Which version of mac os x are you using?
Are you using photoshop cs5 (12.04) or photoshop cs5.1 (12.1)?
Which version of the cs5/cs5.1 extension manager do you have?
Did you download the Pixel Bender plugin from here?
(under where it says archived downloads)
Do you know if the action was written for photoshop cs5 or photoshop cs6/cc?
I'm using Mac OS - 10.8
CS5 - 12.0
Ext Mgr - 22.214.171.1248
Yes I downloaded from the archived downloads.
I don't know about the action itself though. This is the link where I downloaded it from: Paint Pro ~ Actions on Creative Market However, it does state that pixel bender plug in is required for cs5
Did you try right clicking on the downloaded pixelbender filter in Finder then under Open With select Adobe Extension Manager CS5.app?
If you open the cs5 extension manager, do you see any extensions listed for cs5?
Sometimes it takes a while to load the extensions into the extension manager.
The extension manager just force closes It doesn't appear that any extensions are listed, however.
Do you mean the extension manager crashes?
(closes by itself and comes up with a message that it crashed)
Have you tried Help>Updates from within photoshop cs5 to make sure you have all the latest cs5 updates?
That's what I'm doing now. Crossing my fingers that that's what is needed. I'm downloading 5.5 we'll see.
The update fixed the crashes, now it won't install because it says my photoshop 12.0 needs to be 12.1 UGH... running more updates.
I've completed all the updates that are available which gives me photoshop 12.0.4 & cs5.5 Regardless of which pixel bender version I try to install, I get an error message for each one. I'm at a loss as what to do now. I paid for an action that I can't use because pixel bender plug in won't install. Any more ideas? Thanks!
Do you have two versions of photoshop cs5?
photoshop cs5.1 (12.1) and photoshop cs5 (12.0.4)?
No. I only have 12.0.4 I found another thread which said that pixel bender 2.2 works with 12.0.4 but it's not working for me.. I'm at a loss right now as what to do next.
This is the pixel bender plugin that works with photoshop cs5 (12.0.4)
See if installing the Extension Manager 5.0.3 Update makes any difference