|||Pioneer Woman Actions for Elements Support RETIRING!

Pioneer Woman Actions for Elements Support RETIRING!

Eight years ago, Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman™, allowed me to convert some of her Photoshop actions files so that they would be compatible with Photoshop Elements. Those actions are incredibly popular and people still come to Digital Photography for Moms every day looking for the PSE actions.

Technology moves so fast though. Eight years ago is a long time in the photo editing world, and the current Photoshop Elements looks nothing like it did when I converted Pioneer Woman’s actions for Elements. The current Pioneer Woman actions require a clunky installation process, they aren’t very customizable, and they miss out on all of the advances that have been made recently in action design.

For this reason, I no longer feel comfortable supporting these actions on my website. I reached out to PW some time ago to ask for her permission to update the actions. But she’s busy with amazing things and I never heard back from her.

So, while I can’t offer you an up-to-date version of the Pioneer Woman actions, I do have another plan!

Introducing Rustic Chic Actions for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Rustic Chic takes inspiration from the looks you love but adds so much more. This free action set for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements:

  • Contains 32 actions.
  • Is completely customizable! Layer masks and adjustment layers ensure that your edits are non-destructive.
  • Enhances your photos with the looks you love via 15 actions that add creative styles.
  • Corrects your photos with 11 actions that streamline edits for common on-camera mistakes.
  • Includes 6 actions just for eye editing! You won’t need anything else to take those eyes from dull to sparkly!
  • Features special mix-and-match actions that allow you to combine edits or easily decide which styles work best for your photo.
  • Makes installation and fine-tuning a breeze! I designed this set from the ground up to maximize user-friendliness.
  • Works in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements 11 and up!
  • Works in all recent versions of Photoshop.

Rustic Chic Actions for Photoshop

This video will show you how to install and use the Rustic Chic actions for Photoshop. It includes:

  • Installing actions in Photoshop
  • Running actions in Photoshop
  • Increasing and decreasing the strength of the actions’ edits
  • Hiding the edits from parts of the photo using layer masks
  • Using actions to correct on-camera issues
  • Creating styled looks using actions
  • Comparing and combining actions
  • Editing eyes from start to finish

Pioneer Woman Actions Retiring

Rustic Chic Actions for Photoshop Elements

The next video will show you how to install and use the Rustic Chic actions in Photoshop Elements. It includes the same topics as the Photoshop video, except that they are customized for Elements. In addition, this video presents a special tweak for Elements users who have versions 14 and prior.

Pioneer Woman Actions Retiring

Pioneer Woman™ Actions for Photoshop

Just to be clear, the original Pioneer Woman actions for Photoshop are still here.


Pioneer Woman™ Actions for Photoshop Elements

And the original Pioneer Woman actions for Elements are here.

Rustic Chic Actions for Photoshop & Photoshop Elements


Download the Rustic Chic Actions

Simply fill out this form to add your email to my mailing list. You’ll receive an email asking you to confirm that I can email you, and shortly after, you’ll receive an email with a link to download the actions.

If you have questions, simply post them below in the comments.

By |2017-12-01T10:43:49+00:00December 1st, 2017|Actions|16 Comments


  1. Julie January 12, 2018 at 8:24 am - Reply

    I have PSE 9, will these work for me?

    • Erin Peloquin January 12, 2018 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      Photoshop Elements 11 and up

      • Julie Wilson January 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm - Reply

        Is there a reason why it won’t work on 9?

        • Erin Peloquin January 12, 2018 at 2:58 pm - Reply

          Yes. The files weren’t created to be installed the way that 9 requires.

  2. Joy Williams December 7, 2017 at 4:49 am - Reply

    Thanks, Erin, for these PW actions as well as the tutorials! These are great!

  3. L Rios December 7, 2017 at 12:51 am - Reply

    Thank you!

  4. Diana Day December 4, 2017 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Wow, thanks Erin for these amazing actions, for the instructional videos, and for generously making them Free! You put a lot of work into these, and it’s very much appreciated. 🙂 <3

  5. Kathie MacPhee December 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Thank you!!

  6. Debby Jack December 3, 2017 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    I just came back to let you know I figured out what I was doing wrong. I clicked on the wrong file when trying to load the actions. I’m so very sorry to have bothered you. And just a note to say that I did watch the video before trying to install them. I just flat clicked on the wrong file. Again, I’m sorry to have bothered you. And thank you for the free actions. I know I’ll enjoy using them.

  7. Debby Jack December 3, 2017 at 11:53 am - Reply

    I use Photoshop Elements 12 and I downloaded the Rustic Chic actions as instructed. When I try loading the actions into Photoshop Elements 12, following the instructions on the video, I get an error message that says, “Could not load the actions because the file is not compatible with this version of Photoshop Elements.” Please help.

    • Erin Peloquin December 3, 2017 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      Did you watch the video and use the same technique for installing?

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