Join John Derry for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing optional content, part of Photoshop CS6 New Features: Brushes.
In the video we're going to take a look at how to install the optional content that comes with this course. The first thing you'll want to do before you anything else is you want to quit Photoshop. So that we can go through the installation process and then when we're finished, we will launch it and we'll have our content installed. In the exercise files folder you will find this zip file, CS6 Brushes First Look Content.zip. And all we need to do here is double- click this and this will decompress a folder and if we look inside here, we will see that we've got a few items.
The first one I want to talk about is the First Look installation PDF. This is just a PDF that goes through the same thing I'm showing you here in the video. You can either print this out and follow with it along or do it separate from the video, but this just gives you a backup to do the same thing you're seeing here. The next thing I want to talk about is this PS CS6 Brushes First Look Content Installer.zxp. This is the installer file, just like the zip file, all I have to do here is double-click this and this opens up the Adobe Extension Manager, the first thing we see is the licensing, so we accept this and that installs the optional content into Photoshop.
So at this point we can go ahead and quit the Extension Manager and relaunch Photoshop, and we are in business. If you have issues, there is a second way to install this material, and that is via the Manual Installation. Which you'll see in Manual Installation are a set of files. These are the actual files that have to get installed into the proper locations in Photoshop. The .zxp file does it for you without you having to know where those are; however, in situations where for whatever reason, the .zxp Installer does not work.
You'll want to follow my directions that once again are here in the Installation folder, and right in here I've got all the locations that you need to place these files. Basically, we are going to place things either in the Tools folder or the Actions folder, which is found within the Applications folder for Photoshop. Follow along with these for your particular operating system and place these specific files into those folders, and once again you'll be good to go. So that's all there is to the installation. As you can see, it's very simple.
In the next movie, I am going to show you how to access this content once it's installed.
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