Sunday, October 18, 2009

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!

33 comments:

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

    http://ramblingsbynicolerenee.blogspot.com/2009/10/blogs-i-heart.html

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  2. Thanks, Rita; you're the best!

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  3. 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] ).

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  4. Thank you so much, I love this one!!

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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. :)

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  7. 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 :)

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

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  9. So very Beautiful! Thank you!

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

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  11. This is beautiful, thank you.

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  12. 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.

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  13. I love this action. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Gorgeous; thank you for sharing!

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

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  16. 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!!

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

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

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  19. 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!

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  20. 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!!!

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  21. These are so gorgeous, all of them!!!

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  22. 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.
    Robin

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

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  24. It is a solid color fill layer. :-)

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

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  26. 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. :)

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

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  28. 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 :))

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