CoffeeShop Honey Retro Action!

Happy 2009! 2008 was a great year for my family, and to show my appreciation for all of your nice comments and generous donations I wanted to give you a New Year's present. Here is the CoffeeShop Honey Retro action. It runs in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, and the action does all of the work for you. After it finishes running, just turn on the edge burn layer of choice (the light burn at 50% is automatically selected) and adjust opacity of that layer to taste. Flatten your image and enjoy!

Download the free CoffeeShop Honey Retro Action!

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.


belle January 1, 2009 at 8:34 AM  

Fantastic! Thanks so much. Happy New Year!

AJ January 1, 2009 at 9:32 AM  

Happy New Year! That looks awesome. I can't wait to play!

Gabi Butcher January 1, 2009 at 9:42 AM  

Thank you very much!!!

Kristi January 1, 2009 at 10:04 AM  

Thanks so much!!!

YA January 1, 2009 at 10:12 AM  

Thank you, your are AWESOME.....Happy New Year!

Tyjonsmom January 1, 2009 at 10:27 AM  

Your actions are great. Thank you, Thank you. Never understood how to use actions until I found your site. I can't say THANK YOU enough

Anonymous January 1, 2009 at 10:39 AM  

Your actions are great. It's nice that us Elements users can enjoy these. Thank you so much and Happy New Year!

amymom24 January 1, 2009 at 12:45 PM  

Rita, you are on fire!!! Thanks for another AWESOME action!

Mandi January 1, 2009 at 1:22 PM  

I love this one, this "look" is one of my new favorites! Thanks for sharing!

luvtknpics January 1, 2009 at 2:25 PM  

Thank you so much Rita!!!

Joanie January 1, 2009 at 2:28 PM  

Lovely action... thanks so much.

BTW I like your new blog title photo!

J and R January 1, 2009 at 2:38 PM  

I love love love your actions!! thank you so much !! Happy new year to you~~

Alesha January 1, 2009 at 4:59 PM  

Happy New Year and thanks so much for the action....I love it.

Jolene January 1, 2009 at 8:06 PM  

Im soo greatful for your site.. you've taught me so much.. thank you so much!

ShellB January 1, 2009 at 10:13 PM  

Thank you for generously sharing your actions.

--sme January 1, 2009 at 10:47 PM  

Thank you! Happy 2009!

Digi Free January 1, 2009 at 11:36 PM  

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 01 Jan [LA 09:03pm] - 02 Jan [NY 12:03am, UK 05:03am, OZ 04:03pm] ).

Catesmeow January 2, 2009 at 5:41 AM  

thanks so much - Happy New Year

Anonymous January 2, 2009 at 8:35 AM  

Thank you! I can't wait to try these. Happy New Year!

Kim January 2, 2009 at 9:14 AM  

Beautiful..thank you Rita!!

Mrs. Miles January 2, 2009 at 12:09 PM  

Just found your site, nice action and thank you so much. Looking forward to trying this!

:) ~ Barb

Gwen January 2, 2009 at 3:30 PM  

Thank you Rita! I love it.

cherryberry January 2, 2009 at 5:09 PM  

Thank you so much Rita! Happy New Year :)

Jeanann January 2, 2009 at 7:46 PM  

Thank you, I can't wait to try it!

Kerry January 2, 2009 at 9:09 PM  

Thanks Rita..can't wait to try this. Happy 2009

Irene January 2, 2009 at 9:27 PM  

You are the best! I have been trying to teach myself PSE 6 and your actions have made it soooo much easier. BTW, I love the new banner. Happy New Year to you.

chwilka13 January 3, 2009 at 2:58 AM  

I love your actions! Thanks for sharing :)

Happy New Year!

Michele January 3, 2009 at 11:57 AM  

Thanks Rita! Can't wait to definitely try this one out. :) Have a great day.

No Reimer Reason January 3, 2009 at 10:50 PM  

Thank you for the amazing actions. They are so much fun to play with. :)

barbaraheide January 3, 2009 at 11:17 PM  

for some reason, i couldn't get it to work...i clicked on teh download button, and it just gave me the white screen?!

Eva January 4, 2009 at 7:02 AM  

Same here, when i click the download link I get an error page. Too bad, cause this action looks stunning!

Valerie January 4, 2009 at 9:32 AM  

I couldnt get it to work either!

Kelly January 4, 2009 at 9:33 AM  

Thank you! However, I'm having the same problem. I click to download it and get the white screen that the page cannot be loaded. :(

Anonymous January 4, 2009 at 12:36 PM  

Thanks so much for sharing Rita
Cannot wait to try this

Rita January 4, 2009 at 1:22 PM  

I am so glad you guys like this action. It is one of my favorites.

Sorry some of you guys can't download it! I don't know what is going on... The link is working fine on my end, but you know how these computer things go. I would try again and see if it works. If it doesn't, then let me know and I will try to find an additional place to upload them.

chari January 5, 2009 at 12:21 AM  


reelynn January 6, 2009 at 12:55 AM  

you are so generous thank you so much for all of your wonderful actions

Lori Decoite January 6, 2009 at 3:40 PM  

Thank you so much Rita!!! I posted about you on my blog : ).
take care-lori

will and tiff January 6, 2009 at 4:39 PM  

as soon as i saw this i was giddy. you seriously are the best. powder room has become a number one on my workflow. you are so talented and sweet.

as soon i as ran this action and played a bit - outloud i said "oh my gosh this is awesome" now i feel bad for past shoots that don't get this sweet look. my attempts never matched up to this. you are the best!

selena January 6, 2009 at 8:32 PM  

thank you...I can't wait to try this out!

Kelly D. January 10, 2009 at 7:44 AM  

I love this action!! Thank you so much from an Elements user. : )

meg manion silliker January 11, 2009 at 4:27 PM  

thank you for always being so grand!!

Anonymous January 14, 2009 at 10:44 AM  

this looks great but i'm getting an error as well...

Database connection failed! If this problem persists or you need further assistance, contact support.

Any ideas?

Poeia January 14, 2009 at 9:39 PM  

Rats, I am getting a few errors when I try and run it. I am using a Mac if it makes any difference. Starting with "The Command "Copy Via Layer" is not currently available" followed buy "The object "layer ""Layer5"" is not currently available" followed by " The command "Move" is not currently available" lastly "The object "Background" is not currently available". Then all of the layers disappear except Retro Honey and Gradient Map 1

Kari January 15, 2009 at 4:06 PM  

This has turned into my favorite action! thank you!!

Poeia January 15, 2009 at 5:18 PM  

And I really should have not typed that while I was that tired. Or at least I should have proof read it first. Sorry.

Rita January 15, 2009 at 6:49 PM  

I am so happy you guys like this action!

Poeia, I do all of my blogging pretty much late at night and it sometimes cracks me up to see how many errors I have... So please don't apologize! Are you starting with a flat image?

Poeia January 17, 2009 at 8:14 PM  
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Gillian January 18, 2009 at 5:18 AM  

Thank so much for sharing! These are awesome!! xx G

Poeia January 18, 2009 at 9:26 AM  

Nope, I am still getting the same messages. Could it be a Mac issue?

Megan ayers January 18, 2009 at 5:55 PM  

I just love your are amazing...however..whenever I try to download an action...and it takes me to the diffrent sight...I am unable to download??? Not sure what could be wrong...any suggestions?

Audra January 21, 2009 at 2:25 PM  

thank you so much for all your actions! you have helped me fall in love with PSE 6 all over again!

Anonymous January 23, 2009 at 5:10 PM  

Thank you for so freely sharing your beautiful work.

sascedar January 25, 2009 at 3:43 PM  

This is my fave action yet! Thank you so much for sharing- your work is just gorgeous!

LeeAnni February 9, 2009 at 5:00 PM  

Poeia, I get the same errors and have many others on other actions (annoyingly I can't run the new Perfect Portrait without problems!!!) and I run with a PC so it's not a mac issue. Rita it would be great if you could suggest anything to help.......

tara February 10, 2009 at 4:26 AM  

From one SAHM to another, I appreciate your word and generocity. I'm desperate to get this to work. The PSE6 install instructions tell me to put in a "photocreations" folder which my PSE6 doens't have. Also, I'm getting the error on the white screen. Any assistance is appreciated!!

T&J Designs February 20, 2009 at 10:50 AM  

Thank you so much for offering these wonderful actions! Your work is superb, and I will be downloading more!! I can't wait to try this out!! Thanks again!

MOTY March 2, 2009 at 10:15 PM  

Thank you so much for these actions. I always see great photos and don't know how the artist got them to look that way. Now I do! It took me a little bit to figure out how to load the actions, but I'm having a ball playing with them now that I have it all figured out. I can't wait to get some stuff done!

amymom24 March 27, 2009 at 9:09 PM  

This is def. one of my favs here. My aunt and uncle had an 80's party in Feb. to celebrate their anniversary and this was the PERFECT action to make some of the photos look like they were from the 80s!

Jen April 9, 2009 at 8:00 PM  

Thankyou!! You are sooooo generous. I am new to photography and I think your actions will help me to learn a lot about photoshop! You are an amazing woman!

robwolff April 25, 2009 at 5:38 PM  

This "mediafire", doesn't work, I don't know why.

Otto October 20, 2009 at 6:24 PM  

Rita! I love your actions. I just have to learn how to modify them a little bit. Thanks!!!!

SevenPilgrims November 25, 2009 at 7:35 PM  

Oh thank you so much for these freebies. I just learned about them and am so excited to learn to use them myself based on the examples you've given. Thank you for all of the time and effort you put in to providing these!

Anonymous December 30, 2009 at 3:06 PM  

I love your website! You guys(girls) are so great for sharing all your talent and expertise. Thank you so much!

Anonymous May 18, 2011 at 1:48 PM  

Love, love, love the look of this action but I downloaded it and it doesn't work with PE9..should it? I am very new to PE and actions. You have a wonderful site!

Rita May 18, 2011 at 2:09 PM  

All of my actions should run in PSE9. Just go over the install instructions linked on top of my blog. :-)

Caryn P. September 7, 2012 at 3:32 PM  

Hi Rita

Love all you actions and especially this one! Would you ever consider doing an UnWrapped! tutorial for this or updating the action with customizable layers?


Rita September 8, 2012 at 11:35 AM  

Sure, I can write an unwrapped tutorial! Rita

Caryn P. September 9, 2012 at 4:46 PM  

You're awesome!