CoffeeShop Faded DayDreams PS/PSE Action!

Here is my newest free action, CoffeeShop Faded DayDreams! It should work in Photoshop and the newer versions of Photoshop Elements (I don't know if it will run in PSE5). Each layer is adjustable and has a built-in layer mask.
Try changing the ivory color fill layer (the 5th from bottom) from multiply to screen for a hazy effect. Read below to see the action "unwrapped" (where I tell you step-by-step what is going on in the action).

Download the free CoffeeShop Faded DayDreams PS/PSE Action HERE!

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CoffeeShop Faded DayDreams UnWrapped.

1. Copy background (Ctrl-J), screen blending mode, 25% opacity.

2. Copy background (Ctrl-J), gaussian blur 15 pixels, soft light blending mode, 100% opacity.

3. Color Fill layer (hex#fdfce7), color blending mode, 25% opacity.

4. Copy the Fill layer from 3, multiply or screen (for hazy effect) blending mode, start at 25% opacity.

5. Copy background, drag it on top. Image, adjustments, desaturate or convert to B&W, normal blending mode, 40% opacity. On this layer Image, adjustments, Brightness/Contrast (Brightness 71%, Contrast 19%).

6. Color Fill layer (hex#efec9e), multiply blending mode, 25% opacity.

7. Color Fill layer (hex#fadaf9), multiply blending mode, 29% opacity.

Adjust all layers to taste!


Mandi October 18, 2009 at 8:02 PM  

Love it Rita!

**Nicole** October 18, 2009 at 8:10 PM  

Thank you for this great action and all the other ones :) I gave you a shout out on my blog :)

Barbara October 18, 2009 at 8:18 PM  

Thanks, Rita; you're the best!

Digi Free October 18, 2009 at 8:40 PM  

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 18 Oct [LA 06:00pm, NY 08:00pm] - 19 Oct [UK 01:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

Angie October 18, 2009 at 8:51 PM  

Thank you so much, I love this one!!

Brittany October 18, 2009 at 9:07 PM  


Thank you, Rita. :)

Heitmann Family October 18, 2009 at 9:30 PM  

Thank you so much for the work you do. I love your actions!! You are wonderful for sharing your talent with all of us! Thank a million!

No Reimer Reason October 18, 2009 at 10:59 PM  

Thank you for another beautiful action! We are having another baby girl in a couple of months and your preview example really makes me excited to use this on her first photos. :)

Madelyn October 18, 2009 at 11:59 PM  

Love this...thank you!
I have PSE 5 - the first time I ran it...lots of error msgs, so, I duplicated the background layer and renamed it Layer 1, then your action ran perfect :)

Chantelle @ photo mommy October 19, 2009 at 7:00 AM  

Great action! I just wanted to let you know that it does work on PSE 5. Glad it does, cause I ♥ this action!

Lisa October 19, 2009 at 7:58 AM  

So very Beautiful! Thank you!

Debbie October 19, 2009 at 8:50 AM  

Thanks for another great action
Rita. I'm anxious to give this one a try.

Kim October 19, 2009 at 10:07 AM  

This is beautiful, thank you.

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search October 19, 2009 at 10:23 AM  

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Oct. 19, 2009. Thanks again.

Kelly And Allison October 19, 2009 at 1:31 PM  

I love this action. Thanks for sharing.

jillconyers October 19, 2009 at 5:02 PM  

Beautiful! Thank you :)

Laura October 19, 2009 at 5:13 PM  

Thank you so much!

Anonymous October 19, 2009 at 8:44 PM  

Gorgeous; thank you for sharing!

Kerry October 20, 2009 at 5:49 AM  

Thank you Rita--this looks like another great action!

Tammy Dunlap October 20, 2009 at 9:47 PM  

Love this! Thanks so much!

The Cogswells October 21, 2009 at 3:52 PM  

Rita! I love your stuff. Everything about your site. I just wanted to tell you that I used one of your story boards today for my brand new neice. I fell in love. I was so apprehensive to use one because I wasn't sure I could make it look right, but you made it so easy with your tutorials!! Thanks a million. If you want to see it, check out my blog. Thanks again for all your hard work!!

Marcee October 21, 2009 at 9:02 PM  

This is fabulous! Thanks for providing the breakdown. I really enjoyed doing the steps by myself.

SassyDigiScrapper October 22, 2009 at 7:50 AM  

Stunning Action! Thank you so much for these..:)

Bob January 15, 2010 at 3:46 AM  

Thank you Rita, for all the skillful, beautiful work you do and your tremendous generosity by allowing us access to your talent. This action (Faded DayDreams) is another in a long list of favorites!

Anonymous May 6, 2010 at 9:40 PM  

Rita.. You are amazing! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your talent. I am also a stay-at-home mom who LOVES photography and photo editing. Your website/blog is amazing!! THANK YOU!!!

Roberta T May 25, 2010 at 10:41 PM  

These are so gorgeous, all of them!!!

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 1:56 AM  

What an absolutely precious photo and I LOVE the colouring created with the action. I have PSE5 so will give it a try - maybe I'll be lucky. Regardless, I love looking at that beautiful photo. Thank you very much for the action.

Anonymous September 16, 2011 at 12:31 AM  

how can i set a color fill layer? Under my fill layer option, i can only choose solid color, gradient, or pattern.

Rita September 16, 2011 at 8:48 AM  

It is a solid color fill layer. :-)

Anonymous September 28, 2011 at 3:27 PM  

Just wanted to thank you for all of the wonderful actions and for making them free.

LaVidaBonita April 30, 2012 at 9:01 PM  

Thank you so much for all of your actions! Just wanted to let you know the second link to DL this action (faded daydream) is not working. :)

Becky Savelle February 15, 2013 at 1:56 PM  

THANK YOU!!!!! I'm loving using this action :)

Rebecca Rhode March 6, 2013 at 11:29 PM  

I have elements 11 and When I download the action it shows a folder in the actions panel but no option to play it. Bright eyes does this for me also. Any way I can get them to work? Thank you so very much for all the wonderful actions!! I love using them :))