PLUG-IN DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLATION TIPS
The following tutorial, Downloading and Running Fractalius, was prepared by Denise Ippolito and Arthur Morris. Different operating systems may require slight modifications. On the off chance that you become confused while attempting to follow the directions, please ask a computer-savvy friend for help. We are writing this for the many folks who have purchased Fractalius (Windows only) but are having problems getting it running. This tutorial should work well with other Photoshop plug-ins as well as with Fractalius.
Downloading a Plug-In
Once you have purchased a plug-in or are downloading a free trial version, first click on the Download button. Click OK. HIt "Save as" and then hit OK. The file will begin to download; it often takes several minutes or more, Be patient. When the download is complete, do not close the dialogue box.
Once the download is complete, you will see the downloaded file highlighted at the top of the list. Double-click on the file. A new dialogue box will open. Now double-click on the file name again.
Now click on Install. (With plug-ins other than Fractalius you may need to follow alternate, step by step instructions to complete the installation of one or more programs.)
Once your plug-in is installed, restart Photoshop; your plug-in should appear on the drop-down list of Filters. If you have downloaded Fractalius, it will be under the Redfield subheading. (You will need to have an image open in order to open the Fractalius plug-in.)
Additional Instructions for Manually Installing a Plug-in
Some filters have to be manually installed and may only work with
32bit version. Here are the steps -
1. download and save the compressed folder on the desktop.
2. right mouse click on the compressed folder and select 'Extract All'
to a new folder as prompted
3. Open up windows explorer and navigate to 'Program Files (x86)' and
to Adobe > Adobe Photoshop CS5 > Plug-ins or similar folder
4. Copy or move the folder to this plug-in directory.
5. Restart CS5 and it should list under the Filter/The name of the Filter will appear here