Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thanks for voting in my poll, and new CoffeeShop actions/templates on their way!

Thanks everyone for voting on my poll, it really helps me figure out what I want to do next. It seems that the "easy to find frames for" templates are quite popular, as are CoffeeShop actions. So those are what I will concentrate on next. Don't hesitate to make comment on my posts on certain specific actions/tutorials/templates you would like to see me do in the future. I love getting suggestions and I really enjoy reading your comments.

I will be posting more templates in the next days and I have rewritten the CoffeeShop Bakery Glazes action, which will be up here a day or two. It will now run in Photoshop AND Photoshop Elements and it is now similar to CoffeeShop Vivid where you run just one action and it applies multiple Glaze layers on your image, and you just turn on the layer you want. You can also customize the Glazes effect by dialing it down to make it more subtle (an important improvement that makes this new action so much better).

I will also be releasing Coffeeshop Pretty Portrait soon, my rewrite of CoffeeShop PowderRoom, which has all of the effects of PowderRoom with additional goodies like color pop. It is a basic workflow action for portraits and is completely customizable. I am also working on some really nice toned B&W actions.

I have so many ideas for different actions and tutorial and custom templates, and I will be posting them over the next weeks and months, so please keep me bookmarked!

I hope you all had a great weekend and now will be refreshed and ready to edit your weekend photos. Thanks again for popping in and I look forward to seeing what you have done over at my Flickr Group . And if I haven't answered your specific questions in the comments section of my blog, I am so sorry! It has been hard to get to everyone and I know I sometimes miss questions. You can also post your question over at my Flickr Group to have the resident CoffeeShop experts (including me) help you out or email me at .

If it is an action installation question that involves Photoshop Elements, any version, or anything to do with Macs (which I think are great computers but I know nothing about) please check my Installing Actions menu link on the top of my blog. If you have already tried that and it has not helped, you can post your questions at the CoffeeShop Flickr Group mentioned above, or the PSE group where there are many helpful experts (that actually know what they are talking about, unlike me half the time ;-) )If you feel that I have missed your question or email, please try again!


  1. I am continually amazed at your generosity! Thank you for sharing your talents. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!

  2. I love your actions and I have CS3. My sister only has PS 7 and i am wondering if any of these actions will work in that format? can you tell me?


  3. HI again. I keep coming back to your blog time and time again.
    I would like to reask a question again if I may.
    once I have downloaded a template to a folder that I have on my desktop I created espec for adobe downloads, is there anywhere within the PS CS3 program i need to save it. ie So i can click and its there (bit like a brush)
    thanks a bunch.

  4. Tiff, I don't know if there is a way to do this! I just open the .psd templates in PS when I want to use them.

    Chantelle, I write the actions in PS7 (love that program and haven't had to upgrade to CS yet!) so they work perfectly.

    Thanks everyone!

  5. Hi Rita
    Thanks again for all your lovely lovely actions.
    I'm really looking forward to your B&W actions. Will you be doing any with a lovely warm chocolate tint to them at all?
    Thanks again, you are amazing.

  6. Man, you're amazing. Thank you SO much for all these great actions. Don't know what I'd do without you---seriously!

  7. Thanks for all your great little goodies! You are so creative, I really admire you and your work. I had a question about some stuff. Do you have an action for JUST color? After I do contrast, WB, exposure, sharpening, etc in ACR I want to apply an action in photoshop that is just coloring so that my other adjustments arent affected. Also, could you make an action for an edge burner? Ok and one more thing. What do photographers do to get that lighter burn around the subject to make them pop? Do you know what I am talking about? Ok, thanks for everything, hope I made sense:)