GETTING STARTED

An action is a series of steps recorded in Photoshop. Actions can enhance photos, change the look of an image, and even compile your photos into templates, and more. Actions are shortcuts designed to save photographers time.

Actions work in Photoshop and Elements while presets work only in Lightroom. We currently do not sell any products that are compatible with Lightroom.

Overlays, Logos, Templates, etc.

Overlays, logos, templates, etc. can all be used in both Photoshop (all versions) and Photoshop Elements (all versions) as well as software other than Photoshop as long as layers are supported. Overlays can also be used in Lightroom if utilizing the plugin ON1 Photo 10.

Photoshop Actions
Our actions have been tested and are compatible with English versions of Photoshop CS2-CS6, CC (Creative Cloud) and Photoshop Elements 11-15 and work with both PC and MAC computers. No actions, however, are compatible with the software sold through the Mac Apple store. All action collection product pages on our website will state which editing software they are compatible, be sure to check this before you purchase as it might change. If you aren’t sure if a product is compatible with your software, please submit a support ticket and we will assist you with this.

Lightroom Presets

Our Lightroom presets have been tested and are compatible with English versions of Lightroom 4-6, CC. Some brushes might not be compatible for Lightroom 4, but it will be noted on the product page if that is the case. All Lightroom collection product pages on our website will state which editing software they are compatible, be sure to check this before you purchase as it might change. If you aren’t sure if a product is compatible with your software, please submit a support ticket and we will assist you with this.

  • If you are interested in Lightroom CC, Adobe offers a free 30 day trial of the latest version of Lightroom. You can subscribe to CC for as low as $9.99/month! You will also get Photoshop CC with this subscription. You can see more details on their website here.

Due to copyright issues we cannot distribute the font files ourselves. However, there are links available to you in some templates to download. You can find the link in the text section of your template file. Simply double click the layer title and copy and paste the link into your browser.

All results will be relatively different depending on several factors such as lighting in your image, your monitor calibration, and how you customize each action, template, etc.

There are several places you can place your order:

If ordered from either Summerana.com or Clickwithlove.com, all downloads are instant.
If ordered from our Etsy site, there are some that are instant downloads, and there are some (generally the downloads that are too large for Etsy to host) that will be sent to you within 24-48 hours.

After placing your order, you’ll be granted immediate download permissions. You’ll be able to download them on the order received page immediately after checking out, in your order confirmation email (your email will be sent to the email you have purchased/signed up with), as well as in your account on Summerana.com. You’ll have no expiration date but rather 5 chances to download each product so that you can order with zero pressure to download them right away.
If you have any questions on this process, please feel free to submit a support ticket and we will be happy to help!

You will have an unlimited time frame to download your collection(s). This way, if you order while away from your desktop you will be able to be worry free from being under a time limit. You will also get 5 chances to download your collection(s). To take advantage of this, be sure to sign up for an account while checking out so that you may always be able to come back to summerana.com to have access to your order(s).
That being said, always be sure to download your collections as soon as possible and back them up to keep your files secure. Once you have used up your 5 downloads, there are no more unless purchased again.

Unfortunately sales are only available for the time stated. To keep up with sales, please be sure to subscribe to our newsletters and notifications on our Facebook Page.

To see our terms of use and copyright policy, please visit this page.

Unfortunately there is no way to download all of your downloads at once. Each product must be downloaded separately to minimize downloading time, server space, as well as to prevent having to also download links for products you might not need (such as duplicates, or for example, PSE products if you only have PS software) thus taking up too much unnecessary space on your hard drive. There is no vendor online that can offer such huge files (and so many of them) in one zipped file. For this reason, we do not let them expire on you and host the downloads in your account on our server for you so that you do not need to rush to download them.

Templates, brushes, actions, and logo’s are all small files and do not take up much space. The large files, are the ones that contain large images (png/jpeg), which tend to take up more space and have a longer downloading time depending on your internet speed. 341 MB is around the largest file in our shop.

You will find, however, that you might not need to download every file. There are both Photoshop (PS) and Photoshop Elements (PSE files) and if you only use one type of software, you might have no use for the other version. You might also not want to download every product depending on what you might need for your business (for example, you might not have a use for multiple logo’s if you already have one).

While we are not able to offer an official trial with downloadable products, we do offer a mini freebie for our newsletter subscribers to try out. You can subscribe for your freebie here.

Please note: The product available as a freebie is subject to change at any time and may not be a complete collection.

We recommend keeping your files on more than one computer so you’ll always have a backup of your products. You can also back them up in cloud storage, or a external hard drive where you can transfer them later if something should happen to your computer.

Since you’ll have 5 downloads available for each product you can also simply download one set of each onto one computer, and download another of each on your second computer if that is easier for you, just as long as you are the sole user of your purchased products and aren’t sharing them with other users as stated in our terms of use and copyright policy.

We offer step by step tutorials as well as on-going support from us to help you along the way as we love to help! If you take a look at a few of the products on our website summerana.com, you can click the product video tab, which will show you exactly how the products work (and how easy the steps are!).

You can view all tutorials as well as our Help Center here:

Each collection type (actions, brushes, lightroom presets, etc.) will need to be uploaded separately. Here you will see how they are uploaded:

To further help, there are instructional layers in each of the templates/overlays, and most actions contain ‘stops’ which are messages that help you along the way as your play your actions. If you’d like to try us out before making any kind of purchase, we offer a free mini action collection when you subscribe to our newsletters here.

If your questions are not answered in the above, we are always pleased to help via email at support@summerana.com.

Unfortunately cannot provide any downloads on a CD or flash drive in the mail as we are not set up to deliver physical products. Each product can be, however, downloaded separately to minimize downloading time. You may also not need to download everything (for example, you may not need PSE products if you only have PS software). To better serve those who might not be able to download them right away and need more time, we do not let them expire on you and host the downloads in your account on our server for you.

We take website security issues very seriously and we use the latest industry-standard SSL encryption to protect your personal information. Please notice the small pad-lock icon in the locked position that will appear in the lower- right corner or upper-right corner of your browser during each of the pages of the checkout process.We do not store any type of credit card information on our site.

We will never sell or rent your personal information to any third party. You can view our full privacy policy here. 

ORDERING HELP

If for some reason you are unable to complete your order on our website, there are a few things you can try. You can try checking out under a different browser, try clearing your computer’s cookies and cache, or you can try turning off any firewall that may be potentially preventing it from checking out properly.

If you are still unable to continue checking out on our site, you can instead checkout through our Etsy site (please submit a support ticket if you do not see a product you are looking for on our Etsy site).

Please note, you cannot subscribe to any subscription products via Etsy as that can only be done on our website.

To complete your order you must first read and accept our shop’s terms & conditions. Our Terms & Conditions policy is located at the bottom of your order page, right before you click ‘Proceed to Paypal.’ To read our terms, you’ll need to click the link and to accept it, you’ll need to check the box before proceeding your order. If you cannot see it, be sure any adblockers are paused first, which may be blocking your ability to see it.

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Before adding a Photoshop action collection to your cart you might be asked to select a ‘Photoshop version’. Photoshop is for Adobe Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements is for Adobe Photoshop Elements software. The numbers next to the software type will help you make sure it is compatible exactly with your either older or newer software. For example, in the below screenshot I have selected the ‘Photoshop CS2-CS6, CC’ because it is compatible with my Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC) software. If there is a dash, that means it is compatible with ALL versions in between. Again looking at the screenshot, the version I chose is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, and Creative Cloud.

The version you select will determine which software compatible product you will receive so be sure to choose the correct version so your actions will run correctly.

Troubleshooting: If for some reason you are unable to see the options, something may be blocking it such as your browser or an adblock running on your computer. There are a few things you can try which almost always clears the problem up. You can try ordering under a different browser (I hear chrome works the best), try clearing your computers cookies and then try again, or you can try turning off any firewall that may be potentially preventing it from loading properly. If you are still having trouble, please refer to this solution.

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After placing your order, you’ll be granted immediate download permissions. You’ll be able to download them on the order received page immediately after checking out, in your order confirmation email, as well as in your account on Summerana.com.

If you have checked both your email and your account page to no avail, please double check that you have entered your email correctly on your account page. If you are searching your email inbox for your order/download page, be sure that you are checking the same email account that you ordered with as your order will go to this email. Please be sure to check your spam folder just in case as there are links in this email which can sometimes be perceived as spam by some email hosts.

Please refer to this currency converter to see what the exchange rate is for your currency.

ACCOUNT HELP

We are thoroughly insistent in making sure our website is at all times secure and safe for our users. Unfortunately sometimes that can mean you might be seen as a security risk if your IP has too many failed attempts in a short period of time and you might be blocked from logging in.

To fix this, simply email us at support@summerana.com with the email you have ordered with and we will make sure you are able to log in safely. To prevent this from happening again in the future, be sure to tuck your login and password somewhere safely so that you are able to login successfully without problems.

BUNDLE & SUBSCRIPTION FAQ

To cancel your monthly subscription, you must either log into your account on Summerana.com and select cancel, or log into the Paypal account you have subscribed with. Once you have logged in, go to ‘Profile’, then ‘My Money’, then ‘My preapproved payments’ and click ‘Update’. There you can see all of your recurring payments on the My preapproved payments page. Find the merchant “Summerana” then click cancel.

Your subscription will renew on the 1st of every month unless you have cancelled it beforehand.

If you are subscribed to a monthly subscription, any new products will be added directly to your account page. You will have the ability to download them as soon as they are uploaded to our shop.

We have two options available in our shop, a one-time Bundle and an on-going monthly Subscription.

  • With the one-time bundle, you’ll receive everything that is listed on the description page but will not receive future products that are released.
  • With the on-going monthly subscription you’ll pay a one-time signup fee then the monthly fee each month afterwards to continue getting all of our future products. You may cancel your subscription at any time but once you do you will lose access to your products, so be sure to download and save them all before cancelling.

Please note that we are always going to be releasing new releases each month.

You can find both products in the ‘Bundles & Subscriptions’ tab under the ‘Shop’ category at Summerana.com to read more details about each.

We do not have plans to end the bundle anytime soon. We cannot, however, guarantee how long it will be available, and at the current price since we are always adding new products to the shop and are making changes.

In order to sign up for automatic recurring payments, subscribers will need a PayPal account or a credit card. Recurring payments will be made with the account/card you have signed up with, so be sure to sign up with an account/card you will be able to make future monthly payments with. You can cancel your subscription at anytime. Please visit this solution for more information on how to cancel. 

SOFTWARE & INSTALLATION HELP

Your Photoshop Elements effects will still work in Photoshop, however they will be individual actions and they might not use all of Photoshop’s more advanced features. If you would like to upgrade your actions to the Photoshop version we can offer you 50% off your purchase. You must provide proof of purchase. Please email us at support@summerana.com with your proof of purchase and the list of products you would like to upgrade.

A zipped file is what all products are first downloaded as onto your computer. This keeps them all in place and organized for when you are ready to dive into your product’s individual folders.

A zip file is sometimes called an “archive” file. The zip file itself is really just a container… it holds the real files inside it. The purpose behind the zip file is transportation and storage. The zip file acts like a ziploc sandwich bag – it holds contents inside for easy transporting and storage. This makes zip files very valuable to file sharers and downloaders. 

A zip file achieves three things: It bundles one or more files into a single container file. It compresses (archives) its contents to be as much as 90% smaller size.

 

 

Does my computer come with software to unzip my files? 

Most computers come with unzipping/extracting software, but if it does not you can download free unzipping programs online specific for your operating system. A recommended unzip program for PC is 7zip, and a recommended one for Mac is YemuZip. 

How do I unzip my files?

To unzip your file you must right click each individual zipped file, then select ‘extract all’ or ‘unzip’ as shown in the screenshot below:

Next it might give you the option to choose where you want your extracted folders to go. Be sure you know where you zip file has been saved on your computer so you can easily find it later. You might also have the option to open your extracted files right away after the extraction is complete in a new window.

Here is a full step by step screenshot:

Once you have located your unzipped folders, they should look similar to this:

Clicking on the individual folders will take you to the different file types that need to be uploaded. Each collection type (actions, brushes, templates, etc.) will need to be uploaded separately. You can see how to upload your different file types here.

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If you still cannot download or unzip your files correctly, please submit a ticket and we will be happy to assist you with this.

After you have unzipped your files, they should look similar to this depending on which collection you have downloaded:

Clicking on the individual folders will take you to the different file types that need to be uploaded. Each collection type (actions, brushes, templates, overlays, etc.) will need to be uploaded separately into Photoshop and Photoshop Elements as they contain different file types (PSD, PNG, ABR, ATN, etc.). They cannot all be uploaded the same way.

Here you will see how they are uploaded:

To open templates (PSD), logo’s (PSD), posters (PSD), or individual overlays (PNG, JPEG), you simply need to go to File>open.
To further help, there are instructional layers in each of the templates/overlays, and most actions contain ‘stops’ which are messages that help you along the way as your play your actions. Some collections will even contain actions that help you apply your overlays directly to your images.
Here is how to intall your Photoshop Elements actions using the Action Player:
How to upload your PSE Action Player
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If you still cannot upload your files correctly, please submit a ticket and we will be happy to assist you with this.

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When you get the pop up, “Could not complete your request because it is not the right document” it might mean certain files are being uploaded the incorrect way. For example,Photoshop might be telling you it cannot find the atn files (actions) if you are trying to upload a psd file (such as a logo or template) into the action palette. If you are seeing the files in your folders but not when you try to upload them, then this confirms they are just not being opened in the correct palette.

Each collection type (actions, brushes, templates, etc.) will need to be uploaded separately. Here you will see how brushes and actions are uploaded:

Templates, overlays, and logo’s will need to be uploaded like any other image you open in Photoshop by simply going to File>Open.

We understand how devastating this can be, especially if you use our products daily. We offer a free replacement of any purchase as long as you are able to provide proof of purchase. You can email us with your proof of purchase at support@summerana.com. We recommend backing up your collections to keep your files secure no matter what.

You may encounter one of the following errors when trying to unzip your files on a mac computer when you do not have enough space to expand your file:

“Unable to expand “{my file}” into “{my folder}”.

(Error 2 – No such file or directory.)”

“Unable to expand “{my file}” into “{my folder}”.

(Error 1 – Operation not permitted.)”

“Reasons of unzip files on Mac error 1 or 2: 
Typically, you receive ‘unable to expand zip file Mac error 2 or 1’ due to lack of folder permission where you are expanding the file. You may not have assigned correct location to expand the file. The unzip error Mac also occurs if there is not enough free disk space to expand the file.

Fix unzip error Mac: 
In order to expand zipped files on Mac, you should make sure that you have appropriate permission on both zipped file and destination folder. You also need to feed correct location where you are expanding the zipped file. You should make sure that there is enough free space on Mac hard disk to perform the operation. If you are to expand about 200MB file then there must be at least 400MB free disk space for successful unzip operation.”

You can see instructions on how to check your computers memory here. Be sure to free up some space, then try to unzip your file again.

 

If you are finding that your files do not look like zipped files, or they are not opening correctly, your files may be corrupt (usually due to different operating systems on different computers). There are a few things you can try which almost always clears the problem up. You can try downloading under a different browser (I hear chrome works the best), try clearing your computers cookies and then try downloading again, or you can try turning off any firewall that may be potentially preventing it from downloading properly.Please also note, a few of our files will be larger and will take longer to download. Please be sure to wait until it has completely finished downloading before trying to open it to prevent corrupting the file.If you are still having problems with the link please send us a message to support@summerana.com and we will be happy to help you. Please be sure to explain in as much detail as possible of the trouble you are experiencing, as well as attach any screenshots you may have to your email.

If you have black boxes in your effects palette, that usually means the png image did not also get copied over along with the atn. file. Be sure to go back and copy and paste BOTH the atn. file and the matching png image over to the correct folder.

You can also set your effects to say show names. To view names (of the effects), in the Effects Palette, click on the double-headed arrow to the right of Effects and click Show Names.

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The effects, if they were installed correctly should still work even if they are only showing black boxes, you will just not be able to see the name of the effect unless you either upload the png image along with the atn and/or do the above instructions for showing names.

Some of the bigger collections have been split in half and come as two separate downloads (one download for the overlays and one download for the actions, for example) and it will be a separate file available for download in your account instead of being included in your zipped file.

The reason for this is that the action collection might be used for several other collections, and we wanted to help you avoid having to download the same action collection multiple times, thus taking up room on your hard drive. Another reason we split them up, is because of the fact that the PNG/JPEG overlay files are 300DPI (HUGE) files. While they are huge for a great reason (high resolution printing) they can take longer to download. Splitting the downloads helps lessen the time since your zipped file will not be as huge and your download time will not be as long.

Your separate downloads will be labeled differently in your account/email, and may not always be next to eachother. Follow this example for how they might differ:

If you aren’t sure which action collection is compatible for your overlay collection, please submit a ticket and we will be happy to assist you with this!

Why do I get the pop up “Could not save (template) because the file is locked?”

This might pop up occasionally when you are trying to ‘Save’ over the template after editing it. To fix this problem, simply ‘Save as’ instead under a different name/different folder on your computer.

PRODUCT FAQ & TUTORIALS

Product video tutorials can be found by clicking the below video tutorial tabs, on the individual product pages, or you can view them all  in one place on our Video Tutorial page.

All templates have a clipping mask action included to make adding images easier and faster! View the video tutorial below to learn how it works.

We recommend using a professional lab for optimal printing results! Always preview your final print product before completing your lab order to make sure everything is perfect. We use Millers Lab specs for our templates

Some of our products have text layers in the PSD file which are the instruction layers. This is here to help you use the product, and it is meant to be deleted/hidden before editing/flattening your file. To hide this layer you can simply click the layer “eyes” to hide it, or to delete it, you can drag the layers to the trash bin. Here is a screenshot showing how hide your layers:

If you open your psd logo file in Photoshop, you’ll notice there is a Guide layer which has your instructions. After reading the instructions on how to edit your logo, you’ll need to hide this layer by clicking the eye or you can drag the layer to the trash bin. To edit your text and colors, you’ll need to double click the ‘T’ on your text layer, and double click the color box that is clipped to your logo design.

When you are done customizing your logo, make sure your logo layer is selected, then go to File>Merge to merge all of your text, colors, design to one layer that can then be dragged onto your images. Feel free to delete any other hidden layers to clean up your final psd file. You may save your logo (make sure the background is still transparent, do not flatten your logo) as a png, or keep it as a psd file.

Layer masks are an alternative to the Eraser Tool in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. If you see a layer mask attached to your layer, you can use it to reveal or conceal your layer without erasing it for good. A white layer mask reveals, a black layer mask conceals. You use the black paint brush on the white layer mask to “erase” (conceal) and a white paint brush on a black layer mask to “paint” (reveal). If you make a mistake you can switch your paint brush and paint it back. Remember to double click your layer mask so you do not paint on your actual image.

Some overlay collections will contain actions that help you apply your overlays directly to your images. This can make your overlay application process pretty speedy. But what happens when your overlays don’t pop up for you? Where are they?When your action prompts your software to locate your overlay to place onto your image, it may not open immediately to the ‘correct’ folder. Your computer has no way of telling exactly which folder to open, and this is out of reach for a Photoshop action to instruct. Instead, you will need to locate the overlay folder on your computer.The reason the overlays pop up for us right away in some of our video tutorials, is because our computer is set to open the folder that was last opened. We set it this way in our tutorial so that the viewer (you!) will not have to watch us sift through personal folders to find the one we are looking for. We do not mean to cause confusion, but rather speed up the video tutorial time.In order to have your overlays ‘pop up’ for you, you will need to locate the overlay folder on your computer (the location where you sent it after unzipping), and open it. If you cannot remember where you prompted your computer to extract your zipped file, you can try checking your ‘downloads’ folder, or you can manually enter the collection name (or ‘Summerana’) in your search bar. You can also learn how to organize your Photoshop files so that they are easier for you to find on your computer, and shorten your time when searching for each folder. Once you have placed your overlay, your computer should be able to ‘remember’ the last folder you were working out of, and it should open it from then on until you open a different folder.Note: This process works for all files, when you are uploading them into your Photoshop software. This includes your Photoshop (ABR) brushes, (PSD) templates, (ATN) action files and your client images.

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