>> Friday, October 23, 2009
Sometimes I make actions and days or even months later I am kicking myself because I could have made them even more powerful. The three actions below have been tweaked to be more useful, so please go download the new and improved versions when you get a chance. :-)
I have improved the CoffeeShop Bold Pop and Moody Pop PS/PSE Actions by adding a B&W Conversion layer. You can turn on this layer to convert your image to B&W, or turn it on and lower its opacity to create a muted color tone. The download links on those posts lead to the updated versions now.
I realized recently that the original CoffeeShop Rounded Corners action does not work in CS4, so I have rewritten it. This action is also faster as the original as it smooths only two times, so Photoshop Elements users might want to download this new and improved version also. For large images use the preset settings of 100px smoothing, for small web images use 25px or less. I would suggest rounding the corners of your large high resolution images and then make them web-size as the rounded corners will be much nicer.
Download the CoffeeShop Rounded Corners 2 PS/PSE Action HERE or HERE!
If you want an action that not only rounds the corners of your image but also sharpens and crops it for the web, please check out CoffeeShop Web Rounded Corners PS/PSE action.
I have noticed that visits to my blog are steadily growing every month and I wanted to let you all know that I really appreciate it. I love your comments and encouragement. If you have any questions about anything on this blog, just post it on my CoffeeShop Flickr Group. Many of your questions have probably already been answered there, just try a quick search. And if you can't find an answer we will help! If you have any questions about loading the actions in your Photoshop Elements or Photoshop, please check out this link.
And thank you so much for your generous support. Because of your donations and ad revenue from this blog, I am able to stay home with my boys and have fun creating new things for CoffeeShop. Thank you so much for making that possible, you don't know how much I appreciate it. Not only do I get to be around my crazy boys all of the time (yes, that is a good thing MOST days ;-) ) but I can make money doing something I really love. :-) In this economy every penny counts and because of you, my loyal readers, I can keep everything on this blog free.
I also wanted to remind everyone that you can use anything on this site personally or commercially. Just don't repackage free CoffeeShop stuff, as-is, and try to resale it as your own. :-)
I also wanted to let you know that I am always looking for new ideas to post here on CoffeeShop. If there is something you would like to see me create (a new action, template, etc.) just comment below. I love to be inspired!
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