ARCPanel installation instructions

March 30, 2019

With the help of avilable installers, installing Adobe Photoshop extension is a very easy task.

When installed, ARCPanel connects to your copy of Adobe Photoshop. All panel settings will be preserved until you uninstall Adobe Photoshop completely.

Download

First, you need to download the panel. Press Download button in Member's Area of the website or behind the Free trial on the ARCPanel homepage.

Dowloaded file will look like ARCPanel_2_0.zxp or similar, if version changes.

Close your Adobe Photoshop and get ready to install.

You can always do manual installation, but we recommend using one of the installer utilities: ZXPInstaller or Anastasiy's Extension Manager. Pick one, it doesn't matter which.

1. Install with ZXPInstaller

Download and install ZXPInstaller

It's a very simple and lightweight Adobe Extensions Manager.

Installing ARCPanel with ZXPInstaller

Drag&Drop ARCPanel_2_0.zxp into ZXPInstaller or select File -> Open and navigate to downloaded ARCPanel copy.

ZXPInstaller will ask for a permission to install extension and after everything is done you will see something similar to the screenshot above.

You can always Uninstall the extension later.

After installation is complete, run Adobe Photoshop.

Open your image, then select Window -> Extensions -> ARCMask to open ARCMask tab and Window -> Extensions -> ARCEnhance to open ARCEnhance tab

Updating ARCPanel with ZXPInstaller

Updating with ZXPInstaller is the same as installing.

Close Photoshop, drag&drop ARCPanel_2_0.zxp into ZXPInstaller or select File -> Open and navigate to downloaded ARCPanel copy.

Manager will update the extension.

If you will experience errors, uninstall the extension completely and install again. Don't worry, you personal licence code and panel settings will be preserved.

2. Install with AnastasiyEM

AnastasiyEM is another utility that helps install Adobe extensions. Use it if ZXPInstaller didn't work.

Installing ARCPanel with AnastasiyEM

Drag&Drop ARCPanel_2_0.zxp into AnastasiyEM or select Install and navigate to downloaded ARCPanel copy.

AnastasiyEM will ask for a permission to install extension and after everything is done you will see something similar to the screenshot above.

You can always Remove the extension later.

After installation is complete, run Adobe Photoshop.

Open your image, then select Window -> Extensions -> ARCMask to open ARCMask tab and Window -> Extensions -> ARCEnhance to open ARCEnhance tab

Updating ARCPanel with AnastasiyEM

Updating with AnastasiyEM is the same as installing.

Close Photoshop, drag&drop ARCPanel_2_0.zxp into AnastasiyEM or select Install and navigate to downloaded ARCPanel copy.

Manager will update the extension.

If you will experience errors, uninstall the extension completely and install again. Don't worry, you personal licence code and panel settings will be preserved.

3. Manual installation

Use this method if none of the above worked.

Installing ARCPanel manually

Follow described steps. Contact support if anything goes wrong.

  1. Rename downloaded ARCPanel_2_0.zxp into ARCPanel_2_0.zip

  2. Find or create one of the following folders:

For Windows:

C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CEP\extensions\ARCPanel (where <USERNAME> is your windows username)

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\ARCPanel

For MacOS:

~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions

/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions

  1. Unpack ARCPanel_2_0.zip into one of the folders

    Please, contact support if you have any issues

After installation is complete, run Adobe Photoshop.

Open your image, then select Window -> Extensions -> ARCMask to open ARCMask tab and Window -> Extensions -> ARCEnhance to open ARCEnhance tab

Upading ARCPanel manually

To update ARCPanel copy that you have installed manually you need to fully delete previously installed copy.

To do that, navigate to the folder where you have manually installed ARCPanel and delete ARCPanel folder with all it's contents.

After that, follow manual installation process once again for a new version.

Panel activation

After you purchase ARCPanel you will have 3 copies available to you. Meaning, you can activate 3 copies of the panel using the same licensing key, for example on your Laptop and your main PC.

You can also share your licensing key with a friend, but keep in mind – you only have up to 3 activations available.

Number of currently activated copies is always displayed in Member's Area.

Activated copy is connected to your installed copy of Adobe Photoshop. If you have many copies of Adobe Photoshop installed (different versions), each one of them will require separate activation.

If you decide to uninstall Adobe Photoshop, you should first deactivate ARCPanel copy. That way you can always activate it again later.

If anything goes wrong you can always contact us by email.