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Photoshop Elements Free Actions from the Pioneer Woman!

The Pioneer Woman actions for Photoshop Elements are available! Get them here: http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/download-files-for-pioneer-woman-actions-elements-version/

And check out these installation instructions:http://www.digitalphotographyformoms.com/the-pioneer-woman/

I created action sets so that they sort into their own groups in PSE. Makes them easier to find but the installation process is a bit different.

More to come later, since I’m blogging from my Iphone right now.

Photoshop Elements Free Actions from the Pioneer Woman! was last modified: May 29th, 2015 by Erin Peloquin


  1. wayoutnumbered Says :
    Posted on March 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I’ve already downloaded them and they’re working perfectly in my pse 6 for mac! Thank You to all who took the time to do this project!
    .-= wayoutnumbered´s last blog ..Anatomy of…Boy On The Swing =-.

  2. Marcee
    Posted on March 25, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Thank you Rita and Erin for taking the time to make these actions work for PSE! I cannot wait to use them:)

  3. Jo Says :
    Posted on March 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Thank YOU!! I have been waiting for these, drooling all the while!! LOL!

  4. Andrea
    Posted on March 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    It must just be me, but there was a 2nd XML “PW Vintage” in Set 2 instead of “PW Warmer”. I figured it had to be “PW Warmer” so i just changed the name and added it into the XML files. It came through fine other than it shows up in Set 1 instead of Set 2. I’m not complaining though!!! I’m just so happy that they are in there at all!!!!! Thank you!!!

  5. Andrea
    Posted on March 25, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I’m sorry, Set 2 of PW actions for PSE 6 πŸ™‚

    • Carla
      Posted on March 25, 2010 at 8:27 pm

      Andrea: I assume you are a Mac user because I noticed the same thing. You can change the wording in the .xml code. I’m not a programmer by any means but I’ve had to change these before while installing other actions. If you open one of the .xml file for a PW action in set 2 (for example Dim The Lights) and change it so that it says PW Warmer instead of PW Dim The Lights and save it as PW Warmer.xml, I think that should solve the problem.

  6. Debbie W. Says :
    Posted on March 25, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Wonderful actions Erin….thanks both to you and Rita for a job well done!

  7. Mary Lynn
    Posted on March 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Thank you so much!!! I love all of your actions and coffeeshops also! I’ve been waiting for Pioneer Woman’s as well!!! I tried to comment at her site but it didnt’ work somehow. Thanks again!!!

  8. Shelle @ Mommy Can't Sing Says :
    Posted on March 25, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you so much!! I love PW Actions and wanted to thank you for all of the time and work you put in to converting the Actions to be Elements friendly!
    .-= Shelle @ Mommy Can’t Sing´s last blog ..365 Project – Something Different =-.

  9. Rebecca
    Posted on March 25, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Hi Erin, I have been anxiously awaiting this announcement/unveiling and stalking all three sites on a regular basis waiting for the release. I followed the instructions and my editor will now not open (after renaming the OLD file) and is giving me a windows exception processing error. The organizer works fine. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Elements 8. It still won’t allow me in. Any suggestions? Thank you so much for converting these actions for us to use…cannot wait till I can get it working. πŸ™‚

  10. Holly
    Posted on March 25, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Thank you so much. I’m brand new to Photo Shop Elements. Your tutorial was very easy to follow and informative. I look forward to exploring your site.

  11. Rebecca
    Posted on March 25, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I’m up and running. πŸ™‚ Thanks SO much again for these and for the instructions…I’m SUPER duper excited!

  12. Nikki Says :
    Posted on March 25, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks so much Ree, Erin and Rita. I’ve installed the actions in PSE 8 and they work perfectly.

  13. Shanon Gibson Says :
    Posted on March 26, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Thanks so very much for working on converting Ree’s actions to PSE 7! Your instructions were the easiest I have seen for installing the actions (I have been trying to figure this out for the past few months).
    .-= Shanon Gibson´s last blog ..More Disneyland Paris Photos =-.

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  15. keysia
    Posted on March 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I just downloaded it for PSE6 and can’t wait to use them. I do have a question about the other versions. I am planning on upgrading to PSE8 in the next few months or so- do i have to re-download that version or will it continue to work from the PSE6 version?

    Thanks so much for the freebies–I LOVE THIS SITE, ERIN & RITA–THEY ARE GREAT


  16. Kristi Smith Says :
    Posted on March 27, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I was so excited and thought the directions were super easy to follow but apparently I have done something wrong. Was I supposed to paste them into Photo Effects as a zip folder? When I open up my photos in PSE 5.0, it says the actions are in there but they aren’t showing up. I shut the computer off and restarted it, like the troubleshooting directions said.

    In Photo Effects, it says I have frames, image effects, and both of PW’s zipped folders.

    Any help you can give me, would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks so much!
    .-= Kristi Smith´s last blog ..The Lipstick of an Old Mother Pucker =-.

  17. Kristi Smith Says :
    Posted on March 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Okay, I think I figured it out, I tried to do it first as a zip folder because whenever I tried to just do the folder it said I had to confirm Encrytion Loss (I have no clue what this means by the way) and then “Do you want to copy this file withou encryption?” And when I put yes on each action the actions then showed up. Haven’t tried it out yet, but hopefully it is working. Sorry, saw I was supposed to ask questions in the forum. Thanks again! Will be back, hopefully without questions! πŸ™‚
    .-= Kristi Smith´s last blog ..The Lipstick of an Old Mother Pucker =-.

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  19. Alissa
    Posted on March 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Hello, I’m new to your site (from PW). I am using a Mac, PSE v 8.0, and I am trying to install the actions. I get to Library–> App Support–> Adobe–> Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and after that all I see is “presets”. Can you help me out?



    • Carla
      Posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:09 pm

      * Finder (screen shot 1)
      I’ve installed mine on a Mac (V 6.0) but it’s basically the same. Be sure to go to the Library from the Mac HD not through your home folder. There are 2 different Library’s and I had to find the other too!

      So it should be MacHD > Library > Application Support > Adobe > Photoshop Elements > 8.0 > Photo Creations > Photo Effects

      I hope that helps!

  20. Alissa
    Posted on March 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Ahh! I see now– Mac HD was the answer. Thanks!

    • Laura
      Posted on May 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm

      Alissa, I’m having the same issue that you initially had… I read thru Carla’s reply, and I’m still not able to get this fixed. I am going thru Mac HD, and it still goes to Presets…..

      Can you maybe walk me thru the process you went thru??

      • Carla
        Posted on May 5, 2010 at 6:09 pm

        Hi Laura, I’ve obviously subscribed to be updated on any posts that are made here because I get an email for each posting. But I don’t mind
        ’cause I like to help πŸ™‚
        Another suggestion that I could make is to make sure that you aren’t going from MacHD > System > Library. You need to go MacHD > Library.

        If that doesn’t help then let me know which PSE version and which Mac OS you are using. And I’ll see if I find something else to suggest.

        • Heather Eats Almond Butter Says :
          Posted on June 7, 2011 at 6:44 pm

          Thanks so much for this info as I was having the same problem! Figured it out. Now just need to find my MediaDatabase.

  21. Andi Says :
    Posted on April 5, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    TY so much! I appreciate the time and energy put into your freebies and website.

  22. Mindy
    Posted on April 5, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. So far so good. I love the first set and I am currently downloading the second set.

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  24. Suza Says :
    Posted on April 7, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Thank you so much!!!!
    I never used actions in my old pse 5 – never ever heard of something like this…so i found this article – tried it: and it worked (hooray for you and hooray for me πŸ™‚ )
    i tried it out on several photos…i love it!
    Thanks again!
    I was playing with a tiger photo – now i am feeling like one of those great old hunters in those old stories πŸ™‚ I have to print this photo in a larger size!
    .-= Suza´s last blog ..Tiger und PSE Action =-.

    • admin
      Posted on April 7, 2010 at 7:58 am

      So glad you were able to install the actions! Love the tiger photo. Guten tag!

  25. Kate
    Posted on April 10, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I’m pulling my hair out!!
    I’m on a macbook pro…have followed every step correctly as far as I can tell. Everything happens as you say it should even saying “rebuilding contents and effects” when I open PSE but nothing is there.
    I do notice when I look in the photo effects folder the PW action sets are a folder instead of a file like the other actions….help!

    • Carla
      Posted on April 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm

      I’m not sure if this is your problem but, each file in the PW folder needs to be pulled over to the Photo Effects folder individually. I installed mine on a Mac so I might be able to help you. If the above didn’t help what version of PSE do you have?

  26. Kate
    Posted on April 10, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Carla, you’re absolutely right…I just figured it out this afternoon. I was just sticking the folder in photo effects without pulling each file out (duh)
    Thanks!! πŸ™‚

  27. Tamara
    Posted on April 11, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Thank you after two years of Digital scrapbooking and trying to install actions I finally have them working. I cant wait to play now.

  28. kj Says :
    Posted on April 27, 2010 at 8:22 am

    thanks so much, can’t wait to use!

  29. kj
    Posted on May 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Thank you all so much for these wonderful actions, I enjoy using them so much!

  30. NikkiFB
    Posted on May 24, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I’m fairly new to digiscrapping and to PSE (and BRAND new to actions!!) but I finally figured it out, thanks to all the helps on your site. THANK YOU, and thanks for the wonderful actions!

  31. Robin from Israel Says :
    Posted on June 17, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Thank you all SO much for this, what a treat to be able to use actions instead of having to reinvent the wheel each time!

    My photography is available for purchase – visit Around the Island Photography and bring home something beautiful today!

  32. stephanie
    Posted on July 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I know these came out awhile ago. When I click on the link to down load I am getting a 404 error. Just wondering if they are no longer available to down load.

    • admin
      Posted on July 26, 2010 at 10:06 am

      Hi Stephanie,

      It looks like she might have rearranged her files? You might try contacting Ree to see if she can fix it. If she does respond after a week or so, maybe I can post Set 1 and Rita can post Set 2?


      • Juju
        Posted on July 26, 2010 at 1:46 pm

        I emailed Ree on Saturday about this problem. Looks like she’s been reworking her website a bit, but it’s back up this morning and I’m still getting the 404 error. I know she’s busy, so waiting to see what happens in the next few days/week.

        • admin
          Posted on July 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm

          Thanks Juju! If you guys can’t get the actions within a few days, I’ll post the set I converted here.


          • Shelley
            Posted on July 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm

            I’m having the same probelm. I sent her a message (before reading here) and maybe I’ll get an answer. I’ll let y’all know! Otherwise I hope you can help me too Erin!

  33. Nikki
    Posted on July 27, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I’m getting the same 404 error. I’m so hoping it gets fixed because I was so excited to find this!! I’ll keep checking back!!!
    Thanks for working on it!!!

  34. Sharon Says :
    Posted on July 29, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Same here! I keep getting an error message for the PSE 7 action sets. I do hope it will be worked out soon.

    If you post the set here can you let us know?

    Thank you.

  35. Tammy
    Posted on July 30, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Getting the 404 error here too. I was looking so forward to downloading these actions πŸ™ I’ll keep checking back.

  36. Ericka
    Posted on August 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    also getting the 404 error still today. πŸ™ would love to get these actions! please help!

  37. Juju
    Posted on August 5, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Yep, still getting the 404 error. No response to the email I sent PW about the problem about two weeks ago. Can you please please please post a link to download the actions here on this site? I LOVE these actions and I already had them on my PC, but have since switched to a Mac. I jonesing for the PW PSE actions! THANKS!!!

  38. Erin Says :
    Posted on August 5, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Whew…I thought I was the only one getting the 404 error when I try to download the actions for PSE 8! Bummer…but at least I’m not crazy! Ha! Thanks for all of your help to figure this out! Can’t wait to play!

  39. Brooke Graves
    Posted on August 6, 2010 at 11:54 am

    please let me know when the error 404 is fixed. I am anxiously waiting, as I have some senior pictures to edit and wanted to try these actions out. Thank you so much!

  40. Megan
    Posted on August 6, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I’m gettng the 404 error for both action sets. Please fix this soon!! I can’t wait to use them!! Thanks!

    • admin
      Posted on August 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm

      Hi Megan! Thanks for checking in! I wish I could fix this myself! I hope that if enough people ask PW about it, she will find some time to fix it.

  41. Shelley
    Posted on August 9, 2010 at 10:33 am

    PW fixed her PSE actions and they are ready for downloading!!! Go get ’em girls!!! WOO WOO!

  42. Sharon Says :
    Posted on August 9, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Thanks Shelley for letting us know!!! I’m heading there now : )

    WOO WOO indeed!!!

  43. Juju
    Posted on August 9, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Far out! Shelley, thanks for posting this!

  44. MIchelle
    Posted on October 16, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Thanks so much! I am having problems though. I downloaded the files and am trying to upload them to my PSE 9. Is it not available for PSE 9?

    • admin
      Posted on October 16, 2010 at 8:19 am

      Hi Michelle. They work great in PSE! Did you watch the videos?


  45. MIchelle
    Posted on October 16, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I watched the videos for windows, but there wasnt one for Mac. I tried uploading it (it doesnt come as a zipped file…or at least I dont have to manually unzip it) I open the folder copy and paste all the files into photo effects. Then I go back to the eo_us thing and it doesnt have the thing I am supposed to erase (at all…not even from when I renamed it after uploading some coffeshop files)
    Then I open up PSE and it never loads anything (loaded all the coffeeshop freebies though) and I cant find the files anywhere (the coffeeshop ones show up just fine though)

  46. emily
    Posted on December 8, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Hi! I have downloaded the files copied and pasted them into photo effects & renamed the file and they are not in my PE9. Any ideas? I can see the zipped file in the photo effects file so I am not sure why they are not showing up in PE. Thanks for your time! You are awesome!!

  47. emily
    Posted on December 8, 2010 at 1:28 am

    I just read the message above me. Where can I watch the video?

  48. admin
    Posted on December 8, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Emily, follow the link above to the installation instructions.


  49. Kayla Says :
    Posted on February 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I am trying to install these actions in PSE 9 using Windows 7 with no luck. Any advice? I love the actions!
    Thank you!

    • admin
      Posted on March 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm

      Unfortunately, Kayla, if you’re following my instructions exactly, I can’t help without seeing your computer. You can check out my installation service if you need more help.

  50. Shay
    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Will your actions work with PSE9, downloading on a MAC?

    • admin
      Posted on April 6, 2011 at 2:38 pm

      They sure will!

  51. Heather Eats Almond Butter Says :
    Posted on June 6, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I CANNOT install the actions on my Macbook. I have Elements 9, and I don’t have a photo creations or photo effects folder. So frustrated. πŸ™

  52. Kristen
    Posted on August 10, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Awesome tutorial but I can’t seem to get the actions to show up in PSE 9. They just don’t show up in the drop down menu of Effects. I followed the directions exactly, and all went according to the tutorial, except for the part where they show up on the menu. Thanks for the info and the help.

  53. Jamie Says :
    Posted on January 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I’ve been using the free PSE 6 actions from here and a few other places for months now. I opened a photo in PSE 6 today and they are no longer available in my Effects palette. I haven’t changed anything or downloaded anything new on my end. I have tried deleting .db3 files and letting Photoshop rebuild. Rebooted, etc. Nothing has worked. Can anyone help me fix this/tell me why it happened.

    Thanks in advance!

  54. Nikki
    Posted on February 12, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I’m trying to install these actions for my PSE 9 on my Macbook Pro, but I can’t seem to find the file “MediaData.db3” anywhere on my computer. I saw how you find it on a Windows computer, but where is it located on a Mac? Thanks so much!

    • Erin Says :
      Posted on February 13, 2012 at 10:12 am

      did you purchase PSE from the Mac App store? If so, please search my site for troubleshooting related to PSE purchased from the Mac App Store. Thanks!

  55. Craig Schiller
    Posted on May 11, 2012 at 10:12 am

    You have a link to some free Pioneer Woman Photoshop Elements actions at the top of this page. But you don’t say what the actions do. And neither does the Pioneer Woman download page. It would be kinda nice to know, don’t you think?

    • Erin Says :
      Posted on May 11, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Hi Craig, click through to the original post that PW links to. She has countless examples on her site of what her actions do.

  56. Mimi
    Posted on December 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I just upgraded to PSE 11. Will the the PW Actions work with 11? Any differences in instructions?

  57. Kamille
    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks for these!! Do they happen to work in PSE 11? I can’t find many that do.

  58. Kamille
    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Nevermind. I just found the answer! Sorry, I’m lame sometimes…

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