CoffeeShop Storyboard 2V PS/PSE Action!



Little Imp turned two this week! And he still chases after his chickens with that huge stick. Speak softy but carry a big stick if you want bbq chicken. ;-)

I have a few Storyboard actions hanging around on my hard drive that I want to share with you. This is the first of four in this series. CoffeeShop Storyboard 2V (2 vertical photos) builds a 16x20, 300 dpi storyboard (it can be easily cropped down to 11x14, 8x10, 5x7, etc. to fit standard frames), crops and loads your images, adds optional borders, and even types in text that you can edit on the fly or after the action finishes. This action does not flatten your final image so you can easily change the storyboard background or add a texture or image as your background or even move the images around.

A few notes. This action has been tested in Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop Elements 6, but it should work in earlier and later versions. If you are using Photoshop Elements, you must have a random image open before starting this action. The image will close and your template will be built. If you have Photoshop, just open up the action and delete the first line in the action (Close) or you will have to do the same as the Photoshop Elements users. You can also just remove the check mark by Close.

This action will prompt you to add a border. Just press OK if you don't want a border and if you have a white background. A 1 px white border will be applied, but it won't show. If you have a colored background you should match the border to the color so you won't see a tiny white border. If you want a border enter your px size and pick your color.

When the text lines pop up, you can edit the text on the fly or change it later. After you make all of your changes be sure to flatten before saving. This template can then be cropped to most of the standard frame sizes (16x20, 11x14, 8x10, 5x7). And don't forget, if you can't see your crop lines, press Ctrl-0 (zero) and your image will shrink and you will be able to easily crop it.

I also have a few really nice actions that are in the final stages of development, so please keep on visiting the CoffeeShop!

Download CoffeeShop StoryBoard 2V PS/PSE Action HERE or HERE!

If you want to download the actual templates, please click HERE or HERE! And if you want to learn how to use clipping masks to load these templates, please click HERE!

If you have any questions/comments please post them in my CoffeeShop Flickr Group . I get so far behind in my emails that posting there will get you a much faster response!

16 Comments:

Brittany April 26, 2009 at 11:25 PM  

Yay! Another awesome story board! :)

I love your actions... they have transformed my images!

Also, I added your button to my blog.

Thank you for sharing your talents so generously.

Ajay Rajgarhia April 27, 2009 at 4:31 AM  

Sincere Congratulations! You make us all proud; well done.

Jackie April 27, 2009 at 7:57 AM  

.....(singing).......thank you so much Rita!!!!!...........

Sylvia April 27, 2009 at 2:21 PM  

I love your templates SO much Rita!!

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search April 27, 2009 at 3:23 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 Apr. 27, 2009. Thanks again.

Shelby April 27, 2009 at 4:06 PM  

Hi there! I came across your blog from another blog (gotta love the blog community!) I am new to using PSE7 ans at times feel I am over my head. But I am determined to figure this whole thing out!

I've come acrosss a snafu trying to download one of your "storyboards" over ar mediafire.com I created a account with them, downloaded your storyboard and I now "see" it in "my files" at mediafire.com> My problem is that I don't know how to get it from there to my computer harddrive and then into my PSE7 files. Could you please help? I've spent the last 3 1/2 hours trying to figure it out with no luck. :(

Thankyou,

Shelby

Digi Free April 27, 2009 at 9:44 PM  

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 27 Apr [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 28 Apr [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

cmnb April 28, 2009 at 6:20 AM  

I am new to your site and I just can't believe how generous you are!!! Your actions are incredible! THANK YOU so much for sharing with us!

Kim April 28, 2009 at 8:38 AM  

Thank you so much Rita, I actually used this on my blog yesterday. So easy to use and super cute too. :0)
BTW..I added your button to my blog.
Kim

Anonymous April 28, 2009 at 10:21 AM  

Thank you for another fun goodie. hsmema

Gabby April 28, 2009 at 1:49 PM  

Thank you ! I found your blog today and love it !
You and your work are fabulous !

Frances October 24, 2009 at 12:21 PM  

Love your blog! Thank you so much for sharing your work.

Becky May 18, 2010 at 9:43 AM  

Hello Rita! I can't thank you enough for these! I've struggled with Elements and just didn't get it until your great actions inspired me!! I'm having a blast with these!! Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!

Becky

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl June 12, 2011 at 9:28 PM  

Rita, I can't begin to tell you how many times you've saved me...I desperately needed a 2 photo clipping mask & I knew just where to come...thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Tania B June 6, 2013 at 6:02 PM  

Thank you so much for all your wonderful sharing. your actions and templates are just awesome and you are so very kind to share!

Tania B June 6, 2013 at 6:03 PM  

Thank you so much for sharing your templates and actions with us!