Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pretty Actions, A CoffeeShop Blog Sponsor, Brand New "Blossom & Bubble" Overlay Sets on Special!

Pretty Actions, a sponsor of this blog, has a brand new set of gorgeous looking overlays for your images! Right now they have two new overlay sets that allow you to add realistic-looking bubbles or blossoms (or both!) to your photos and they even come with exclusive actions to create the perfect look.

They are on sale for only $19 each or buy them both for only $29. Read all about it below!!!

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We're so excited to introduce you to the first of our TWO BRAND NEW collections, our Pretty Actions Bubbles Overlays & Actions Collection.
This BRAND NEW Collection offers you a world of bubbles and whimsy at your fingertips. Includes natural bokeh bubble overlays, in a wide variety of bubble sizes: teeny tiny bubbles, small bubbles, and large bubble overlays created from REAL BUBBLE images for an authentic effect! Apply a single bubble, a cluster of bubbles, or a “flurry” of bubbles selected from one of 100 overlay options included in this HUGE collection.
We keep the fun going with 6 BONUS Sun Spec overlays to emulate actual specular highlights to add that perfect finishing touch to outdoor images taken in the sun. When it comes to bubbles, this collection has it ALL!! Are you ready to play?
▪ 6 Single Bubble Overlays
▪ 5 Bubble Cluster Overlays
▪ 10 Bokeh (blurred) Bubble Overlays
▪ 35 Large Bubble Overlays
▪ 10 Teeny Tiny Bubble Overlays
▪ 35 Tiny Bubble Overlays
▪ 6 BONUS Sun Spec overlays
▪ This collection also includes:
▪ BONUS Bubble Applicator
▪ BONUS Bubble Perfect Actions to help you create the perfect look!

This set is offered during this EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH for only $19 (an amazing 50% off)! OR... buy the Bubbles & Blossoms Bundle for only $29 (save 62% off) HURRY, this offer ends soon!!
Full details on this fabulous new collection HERE
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We're so excited to introduce you to our second BRAND NEW collection, our Pretty Actions Blossom Overlays & Actions Collection.
“Wowza!” It’s what all of your clients will be saying when they see their images with an added Blossom Overlay from Pretty Photoshop Actions! With 50 luscious blossom and foliage overlays we have made it oh-so-easy to beautifully frame an image or add that extra special touch and create dreamy results with built in bokeh.
Blend one of 50 gorgeous overlays seamlessly to match the colors of your image by using our custom created Blossom actions that apply directly to your overlay for added ease of use. You can effortlessly match greenery, add color, and even add more bokeh for more dreamy results. Enjoy the variety of different flowers and blossoms included in this collection as well as natural foliage all created from real flowers and plants! Plus you get 8 BONUS vertical blossom overlays for more maximum flexibility.
▪ 10 Lush Greenery Overlays
▪ 32 Pretty Blossom Overlays
▪ 8 BONUS Vertical Blossom Overlays
▪ This collection also includes:
▪ BONUS Blossom Applicator
▪ BONUS Perfecting and Blending Actions

This set is offered during this EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH for only $19 (an amazing 50% off)! OR... buy the Bubbles & Blossoms Bundle for only $29 (save 62% off) HURRY, this offer ends soon!!
Full details on this gorgeous new collection HERE
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CoffeeShop "Summer Wine" Photoshop/PSE Fine Art Action!


Sorry I am so late posting this week. We have all had some virus crud that has been going around town and I haven't had my normal creative bug. 

And as I was getting this post ready to post this morning, the boys (who were playing outside) came in bloody and bruised. They were apparently spinning on a large plant holder on the driveway and hit a crack which sent them both flying into the air and landing on the cement. 

Imp has an egg-sized bruise on his head and a scraped hand and knee and Duke tried to remove his kneecap and will have a scab the size of Texas on his leg along with a bloody elbow.

No concussion or broken bones, so they will be fine. But the blood really freaked me out.

Sigh.

I should have had girls...

Anyway, those are my "dog ate my homework" excuses for being late posting this week.

Now on the reason I am posting today. I have a brand new fine art action for Photoshop/PSE called "Summer Wine". This action is a beautiful tinted enhancement that looks gorgeous on so many types of images and is completely adjustable.

I used an image from Pixabay (flower) and images from Jill Wellington (Etsy ShopFacebook, Blog, YouTube Videos, Pixabay) on this post.

I wanted to mention that Jill has some gorgeous digital backdrops in her Etsy Store. You should go check them out!






CoffeeShop "Summer Wine" Action Tutorial: 


This is the original beautiful image from Jill.


I ran the action and adjusted the sliders circled in red when the Level's adjustment layer popped up. Adjust each image's contrast to taste.


This is the image after the action finishes running. You can adjust the opacity of the "Summer Wine" layer or paint on its layer mask. And you can also adjust the  "Save the Whites" layer if needed.


I hope you enjoy using this newest action!


Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

CoffeeShop "Mother & Me Mini Session" 5x7 Photographer Template!


I just realized Mother's Day is around the corner, so I wanted to get out my newest photographer mini session template. This one is 5x7 and can be fully customized and printed or posted on the web. It also comes with full commercial rights!

You can change most of the fonts and the background color, or even add a pretty digital paper. I really love the effect of The "Mommy & Me Mini" text under the image.

The gorgeous family image in my example above is from Jill Wellington (Etsy ShopFacebook, Blog, YouTube Videos).

I am finishing up two new actions and they will be coming out in the next several days!!!

Download the CoffeeShop "Mother & Me Mini Session" professional photographer 5x7 template.

Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.

For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.


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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CoffeeShop "Soccer Ball" Professional Storyboard Template!!!


Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!

I had a reader request for a soccer ball storyboard, so here it is! This one is 12x12 (print or web) and a layered psd file so you can add your images using clipping masks (tutorial and free action). You can keep the shadows on the black areas of the ball or turn the shading off. You can also change the background color (or leave it transparent) and make the board bigger, just do this before adding your images.

Like all of my storyboards, you can use this personally or commercially as long as you don't sell the storyboard "as-is" without any changes. I want to keep this blank storyboard free.

I have never seen a soccer ball template like this one out there, and I hope you enjoy using it.
I am going to make a series of sports-themed storyboards and other digital design papers and share them with you here. If you have a request for any type of custom storyboard or other digital design, please leave a comment here on my blog. If I think it is something that would be fun for my readers, I will design it and post it as a free download here. Think of it as a way of helping me out AND getting a free custom-designed storyboard!!!

Images used in this post from Pixabay (soccer ball, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Download the CoffeeShop "Soccer Ball" Storyboard.

Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.

For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.


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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Pretty Actions, A CoffeeShop Sponsor, Happy Easter SALE, 30% off Entire Store!!!

Happy Easter!!!

Pretty Actions is a sponsor of this blog and I wanted to let you know that they have a sale going on this Easter weekend and their entire store is 30% off!!! Read all about it below.

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Our NEWEST Pretty Photoshop Actions Pretty Retouch & Makeup Collection is a comprehensive editing suite for all your portrait retouching needs.
Our retouching actions allow you to fully customize your look. We've included soft, natural skin smoothing options, as well as, professional level retouching using frequency separation techniques. All-in-one, Color Correction and "magic" actions help you save time and dramatically speed your workflow.
★ 68 Retouching, Color Correction, and Makeup Actions
★ BONUS "Eyelash Brushes" + Applicator Action
★ Compatible with Photoshop CS3-CS6; Creative Cloud; and PSE 11-15
★ Clean Edit Actions to help you take your image from start to finish with just this collection
★ Instruction guides and video tutorial links show you how to install and use the actions
Full details on this gorgeous new collection HERE
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Our "Vivid Skies" Cloud Overlays Collection will WOW you with the most beautiful clouds, horizons and sunsets. Use our exciting FREE BONUS Cloud Applicator Actions to magically replace your blown-out or overcast skies (*see actions compatibility below).
★ 35 Vivid Cloud/Sky Overlays
★ Photoshop and Photoshop Elements Compatible {must allow the use of layers}
★ FREE BONUS: Cloud Applicator Actions Set - compatible with Photoshop CS3-CS6; Creative Cloud; and PSE 13-15 (overlays can be used with or without actions)
★ High-resolution 300dpi files.
★ Instruction guides and video tutorial links show you how to install and use the actions
Full details on this stunning collection HERE
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Enhance your beautiful Newborn images with the LUXE NEWBORN Complete Workflow Collection for Photoshop and PSE!
This beautiful set is perfect for editing challenging newborn sessions and includes essential workflow tools to help you effortlessly retouch, color correct, and quickly create beautiful, dreamy images.
★ 60 Actions
★ Compatible with Photoshop CS3-CS6; Creative Cloud; and PSE 11-15
★ Workflow and Creative Actions to help you create your own signature style
★ Instruction guides and video tutorial links show you how to install and use the actions
Full details on this fabulous collection HERE
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Our best selling PURE Color Workflow is a comprehensive collection containing over 63 workflow and creative actions to help you save time and quickly create beautiful “clean edits”, rich and vibrant artistic edits, and instant black and white conversions. With its incredible ease of use and powerhouse results, this collection is sure to earn a spot at the top of your favorites list….fast!
★ 63 Actions
★ Mini-Retouch, Bonus Light Brushes, and movable Sun Glow Actions
★ Compatible with Photoshop CS3-CS6; Creative Cloud; and PSE 11-15
★ Workflow and Creative Actions to help you create your own signature style
★ Instruction guides and video tutorial links show you how to install and use the actions
Full details on this amazing collection HERE
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Friday, April 14, 2017

{Friday Photo Bliss}

On Fridays I like to post snapshots of our week that make me happy.


My oldest joined the Civil Air Patrol as a cadet and was just promoted to Airman! If you have a 12-18 year old who loves learning leadership and studying aerospace and medical rescue services they should check out this volunteer organization. It is amazing!


My dad taught Duke how to drive his ATV on his 25 acre plot.


And his brother and I held on for dear life!


Visiting with cousins.


Painting with cousins.


And the excitement of seeing a large pileated woodpecker just off our front porch! She made 6 giant holes in that pine tree in just a minute or so until she got scared off. Well, scared off by me because I had to try to get closer to her to take her photo.

Have a great Easter weekend!!!

Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

CoffeeShop "Spring Facebook Cover Set"


I have another Easter/Spring freebie today! This one is a pretty Facebook cover set for Photoshop/PSE.

It is a layered psd file so you can add your images using clipping masks (tutorial and free action). I included 2 pretty digital paper backgrounds (Spring Flowers, Shabby Chic Bunny) and also a simple color background layer, but feel free to add any texture or digital paper you want to the background.  You can change the ribbon and border colors and add your own text/logo.

Have fun playing with this one!!!

Download the CoffeeShop "Spring Facebook Cover Set".

Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.

For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.


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