CoffeeShop Orton Action for PS/PSE!

I have rewritten and improved the original CoffeeShop Orton Effect with Contrast Kick so that now it runs on Photoshop AND Photoshop Elements, is completely adjustable, and has a layer mask so you can mask out areas of the effect and also a color mute layer which can be turned on to mute the vivid colors of the Orton (very effective in portraits). If you don't know what the Orton Effect is, please visit this link.

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 February 19, 2009 at 8:35 AM  

Great effect. Thanks so much!

Heitmann Family February 19, 2009 at 11:43 AM  

I tried downloading it but it didn't work. I want to thank you for sharing these actions with us. Love them all.

Annie February 19, 2009 at 11:49 AM  

Thank you so much! can't wait to try!

Lori Decoite February 19, 2009 at 12:02 PM  

Thanks- can't wait to play :)

Anonymous February 19, 2009 at 12:20 PM  

Thank you for always remembering us PSE users :D


Anonymous February 19, 2009 at 2:38 PM  

Is it just me? I got an "invalid file" error message when I tried to download. ???

Erin Clausen February 19, 2009 at 3:21 PM  

Cool! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Amy February 19, 2009 at 4:33 PM  

Rita Rita!!
Thank you so much for sharing all your fabulous actions! I so enjoy them ALOT ALOT!!

Hugs.. Amy

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search February 19, 2009 at 5:50 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. 19, 2009. Thanks again.

NotAlwaysCharming February 19, 2009 at 5:57 PM  

I think this silly thing is picking on me! I've tried a dozen times and it won't cooperate. Boo.

Did you get the re-send of the ballet photos??


NotAlwaysCharming February 19, 2009 at 5:58 PM  

Oh wouldn't you know it...the minute I post to tattle, it finally worked.

Silly thing!

Anonymous February 19, 2009 at 9:34 PM  

Thank you SO MUCH for this and all the other actions! I love them and having little ole PSE it isn't so easy to find actions that work on it. I am having the best time playing with all your cool actions.

Anonymous February 19, 2009 at 9:42 PM  

I also tried but it would not work. I will try again in the morning. Thank you so much for sharing! I love all your actions.

Digi Free February 19, 2009 at 9:45 PM  

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 19 Feb [LA 07:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 20 Feb [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

Rita February 19, 2009 at 11:22 PM  

I hate that the download is such a problem! If you can't get it after a few tries, please email me at and I will email it to you.

Julie E. February 20, 2009 at 8:06 AM  

Thanks so much for the great action! I appreciate you sharing your talent!!!

Anonymous February 20, 2009 at 10:41 AM  

Thank you very much for sharing your awesome actions with us!

Terebene February 20, 2009 at 11:24 AM  

Thank you!

witchypoo February 21, 2009 at 2:19 AM  

All my photography is so improved since I found you (and that will be our little secret ... right ? !!) Thank you so much for offering these brilliant actions for free !! I know that "I" really appreciate you and your work !!

Ramie :-) February 21, 2009 at 7:41 PM  

Thank you so much!

Kathy B February 28, 2009 at 5:31 PM  

You are the best. Truly - thank you so much for sharing (:

jho March 17, 2009 at 3:49 AM  

I just love, love, love your photoshop actions. I use them everytime, for my projects. THanks very much...

Anonymous October 20, 2009 at 6:14 PM  

Where do you download this to in Photoshop Elements?

Suzzanne June 7, 2010 at 7:46 PM  

Thank you! I love all your actions and love how easy they are to use.

Kristen August 12, 2010 at 7:33 PM  

Thank you so much for all of these. I had learned to do this one by hand, but this makes it so much faster! :)

Spoon October 8, 2011 at 3:58 AM  

These are all fantastic, but I love this one especially. My photos look dreamy! Thank you!

JoAnne July 27, 2013 at 11:13 AM  

Thank you for the fabulous Action download. I am very impressed with this one!