CoffeeShop Teeny Tiny World PS/PSE Free Actions!

Now for some fun! There is a neat little technique to make your travel photos look like toy models and is called faking tilt-shift. I wrote two little actions that do it for you; CoffeeShop Teeny Tiny World and Teeny Tiny World-Custom. The first one puts a rectangular section on your image and you transform it to taste (that area will be in focus), along with adjusting the feathering. The Custom action does not make a selection, but has you paint in a layer mask to remove blur after the action has run. Both actions have Saturation and Contrast layers that you can adjust layer opacities and both actions also have layer masks on the blur layer so you can "paint" in sharpness with a soft low opacity black brush. Paint in the "main" area with a 100% opacity brush, and then lower the opacity and stroke above and below it so it gently feathers out.

Sure, this is a gimmick, but it is fun!  In this zipped action folder you will find an action set for Photoshop CS and a seperate folder for Photoshop Element users. The PSE version uses Gaussian blur (which you can adjust as it runs) and the PS version uses Lens Blur. If you find the blur too much just use a soft black low opacity brush and paint over the layer mask.

Download CoffeeShop Teeny Tiny World PS/PSE Action Set HERE!

I also wanted to mention that I forgot to tell you guys that you can use the CoffeeShop Golden Vintage action on B&W images also(see photo below). So don't be afraid to experiment with CoffeeShop actions!

So what is coming out next? More storyboard actions, a cross-processing action that will work in PS/PSE, and a really nice color action (more on that one later). I have so much WIPs (works-in-progress) on my hard drive that I need to get out here. I have been posting on my blog for over a year now and the well is much deeper than I ever imagined with no fear of it going dry!!!

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.


Kathy April 29, 2009 at 1:31 PM  

Thank you for keeping it fun and fresh for all of us!

belle April 29, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

How cute is that! Thanks so much.

Brittany April 29, 2009 at 1:52 PM  

Fun! :)

Thank you!

Erica April 29, 2009 at 2:22 PM  

Thank you! Can not wait to get home and try on my disney trip photos!!

luckeelady April 29, 2009 at 2:56 PM  

yeah I've been experimenting with multiple actions on one photo... the ones I did last night I posted on my blog. I used the Golden vintage action but first I did used one of the honey actions (i forget which one) I love them all :) I tried to get an antique especially since my daughter dressed in old timey clothes. Thanks for sharing all these actions.

This DVM's Wife's Life April 29, 2009 at 3:23 PM  

Wow! What neat action! I can't wait to try this. Rita you are a genius!

Staci B April 29, 2009 at 4:57 PM  

Girl you RAWK!!! How fun is this going to be!!! Can I minimize my hips? Does that work too??!

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search April 29, 2009 at 5:57 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. 29, 2009. Thanks again.

Kate April 29, 2009 at 6:32 PM  

Awesome! I love your actions, thank you so much. Everything you do is great!

Digi Free April 29, 2009 at 9:48 PM  

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 29 Apr [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 30 Apr [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

tropicalbear April 30, 2009 at 12:13 AM  

Your actions are awesom!

Breeoxd April 30, 2009 at 9:53 AM  

thanks so much!

Phyldar April 30, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

This action looks like a whole lot of fun - thanks so much!

laura April 30, 2009 at 11:58 PM  

Thanks so much for all that you do! I love your actions & textures. Your Bittersweet Vintage is a new favorite. I have photoshop elements and it is hard to find actions that will work with that program. Thanks for not forgetting about us Elements users!
You rock!!!

Sarah May 7, 2009 at 5:29 AM  

Rita - I can't get the Teeny Tiny World action to work on my PSE 6.0. :o( Says it's not compatible. Help! And this looks like sucha fun action!

Cheryl December 1, 2013 at 11:36 PM  

Great action! Funny thing... The building in the first picture looks like one we saw in St. George, Utah a few years ago...