CoffeeShop Little Perk PS/PSE Action!

Sometimes you want a quick and easy pick-me-up for images that appear dull. The CoffeeShop Little Perk is a little action (with a lot going on "behind the scenes") that gives your image an adjustable boost of color, contrast and sharpening. The Little Perk layer adds a boost of color and contrast and the Sharpen layer sharpens :-), you just adjust the opacity of each layer to taste (preset to 50%). Both Little Perk and Sharpen have layer masks so you can use a low opacity soft black brush to "paint" out the effects if necessary.

This is a nifty little action that should work on all of your images. I use this one all of the time in my workflow when I just want a great little boost and don't want to mess with much. And this action works in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements!

Click HERE to download the CoffeeShop Little Perk PS/PSE Action, or click on the image above!

If those downloads don't work, please click HERE!

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.


Staci B February 28, 2009 at 9:44 AM  

WooHoo! Thank you!

Linda February 28, 2009 at 9:49 AM  

You are so generous. Thank you!! I love all of your actions.

belle February 28, 2009 at 9:51 AM  

Wonderful! Thanks so much.

Jennifer February 28, 2009 at 10:07 AM  

Thank you once again!--You are amazing for sharing your gifts!

Kerry February 28, 2009 at 10:39 AM  

Thanks for sharing these!

Annie February 28, 2009 at 10:51 AM  

Wooooo Hooooo Thank you!

Lori Decoite February 28, 2009 at 11:43 AM  

thanks!! Another good one ; )

Gwen February 28, 2009 at 12:04 PM  

Thank you Rita. I love your stuff.

amymom24 February 28, 2009 at 12:26 PM  

Thank you ONCE AGAIN for sharing your fabulous actions. It is so appreciated!

Misty P. February 28, 2009 at 1:45 PM  

This is Great, Thanks!
Would you consider a tutorial on how to batch process in PS? :)

Heather February 28, 2009 at 1:59 PM  

Thanks so much! Most of the photos from my camera are pretty flat straight out of the camera, and I spend more time bumping contrast and color... this will be a lifesaver! Thank you!

Sharla February 28, 2009 at 3:27 PM  

Thanks so much, your actions have been such HUGE time savers for my editing days! Many thanks!

Jodar February 28, 2009 at 4:05 PM  

sensational! thanks so much.

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search February 28, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Photoshop/Gimp Resource(s) (Brush(es), Swatch/Palette, ...) post on Feb. 28, 2009. Thanks again.

Erin Clausen February 28, 2009 at 6:10 PM  

Thanks, as always!

Erin Clausen February 28, 2009 at 6:11 PM  

Grrr... Having trouble w/ my google ID. Anyway, just wanted to say "Thanks!"
-Erin in CA

Barbara February 28, 2009 at 6:25 PM  

Thank you for your generosity, Rita!

Julie E. February 28, 2009 at 8:14 PM  

Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

Digi Free February 28, 2009 at 9:46 PM  

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 28 Feb [LA 07:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 01 Mar [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

Ramie :-) March 1, 2009 at 7:17 PM  

Thank you so much!

Phyldar March 1, 2009 at 7:54 PM  

Thank you so much - I'm a real novice and can't wait to play around with this!

GT Cindy March 3, 2009 at 11:12 AM  

Thanks so much, I can't wait to start playing around with your actions!

Brittany March 3, 2009 at 7:52 PM  

Thank you for sharing your talents. I ♥LOVE♥ your actions!!!
They are a huge help, and a great time-saver.

Donna March 4, 2009 at 6:15 PM  

Thanks so much! I have wanted to try actions but it seems like most of them are for PS not PSE!

Becca March 4, 2009 at 6:45 PM  

This is perfect! Thanks so much!

Clara March 11, 2009 at 11:52 AM  

Love these. Thank you so much for sharing your photoshop knowledge with us.

5purposedriven March 14, 2009 at 1:08 PM  

Love color pop and use it all the time, but not having luck in PSE 5.0 with some of these, this one included. "Layer by copy not available" comes up a few times, and basically, by the end, you just end up with what you started with. I wish they did!

lwlittlebit March 18, 2009 at 3:54 PM  

Thanks so much!

Tora August 15, 2009 at 2:19 PM  

Thank you so much

Kristen August 24, 2009 at 9:54 PM  

Thank you!

Nettie B November 16, 2009 at 6:44 PM  

thank you so much!

Anonymous October 12, 2011 at 1:37 AM  

thank you so much for your generosity

Angela February 13, 2012 at 10:25 AM  

Thank you so much for the lovely action!!

Anonymous October 8, 2012 at 9:55 AM  

Thanks for sharing

Chris September 8, 2013 at 8:07 PM  

Thanks for sharing your talent with us - love the Little Perk :)