CoffeeShop Painted Borders Free Action!

Here is the newest free action from the CoffeeShop, the CoffeeShop Painted Borders. It applies 3 completely adjustable "painted" border effects on your photo with a white background. You just click on the one you like best. You can also change the background to match your storyboards or websites.

The results are more dramatic on lower resolution images, but it also works on high resolution images. CoffeeShop Painted Borders runs in Photoshop 7 and above and Elements 6 (let me know if it works in 4, 5, & 7).

Want all of my favorite CoffeeShop Actions or Design Elements in one simple download 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.


gwennie2006 October 1, 2008 at 4:06 PM  

I like your new design very much!! I find this one easier to read, and better functions for the navigation. Love the new header too :)

Thanks again for sharing your actions, and tutorials. It helps lots of folks, and I think that's pretty darn cool!

Maria October 2, 2008 at 2:43 AM  

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 02 Oct [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

Michelle October 2, 2008 at 5:26 AM  

Love the new blog design and THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything you have done on this blog. The free actions for Elements and tutorials are AWESOME :) I'm downloading this one right now...

Julie E. October 2, 2008 at 9:20 AM  

Cool action. Thanks for sharing!

Julie E. October 2, 2008 at 9:21 AM  

Cool action. Thanks for sharing!

Staci October 2, 2008 at 11:46 AM  

Love your new blog! Can't wait to try these out. thank you , thank you, thank you....can't say it enough.


4tomboys October 2, 2008 at 12:33 PM  

thanks for sharing the actions! your photography shots make the everyday look sensational.

elnorac October 2, 2008 at 6:45 PM  

Thanks so much for this set of actions! I'm dying to try them. I use both PSE 5 and 6, so I'll see if they work in 5.

Anonymous October 2, 2008 at 9:38 PM  

Thank you so much for sharing your actions. I think they are absolutely awesome and it is wonderful of you to share them with everyone. I can't wait to try the new borders.

twoboyz00 October 3, 2008 at 9:18 AM  

Thank you very much! I can't wait to try this!

Tammy Dunlap October 4, 2008 at 11:37 AM  

Nice borders! Thanks for the action!

Sylvia October 4, 2008 at 4:34 PM  

Rita!!! Yeah! I discovered your blog thru Flickr. I just got the PS CS3 and have begun downloading actions and trying them out. Oh my what an addiction this can (and has)become! Your blog is fun and how very wonderful of you to be sharing all this hard work you do. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you do with the storyboard, I'm not familiar with it all that much, but should be fun!
Lovin this!
I'm here on Flickr:

Anonymous October 9, 2008 at 10:29 AM  

Thanks again! I love all of your actions.

Anonymous October 10, 2008 at 12:32 PM  

I absolutely LOVE your actions and am so grateful that you are letting us download them for free! I am currently using Photoshop Elements 5 and have had no problems with most of the actions... except I can't seem to get these painted boarders to work. The action runs, I see the three options for the boarders, but I can't seem to apply the boarder to the photo!

Anonymous October 24, 2008 at 11:12 AM  

I love this action too. However I'm using PSE 5 as well and can't get it to work. It runs but I get a window that says "The object layer "Layer 2" is not currently avaliable" and I don't see the results at the end? Is there someting I am missing???

Rita October 24, 2008 at 11:18 AM  

To apply the border you need to click on the eyeball by the border you want (it is the little eye icon to the right of the layer). Turn on the one you want to see!

And make sure you start with a flatted image or the action will not work.

Anonymous October 24, 2008 at 3:06 PM  

I've tried what you said and still get a Window that says "The command "Layer Via Copy is not currently available." if I click continue I see the instructions for the edge, then a window "The object "layer"Layer 2" is not currently available.

Any ideas???

Julie February 23, 2009 at 2:27 PM  

I get the same errors as "anonymous" above. Any hints?

Jen March 26, 2009 at 2:27 PM  

I just found your blog and I'm excited to give this action a try.

Sara November 22, 2009 at 8:59 PM  

I guess I am a dork, but I can't get it to work. I download it and all I get are pictures. No instructions or anything. I need help! Can anyone help me?
My e-mail is
Thanks, I can't wait to use these on the photos from my photo shoot!

Lola April 21, 2010 at 12:18 AM  

I don't know what I am doing wrong...I have PSE 8 and I have tried to install the actions over and over again following your instructions and still nothing shows up. I'm working on Windows 7...can someone PLEASE help me....