I had a lot of questions lately regarding the installation of actions in Elements. So I think it's time for a little tutorial. I provide an install .txt or .pdf file with every action set, but since it's only a boring document, (which I admit to not reading myself when I download stuff ) the info gets lost in cyber space :)
Install actions created in Photoshop:
The Action Player in the Automated Actions guided edit can play actions created in Photoshop. Keep in mind that you can only play actions that use features supported in Photoshop Elements. So make sure you select the files listed for _pse in my sets.
Copy the .atn file to the one of the following locations:
C:\ProgramData\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\8.0\Locale\en_US\Workflow Panels\actions
The next time you start Photoshop Elements, the action will appear in the Automated Actions guided edit menu. Note that here the path is for Elements 8.0, like highlighted, but the same path applies for 6.0 & 7.0
When that is done you should see the name of the set in the SET box and under it in the ACTION box you should have a drop down menu with all of the actions included in the set. You select the action you want to play and press play.
Just like in this screenshot