To access Texture Effects in the Filter menu, you will first need to run Texture Effects as a standalone editor (Mac only). After that, restart Photoshop and Texture Effects should then appear in your Filter menu. Should that fail to work, please do the following to resolve the issue: 

Mac

  1. Go to Applications folder and right click on the Texture Effects icon. 
  2. Select Show Package Contents → Contents → Resources
  3. Then copy the Topaz_Textureeffects.plugin file to your Photoshop plugins folder (paste this file under the Topaz folder if there is one there).  
    • /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS6/Plug-ins/
      • This location may change based on the version of Photoshop CS you have
    • /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2015/Plug-ins/
      • This location may change based on the version of Photoshop CC you have
    • /Applications/Adobe Photoshop Elements 14/Support Files/Plug-ins/
      • This location may change based on the version of Photoshop Elements you have
  4. Restart Photoshop and Texture Effects will show up in the Filter menu. 

Windows
  1. Go to installed location of Topaz Texture Effects, which is usually at:
    • C:\Program Files\Topaz Labs\Topaz Texture Effects.
  2. There are two folders, PS_Plugins and PS_Plugins_x64, containing the 32-bit and 64-bit plugin files (the .8bf file) respectively.
  3. For 64-bit Photoshop host programs, make a shortcut to folder PS_Plugins_x64 and copy the shortcut file into the 64-bit Photoshop host's Plug-Ins folder.
    • C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Plug-ins\
      • This location may change based on the version of Photoshop CC you have
    • C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Plug-ins\
      • This location may change based on the version of Photoshop CS you have
    • C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Elements 14\Plug-ins\
      • This location may change based on the version of Photoshop Elements you have
  4. For 32-bit Photoshop host programs, copy the shortcut file inside folder PS_Plugins and paste it in the 32-bit Photoshop's Plug-ins folder.
    • C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Plug-ins\
      • This location may change based on the version of Photoshop CC you have
    • C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Plug-ins\
      • This location may change based on the version of Photoshop CS you have
    • C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Elements 14\Plug-ins\
      • This location may change based on the version of Photoshop Elements you have
  5. Restart Photoshop and Texture Effects will show up in the Filter menu.
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