Custom installation


These steps apply to all of our currently available products. Before installing your plug-ins, please shut down your image editor. Once your image editor is closed, please launch the installer for the plug-in. During the installation process, you will reach the host selections screen. 

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Once you press Alt-C (Windows) or Option-C (Mac) on your keyboard when on this host selection screen, you will be presented with the custom install button. It will not be available until you press Alt-C (Windows) or Option-C (Mac).  If the button is grayed out, please uncheck all of the available hosts in the list. This will allow you to click the custom install button. 

Here, you will tell the plug-in where you want it to be installed. As you see, I have chosen to install Eye Candy 6 into the default plug-in directories for the 32 and 64-bit versions of Photoshop CS5. 







There are several different default directories where you can install a plug-in. Keep in mind that if you chose a custom install location for Photoshop, these directories may be different. Once the install is finished, relaunch Photoshop and your plug-in should appear in the filter menu. 

Windows 64-bit (64-bit Photoshop) - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\

Windows 64-bit (32-bit Photoshop) - C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Plug-ins\

Windows 32bit - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Plug-ins\

Mac - Macintosh HD/Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS6/Plug-ins/

Photoshop Elements 11 Windows - C:\Program Files (X86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 11\Plug-ins

Photoshop Elements 11 Mac - Applications\Adobe Photoshop Elements 11\Support Files\Plug-ins\

If you have installed your plug-in into Photoshop's default plug-ins folder, you can stop here.


You can also choose to install your plug-ins into a custom folder. Click the browse button beside the 32 or 64-bit version and navigate to your desired install location.  Choose the Make New Folder option in the browsing window. Let's make it C:\32bit-plugins or C:\64bit-plugins on a Windows computer, and Macintosh HD/Applications/AlienSkin/Plug-ins on a Mac. When installing the Mac plug-in, you will not need to choose between 32 and 64-bit. 


Once you have installed the plug-in to the desired location, we just need to tell Photoshop where to find it. Launch your version of Photoshop and open your preferences.

Windows - Edit > Preferences > Plug-ins (or Plug-ins & Scratch disks)

Mac - Photoshop menu > Preferences > Plug-ins (or Plug-ins & Scratch disks)


Select the Additional Plug-Ins Folder option and browse to the location you chose during the plug-ins installation. Click OK to confirm this change, then restart Photoshop.



Once you restart Photoshop, you should see your plug-in under the filter menu.

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