RA Panels CS6 to CC2014 Installation Guide

Step 1: Install the correct version of Adobe Extension Manager (AEM)

Check to see if you have the Adobe Extension Manager application already installed on your computer. It must be the version that exactly matches your version of Adobe Photoshop.

For example, Photoshop CS6 only works with Adobe Extension Manager CS6; Photoshop CC2014 works with Adobe Extension Manager CC.

If you don’t have Adobe Extension Manager on your computer, you can download the version that corresponds to your version of Photoshop for free from the following pages:

Adobe Extension Manager CS6 for Adobe Photoshop CS6 (at the bottom of the page).

Adobe Extension Manager CC for Adobe Photoshop CC & CC2014 (at the top of the page).


Step 2: Launch Adobe Extension Manager Application

Launch the Adobe Extension Manager application. On Win make sure to run AEM as Administrator. RA-panel-AEM-red RA-panel-AEM-red-small


Step 3: Install the correct version of the RA panels

There are a few ways to install the panels in Adobe Extension Manager:

  • Double-click the BEAUTY_RETOUCH_v3.zxp installation file for the Beauty Retouch panel, and PIXEL_JUGGLER_v2.zxp for the Pixel Juggler.
  • Or click the Install button at the top of the Adobe Extension Manager application window.
  • Or press Cmd + O
  • Or follow path  File > Install Extension > Select Extension to Install.

Retouching-academy-Adobe-Extension-Manager-Installation-1 RA-panel-install-here Navigate to the correct installation file (.zxp) and select it.

Accept the Extension Disclaimer: RA-panel-AcceptIgnore the following warning and click Install:RA-panel-ignore-red When the panel is successfully installed, you will see it in the list of extensions in Adobe Extension Manager: RA-panel-installed


Step 4: Launch Photoshop and open the RA Panels

If you had Photoshop already open during the installation you will need to restart it at this point.

Launch Photoshop and open the panel from Window > Extensions menu.

Check your Preferences > Plug-ins > Load Extension Panels - it must be checked.



Step 5: Place the RA Panels where you like them in your workspace

Watch the installation video above to see how we intended the RA Panels to be placed on a retoucher's screen. This is simply our suggestion - feel free to place your panels where you like them.


Find Help: Retouching Academy Panels FAQ