CoffeeShop Butterscotch Vintage PS/PSE Action!

Here is my newest free action, CoffeeShop Butterscotch Vintage! This action looks amazing on images that have some type of horizon. The layers are all adjustable and have layer masks, just be sure to flatten before you save your photo. You can use this action in all versions of Photoshop CS and Photoshop Elements 5 and up.

Dec. 12 Update! I have modified the CoffeeShop Butterscotch Vintage action download. Now after running. the action groups all of the butterscotch vintage layers so you can simply adjust the effect of the entire action at once, or open the group and fine-tune each layer. Duh, why I haven't been doing this is beyond me!!! ;-) Now it is easy to get a more subtle effect. I haven't figured out a way to ungroup the effects in PSE, but adjusting the group's opacity works great if the effect is too much. :-) There is also a download to the original action that does not group the layers for the PSE users out there who want to tinker more!

Download the free CoffeeShop Butterscotch Vintage PS/PSE Action HERE! If you want to download the original version that does not group the layers (PSE-users only will need this version), download it HERE.

I have another action coming out soon. It is a vanilla B&W action with a vintage twist. I think you will love it (I do). I am also putting together a new Blogger tutorial on adding a simple horizontal menubar to your Blogger blog. I have had so many requests for this tutorial and I am finally getting it wrapped up. And thank you so much for your donations and purchase of our watermarking action kit! Your generous support keeps this blog possible. :-)

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.


Christie December 8, 2009 at 10:41 AM  

Thank you so much, it's gorgeous!

Annie December 8, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

thank you! this is great! can't wait for the vanilla one :)

Barbara December 8, 2009 at 11:36 AM  

Thank you, Rita! This is so pretty; a lot of my photos need just a bit of warming, so this will be perfect.

Jami December 8, 2009 at 3:02 PM  

Beautiful!!! Thank you, Rita!

This DVM's Wife's Life December 8, 2009 at 3:15 PM  

I have been looking for an action like this and love it! Thank you Rita! You are so awesome!

Digi Free December 8, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 08 Dec [LA 02:00pm, NY 05:00pm, UK 10:00pm] - 09 Dec [OZ 09:00am]).

momaziggy December 8, 2009 at 5:51 PM  

This looks FAB Rita. I love the look. I can't wait to try it! THANK YOU!

Lori December 8, 2009 at 7:04 PM  

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

CBH-Freebies Search December 9, 2009 at 9:51 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 Dec. 09, 2009. Thanks again.

Debbie December 10, 2009 at 2:56 PM  

Beautiful action Rita. Thanks so much!

Annie December 13, 2009 at 1:51 AM  

Thank you so much for all that you do for so many of us!! Your work is beautiful! You are much apperciated, more then you know! You're a sweetheart Rita!!!

The Louden Clan January 15, 2010 at 3:44 PM  

Just LOVE this's beautiful! thankyou!

Cristina February 6, 2010 at 5:13 AM  

wow it's lovely! could you please include a step to step description of the action??? thanks :)

Christy :) February 17, 2010 at 4:56 PM  

I LOVE this action! I think this and Moody Pop are my favorites :) Is there any way you could do a tutorial on them? I have gimp and can usually recreate the effects if I know how they're done, but I can't download and use the actions. :( Thanks so much! I really appreciate your tutorials and hints and everything!!

ninigoesdigi April 5, 2010 at 8:33 PM  

Beautiful action again ! Thanks a million !

Annie April 10, 2010 at 3:10 PM  

I am in love! This is so incredibly awesome of you to share and spend so much time. I learn so much from you. Thanks!

Holly in Japan May 25, 2010 at 4:51 PM  

Thank you so very much. I'm lovin' your actions!

Cheryl Skinner June 7, 2010 at 2:10 AM  

Rita, you are an angel! You saved my life tonight with these free actions! I love the vintage and can't wait to try the actions on my next session!Thanks a million!

Rainier Blue June 21, 2010 at 6:46 PM  

Thank you so much for your kind generosity.

Tanya September 3, 2010 at 3:59 PM  

You ROCK!!! I CANNOT thank you enough for these!

Shahanara October 26, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

Amazing as always, thank you! Used a mixture of two of your actions for one of my images. This one and 'Honey Retro'. You can see here:

Teri March 2, 2011 at 6:44 PM  

Hi Rita.

I'm in a pickle. Your Butterscotch Vintage PSE Action has been my favorite for a long, long time. I've recently transitioned to LR3, and I've tried countless times to recreate the action using split toning (pale blues in the shadows, pale red/orange in the highlights), tweaking hue/saturation/luminance, and even experimenting with the white balance. But I always come up short. Would you mind pointing me in the right direction?

Thanks much,

Buck Christensen (a long-time fan of yours)

Buck Christensen March 2, 2011 at 6:47 PM  

By the way, my email address is

Thanks again,


Hope Bridgeman August 14, 2012 at 8:47 PM  

I love this action, but am still trying to figure out pse and how to open and save it this action. Any tips, or tutorials on how to do it? I tried to save it like I did the brush but it didnt work. Thanks so much!

Rita August 14, 2012 at 11:01 PM  

Just follow my action install instructions here: