Photoshop Actions Work in Adobe’s Photoshop Elements 10

Photoshop Actions for Elements 10

If you are considering an upgrade to Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, you will be excited to know that based on our preliminary testing, all MCP Photoshop Actions for Elements are compatible. We’ll keep you posted if we find any conflicts and let you know the fixes for them. If you buy PSE10, look under the section for PSE9 to find all compatible actions.  We will update our site, product descriptions, and categories in the upcoming month.

Now for the bigger question, “should you upgrade to Elements 10?”

Photoshop Elements 10 is an amazing photo editing software for those who do not wish to purchase Photoshop CS5. Elements 10 has three main improvements over prior PSE versions.

  1. Crop guides – when cropping a photo, you can overlay either a rule of thirds guide or a golden ratio guide to help you perfect your composition and create stronger photographs.
  2. Text on a path – this means that you can create text that curves and flows around objects. This will be a great tool for scrapbookers and graphic design students.
  3. Facebook integration – users will be able to tag photos based on their Facebook friends list.

While those are great features for photo editing software, especially the crop guides, they’re probably not going to change your editing life.  If you have Elements 9, consider spending your money on a MCP Photoshop Actions for Elements or PSE training classes.

If, however, you have Elements 8 or a version earlier than that, this upgrade might be worth your investment.  Elements 9 was the first version of Elements to allow you to add layer masks.  That’s huge!  Elements 9 also introduced a content-aware spot healing brush that helps in portrait retouching.

So, if you’re still struggling to create layer mask workarounds in your older version of Elements, now just might be the time for you to upgrade.


Erin Peloquin

Erin Peloquin is Lightroom & Photoshop Elements instructor. She also works for Jodi here at MCP to create great editing tools for Lightroom & Elements. Her portfolio is at Time in a Camera.

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    Sean says

    I bought APSE10 trough the mac app store and specific folders seem to be missing to add actions. Can someone assist me!?

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      Sean, PSE purchased from the Mac App store does not support most of our actions. They have refunded the purchase price to many people because they don’t disclose that this is an issue. I hope they can do the same for you.

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