Elements: Add third party filters to favorites panel

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Would like a way to add filters to the favorites panel. That way you have all your frequently used items both effects and filters just one click away.
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Chris Cox

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Which product are you using?
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Terry

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Have just upgraded to Photoshop Elements 11
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You should be able to drag a filter from the Effects>Filters panel into the Favorites panel.

I dragged the colored pencil from Artistic<Colored Pencil to the favorites panel.

Having both panels visible at the same time is easier.

Or you can right click on the filter in the effects panel and choose Add to Favorites.
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Thanks. Yes I've seen that SOME filters (the ones that came with Elements) can be added.

Should have been more clear, I was looking for filters that I've installed. From a visual scan, I can't seem to find any of my personal filters that could be placed on the favorites panel.
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Ok gotcha.

I'll see if there's an easy way to do that.

Your talking about the third party filters that show up at the bottom of the Filters menu?

What operating system are you using?
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After checking it looks like you need to have action recorded in the full version of photoshop in order to add the third party filters to the favorites panel.

(not easy if you don't have access to the full version of photoshop)
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I've purchased 11 as an upgrade to 10 from Adobe. So I'm not sure what you mean by full version.
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The full version of photoshop would be photoshop cs6 or more recent previous versions:

http://www.adobe.com/products/photosh...
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You got it. They're all listed below the dividing line.

Elements 11 on Win 7
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Understand. Have not paid the price (yet...but thinking of it longingly).

Am computer literate, so if there is an alternative to a simple process in full version, willing to try.
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You might try over on the photoshop forum or photoshop elements forum
and see if someone with the full version of photoshop that has the same filters installed, might be willing to record the actions and send them to you.

http://forums.adobe.com/community/pho...

http://forums.adobe.com/community/pho...

Or you could install the trial version of photoshop cs6 and record them yourself.
The trial lasts for thirty days.

You would have to install the same filters into photoshop cs6 in order to record the actions.