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Welcome, and thanks for installing the PSDCovers panel!  If you haven’t installed the plugin yet you can find a detailed getting started guide here which will walk you through the entire process of installation and signing up to our service to access your first 100 free mockups.  This can be considered as a follow-up to the getting started guide which helps …

 

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If you downloaded a mockup from this site and expected to find a PSD file after unzipping the archive please note there is no PSD file. The only file in the download is an Action file (ends with .atn).  An Action file is a script that can be executed from within Photoshop which generates special …

 

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A question that is often submitted to me is whether or not the PSDCovers Actions will run properly on Photoshop Elements.  They won’t. The Actions on PSDCovers.com are supported on the following platforms:

 

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Summary Photoshop error modals appear during the final rendering of my mockup (STEP 2). Why am I seeing this? When you run STEP 2 it starts off a chain of processes that require a known set of layers to exist — i.e., the script needs to make selections on certain layers or perform transformations on …

 

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If after running STEP 2 your canvas is solid white but you notice that the Layers panel clearly contains all your designs and elements generated by the Action then the culprit might be your version of Photoshop. Of all the errors submitted to me over the last 4+ year this is the least common due …

 

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If you just found this site and went through the trouble of installing some, or all, of the Actions only to discover they throw up an error complaining about a missing “Background” layer then I truly appologize. It never occured to me that recording Photoshop Actions would actually record the default Layer names in the English …

 

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Summary Whenever my final render is complete there appears to be missing artwork or artwork is missing entirely. Why am I seeing this? This error occurs whenever Photoshop attempts to crop your document but there are Smart Objects in your design. Here is an illustration of the problem: Although the design is perfectly placed and looks …

 

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If you upgraded Photoshop to CC 2014.1.0 then the Actions from this site, as well as other sites which make cover actions, are now broken. The error, at least initially, looks to be like an incompatibility with the way the transformation tool works.  My initial reaction (as well as my replies to users in the comment threads …

 

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Having cut my teeth on Photoshop v1.0, I have long been a user of Photoshop. However, it wasn’t until CS4 that I started creating Actions. In fact, I knew very little about Actions as they never came up as a viable solution to any workflow I’ve had to accomplish in my many years with this …

 

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