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📌 DASHBOARD

DASHBOARD 5 Features

The Kubota DASHBOARD is a Photoshop extension that organizes, searches, launches, and – by golly, it just makes Photoshop faster and more fun! It works with ANY action in Photoshop and all of the famous Kubota actions, borders, and textures. It also gives your own actions super powers, like one-step undo and paintability! The best way to fall in love with your DASHBOARD is to try it!

  • The DASHBOARD Unlimited plan gives you access to ALL our over 600 hand-crafted effects, borders, and texture overlays, PLUS search and control of all your own installed actions.  
  • The DASHBOARD Eseentials plan gives you access to 19 of our essential effects, PLUS search and control of all your own installed actions. 

The DASHBOARD:

  • Searches, Runs, and Supercharges all Kubota actions, borders, and textures
  • Search by keyword: e.g. "Retouching", "B&W", "Sharpening", etc.
  • Exports actions for customization and batching
  • Loads user actions and can search, run, and supercharge them too!
  • Mark an action as a favorite by right-clicking on the name of the action
  • Works on both Mac and Windows platforms
  • Allows you to paint in all paintable actions, applying an effect to a select area of an image only.
  • Command+Z will undo the entire action, regardless of how many steps it took.
  • Double-click on the name of the action to make it run or click the Apply button
  • Filter actions by category such as Favorite, Kubota Actions, Kubota Borders, Kubota Textures and User Actions

 

DASHBOARD Subscription plans

The Kubota DASHBOARD for Photoshop requires a monthly subscription, with plans starting at $2.99/mo.

All new subscribers receive a free 7-day trial to the Unlimited plan where you can access every effect we make - over 600 Kubota actions, borders, and textures prior to the start of your subscription.

Q: Do you offer discounts for annual subscribers?

A: Yes! We are now making annual subscriptions available with a discount! Please contact us to convert your monthly subscription to an annual plan and save 10% on Essentials, and 20% on Unlimited plans.

Q: Why a subscription?

A: Software is extremely expensive to develop and maintain. We also maintain a server to connect our product to the internet and manage customers. We simply could not offer our products without and ongoing support revenue.

Q: Do I have to have a DASHBOARD subscription to use your effects?

A: No, you can purchase individual effects as Photoshop actions (.atn files). Click here for more info on purchasing individual effects.

DASHBOARD Subscription plans

Effects included in the Essentials plan

Included with your Essentials subscription is access to 19 of our most popular effects. For access to ALL our beautiful effects and workflow time-saving tools, subscribe to the Unlimited plan.

  • Boosterizer A great everyday effect for enhancing colors and contrast without being over-done. Gives a nice little boost!
  • BW Museum A great classic version of black and white.
  • Color Luminizer Interactive Use when you want to select a certain color range in your image and lighten or darken it interactively. For example, you could click on the face to lighten it up then click on the sky to darken. Works more naturally than Photoshop's default Hue brightness control.
  • Color Vibralizer Interactive Use to interactively enhance certain color ranges, adding a natural vibrance without looking over-saturated. For example you could make blue skies bluer.
  • Custard Cream Pour some custard cream on the image and shoot it through an antique camera viewfinder. Shake lightly, don't stir, and you have a softly washed image that's contrasty, yet soft and, well, creamy.
  • Digital Fill Flash Use it to lighten key areas of your image without washing out the shadows or blowing highlights.
  • Group Everything Group all the layers into a single layer set. Useful when you have many layers and it's getting confusing or messy.
  • Hint of color Is it black & white? Or is it color? This leaves a wisp of color, just a hint, for a unique vintage look.
  • Image Transfer Edges A white image transfer looking border. Be sure to crop your image first as the border will fit to whatever dimensions your image has.
  • Just Pop Just a little snap and contrast without affecting color tone or saturation. If you want to boost and add vibrance to colors too, try Boosterizer.
  • Powder Soft A nice overall softening with very little glow. Great for skin softening. Maintains contrast and clarity.
  • Reveal Shadow Detail A very natural looking effect that opens up shadows and reveals hidden details. You apply it multiple times to increase the effect.
  • Rich Black and White A very rich, subtly warm, black & white look that has snap and contrast. The toning is only in the shadows, maintaining clean highlight areas.
  • Simple Watermark If you just want to place a watermark on your image with whatever text you're fond of, use this! It creates a subtle, but effective watermark in the lower right corner of the image. You will be asked for the text you want to use. Use on any size or resolution image.
  • Tone a Luscious Cocoa A warm, cocoa scented, monochromatic effect that hints at sepia. Maintains original image tone and contrast.
  • Tone a Luscious Midnight A cool, monochromatic effect like the evening sky. Maintains original image tone and contrast.
  • Tone a Luscious Rose Slightly red, warm, and full of love. A monochromatic effect that maintains original image tone and contrast.
  • Vintage Faded The subtle color palette of your favorite films. Do you remember film?
  • Vintage Warm Faded and filled with photographic memories. It has a warm tint, like the paper has yellowed a bit in that shoebox in your attic.

Getting Started with your DASHBOARD

This article covers starting a trial subscription, downloading the DASHBOARD, installing it, and having fun with it!

1. Start a trial subscription.

2. Download the DASHBOARD installer.

3. Install the DASHBOARD.

4. Open the DASHBOARD in Photoshop.

5. Play with the DASHBOARD!

To start a subscription:

  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Go to the Manage Subscription tab.
  3. Click on Start Subscription under the Subscription section.
  4. Select a plan.
  5. Click on the Subscribe Now button.
  6. Enter credit card details.
  7. Click on the Subscribe button.

Installing the DASHBOARD

Requirements:

  • Adobe - Photoshop CC 2021 or newer
  • Internet access while in use.
  • MAC - OS X 10.9 or higher
  • WINDOWS - Microsoft Windows 7 or higher

Video:

To download the DASHBOARD 5 installer file:

  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Go to the Download DASHBOARD tab.
  3. Click on the DASHBOARD 5 button appropriate for your operating system.

The installer file typically downloads into the Downloads folder.

🖥️ 🍎 To install DASHBOARD 5 on a MAC: NOTE: If you are using a Mac with the M1/M2/M3 processor, follow these instructions instead.

  1. Quit Photoshop.
  2. Locate the Kubota Market DASHBOARD 5 installer file.
  3. Right-click on the DASHBOARD installer file.
  4. Select Open.
  5. Select Open on the following window.
  6. Enter your Kubota Market account login credentials.
  7. Once installed, close installer window.
  8. Open Photoshop.
  9. Go to Window > Extensions > Kubota Market DASHBOARD.

 

🪟 To install DASHBOARD 5 in WINDOWS:

  1. Quit Photoshop.
  2. Double-click on the Kubota Market DASHBOARD 5 installer file.
  3. Enter your Kubota Market account login credentials.
  4. Once installed, close installer window.
  5. Open Photoshop.
  6. Go to Window > Extensions > Kubota Market DASHBOARD.

If the DASHBOARD doesn't automatically open in Photoshop, go to Window > Extensions > Kubota Market DASHBOARD.

Using the DASHBOARD on Macs with Silicon processors (M1, M2, M3) ⏷

From Photoshop v.22.3 or later, extensions are not supported for Mac computers using the M1/M2/M3 processor, and the Extensions menu is not visible by default. However, the Kubota Market DASHBOARD can be used while running Photoshop 22.3 or later in Rosetta emulation mode, which re-enables the Extensions menu. Most users will not notice any significant difference when running in Rosetta mode.

Install the DASHBOARD normally, following these steps:

  1. Quit Photoshop.
  2. Locate the Kubota Market DASHBOARD 5 installer file.
  3. Right-click on the DASHBOARD installer file.
  4. Select Open.
  5. Select Open on the following window.
  6. Enter your Kubota Market account login credentials.
  7. Once installed, close installer window.

 

Set up Photoshop to "Open using Rosetta" by default.

🎥 Watch a video of the process here:

  1. Quit Photoshop.
  2. Open a Finder window.
  3. Navigate to your Applications folder and locate and open your Photoshop folder labeled Adobe Photoshop 2021 (or newer).
  4. Select the Photoshop application file labeled Adobe Photoshop 2021.app (or newer).
  5. Type Command + I on your keyboard to open the Get Info window
  6. Check the Open using Rosetta box, then close the window.
  7. Restart Photoshop and look for the Extensions menu:

 

You can easily switch back and forth between using Rosetta mode and Native mode by checking/unchecking that box as above. Just make sure to quit Photoshop before changing modes, then restart it.  

Loading user actions in the DASHBOARD

The DASHBOARD is loaded with our fantastic tools and effects, but you can also use the quick search, instant undo, and organization features of the DASHBOARD on any and all actions in your Photoshop action palette!

This video shows how easy it is:

I can't login to my DASHBOARD ⏷

If you can't log in to your DASHBOARD within Photoshop, first make sure your account is in good standing by logging in to your online account here.

If you can't log in because your email or password no longer works, you may either have an expired account or are trying to log in with a different email or password than what you signed up with. 

1. Your account may have been closed because the subscription lapsed and after repeated notices to update it, it was not reinstated. You can start a new subscription by following these instructions.

2. If your email or password is not working, and you definitely have an active subscription, then contact us with your full name and possible email addresses and we can look you up and reset your password, if needed. 

 

If you are able to log in online, and your subscription status looks normal, then let's check further:

❓Is your DASHBOARD appearing in Photoshop, but the screen is blank? You may need to re-install your DASHBOARD.

❓Is your DASHBOARD NOT appearing in Photoshop at all? You may have recently updated your computer to a Mac with M1 processor and need to run Photoshop in Rosetta mode. Click here for instructions.

❓Are you getting a message when you try to log in that says, "Activations exceeded". Contact us to reset your activations.

❓If you are having a different issue, Contact us and we'll help.

I'm getting an "Activations Exceeded" message when I try to login ⏷

Are you getting a message when you try to log in to your DASHBOARD that says, "Activations exceeded"? This happens when you install the DASHBOARD on more than 2 computers, OR if you upgrade your computer and did not deactivate the old one first.

Contact us to reset your activations.

I'm getting an Error "...could not be loaded because it was not properly signed."

That message appears when the link between Photoshop and Dashboard breaks due to a Photoshop or operating system update. Simply re-installing your DASHBOARD usually solves this issue. Note that you do not need to uninstall Photoshop.

To relink Photoshop and DASHBOARD:

  1. Quit Photoshop
  2. Double-click on the Kubota Market DASHBOARD 5 installer file. Download again, if needed.
  3. Click Uninstall.
  4. Click Reinstall.
  5. Close the installer window
  6. Open Photoshop
  7. Go to Window > Extensions > Kubota Market DASHBOARD and open the DASHBOARD.

I'm getting an error, "...can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer."

If your DASHBOARD Installer stops and you get a message that it is from an unidentified developer, preventing you from continuing, you can manually allow the installation.

  1. From your APPLE 🍎 menu at the top left of your screen, select “System Settings”.

  2. Find the “Privacy & Security” option, and click on that.

  3. You should see a panel on the right and scroll until you see the notice about the "Kubota Market Installer” and click “Open Anyway”.

  4. You’ll be asked for your password, and then another confirmation. Do both and the DASHBOARD installer should now open up, ready to go.

The DASHBOARD is installed but I cannot see it.

Is your Photoshop's Home Screen enabled? If so, the DASHBOARD may be hiding behind it.

To disable Photoshop's Home Screen:

  1. Go to Photoshop > Preferences > General.
  2. Check the Disable the Home Screen check box.
  3. Click on the OK button.

Workspace changes will take effect the next time you open Photoshop.

Uninstall the DASHBOARD

To uninstall DASHBOARD 5:

  1. Quit Photoshop.
  2. Locate the Kubota Market DASHBOARD 5 installer file.
  3. Double-click on the DASHBOARD installer file.
  4. Click on the Uninstall button.
  5. Close the installer window.

📌 Payment & Subscriptions

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept major credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. We also use Apple Pay and Google Pay and several other bank direct options for non-US customers. 

How do I update my credit card for my subscription?

You can update the credit card used for your subscription by logging in to your account here

1. After you log in, click on "Manage Subscription":

2. Then Click on "Update" under the Billing information:

My subscription expired, but I didn't want it to. How do I reinstate it?

You can restart your subscription as long as your account is still in our system.

1. Login to your account here.

2. Click on "Manage Subscription"

3. Click on "Start Subscription"

4. Then follow these instructions to start a new plan.

How do I cancel my subscription?

We are sad that you aren't finding your DASHBOARD valuable, but understand that sometimes we just need to let go :-)
You can cancel your subscription by logging in to your account here

1. After you login, click on "Manage Subscription":

2. Then Click on "Cancel Subscription":

📌 Kubota Market

Updating your email or password

To update your email or password:

  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Go to the Profile tab.
  3. Click on Update next to the profile detail you wish to update.
  4. Enter new details.
  5. Click on the Submit button.

NOTE: RESETTING a forgotten password must be done manually by our staff if you cannot remember your password. Contact us and we'll reset it for you.

Lost or forgotten password

To reset your password: Contact Customer Support for assistance. It can only be reset manually by our staff. We cannot retrieve an old password as we do not have access to stored passwords. We can only reset to a new password.

Updating my credit card

See this section for updating your credit card.

Changing your DASHBOARD subscription plan

To change from Essentials to Unlimited or vice versa:

  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Go to the Manage Subscription tab.
  3. Click on the Change Subscription link.
  4. Select your new plan.
  5. Click on the Subscribe Now button.
  • Your monthly fee will be prorated.

To load effects after changing your subscription plan:

  1. Click on the Settings icon found on the lower left side of the DASHBOARD.
  2. Click on Load Purchases.

📌 Kubota Actions and Effects

Purchasing Actions and Effects

All of our effects can be purchased individually, or as themed packages, separately from our DASHBOARD. They are installed as Photoshop Actions (.atn files). These actions can be used traditionally from the Photoshop actions palette, or Supercharged with our DASHBOARD!

  • The DASHBOARD is our custom-built control panel, providing unparalleled ease of use, quick search of ALL your action effects – including those installed from other vendors, and more.
  • With a DASHBOARD Unlimited subscription you get access to ALL our beautiful effects and workflow tools! Unlimited subscribers also get access to all future effects and tools that we create for as long as your subscription is active.
  • With a DASHBOARD Essentials subscription, you get some of our great effects built in, PLUS you can search and control all the actions (.atn files) installed in your Photoshop, including those from other vendors or those you create yourself. The DASHBOARD is the perfect helper to your confusing and overloaded actions palette.

Can I still purchase effects if I don't have a Dashboard subscription?

Yes, you can purchase effects individually and in money-saving packages without a Dashboard subscription from the Kubota Image Tools website. Any effects you purchase can be used with, searched, and controlled via our DASHBOARD if you decide to subscribe in the future.

Using HDR images from Lightroom in Photoshop

Lightroom has an HDR feature that creates HDR images from any photo. When you open this adjusted photo in to Photoshop - using the Edit in Adobe Photoshop menu, it is opened in Photoshop in 32-bit mode, which is incompatible with some actions and effects. You eventually need to convert images down to 8-bit anyway to be able to print or save .JPG files:

  1. Share the image from Lightroom to Photoshop
  2. Convert the image to 8-bits in Photoshop
  3. Apply your action or effect

This video will explain how to convert the resulting 32-bit HDR image in Photoshop to 8-bits so that you can apply any of our actions and effects to it:

Using Kubota DASHBOARD effects or actions for batch processing

Batch processing is an essential way to speed up your workflow when you want to make the same adjustments on multiple images automatically. Any Kubota actions can be used in a batch if they don’t have any steps that require you to interact with them (like adjusting the Gaussian blur or changing the size of the selection, etc.).

Here's a video demonstrating the steps:

Converting a DASHBOARD effect for batching

DASHBOARD effects need to be converted to actions before they can be used in a batch. Here's how:

Part One: Convert the effect to an action:

  1. Find and select the effect you want to batch 
  2. Right-click on the effect and choose the option to EXPORT
  3. The effect will now be in a folder in your Actions palette called, Kubota Batch Actions.
  4. We recommend RENAMING this folder immediately to save it, as each time you do the export it will overwrite a previous one with the same name.

 

Part 2: Modify the action so it can be batch-processed efficiently:

To use an action in a batch process, and for it to run unattended, we need to add a few automation steps:

  1. Add a FLATTEN IMAGE step.
  2. Add a CONVERT Mode step to make sure it is in 8-bits.
  3. Add a SAVE AS step to ensure it is saved as a .JPG file in the quality you want.

Watch the video above for specifics on how to do these.

 

Part 3: Run the Batch from the menu: File > Automate > Batch...

  1. Select your source folder
  2. Set the options correctly
  3. Set the destination folder
  4. Set any renaming options you want
  5. Click OK to start the batch. Note that the Batch window will remain open while your images are processing in the background and will close when the batch is complete. Don't click the OK button multiple times :-). 

These are examples of the settings to use in the batch dialog box:

Sloppy Borders use example and colorizing the border

Your Kubota Sloppy Borders are the original, hand-crafted borders made from actual filed out negative carriers – the original and authentic way! Most digital facsimiles available on the market today do not compare. 

Our Sloppy borders are available as a stand-along Photoshop action set, OR they come included in your DASHBOARD Unlimited subscription, which includes every effect, border, and texture we make for your creative work. 

Running them is slightly different, depending on which version you have. This video shows you the basics of each, and also how to colorize the border if desired:

📌 Lightroom Questions

Installing Presets and Profiles in Lightroom Classic and Cloud

Profiles and Presets are slightly different in Lightroom. We offer both options with our effects.

Profiles appear in a different location than your presets. Traditional Presets make use of Lightroom’s adjustment tools to create the look. Profiles can be made using adjustment tools, but they can also take advantage of advanced color manipulation only available in separate color editing software, giving you looks that Lightroom just isn’t capable of creating on its own. Profiles are infinitely more powerful.

You can apply a Profile AND still apply a Preset, or presets, on top of it to fine-tune the look. The benefit of a Profile is that it does not mess with any of your Lightroom slider adjustments, so you are free to set those as you see fit independently from the Profile. Applying any Preset, on the other hand, could potentially change your original slider adjustments, depending on how it is designed. 

Many artists like to adjust their images first for optimum exposure, color, and tone, and then drop a beautiful Profile on top of it to make it special.

Before attempting to install your Presets or Profiles, make sure they are downloaded and un-zipped in a convenient location on your computer. 

Install the Presets or Profiles in Lightroom Classic (not the cloud version)

In Lightroom Classic, the easiest way to install Presets or Profiles is via the Import Presets option. You can install either Presets or Profiles through the same menu:

  1. Switch to Develop mode.
  2. Under the Presets panel, click the “+” button and select Import Presets.
  3. Navigate to the folder of your presets OR your profiles. Presets have the .lrtemplate extension, Profiles have .xmp.
  4. Select all the individual .xmp or .lrtemplate files in the folder.

Presets and Profiles will automatically be installed in their correct locations and grouped by their collection name.

Install the Presets in Lightroom (the cloud version, not for Classic)

In Lightroom (cloud), install Presets via the Import Presets option. 

  1. Open the Presets tab.
  2. Under the Presets tab, click the “...” button and select Import Presets.
  3. Navigate to the folder of your presets. Presets have the .lrtemplate extension.
  4. Select all the individual .lrtemplate files in the folder.

Install the Profiles in Lightroom (the cloud version, not for Classic)

In Lightroom (cloud), install Profiles via the Import Profiles option. 

  1. Open the Profiles tab.
  2. Under the Profiles tab, click the “...” button and select Import Profiles.
  3. Navigate to the folder of your Profiles, the will have the .xmp extension.
  4. Select all the individual .xmp files in the folder.

📌 Kubota AutoAlbum

Installing AutoAlbum

STEP 1 - Extract Files:
  1. Open a Finder or File Explorer window
  2. Navigate to the downloaded Kubota AutoAlbum V3.zip likely found in your Downloads folder
  3. Unzip/Extract if needed

    Included files:
      • Kubota AutoAlbum V3.atn
      • Kubota AutoAlbum Set Up.atn
      • Kubota AutoAlbum V3 Installation Instructions.pdf
      • Kubota AutoAlbum Template Library.pdf
  4. Keep your Finder or File Explorer window open and continue to STEP 2



STEP 2 - Load the Action Files into Photoshop

Follow one of the methods below.

Method 1:

  1. Double-click on the Kubota AutoAlbum V3.atn file
  2. Double-click on the Kubota AutoAlbum Set Up.atn file
  3. Photoshop will launch/open
  4. Go to Window > Actions to open the Actions palette
  5. The action file is now loaded into Photoshop's Actions palette and can be found at the bottom of the list
  6. You are done and ready to design.

Method 2:

  1. Open Photoshop
  2. Go to Window > Actions to open the Actions palette
  3. Click on the top right menu icon
  4. Select Load Actions... from the menu list
  5. Navigate to and open the Kubota AutoAlbum V3 folder and select file Kubota AutoAlbum V3.atn
  6. li>Click on the top right menu icon
  7. Select Load Actions... from the menu list
  8. Navigate to and open the Kubota AutoAlbum V3 folder and select file Kubota AutoAlbum Set Up.atn
  9. Click on the Open/Load button.
  10. The action file is now loaded into Photoshop's Actions palette and can be found at the bottom of the list
  11. You are done and ready to design.