CoffeeShop Christmas Textures / Paper!

I made some Christmas/winter holiday paper to share with you guys. They are 10 inch x 10 inch, 300 dpi high resolution jpgs that you can use in any of your holiday projects. Just open them in your program like a normal jpg (they are not Photoshop patterns like my previous Christmas paper). These all have textures applied (many are from Princess of Shadows at Deviantart ) so they look distressed. I will have a mini CoffeeShop tutorial on making distressed papers coming out soon!

BTW, these make great textures in your photos. I have been playing with the blue snowflake one over some of my color and B&W photos, and in the light-blending modes (soft light and overlay for example) they look amazing! Just put them on top of your image and adjust blending modes and opacity to taste. If you want to change the colors of these patterns, one way is to use hue/saturation, click colorize, and then move your hue and saturation slider to taste. For some information on using textures in your own images (and removing them from skin and other areas), please see HERE .

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.


Margaret November 21, 2008 at 9:08 PM  

These are beautiful. The texture is just the thing! I will definately try the snowflake one as an overlay.

Digi Free November 21, 2008 at 11:05 PM  

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 21 Nov [LA 08:22pm, NY 11:22pm] - 22 Nov [UK 04:22am, OZ 03:22pm] ).

Jody November 22, 2008 at 5:52 AM  

You are right, one can get some really nice effects with these over photos. Love the snowflakes on one I tried.

Thanks so much

Diane November 22, 2008 at 6:19 AM  

Thanks for the papers! You share so many awesome things with us - we are so blessed to have people like you in the digital community!

Staci B November 23, 2008 at 4:33 PM  

Wonderful. I really like what you created here.

Anonymous November 26, 2008 at 4:31 PM  

HI. First I just wanted to say thank you so much for the PSE action sets. I am attempting to download one for the first time and cannot for the life of me figure out how to do it. I click on your download link and it brings me to the Media Fire site but I cannot find a download command anywhere. Please help!

Magnolia September 12, 2009 at 11:40 AM  

Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

Sharon December 15, 2009 at 2:47 PM  

thank you (as always). You have such a wonderful depth of resources here!!

Mungo June 6, 2010 at 10:31 AM  

Gorgeous papers, thank you, I'll be trying the texturing following your tutorial