want to use.

On a Mac, the Photoshop CS6 Plug-In directory is normally:

\Applications\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Plug-Ins

For Windows, the Photoshop CS6 Plug-in folder is normally

64-bit plug-in: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 bit)\Plug-Ins
32-bit plug-in: C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Plug-Ins

When launching Photoshop, make sure that you launch the Photoshop where you have installed the plug-in. If you launch a different Photoshop, that will not have the plug-in installed, and Portrait Pro won't show up in the menu.

On a Mac, this is usually where to find Photoshop CS6:

\Applications\Adobe Photoshop CS6

For Windows, this is usually where to find Photoshop CS6:

64-bit plug-in: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 bit)
32-bit plug-in: C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6

Photoshop needs to be restarted before it will use a new plug-in. When the plug-in is installed, you can see it in Photoshop by selecting the Filter menu option. Look down the list of filters and at the end will an entry "Anthropics". Choose this and you will see it expand to show the Portrait Pro plug-in.

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