CoffeeShop Burn PS/PSE Action and Tutorial!


I have already written the CoffeeShop Vignette action and tutorial, but I discovered another way to make a vignette and it is so easy! One is not better than the other, but I usually use CoffeeShop Burn because it is fast. If you want to download the Photoshop/Photoshop Elements action made from this tutorial, you can find the download link at the bottom of this post.

Start with a flattened image. Press D to set your default black foreground and white background color pallet. Add an Gradient adjustment layer (not to be confused with a Gradient Map).

Change the Style to Radial, Scale to 150%, and make sure Reverse is checked. Then click on the Gradient to make additional changes.

Move the upper right Opacity Stop to the middle (the Location should read 50%). This can be adjusted to taste. The lower the percentage, the smaller the vignette.

The final step is to put the blending mode to a setting which appeals to you. This is Overlay blending mode, 50% opacity. I also love using multiply, soft light, vivid light, and even hard light in different images. This is something that has to be decided with each individual image.


Download the CoffeeShop Burn PS/PSE Action HERE!

Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop Actions or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file 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 details on installing all of my actions, click here.

11 Comments:

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search June 28, 2009 at 12:05 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 Jun. 28, 2009. Thanks again.

Kim June 28, 2009 at 1:42 PM  

Thank you. :0)

Digi Free June 28, 2009 at 10:51 PM  

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Susanna June 29, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

thank you so much . love your actions and your new blog look

Brandy and April June 29, 2009 at 8:22 PM  

Hey I have an award for you on my blog because I think you are awesome!! :)

Heather June 30, 2009 at 5:22 AM  

Thank you so much for these .... I really like all your actions and appreciate all your hard work and your sharing them with us!

~Heather

kaTie June 30, 2009 at 9:47 AM  

love. love. love this. thankyou.

Michelle July 1, 2009 at 8:17 AM  

Awesome. Thanks! I changed my foreground to white to get a nice soft white vignette around some baby photos that were on a light pink background. Turned out great!

mamafish August 2, 2009 at 12:28 AM  

Yes! thank you! i am LOVING your actions and can't believe I can do these finally on PSE! Your directions are so clear and easy to follow for a very novice PSE user like myself! thank you for your generosity!

Alberto April 18, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

Thank you very much but how can I change from black to white?bye,Thanks

Anonymous November 22, 2010 at 11:26 AM  

Thank you! This is awesome :) Katie