Wednesday, October 7, 2009

CoffeeShop Moody Pop PS/PSE Action!

Oct. 23 Update: I have updated the CoffeeShop Moody Pop action and made the changes on the download links below. The new version has a B&W conversion layer. Turn it on for a B&W image, or turn it on and dial down its opacity for a muted color effect!



I think it is about time for me to post an action that is actually creative and not just practical. I have a few WIPs (works-in-progress) sitting in my action pane and I found this great action there, forgotten and unloved. :-)

I LOVE this action and can't believe I had "lost" it! This applies a moody contrast pop to both color and B&W images and a tiny bit of soft glow. It can even be used on portraits. There are three final layers; the original image, the Moody Pop layer, and a Vignette layer. You can adjust the opacity of the Vignette and Moody Pop layer to taste. If you want more Moody Pop or Vignette, just copy that layer (Ctrl-J) and adjust the opacity. I also included layer masks so you can reduce or remove the enhancements on parts of the image (such as skin).

Download the free CoffeeShop Moody Pop PS/PSE UPDATED Action HERE! And thank you so much for your wonderful commments and generous donations! Because of you, my amazing reader, I am able to keep everything free and I retain my excitment about blogging and posting new creations.

Want all of my favorite CoffeeShop Actions or Design Elements in one simple download 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 info on installing all of my actions, click here.


62 comments:

  1. Wonderful action.....I love the moody look. This is something I was looking for but couldn't create the look I had visualized in my minds eye. It is almost as if you read my mind!! Many, many thanks!

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  2. beautiful! can't wait to try!

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  3. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I've been looking for a new "pop" for my photographs (as I'm processing several right now) & this is just perfect!

    Thank you for sharing so many wonderful actions!

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  4. This is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your amazing talents!

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  5. Hi Rita, I've downloaded several of your "actions" -- but now I can't figure out how to use them in PSE...I'm new to using PSE, and I'm really needing HELP! :) melissa
    thedillon6@comcast.net

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  6. I love the look of this action, but it does not run correctly in PSE 5. The action runs smoothly till the end then I get this message: The object "layer "layer 5"" is not currently available.

    Any suggestions on how to tweak it so it will work for me?

    chantellemcmillan@gmail.com

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  7. Oh! I love this. Thanks so much for sharing. I can hardly wait to give it a whirl.

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  8. OOOOHHHH! I love this look! I'm editing some photos and can't wait to try it out. I may post to your flickr group if I get really motivated...depends on how late I'm up experimenting with my photos:)

    Thank You!

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  9. Rita - thankyou so much for your great actions! I appreciate your hard work.

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  10. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 07 Oct [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 08 Oct [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

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  11. WOW!! You are so Amazing!!!! I can't wait to try and you definetely deserve the donations for your hardwork. for sharing with untalented, and those who want to learn :O)

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  12. Love it! But I love all of your actions! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Ooh, this is so cool! Can't wait to try it out - thank you so much again for your generosity!

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  14. 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 4 post on Oct. 08, 2009. Thanks again.

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  15. Oh my gosh, I'm sure you get comment, after comment, but I have to say, you are amazing. I am absolutely obsessed with your actions for PSE as you are one of the few who addresses us PSE users!!! LOVE you!!!! Keep them coming, I am so grateful!!!!!!

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  16. Thank you!! I just love your actions and appreciate the hard work you put into them.

    Here are a couple of pictures I edited:
    http://bringinghistorytolife.blogspot.com/2009/10/coffeeshop-rocks.html

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  17. Hi...I'm having the same problem as Chantelle with PSE 5. It starts changing the photo, but then I get all these errors one after the next that say "background not available" "layer via copy not available", etc etc. Please help! Thanks!!!
    andsmitty@yahoo.com

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  18. Thanks everyone, I am so glad you like this action!

    And sorry, this action might not be compatible with PSE5. PSE5 is very buggy when it comes to actions and I haven't found a way to make the more complicated ones work in that program. :-( Time to upgrade maybe??? ;-) Rita

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  19. thanks so much!!! these look awesome :)

    I would love a tutorial on how to add the differant catagory tabs to the top of your blog :)

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  20. this is HOT! thanks so much for sharing your creativity- you make me look like a better photographer than I am!

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  21. Hi I use Gimp but follow along with your instructions. Do you have Moody Pop written down anywhere so I can follow along since I can't run PS PSE actions? I'll be happy to donate to you for your time. I appreicate what you've done here:) lizandbri@sbcglobal.net

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  22. i love all of your actions! thank you so much :) i recently used the selective color one...which is on my blog right now :)

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  23. I was just surfing my regular stop. Which of course includes your very wonderful blog. I was thinking while visiting MCP Actions Blog and thinking that it would be fun to include some before and after shots on your blog. Where people could send to you and you could pick some to show. www.becphotography.weebly.com

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  24. Wow, awesome action. I can't wait to use this. Thank you so much!

    -B
    www.bellarose-photography.com

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  25. I really like the look of this action but it did not run properly in PSE5. Did I install it wrong or is it an action bug?

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  26. i love all of your actions. this moody one looks great... can't wait to try it out! thank you!

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  27. Thank you SO much Rita! This looks so cool!!

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  28. I've been trying to figure out a way to make my pictures have that effect, it is really beautiful. Would you mind letting us know what are the major treatments you did to create such an effect? Thanks.

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  29. Rita, I absolutely love your actions! I had a creation I didn't know how to fix and this made the most miraculous change. It was PERFECT! Thanks!

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  30. I posted your link and some examples of your actions on my blog:
    http://simperexpressions.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/attn-photoshop-lovers/

    Thank you so much!

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  31. So excited to try this! Thank you so much!

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  32. Love you unwrapped series, would like you to add this one to it. Spent hours trying to figure out how to install actions--finally got, only to find out PSE 5 doesn't like them as much as I do.

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  33. Thank you so much for all the actions that you post. You are very talented and generous and your skills are much appreciated!!! :)

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  34. I just found your blog! Thank you so much for sharing these actions!! They are AWESOME!

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  35. Hi Rita...SOS....SOS...after finally figuring out how to upload the actions...the Moody Pop one gives me the same errors but I am using PSE 8. Do you have any ideas? I am in heaven here adjusting the photos that I have taken for the school fundraiser!!!! You can see one of my photos that I used the colour pop at www.robynreganphotography.blogspot.com

    Thank you so much!!!

    xxxRobby

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  36. I'm loving these actions! Thank you SO much for making them avaiable. I am having some trouble with this action in particular though. Like a previous poster, I too am getting the, "The object background is not currently available". Is this action not compatible with CS4 extended? Again, many thanks for all your hard work. It makes my life much easier. :)

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  37. I absolutely LOVE this one!

    Thank you so much.

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  38. Do I have to have zip to get your downloads or can I go somewhere else to get them? I don't have the zip program is there a way to get around it?

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  39. This is awesome! Thank you so much!

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  40. love the action...thank you so much! :)

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  41. I love this action but since I have reinstalled PSE8 on my laptop I am having trouble running this action. It starts changing the photo but then it says "the command transform is currently not available". Do you have any suggestions as to what I can do? I am desperate to get it back!

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  42. I'm a newbie at using these actions and would love an exact walkthrough for this action if possible. A walk through similar to the one used in your 'sun flare' and 'lustrous pop." helllllp. :P

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  43. I have pse 8 and love this action, but it is giving me a "layer 5" problem. I was wondering if you had a quick fix? Thank you for helping all of us "at home" Mom's learn so much, you are great! Any help would be great. simpleabundance25@yahoo.com

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  44. Oh my Goodness...I absolutely love the Moody Pop action! I have been a graphic designer and photographer in the AF for 20+ yrs and just retired. Your site is amazing and free, wow! I am now a faithful follower, Thank you.

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  45. This is so pretty! but the action is not working in my PSE5 and i see a lot of other people are having the same problem. please help! :)

    emilywemilykins@cox.net

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  46. Melanie, sorry this is not working, but some of my actions don't work with versions lower than PSE6. It might be time to upgrade! ;-)

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  47. Melanie, sorry this is not working, but some of my actions don't work with versions lower than PSE6. It might be time to upgrade! ;-)

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  48. Love it! So intense, what I'm looking for - for several of my new photographs to edit in PSE. I'll buy the whole action package sometime next month when I have enough $$. You're so generous and I admire it!!

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  49. GAH! Rita! You are amazing :) I am new to PSE and am like a kid in a candy store with your actions! Thank you for sharing them with us :)

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  50. Thank you so much for sharing! Thank you ;-)

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