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Photoshop Elements Free Actions from the Pioneer Woman!

by Erin Peloquin on March 25, 2010 · 85 comments

The Pioneer Woman actions for Photoshop Elements are available! Get them here: http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/download-files-for-pioneer-woman-actions-elements-version/

And check out these installation instructions that are specific to Pioneer Woman’s actions: http://www.texaschicksblogsandpics.com/the-pioneer-woman/

I created action sets so that they sort into their own groups in PSE. Makes them easier to find but the installation process is a bit different.

More to come later, since I’m blogging from my Iphone right now.

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wayoutnumbered March 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I’ve already downloaded them and they’re working perfectly in my pse 6 for mac! Thank You to all who took the time to do this project!
.-= wayoutnumbered´s last blog ..Anatomy of…Boy On The Swing =-.

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Marcee March 25, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Thank you Rita and Erin for taking the time to make these actions work for PSE! I cannot wait to use them:)

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Jo March 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Thank YOU!! I have been waiting for these, drooling all the while!! LOL!

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Andrea March 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm

It must just be me, but there was a 2nd XML “PW Vintage” in Set 2 instead of “PW Warmer”. I figured it had to be “PW Warmer” so i just changed the name and added it into the XML files. It came through fine other than it shows up in Set 1 instead of Set 2. I’m not complaining though!!! I’m just so happy that they are in there at all!!!!! Thank you!!!

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Andrea March 25, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I’m sorry, Set 2 of PW actions for PSE 6 :)

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Carla March 25, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Andrea: I assume you are a Mac user because I noticed the same thing. You can change the wording in the .xml code. I’m not a programmer by any means but I’ve had to change these before while installing other actions. If you open one of the .xml file for a PW action in set 2 (for example Dim The Lights) and change it so that it says PW Warmer instead of PW Dim The Lights and save it as PW Warmer.xml, I think that should solve the problem.

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Debbie W. March 25, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Wonderful actions Erin….thanks both to you and Rita for a job well done!

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Mary Lynn March 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Thank you so much!!! I love all of your actions and coffeeshops also! I’ve been waiting for Pioneer Woman’s as well!!! I tried to comment at her site but it didnt’ work somehow. Thanks again!!!

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Shelle @ Mommy Can't Sing March 25, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Thank you so much!! I love PW Actions and wanted to thank you for all of the time and work you put in to converting the Actions to be Elements friendly!
.-= Shelle @ Mommy Can’t Sing´s last blog ..365 Project – Something Different =-.

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Rebecca March 25, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Hi Erin, I have been anxiously awaiting this announcement/unveiling and stalking all three sites on a regular basis waiting for the release. I followed the instructions and my editor will now not open (after renaming the OLD file) and is giving me a windows exception processing error. The organizer works fine. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Elements 8. It still won’t allow me in. Any suggestions? Thank you so much for converting these actions for us to use…cannot wait till I can get it working. :-)

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Holly March 25, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Thank you so much. I’m brand new to Photo Shop Elements. Your tutorial was very easy to follow and informative. I look forward to exploring your site.

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Rebecca March 25, 2010 at 6:46 pm

I’m up and running. :-) Thanks SO much again for these and for the instructions…I’m SUPER duper excited!

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Nikki March 25, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Thanks so much Ree, Erin and Rita. I’ve installed the actions in PSE 8 and they work perfectly.

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Shanon Gibson March 26, 2010 at 5:36 am

Thanks so very much for working on converting Ree’s actions to PSE 7! Your instructions were the easiest I have seen for installing the actions (I have been trying to figure this out for the past few months).
.-= Shanon Gibson´s last blog ..More Disneyland Paris Photos =-.

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keysia March 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm

I just downloaded it for PSE6 and can’t wait to use them. I do have a question about the other versions. I am planning on upgrading to PSE8 in the next few months or so- do i have to re-download that version or will it continue to work from the PSE6 version?

Thanks so much for the freebies–I LOVE THIS SITE, ERIN & RITA–THEY ARE GREAT

Keysia

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Kristi Smith March 27, 2010 at 5:13 pm

I was so excited and thought the directions were super easy to follow but apparently I have done something wrong. Was I supposed to paste them into Photo Effects as a zip folder? When I open up my photos in PSE 5.0, it says the actions are in there but they aren’t showing up. I shut the computer off and restarted it, like the troubleshooting directions said.

In Photo Effects, it says I have frames, image effects, and both of PW’s zipped folders.

Any help you can give me, would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks so much!
.-= Kristi Smith´s last blog ..The Lipstick of an Old Mother Pucker =-.

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Kristi Smith March 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Okay, I think I figured it out, I tried to do it first as a zip folder because whenever I tried to just do the folder it said I had to confirm Encrytion Loss (I have no clue what this means by the way) and then “Do you want to copy this file withou encryption?” And when I put yes on each action the actions then showed up. Haven’t tried it out yet, but hopefully it is working. Sorry, saw I was supposed to ask questions in the forum. Thanks again! Will be back, hopefully without questions! :)
.-= Kristi Smith´s last blog ..The Lipstick of an Old Mother Pucker =-.

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Alissa March 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Hello, I’m new to your site (from PW). I am using a Mac, PSE v 8.0, and I am trying to install the actions. I get to Library–> App Support–> Adobe–> Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and after that all I see is “presets”. Can you help me out?

Thanks,

Alissa

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Carla March 30, 2010 at 2:09 pm

* Finder (screen shot 1)
I’ve installed mine on a Mac (V 6.0) but it’s basically the same. Be sure to go to the Library from the Mac HD not through your home folder. There are 2 different Library’s and I had to find the other too!

So it should be MacHD > Library > Application Support > Adobe > Photoshop Elements > 8.0 > Photo Creations > Photo Effects

I hope that helps!

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Alissa March 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Ahh! I see now– Mac HD was the answer. Thanks!

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Laura May 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Alissa, I’m having the same issue that you initially had… I read thru Carla’s reply, and I’m still not able to get this fixed. I am going thru Mac HD, and it still goes to Presets…..

Can you maybe walk me thru the process you went thru??

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Carla May 5, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Hi Laura, I’ve obviously subscribed to be updated on any posts that are made here because I get an email for each posting. But I don’t mind
’cause I like to help :)
Another suggestion that I could make is to make sure that you aren’t going from MacHD > System > Library. You need to go MacHD > Library.

If that doesn’t help then let me know which PSE version and which Mac OS you are using. And I’ll see if I find something else to suggest.
Carla

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Heather Eats Almond Butter June 7, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Carla,
Thanks so much for this info as I was having the same problem! Figured it out. Now just need to find my MediaDatabase.

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Andi April 5, 2010 at 12:27 pm

TY so much! I appreciate the time and energy put into your freebies and website.

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Mindy April 5, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you. So far so good. I love the first set and I am currently downloading the second set.

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Suza April 7, 2010 at 4:07 am

Thank you so much!!!!
I never used actions in my old pse 5 – never ever heard of something like this…so i found this article – tried it: and it worked (hooray for you and hooray for me :) )
i tried it out on several photos…i love it!
Thanks again!
I was playing with a tiger photo – now i am feeling like one of those great old hunters in those old stories :) I have to print this photo in a larger size!
.-= Suza´s last blog ..Tiger und PSE Action =-.

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admin April 7, 2010 at 7:58 am

So glad you were able to install the actions! Love the tiger photo. Guten tag!

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Kate April 10, 2010 at 9:13 am

I’m pulling my hair out!!
I’m on a macbook pro…have followed every step correctly as far as I can tell. Everything happens as you say it should even saying “rebuilding contents and effects” when I open PSE but nothing is there.
I do notice when I look in the photo effects folder the PW action sets are a folder instead of a file like the other actions….help!

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Carla April 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm

I’m not sure if this is your problem but, each file in the PW folder needs to be pulled over to the Photo Effects folder individually. I installed mine on a Mac so I might be able to help you. If the above didn’t help what version of PSE do you have?

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Kate April 10, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Carla, you’re absolutely right…I just figured it out this afternoon. I was just sticking the folder in photo effects without pulling each file out (duh)
Thanks!! :)

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Tamara April 11, 2010 at 2:04 am

Thank you after two years of Digital scrapbooking and trying to install actions I finally have them working. I cant wait to play now.

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kj April 27, 2010 at 8:22 am

thanks so much, can’t wait to use!

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kj May 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Thank you all so much for these wonderful actions, I enjoy using them so much!

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NikkiFB May 24, 2010 at 9:32 am

I’m fairly new to digiscrapping and to PSE (and BRAND new to actions!!) but I finally figured it out, thanks to all the helps on your site. THANK YOU, and thanks for the wonderful actions!

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Robin from Israel June 17, 2010 at 7:00 am

Thank you all SO much for this, what a treat to be able to use actions instead of having to reinvent the wheel each time!

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stephanie July 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

I know these came out awhile ago. When I click on the link to down load I am getting a 404 error. Just wondering if they are no longer available to down load.

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admin July 26, 2010 at 10:06 am

Hi Stephanie,

It looks like she might have rearranged her files? You might try contacting Ree to see if she can fix it. If she does respond after a week or so, maybe I can post Set 1 and Rita can post Set 2?

Erin

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Juju July 26, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I emailed Ree on Saturday about this problem. Looks like she’s been reworking her website a bit, but it’s back up this morning and I’m still getting the 404 error. I know she’s busy, so waiting to see what happens in the next few days/week.

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admin July 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Thanks Juju! If you guys can’t get the actions within a few days, I’ll post the set I converted here.

Erin

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Shelley July 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I’m having the same probelm. I sent her a message (before reading here) and maybe I’ll get an answer. I’ll let y’all know! Otherwise I hope you can help me too Erin!

Nikki July 27, 2010 at 8:59 pm

I’m getting the same 404 error. I’m so hoping it gets fixed because I was so excited to find this!! I’ll keep checking back!!!
Thanks for working on it!!!

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Sharon July 29, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Same here! I keep getting an error message for the PSE 7 action sets. I do hope it will be worked out soon.

If you post the set here can you let us know?

Thank you.

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Tammy July 30, 2010 at 8:05 am

Getting the 404 error here too. I was looking so forward to downloading these actions :( I’ll keep checking back.

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Ericka August 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm

also getting the 404 error still today. :( would love to get these actions! please help!

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Juju August 5, 2010 at 8:16 am

Yep, still getting the 404 error. No response to the email I sent PW about the problem about two weeks ago. Can you please please please post a link to download the actions here on this site? I LOVE these actions and I already had them on my PC, but have since switched to a Mac. I jonesing for the PW PSE actions! THANKS!!!

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Erin August 5, 2010 at 11:16 am

Whew…I thought I was the only one getting the 404 error when I try to download the actions for PSE 8! Bummer…but at least I’m not crazy! Ha! Thanks for all of your help to figure this out! Can’t wait to play!

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Brooke Graves August 6, 2010 at 11:54 am

please let me know when the error 404 is fixed. I am anxiously waiting, as I have some senior pictures to edit and wanted to try these actions out. Thank you so much!

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Megan August 6, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I’m gettng the 404 error for both action sets. Please fix this soon!! I can’t wait to use them!! Thanks!

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admin August 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Hi Megan! Thanks for checking in! I wish I could fix this myself! I hope that if enough people ask PW about it, she will find some time to fix it.

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Shelley August 9, 2010 at 10:33 am

PW fixed her PSE actions and they are ready for downloading!!! Go get ‘em girls!!! WOO WOO!

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Sharon August 9, 2010 at 10:43 am

Thanks Shelley for letting us know!!! I’m heading there now : )

WOO WOO indeed!!!

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Juju August 9, 2010 at 10:43 am

Far out! Shelley, thanks for posting this!

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MIchelle October 16, 2010 at 5:40 am

Thanks so much! I am having problems though. I downloaded the files and am trying to upload them to my PSE 9. Is it not available for PSE 9?

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admin October 16, 2010 at 8:19 am

Hi Michelle. They work great in PSE! Did you watch the videos?

Erin

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MIchelle October 16, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I watched the videos for windows, but there wasnt one for Mac. I tried uploading it (it doesnt come as a zipped file…or at least I dont have to manually unzip it) I open the folder copy and paste all the files into photo effects. Then I go back to the eo_us thing and it doesnt have the thing I am supposed to erase (at all…not even from when I renamed it after uploading some coffeshop files)
Then I open up PSE and it never loads anything (loaded all the coffeeshop freebies though) and I cant find the files anywhere (the coffeeshop ones show up just fine though)

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admin October 16, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Hi Michelle,

You install these exactly like you install the CoffeeShop actions.

If that doesn’t help, I can log on remotely to your computer to install them. http://www.texaschicksblogsandpics.com/photoshop-elements-action-installation-service/

Thanks,
Erin

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emily December 8, 2010 at 1:26 am

Hi! I have downloaded the files copied and pasted them into photo effects & renamed the file and they are not in my PE9. Any ideas? I can see the zipped file in the photo effects file so I am not sure why they are not showing up in PE. Thanks for your time! You are awesome!!

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emily December 8, 2010 at 1:28 am

I just read the message above me. Where can I watch the video?

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admin December 8, 2010 at 9:06 am

Emily, follow the link above to the installation instructions.

Thanks,
Erin

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Kayla February 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I am trying to install these actions in PSE 9 using Windows 7 with no luck. Any advice? I love the actions!
Thank you!
Kayla

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admin March 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Unfortunately, Kayla, if you’re following my instructions exactly, I can’t help without seeing your computer. You can check out my installation service if you need more help.

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Shay April 6, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Will your actions work with PSE9, downloading on a MAC?

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admin April 6, 2011 at 2:38 pm

They sure will!

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Heather Eats Almond Butter June 6, 2011 at 10:38 pm

I CANNOT install the actions on my Macbook. I have Elements 9, and I don’t have a photo creations or photo effects folder. So frustrated. :(

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Heather Eats Almond Butter June 7, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Never mind. Took me 2 days, but I finally figured it out. :)

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Heather Eats Almond Butter June 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm

How rude of me – I forgot to say thank you! I know this took a lot of work to put these actions together and your efforts are appreciated. :)

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Kristen August 10, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Awesome tutorial but I can’t seem to get the actions to show up in PSE 9. They just don’t show up in the drop down menu of Effects. I followed the directions exactly, and all went according to the tutorial, except for the part where they show up on the menu. Thanks for the info and the help.

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Erin August 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Hi Kristen, if you can’t figure it out, I can install them for you.

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Jamie January 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I’ve been using the free PSE 6 actions from here and a few other places for months now. I opened a photo in PSE 6 today and they are no longer available in my Effects palette. I haven’t changed anything or downloaded anything new on my end. I have tried deleting .db3 files and letting Photoshop rebuild. Rebooted, etc. Nothing has worked. Can anyone help me fix this/tell me why it happened.

Thanks in advance!
Jamie

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