How to Save and Load Actions in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

In order to save out one or more Actions in Photoshop, you must have a Set selected. For example, if you select a single action, the Save command will be grayed out, but selecting the set (even if it only contains one action) will allow you to choose Save Actions from the flyout menu on the Actions panel.


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Posted on 06-09-2014


  • By Jonathan Ferman - 7:55 AM on June 9, 2014  

    You will find lots of actions including free actions on the Adobe Add-ons website:

    If you have your own actions you can also distribute them as free, paid or private just sign in with your Adobe ID for a free producer account:

    Hope that helps.

    • By Julieanne Kost - 9:42 AM on June 9, 2014  

      Thanks Jonathan!

  • By Bob Sadler - 4:11 PM on June 14, 2014  

    I have a large number of Actions that I’ve managed to accumulate over the years and this weekend I’ve decided to finally upgrade to the Creative Cloud Experience, the only issue I’m having is with loading those Actions in to Photoshop.

    What I would like to do is have Folders that contain SubFolders in the Action List. This is because I keep my Actions in a very me friendly way, meaning, I keep the Actions by Creator, Style, Type. Thinking of it like this:

    – Metals
    – Colored Chrome

    Unforunately I can’t seem to make this happen in Photoshop CC, is there a way to accomplish this, or am I just being too picky?



    • By Julieanne Kost - 10:04 AM on June 16, 2014  

      Unfortunately you can’t nest Action Sets.