Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thanks for answering my poll! It looks like my readers are pretty well split between Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Plus there are some LightRoom lovers out there too. I am going to start adding more LightRoom posts in the future.
This new storyboard was named after the major intersection in the small Texas town I grew up in. At Four Corners there was this huge monster oak tree that had been around forever and was the pride of our town. Well, along comes bigger roads, more cars, more strip malls, more subdivisions, more junk food restaurants, more gas stations; and even though the town resisted fiercely, the developers cut that gorgeous tree down. I can't tell you how upset the people of our town were, but there was nothing they could do, after all, it was "only a tree". But I can tell you not many people admire or rest under the shade of that gas station that took the place of our old oak tree...
When you live out in the "country" like I do, progress usually isn't pretty. The country becomes the suburbs, the suburbs become urban sprawl. It is ironic because all of those thousands and thousands of people move out here to escape the city and live in the country. Well, now where just a few years ago we had cow pastures, farm houses, and wide open spaces and beautiful woods, we now have just down the road the sprawl of cookie cutter houses with no trees, strip malls, traffic, pollution, crime, and a sky that refuses to get dark enough most nights for my kids to see the stars at night.
CoffeeShop 4 Corners Storyboard is a .psd image file (not an action!) for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements and has clipping masks (see my tutorial here if you don't know how to use them).
Download the free CoffeeShop 4 Corners Storyboard template HERE or HERE!
Here is a preview of my newest PS/PSE action, CoffeeShop Vintage Honey, coming out in a day or two!