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Kubota Market is a mecca of photo enhancing-tools including Photoshop actions, effects, borders, and textures. With Kubota Market and the Kubota Market DASHBOARD, you are able to try, buy, and create beautiful images, videos, and designs.

Account

All newly created Kubota Market accounts receive 10 FREE Market Credits!* which may be used to purchase any Kubota Market effect.

Create a FREE Kubota Market account to have access to: To create a FREE Kubota Market account:
  • Go to KubotaMarket.com to sign up.
  • Complete the sign up form with your profile details.
  • Click on the 'Next' button.
*Credits cannot be used to pay subscription fees. Purchases made with Free Market Credits are only accessible with an active subscription to the Kubota Market DASHBOARD.


To update your profile information:
  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Go to the 'My 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.


To retrieve your Email:

To reset your password:
  • Enter your Kubota Market Email HERE.


What you need to know...
Spread the Word
  • Spread the word and make some extra moola!
  • Earn a 25% commission for each person you refer that purchases credits or effects on the Kubota Market.
  • We provide you with a unique referral link.
  • There is no cap on your earnings.
  • Easily access your clicks and commissions anytime.



It's time to make money!
Make Money
  • Everyone can be an affiliate! Simply sign up for a Kubota Market account, or sign in, to access your own unique affiliate referral link.
  • You can share this link on your website, blog, social media, emails, etc.
  • Tell all the friends you can. The more you share, the more potential to earn.
  • When a new customer comes to the Kubota Market through your referral link and creates a new account, you will become that customer's affiliate indefinitely.
  • Affiliate credit will only be issued when you invite new people to create accounts.
  • You will earn 25% of the first credit card purchase of product or credits for everyone you refer. Not applicable to subscriptions.

  • Earn

  • Commissions will only be earned on first purchases, however, there is no time limit for that initial purchase.
  • There is no limit to how many credits you can earn.
  • Earned commissions will be available as credits in your account to use in the market.
  • If you have $50 or more of unused commissions credits, you can contact Customer Support to request payment in the form of a check. Paypal or bank wire payments are also available upon written request and require approval. Paypal and bank fees apply. Affiliate payments are processed at the beginning of each month.


Share in Social Media
Use the social media icon buttons to share any item or bundle on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and/or Google+. As long as you are logged in to your Kubota Market account, clicking on one of the share buttons adds your affiliate tag to the shared URL for you. This means that if anyone new to Kubota Market clicks on your post and makes a purchase, you will earn an affiliate commission on that purchase. It's that simple!

Share Kubota Market Photoshop Effects and Make Money


Get your Link!

Kubota Market Affiliate Program

To get your affiliate link:
  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Go to the 'Make Money' tab.

Our team is here to support you and help maximize your commissions. Do you have an updated event or workshop? Contact Customer Support with details.




Subscription

As of April 28, 2015, all Kubota DASHBOARDs for Photoshop require a monthly subscription with plans starting at $2.99.

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

Dashboard Plans

  • If you do not wish to subscribe, contact Customer Support to request your purchased effects be sent to you to install directly into the Actions palette of any version of Photoshop.


Included with your Essentials subscription is access to 19 of our most popular effects.
  • 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.


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.


If your Account Status is 'Active':
  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Go to the 'Manage Subscription' tab.
  3. Click on the 'Update' link under the Billing section.
  4. Enter new credit card details.

If your Account Status is 'Past Due':
  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Go to the 'Manage Subscription' tab.
  3. Click on the 'Update Payment Info' link under the Subscription section.
  4. Enter new credit card details.

If your Account Status is 'Inactive':
  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Go to the 'Manage Subscription' tab.
  3. Click on the 'Update' link under the Billing section.
  4. Enter new credit card details.
  5. Click on the 'Subscribe' link under the Subscription section.
  6. Choose your plan and subscribe.


To cancel your subscription:
  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Go to the 'Manage Subscription' tab.
  3. Click on the 'Cancel Subscription' link under the Subscription section.
  • Your DASHBOARD will remain active until the end of your billing cycle.


A subscription comes with two activations, which is the number of times you can be logged into the Kubota DASHBOARD. If you need to access more than two DASHBOARDs at the same time, additional subscriptions can be purchased. Contact Customer Support to purchase more.




Buy Effects

Try all of the effects from the Kubota Market DASHBOARD or Kubota Market site.
  • Everyone gets a 7-day free trial of the DASHBOARD with unlimited access to all Kubota effects.
  • After the trial, Unlimited plan subscribers will continue to access all of the effects via the Kubota Market DASHBOARD or Kubota Market site.
  • Essential plan subscribers can continue to try* all Kubota Market actions, borders, textures on your images in Photoshop from the Kubota Market site.
To try effects before you buy:
  1. Install and log into your DASHBOARD.
  2. Open an image in Photoshop.
  3. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  4. Select an action, border, or texture to try.
  5. Click on the 'Try now in Photoshop!' button.
  • The effect will be applied, the layers will be flattened, and a watermark will be added to your image if you do not already own that effect. You can undo this effect by pressing on the 'CMD / CTRL + Z' keys on your keyboard.


  • All of our effects can be purchased individually, but they are also available in preset bundles, enabling you to buy a group of them and save money!
  • If you purchase some items individually, then decide you want to purchase the rest of the items included in the same bundle, you will get credit for the effects you already purchased and only pay the difference to complete the bundle.


Purchase effects with Market Credits
Save $2 of any purchase when you use credits purchased in bundles of $20 to $500. Credits are non-refundable and expire after twelve months. A reminder email will be sent when your credits are about to expire.

To purchase credits:
  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Go to the 'Market Credits' tab.
  3. Select the amount of credits you want to purchase.
  4. Click on the 'Buy Credits' button.
  5. Enter payment details.
  6. Click on the 'Buy Credits' button.

Purchase effects with a credit card
Use your credit card each time you buy an effect and pay full price.


You may have received a Kubota Market Code for credits at a tradeshow, workshop, or other special event.

To redeem a code for free credits:
  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Click on the 'Market Credits' tab.
  3. Enter the code, then click on the 'Redeem Market Credits' button.
  • Credits will be loaded into your account and ready for use.




Dashboard 5

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!


Kubota DASHBOARD 5 Overview from Kevin Kubota on Vimeo.
  • Runs all Kubota actions, borders, and textures
  • Exports actions for customization and batching
  • Try an action before you buy
  • Loads user actions
  • 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 all paintable actions
  • Command+Z will undo the action
  • 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


Software Requirements:
  • Adobe - Photoshop CC 2019
  • MAC - OS X 10.9 or higher
  • WINDOWS - Microsoft Windows 7 or higher

Kubota DASHBOARD 5, Video 1 - Install & Setup from Kevin Kubota on Vimeo.


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:
  1. Close 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. Launch Photoshop.
  9. Go to Window > Extensions > Kubota Market DASHBOARD.

To install DASHBOARD 5 in WINDOWS:
  1. Close 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. Launch 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.


To uninstall DASHBOARD 5:
  1. Close 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 installer window.


Error - ...could not be loaded because it was not properly signed.

Why am I getting this message?
That message appears when there may be a change in Photoshop, such as an update, which breaks the link with the DASHBOARD. There may also be something else specific to your system that could cause the break. Note that you do not need to uninstall / reinstall Photoshop.

To relink Photoshop and Dashboard:
  1. Close 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. Launch Photoshop
  7. Go to Window > Extensions > Kubota Market DASHBOARD and launch the DASHBOARD.
  • You will need to follow the steps above if you receive this error message the next time you access Photoshop.


Error - ...can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.

Why am I getting this message?
This message relates to your computer's security settings that are preventing the DASHBOARD from installing. You can allow the installation of the DASHBOARD through Privacy and Securities found in your computer Preferences window, or follow the steps below.

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


Error - ...Activations Exceeded.

Why am I getting this message?
You are trying to log into more than two DASHBOARDS at one time.

A subscription comes with two activations, which is the number of times you can be logged into the Kubota DASHBOARD. If you need to access more than two DASHBOARDs at the same time, additional subscriptions can be purchased. Contact Customer Support to purchase more.

To reset your activations:
  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Go to the 'Manage Subscription' tab.
  3. Click on the 'Reset Activations' link.



Error - ...the DASHBOARD opens but does not fully load.

If the DASHBOARD does not fully load, here are possible causes:
  • Not having a reliable and constant internet access
  • A firewall is preventing the DASHBOARD from sending / receiving data.
  • A security software is preventing the DASHBOARD from sending / receiving data.
If any of the above are true, you will need to give the DASHBOARD access to the internet and permission to send and receive data.


Error - ...the DASHBOARD is installed but cannot see it.

Is your Photoshop's Home Screen enabled? If so, the DASHBOARD is 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.


Error - ...Subscription Required.

Why am I getting this message?
All Kubota DASHBOARDs for Photoshop require a monthly subscription with plans starting at $2.99. All new subscribers receive a free 7-day trial to the Unlimited plan where you can access over 600 Kubota actions, borders, and textures prior to the start of your subscription.

To start a subscription:
  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Go to the 'Manage Subscription' tab.
  3. Click on the 'Start Subscription' link.
  4. Select a plan
  5. Enter credit card details.
  6. Click on the 'Start Subscription' button.




Dashboard 5 Tips

Kubota Market DASHBOARD 5 - Getting Started from Kevin Kubota on Vimeo.


Quick Search
Search for an effect by name, photography type, style, etc.

Search DASHBOARD
A Few Search Ideas...
antique
b&w
babies
baby
balance
beautiful
beauty
borders
boudoir
bright
bw
color
commercial
contrast
correction
creative
detail
dramatic
earth
edges
edit
enhance
eyes
face
faded
food
intense
landscape
lens flare
light
old
pet
portrait
punch
remove
retouch
seniors
smooth
soft
sports
sunny
teeth
texture
tint
vibrant
vignette
vintage
vitamin
vivid
warm
wash
wedding



Apply Effects
Easily apply or paint on effects, and quickly undo.

Search DASHBOARD
Search DASHBOARD
Apply
Double-click on an effect name or select it and click 'APPLY'.

Paint
Select an effect and click 'PAINT' to paint it on.

Undo
Use keyboard shortcut to undo.
MAC: CMD + Z | PC: CTRL + Z


Did you know you can mark your most used effects as your favorites and make them even easier to find?

Favorite
Right-click, select 'Favorite'.

Mark Effect as a Favorite
Filter
Select 'Favorites' category.

Favorites Category
List
View only your favorite effects.

View Only Favorites in the DASHBOARD





 
View User Actions Only
Filter
Select 'User Actions' category.

User Actions Category
List
View only your user actions.

View User Actions Only
 
Remove User Actions
Settings
Click on the 'Settings' icon.

Click on the Settings menu icon
Load User Actions
Click 'NO'.

Click NO to remove user actions from your DASHBOARD
Accept
Click 'OK' to proceed.

Click on OK to accept to remove user actions from the DASHBOARD
 
Reload User Actions
Settings
Click on the 'Settings' icon.

Click on the Settings Icon




Batch Process Setup 
Batch Process Window


Before running the logo placer effect, you must first record the location of your logo.

To set up your logo:
  1. Launch Photoshop.
  2. Go to Window > Actions to make the Actions palette visible.
  3. Locate and expand the set 'Kubota set-up Actions'
  4. Select 'Open Logo'.
  5. Click on the 'Record' icon at the bottom of the Actions palette.
  6. Go to File > Open.
  7. Navigate to and select your logo file.
  8. Click on the 'Open' button.
  9. Click on the 'Stop' icon at the bottom of the Actions palette.
  10. Close the logo file.
  • You can add / record as many logos as you want. Then enable or disable that logo by adding or removing the check mark to the left of the action 'Open'step.


The 'Eyes and Teeth' effect creates facial enhancement layers masks for you. Just step through each layer, paint where desired on the corresponding layer mask, and then adjust the opacity of the layer as needed.

To make enhacements:

  1. Open an image.
  2. Play the 'Eyes and Teeth Enhance' action.
  3. Go to Window > Layers to open the layers palette.
  4. Select the 'eyes brighten' layer mask.
  5. Adjust the opacity of the layer if needed.
  6. Start painting over the whites of the eyes to brighten them up.
  7. Select the 'teeth brighten' layer mask.
  8. Start painting over the teeth to brighten them up.
  9. Adjust the opacity of the layer if needed.
  10. Select the 'Desaturate eyes and teeth' layer mask.
  11. Start painting over the red from the eyes and ellow from teeth.
  12. Adjust the opacity of the layer if needed.
  13. Select the 'darken shadows' layer mask in the 'EyeLiner darken' set.
  14. Paint around the eye lashes, the outside of the iris, and the eye brows to deepen the darker areas


  1. Play the 'Portrait setup step 1' action from your DASHBOARD and follow the instructions to make a rough selection around the area of your image you want to retouch using the lasso tool.
  2. On the base image, use the healing brush to remove blemishes that you want eliminated.
  3. Play the 'Portrait setup step 2' action. A new group of layers will be created on your layers palette.

To make adjustments on the 'Portrait setup step 2' layers:
  • Retouch layer: Use the healing brush to minimize wrinkles, dark circles, etc.. Adjust the opacity of that layer to fade the effect without removing them completely.
  • Light skin powder layer: Use a soft-edged paint brush, sample skin color and paint areas to make them lighter.
    Tip: to sample the skin color, Option > click for Mac and ALT > click for PC. It is best to continually resample skin so tones are smooth.
  • Dark skin powder layer: Use a soft-edged paint brush, sample skin color and paint areas to make them darker.
    Tip: to sample the skin color, Option > click for Mac and ALT > click for PC.
  • Eye whites layer mask: Use a soft-edged paint brush, paint with white to whiten.
  • Color iris layer mask: Use a soft-edged paint brush, paint with white to saturate color.
  • Desaturate eyes & teeth layer mask: Use a soft-edged paint brush, paint with white to clean bloodshot eyes and teeth stains.
  • Eyeliner layer: Use a soft-edged paint brush, paint with black at about 25-50% opacity to burn dark areas of eyelashes and rim of iris.


To res up or res down:
  1. Crop your image first to the correct proportions without changing the resolution.
  2. Go to Image > Image Size.
  3. Check the 'Resample Image' and 'Constrain Proportions' options.
  4. Enter your desired height or width (the other dimension will automatically change to match).
  5. Enter your desired resolution.
  6. • Make a note of the resulting pixel dimensions at the top of the window. It will be the larger size to the left of the numbers in parentheses. This is you target image size.
  7. Close the dialog box WITHOUT clicking 'OK'.
  8. set your info bar to show document size. This will help you to keep track of the file size as it grows.
  9. Play the desired res up action until you have gone one step past your target size.
  10. Undo your last step back one size.
  11. Go to Image > Image.
  12. Check the 'Resample Image' and 'Constrain Proportions' options.
  13. Type in the needed width or height and resolution.
  14. Click on the 'OK' button.
  • Use the 'Res Up 5' or 'Res Up 10' effect to enlarge 110% five or ten times.


To load newly purchased effects or to load effects after changing your subscription plan:
  1. Click on the 'Settings' icon (cog wheels) at the bottom of the DASHBOARD.
  2. Click on the 'Load Purchases' button.


load Kubota Market purchases


With DASHBOARD 5 and the Kubota Market, you can try most Kubota actions, textures and borders on your own images in Photoshop whether you own them or not.

To apply an action directly from the Kubota Market:
  1. Launch Photoshop CC2019.
  2. Log into your DASHBOARD 5.
  3. Open an image.
  4. Log in to your Kubota Market account.
  5. Select an action, border, or texture to try.
  6. Click on the 'Try now in Photoshop!' button.

Try a Kubota effect from the Kubota Market in Photoshop

The effect will be applied, the layers will be flattened, and a watermark will be added to your image if you do not already own that effect. You can undo this effect by pressing on the 'CMD / CTRL + Z' keys on your keyboard.


Grow
A border is placed around your original image size increasing the image size.


Keep
The original image size is reduced to allow room for the border, keeping the image size the same as before the border action was run.


Group Layer
This layer is like a bucket of your image and border layers. You can drag this group layer onto an album design layout and as long as the Color Fill layer is turned off (no eyeball on the left), you will match the background of the page to the background of the border.


Color Fill Layer
Double-click on the icon that looks like it has a white box with a see-saw below it. If you click in this area it will bring up your color picker and allow you to choose the color of the outside border. Remember you can play the 'Invert Border Color' action to invert the colors. Turn off the left hand eyeball, then drag your group layer to an album layout to use a bordered image without the exterior frame.


Get the most from your textures by following these few simple steps.

To change the texture mode:
  1. Apply a texture.
  2. Search 'change' in the search window.
  3. Select and apply one of the 'Change Texture Blend' effects.

To remove the texture color:
  1. Apply a texture.
  2. Search 'remove' in the search window.
  3. Apply the 'Remove Texture Color' effects.

To change the texture opacity:
  1. Apply a texture.
  2. Select the texture layer
  3. Increase or decrease the opacity.


Certain actions provide additional instructions in the form of a dialog box. Once you become familiar with how each effect you use works, you may want to hide the instructions, allowing for an even faster workflow. Note that turning the dialog box feature off hides them for all effects.

To show / hide the Dialog box:
  1. Click on the 'Settings' icon (cog wheels) at the bottom of the DASHBOARD.
  2. Click on 'No' next to the Hide Dialogs? question.


The Kubota enhancements applied from the DASHBOARD are created using Photoshop actions. Many of them use complex layering schemes to achieve a result. Therefore, a snapshot will be taken of your current image before any Kubota action runs. You can restore it to pre-application state if you don’t like the look. Simply click 'CMD / CTRL + Z' or open your Photoshop 'History Palette' and select the relevant 'before' history state on the top of the palette.

This is also a good way to compare various effects. Simply run one, then click the before state, and run the next effect. Compare the results of both by clicking the after states of each effect.

To enable / disable Snapshots:
  1. Click on the 'Settings' icon (cog wheels) at the bottom of the DASHBOARD.
  2. Click on 'Yes' or 'No' next to the Create Snapshopt? question.




Dashboard 4

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!


  • Runs all Kubota actions, borders, and textures
  • Exports actions for customization and batching
  • Try an action before you buy
  • Loads user actions
  • 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 all paintable actions
  • Command+Z will undo the action
  • 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


Software Requirements:
  • Adobe - Photoshop CS5 with Extension Manager CS5
  • Adobe - Photoshop CS6 with Extension Manager CS6
  • MAC - Mac OS X 10.5 or higher in 64-bit
  • WINDOWS - Microsoft Windows XP or higher in 64-bit

To download the DASHBOARD 4 installer file:
  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Go to the 'Download DASHBOARD' tab.
  3. Click on the 'DASHBOARD 4' button to downlaod.
  • The installer file typically downloads into the Downloads folder.

To install DASHBOARD 4 on a MAC / Windows:
  1. Close Photoshop.
  2. Unzip / Extract the Kubota+Market+DASHBOARD+4.zip file.
  3. Double-click on the 'Kubota DASHBOARD 4 - Installer.zxp' installer file. The Adobe Extension Manager application will automatically open.
  4. Accept the license agreement and proceed through installation warnings.

  5. Installation Warning

  6. Close the Extension Manager once the DASHBOARD has installed.

  7. Extension Manager

  8. Launch Photoshop
  9. Go to Window > Extensions > Kubota DASHBOARD

  10. Load Dashboard 4

  11. Log into the Kubota DASHBOARD with your Kubota Market account email and password.

  12. Sign into Dashboard 4


To uninstall DASHBOARD 4:
  1. Log out of the DASHBOARD.
  2. Close Photoshop.
  3. Launch the Adobe Extensions Manager application.
  4. Click on 'Photoshop' under the products list.
  5. Select the 'DASHBOARD' under the extensions list.
  6. Click on the 'Remove' button.


Error - ...Activations Exceeded.

Why am I getting this message?
You are trying to log into more than two DASHBOARDS at one time.

A subscription comes with two activations, which is the number of times you can be logged into the Kubota DASHBOARD. If you need to access more than two DASHBOARDs at the same time, additional subscriptions can be purchased. Contact Customer Support to purchase more.

To reset your activations:
  1. Log into your Kubota Market account.
  2. Go to the 'Manage Subscription' tab.
  3. Click on the 'Reset Activations' link.


Error - ...hangs while initializing.
The DASHBOARD may sometimes hang or gets stuck while loading, and resetting may be necessary.
  • Note: Completing these steps will remove the local store folder which stores any favorites or customizations you have set for your Actions.

To reset DASHBOARD 4 on a MAC:
  1. Close Photoshop
  2. Open a Finder window
  3. Click the 'GO' option from the top menu bar.
  4. With the GO menu open, press and hold the 'alt / option' key on your keyboard to make the 'Library' option appear.
  5. Select Library and follow this path in your Finder window:
    Preferences > Stage Manager > Local Store
  6. Delete the 'Local Store' folder.
  7. Launch Photoshop
  8. Go to Window > Extensions > Kubota DASHBOARD.

To reset DASHBOARD 4 in Windows:
  1. Close Photoshop
  2. Open a File Explore window
  3. Navigate to:
    C: > Users > Your User Name > AppData >Roaming > StageManager > LocalStore
  4. Delete the 'Local Store' folder.
  5. Launch Photoshop
  6. Go to Window > Extensions > Kubota DASHBOARD.

WINDOWS USERS: *If you do not see the AppData folder:
  1. Go to your Control Panel > Folder Options.
  2. Click on the 'View' tab.
  3. Turn on the 'Show Hidden Files and Folders' option
  4. Click on the APPLY button.
  5. Click on the OK button.
  6. Follow the path above.



Error - ...You do not have permission.
This message relates to your account's installation privileges.

To temporarily grant installation privileges on a MAC:

  1. Close Extension Manager CS5 / CS6.
  2. Open Terminal (/Applications / Utilities / Terminal).
  3. Copy / Paste the following into Terminal: sudo "/Applications/Adobe Extension Manager CS5/Adobe Extension Manager CS5.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Extension Manager CS5".
  4. Click on the 'Return' key on your keyboard.
  5. Enter your computer's password.
  6. Click on the 'Return' key on your keyboard.
  7. Extension Manager CS5 / CS6 will open with permissions.
  8. Proceed with the installation of the DASHBOARD.

To temporarily grant installation privileges in Windows:
  1. Close Extension Manager CS5 / CS6.
  2. Open a 'File Explorer' window.
  3. Navigate to C://Program Files or Program Files (x86) / Adobe / Adobe Extension Manager / Adobe Extension Manager CSX.exe.
  4. Select Adobe Extension Manager CS5 or Adobe Extension Manager CS6.exe file, and right-click.
  5. Select 'Run as Administrator'.
  6. Click on the 'Return' key on your keyboard.
  7. Extension Manager CS5 / CS6 will open with permissions.
  8. Proceed with the installation of the DASHBOARD.


Error - ...Command 'make', 'select', 'invert'.
The DASHBOARD may sometimes hang or gets stuck while loading, and resetting may be necessary.

Why am I getting the 'Command make' error?
  • Have you created a new layer that an action would have trouble running from (e.g. text, curve, etc)?
  • Are the images in 8 bit or 16 bit mode? Many Photoshop filters and adjustments will not work while your image is in 16 bit mode. You can change your mode from Image > Mode.

Why am I getting the 'Command select' error?
It is possible the tool preset files are not currently available.

To reload the tool presets:
  1. Click on the DASHBOARD menu icon at the top right corner of the DASHBOARD.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click on the 'Reload Tool Presets.' button.

Why am I getting the 'Command invert' error?
It is possible the default setting was changed.

To reset the Mask Layer setting:
  1. Go to Window > Adjustments.
  2. Click on the Adjustment window menu icon at the top right corner
  3. Select 'Add Mask by Default' option.
  4. Play the effect.


Error - ...Paste profile mismatch.
All of our textures are sRGB color space. If you are working in a color space other than sRGB, you will receive a 'Paste Profile Mismatch' message, and you may convert the texture file to match your working color space.




Error - ...Invalid signature.
An update to the Extension Manager application may be required.

To update the Extension Mananger application:
  • Visit Adobe's Extension Manager update page HERE.


Send a Support Ticket
If you are having trouble with DASHBOARD 4, send a support ticket detailing all issues for further review.

To send a support ticket:
  1. If you are having trouble with DASHBOARD 4, send a support ticket detailing all issues for further review.
  2. Select 'Submit Support Ticket'
  3. Enter as many details as possible under the Description section.
  4. Click on the 'Submit' button.
  5. Look for a response from Customer Support within one business day.



Dashboard 4 Tips

Did you know you can mark your most used effects as your favorites and make them even easier to find?

Favorite
Right-click, select 'Favorite'.

Mark Effect as a Favorite
Filter
Select 'Favorites' category.

Favorites Category
List
View only your favorite effects.

View Only Favorites in the DASHBOARD


The DASHBOARD allows you to quickly search and run your own actions too. All of the actions in your Photoshop actions palette will be automatically loaded into your DASHBOARD upon login.

View User Actions Only

Filter
Select 'User Actions' from the drop down menu.

User Actions Category


Remove / Reload User Actions

To remove or reload User Actions:
  1. Click on the DASHBOARD menu icon at the top right corner of the DASHBOARD.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Check or uncheck the 'Load user actions into dashboard' check box.

Select Settings from the menu icon

Bonus Tips:
  • If you do not want an indiviual User Action or action set to load into your DASHBOARD, add a tilde character in front of the action name or action set name, i.e. ~My Test Action.
  • Remember to turn the Load User Action feature off, then on whenever changes to the actions on the Actions paletter are made.


Creating a Custom Action from a Kubota DASHBOARD Effect from Kevin Kubota on Vimeo.



Batch Processing Images with the Kubota DASHBOARD from Kevin Kubota on Vimeo.



Batch Process Setup 
Batch Process Window

  • We do not recommend running these effects through the image processor in Bridge, as many of them will not run correctly.



Before running the logo placer effect, you must first record the location of your logo.

To set up your logo:
  1. Launch Photoshop.
  2. Go to Window > Actions to make the Actions palette visible.
  3. Locate and expand the set 'Kubota set-up Actions'
  4. Select 'Open Logo'.
  5. Click on the 'Record' icon at the bottom of the Actions palette.
  6. Go to File > Open.
  7. Navigate to and select your logo file.
  8. Click on the 'Open' button.
  9. Click on the 'Stop' icon at the bottom of the Actions palette.
  10. Close the logo file.
  • You can add / record as many logos as you want. Then enable or disable that logo by adding or removing the check mark to the left of the action 'Open'step.


The 'Eyes and Teeth' effect creates facial enhancement layers masks for you. Just step through each layer, paint where desired on the corresponding layer mask, and then adjust the opacity of the layer as needed.

To make enhacements:

  1. Open an image.
  2. Play the 'Eyes and Teeth Enhance' action.
  3. Go to Window > Layers to open the layers palette.
  4. Select the 'eyes brighten' layer mask.
  5. Adjust the opacity of the layer if needed.
  6. Start painting over the whites of the eyes to brighten them up.
  7. Select the 'teeth brighten' layer mask.
  8. Start painting over the teeth to brighten them up.
  9. Adjust the opacity of the layer if needed.
  10. Select the 'Desaturate eyes and teeth' layer mask.
  11. Start painting over the red from the eyes and ellow from teeth.
  12. Adjust the opacity of the layer if needed.
  13. Select the 'darken shadows' layer mask in the 'EyeLiner darken' set.
  14. Paint around the eye lashes, the outside of the iris, and the eye brows to deepen the darker areas


  1. Play the 'Portrait setup step 1' action from your DASHBOARD and follow the instructions to make a rough selection around the area of your image you want to retouch using the lasso tool.
  2. On the base image, use the healing brush to remove blemishes that you want eliminated.
  3. Play the 'Portrait setup step 2' action. A new group of layers will be created on your layers palette.

To make adjustments on the 'Portrait setup step 2' layers:
  • Retouch layer: Use the healing brush to minimize wrinkles, dark circles, etc.. Adjust the opacity of that layer to fade the effect without removing them completely.
  • Light skin powder layer: Use a soft-edged paint brush, sample skin color and paint areas to make them lighter.
    Tip: to sample the skin color, Option > click for Mac and ALT > click for PC. It is best to continually resample skin so tones are smooth.
  • Dark skin powder layer: Use a soft-edged paint brush, sample skin color and paint areas to make them darker.
    Tip: to sample the skin color, Option > click for Mac and ALT > click for PC.
  • Eye whites layer mask: Use a soft-edged paint brush, paint with white to whiten.
  • Color iris layer mask: Use a soft-edged paint brush, paint with white to saturate color.
  • Desaturate eyes & teeth layer mask: Use a soft-edged paint brush, paint with white to clean bloodshot eyes and teeth stains.
  • Eyeliner layer: Use a soft-edged paint brush, paint with black at about 25-50% opacity to burn dark areas of eyelashes and rim of iris.


To res up or res down:
  1. Crop your image first to the correct proportions without changing the resolution.
  2. Go to Image > Image Size.
  3. Check the 'Resample Image' and 'Constrain Proportions' options.
  4. Enter your desired height or width (the other dimension will automatically change to match).
  5. Enter your desired resolution.
  6. • Make a note of the resulting pixel dimensions at the top of the window. It will be the larger size to the left of the numbers in parentheses. This is you target image size.
  7. Close the dialog box WITHOUT clicking 'OK'.
  8. set your info bar to show document size. This will help you to keep track of the file size as it grows.
  9. Play the desired res up action until you have gone one step past your target size.
  10. Undo your last step back one size.
  11. Go to Image > Image.
  12. Check the 'Resample Image' and 'Constrain Proportions' options.
  13. Type in the needed width or height and resolution.
  14. Click on the 'OK' button.
  • Use the 'Res Up 5' or 'Res Up 10' effect to enlarge 110% five or ten times.


To load newly purchased effects or to load effects after changing your subscription plan:
  1. Click on the DASHBOARD menu icon at the top right corner of the DASHBOARD.
  2. Select 'Load Purchases' or 'Refresh Purchases'


With DASHBOARD 4 and the Kubota Market, you can try most Kubota actions, textures and borders on your own images in Photoshop whether you own them or not.

To apply an action directly from the Kubota Market:
  1. Launch Photoshop CS5 or CS6.
  2. Log into your DASHBOARD 4.
  3. Open an image.
  4. Log in to your Kubota Market account.
  5. Select an action, border, or texture to try.
  6. Click on the 'Try now in Photoshop!' button.

Try a Kubota effect from the Kubota Market in Photoshop

The effect will be applied, the layers will be flattened, and a watermark will be added to your image if you do not already own that effect. You can undo this effect by pressing on the 'CMD / CTRL + Z' keys on your keyboard.


Grow
A border is placed around your original image size increasing the image size.


Keep
The original image size is reduced to allow room for the border, keeping the image size the same as before the border action was run.


Group Layer
This layer is like a bucket of your image and border layers. You can drag this group layer onto an album design layout and as long as the Color Fill layer is turned off (no eyeball on the left), you will match the background of the page to the background of the border.


Color Fill Layer
Double-click on the icon that looks like it has a white box with a see-saw below it. If you click in this area it will bring up your color picker and allow you to choose the color of the outside border. Remember you can play the 'Invert Border Color' action to invert the colors. Turn off the left hand eyeball, then drag your group layer to an album layout to use a bordered image without the exterior frame.


Get the most from your textures by following these few simple steps.

To change the texture mode:
  1. Apply a texture.
  2. Search 'change' in the search window.
  3. Select and apply one of the 'Change Texture Blend' effects.

To remove the texture color:
  1. Apply a texture.
  2. Search 'remove' in the search window.
  3. Apply the 'Remove Texture Color' effects.

To change the texture opacity:
  1. Apply a texture.
  2. Select the texture layer
  3. Increase or decrease the opacity.

Certain actions provide additional instructions in the form of a dialog box. Once you become familiar with how each effect you use works, you may want to hide the instructions, allowing for an even faster workflow. Note that turning the dialog box feature off hides them for all effects.

To show / hide the Dialog box:
  1. Click on the DASHBOARD menu icon at the top right corner of the DASHBOARD.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Add a check to the 'Supress dialogs' box.


The Kubota enhancements applied from the DASHBOARD are created using Photoshop actions. Many of them use complex layering schemes to achieve a result. Therefore, a snapshot will be taken of your current image before any Kubota action runs. You can restore it to pre-application state if you don’t like the look. Simply click 'CMD / CTRL + Z' or open your Photoshop 'History Palette' and select the relevant 'before'’' history state on the top of the palette.

This is also a good way to compare various effects. Simply run one, then click the before state, and run the next effect. Compare the results of both by clicking the after states of each effect.




Dashboard 3

Due to changing technology and software, we are unfortunately no longer able to offer and support DASHBOARD 3. We have developed DASHBOARD 4 (for Photoshop CS5 and CS6) and DASHBOARD 5 (for the current Photoshop version, CC 2019) as replacements for DASHBOARD 3, and are available for a nominal subscription fee.

A newly released Unlimited subscription plan gives users access to over 600 Photoshop effects via the easy-to-use DASHBOARD 4 and 5.

To uninstall all DASHBOARD 3s on a MAC:
  1. Close Photoshop.
  2. Go to Applications > Adobe Photoshop (your version)
  3. Delete all Kubota Dashboard 3 files.
  4. Go to Applications > Adobe Photoshop (your version) > Plugins
  5. Delete all Kubota Dashboard 3 files.
  6. Go to Applications.
  7. Delete the Kubota Dashboard 3 folder.
  8. Delete the Kubota AutoAlbum V3, if present.
  9. Go to Hard Drive > Users > Shared
  10. Delete the Kubota Image Tools folder

To uninstall all DASHBOARD 3s in Windows:
  1. Close Photoshop.
  2. Go to Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs
  3. Delete all Kubota Dashboard files of your purchased products.
  4. Go to C:Drive > Program Files > Adobe > Adobe Photoshop (your version) > Plug-ins
  5. Delete all Kubota Dashboard 3 files.

AutoAlbum Users:
If you are upgrading to DASHBOARD 5, contact Customer Support for instructions on how to access AutoAlbum.

To install DASHBOARD 4 go HERE:

To install DASHBOARD 5 go HERE:




AutoAlbum

Before designing an album, your images should be:
  • Retouched, if necessary.
  • Color corrected.
  • Enhanced as desired.
  • Sharpened.


  • Whenever possible, keep the original file size and resolution.
  • If cropping is necessary, crop all images to the same size to allow templates to properly resize them.


  • Square: 10"x10"
    The helper actions will easily resize them to: 12”x12”, 11”x11”, 8”x8”, 7”x7”, 6”x6”, or 5”x5”.

  • Square Panoramas: 10"x20"
    The helper actions will easily resize them to: 12”x24”, 11”x22”, 8”x16”, 7”x14”, 6”x12”, or 5”x10”.

  • Rectangle: 11"x14" Vertical

  • Download the template library.


Customize some of the features about the look of your album layout by changing the 'Kubota AutoAlbum' default preferences found in Photoshop's Actions palette.

To customize the AutoAlbum preferences:
  1. Create a layout using an AutoAlbum template action.
  2. Adjust AutoAlbum preferences as detailed below.

To customize the Keyline thickness and color:
  1. Click the arrow next to 'Keyline Preference'.
  2. Double-click on the 'Set Layer Styles of current layer'.
  3. Select preferred keyline thickness and color.
  4. Click 'OK'

To customize the Color Overlay and Opacity:
  1. Click the arrow next to 'Screen image 50%'.
  2. Double-click on the 'Set Layer Styles of current layer'.
  3. Select preferred color overlay blend mode and opacity.
  4. Click 'OK'

To customize the Keyline with Color Overlay and Opacity:
  1. Click the arrow next to '6 pt Keyline with Screen 50%'.
  2. Double-click on the 'Set Layer Styles of current layer'.
  3. Select preferred color overlay blend mode, opacity, and keyline thickness.
  4. Click 'OK'

To customize the Background color:
  1. Click the arrow next to 'Background Color'.
  2. Double-click on the 'Make Fill Layer'.
  3. Select preferred color.
  4. Click 'OK'

To customize the album page Resolution:
  1. Play the Action 'Set Resolution - Step 1' to create a new document.
  2. Click the arrow next to 'Set Resolution - Step 2'.
  3. Double-click on the 'Image Size' step.
  4. Uncheck the 'Resample Image' checkbox.
  5. Enter new resolution.
  6. Click 'OK'
  7. Close document created in step 1.



To edit an image already placed in a layout:
  1. Right-click on the image layer in the area to the right of the smart object icon.
  2. Select 'Edit Contents'.
  3. Click 'OK'.
  4. A new window will open where changes can be made.
  5. Flatten image when done editing.
  6. Go to File > Save.

To replace an image already placed in a layout:
  1. Right-click on the image layer in the area to the right of the smart object icon.
  2. Select 'Replace Contents'.
  3. Navigate to and select new image of the same orientation.
  4. Click 'OK'.