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Q: I have Elements 8 and installed the Perfectly Clear Plug-in but it does not appear under Filters

Unfortunately sometimes Elements 8 does not properly detect 3rd party Plug-ins. Here’s what you need to do:
Close Elements 8. Run the Perfectly Clear installer once again and select the “Specify Other…” option for installation target (uncheck other options) and point it to any location on the disk such as c:\tmp. After installation you will have two folders at selected location: “Athentech” and “Athentech_64”, each containing version of the plugin for respective version of Photoshop (32 and 64 bit). For Elements you need 32-bit version, thus you need to copy “Athentech” folder with all its content to Element’s plugin folder location which is one of the following locations :
-If you are on 64-bit OS: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 8.0\Plug-Ins, or
-if you are on 32 bit OS : C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 8.0\Plug-Ins
Then run Elements and you’ll see “Athentech/Perfectly Clear” appear under Filters
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