Sunday, October 25, 2009

CoffeeShop 3 Pic Blog Header Template!



Here is a free header template, CoffeeShop 3 Pic Blog Header. This is a .psd template you can use in Photoshop Elements or Photoshop and everything is in layers. Add images using clipping masks (tutorial HERE) in the boxes and adjust the text to taste. If you are looking for some amazing free fonts don't forget about Kevin and Amanda.com!

You can remove the drop shadow (just turn off the little eye on that layer). You can also change the color of the background by clicking on that layer and Edit, Fill with your color of choice, or just drag your favorite background or place your favorite pattern just above the background on a new layer. If you want to change the top background with the text and drop-shadow, just click on the Drop Shadow layer, select it with your magic wand, and Edit, Fill with the color of your choice.

Once you have added your images and adjusted the text, flatten and crop to fit your blog OR shrink to fit your blog when uploading.

Download the free CoffeeShop 3 Pic Blog Header Template HERE or HERE!

I also have almost finished my newest retouching action, CoffeeShop Baby PowderRoom. This action has the same skin smoothing and eye enhancement layers of my original PowderRoom, but I added a layer to remove red blotchy skin (using the paintbrush, not the cloning or healing tools!), lighten the skin, and give a subtle glow.

The before image was SOOC with a slight exposure adjustment in ACR, the after image was after running my action and spending a minute or two on the layers with a paintbrush. And no cloning or healing the red blemishes before the action started! I will include a complete step-by-step tutorial on using this action. You can also run this on children, teens and adults if they have skin blemishes.

New Action in Works!  Baby PowderRoom

17 comments:

Cristy said...

I have been looking and looking for an action or tutorial that helps with red, blotchy infant skin. I can't wait. Thanks so much you are great!

Val said...

THANK YOU!!!!

amymom24 said...

Thank you, Rita! I also can't wait for Baby Powder Room:)

Joy said...

Thanks so much for all the neat free tips, actions, and templates you give away. You rock! :)

Tacey said...

Thank you Rita!!! I just added a photo header to my blog....Just the change I needed!

NotAlwaysCharming said...

Can't wait for this one! Does your amazingness ever end??

Debbie said...

I bet this new action will save a lot of time....looking forward to trying it out.

susy said...

The new action coming looks great, you rock.

Barbara said...

Indeed you do rock; thank you!

Digi Free said...

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parentingBYdummies said...

All I can say is thanks so much for sharing. I'm not sure I could live my life w/o your actions:)! Well, I guess I could, but it would totally suck!

Candy M said...

Wow! That skin action looks COOL. My daughter had a bright red splotch right in the middle of her forehead when she was born. They called it an angel kiss and the same thing on the back of her neck was a stork bite. For certain projects it would be nice to smooth it out, although I love it of course since that's how she really looked. I can't wait to check this one out on her early pics. Thank you so much.

Tacey said...

Thank you Rita. Today, my blog post is all about you!

Heidi @ Indy Photography said...

I can't wait to see this! It looks fantastic!

Mom of Mix Kids said...

I just LOVE you!!

Erica Young said...

That is the best action so far I have seen. I can't wait for you to release it!!!

Sharla said...

Oh WONDERFUL, can not wait for this action!!! You are amazing