Fixing Photoshop Actions Errors

Red checkmarks in the Actions panel

Red checkmarks can indicate that a step was disable. This is usually caused by accident when the checkmarks are clicked.

To fix red checkmarks, expand the action and look for steps without a checkmark. Click on the empty checkboxes until no red checkmarks are visible. Alternatively, you can remove the entire set of Photoshop actions and load them again.

“The command “If” is not currently available.”

This error occurs when you’re using an older version of Photoshop CS6. Please update to a newer version of Photoshop that meets the product’s minimum requirements.

“The command “Select” is not currently available”

This error usually occurs when the Photoshop brushes are not loaded. Some Photoshop action products contain an ABR that must be loaded.

To load Brushes into Photoshop, locate the Brushes panel (Window > Brushes). Click on the panel menu (top-right of the panel) and select “Import Brushes“. Browse for the ABR file then click OK.

Random patterns are appearing (ex. leaves or water bubbles)

If you see this window, it usually indicates that the PAT file has not been loaded.

The product you are using contains a PAT file that needs to be loaded into Photoshop. To load patterns into Photoshop, locate the Patterns panel (Window > Patterns). Click on the panel menu (top-right of the panel) and select “Import Patterns“. Browse for the PAT file then click OK.

Note: On older versions of Photoshop, you can load patterns by going to Edit > Presets > Preset Manager. From the Preset Type dropdown menu, select Patterns. Click on the Load button and browse for the PAT file.