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Old May 13, 2010, 5:56 PM   #1
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I have downloaded many different plug-ins over the years but, although they show up in my plug-in folder, I cannot find them in the program to use them. How is this done?
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Old May 13, 2010, 7:04 PM   #2
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I had some troubles installing Bokeh plug-in in PE8. So, i emailed Allien Skin and they gave me these instructions:

1. Create a new folder on your C: drive or Macintosh Hard Drive called "Plug-Ins".
2. During installation select the option "Choose an Install Location" or "Choose Another Install Location" (depending on the product).
3. Direct the installer to the new Plug-Ins folder you just created.
4. In your host application's plug-in preferences, click the checkbox to add an additional plug-ins folder and direct the browser window to the new plug-ins folder you created.
5. Restart the host application and your filters should show in the menu.


I did so and the plug in installed succesfully. Hopes this helps.
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Old May 14, 2010, 5:30 AM   #3
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I tried it several times in elements and photoshop but no luck. thank you for trying to help. I do not get to the install step since they have already been installed on my harddrive.
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Hi, Caryl;
Often, when you install the plugins, they will install to whatever folder you are currently using, or sometimes, have a preset folder they install to.
As Ordo mentions, there needs to be a folder in your C: drive called Plugins. If it isn't there, create it. Find all your installed plugins, and drag them to the C:/Plugins folder.
The plugins should show up in your menus. Since I am not familiar with CS4, I am not sure which drop-down menu they would be under, but may also be under a sub-menu.

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I tried that. what I finally did was open PS in Rosetta and some of the plugins showed up. That seems to be the secret.Some still do not open but I can live without them. thank you.
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Some programs are specific to mac or pc and if something don't work in the mac then it was probably made for a pc
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Thanks Musket. That may well be the problem.
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What exactly are the plug ins you are having trouble with. I just finished spending the most of a whole day installing every plug in known to man on my new resurrected Mac. Im betting I have the plug ins you are having trouble with. I believe all mine are functioning.
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I trashed most of them because I could not get them in but I did keep one called Mac Paint. I was unable to put the Alien Skin ones in except using Rosetta so I changed my CS3 to Rosetta and put them in. I did not want to mess up CS4.
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Alien Skin shouldnt have been any problems as long as you have a serial number for each part. Auto FX have some of the best and useful plug ins.
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