You probably have some Default Actions that came with your version of Photoshop. The actions you downloaded should then be listed.
My Pioneer Woman actions are shown first.
Step 1: Click on the Action you want to run.
Step 2: Press the Play button.
Step 3: Follow the instructions on any prompts that come up.
Step 4: Change the opacity of each layer to change the way the photo looks.
See how just changing the opacity of the Soft Light layer brightens up this photo?
You can run multiple actions on a photo to enhance it further.
But wait — there’s MORE! The Button Mode makes it EVEN EASIER to use actions!
Here’s how to set it up:
Click the flyout menu in the Actions Pallet — this menu is where you can find all the options. Click on Button Mode to enable it.
Now, your actions are all shiny buttons! All you have to do is click on one to run it!
Follow the same steps to edit the photo.
Once you’re finished, you may need to click on the action again to end it. If the button is red, you need to click it to stop the action.
And here’s the final, edited photo of Georgie in the Snow: