CoffeeShop Web Storyboard: 5 Pics!


Here is my newest free web storyboard action and template! This storyboard download
 includes an action that runs in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements and automatically builds and loads this 1000px wide storyboard. I also included a .psd layered storyboard template that you can open in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements like any other image and load images using clipping masks. There is a tutorial here.

NOTE: You can turn off the white frame layer on top if you don't want the frames. Or you can add a color fill layer on top and group it to the frame layer to change the color. :-)

There are a few things you have to know before using this template action.

1. There is a Photoshop and PSE action. Install the right one!

2. If you use this in PSE you have to have a random image open BEFORE starting the action. The action will close the image before building the storyboard.

3. Sometimes these types of complex actions will crash your PSE program the first time you use it. Just restart PSE and it should work fine.

4. The action will load the images in the order you see listed in the image above.

5. After you load the images you can easily go back and select the image layers and make further tweaks in their positions.

I hope you enjoy this storyboard!  Download the totally free CoffeeShop Web Storyboard 5 Pics HERE or HERE!

OK, a few links you need to check out if you love free textures and layer masks (you know I do!).  I love these and these.  I could spend all day playing on the computer if those boys would let me...  :-)

I also wanted to mention that I decided it was too complicated having two versions of our Watermarking action kit over on our design site. So now we only have the Ultimate Watermarking version with a special reduced price. This is a set of time-saving actions that make it simple to prepare your images for the web. They sharpen and crop your images, add optional special enhancements like rounded corners, Polaroid frames, custom-colored frames, and drop shadows and automatically apply your own watermark.  These actions are the closest PSE users will get to batch processing and I even threw in two "real" Photoshop CS batch processing actions.

Thanks for checking this action out and supporting CoffeeShop by your purchase. This kit is one of the reasons I can keep everything on this blog absolutely free.  I also wanted to thank you for supporting this blog by visiting often and your incredibly generous donations. Because of you I am able to stay at home with my boys and have fun on the computer and post free stuff here.  I really appreciate it so much! 

For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here!

14 Comments:

CraftCrave April 27, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [27 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Debra Heschl's Photography April 27, 2010 at 10:16 AM  

yay, thank you so much! I can not wait to use it:)btw, I love your site & I am always checking out:)

SimplyMontessori April 27, 2010 at 3:57 PM  

This is great! I already used it here:
http://simplymontessori.blogspot.com/2010/04/todays-inspiration_27.html

Sylvia April 27, 2010 at 10:03 PM  

What a great storyboard Rita. I'll use it with my next blog post!!!
Thanks a million!

Lori April 28, 2010 at 12:39 AM  

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

photographyleeds April 28, 2010 at 3:44 AM  

I love your blog! thanks.

http://www.photographyleeds.co.uk

CBH April 28, 2010 at 9:35 AM  

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 9 post on Apr. 28, 2010. Thanks again.

Amanda April 28, 2010 at 11:22 AM  

Love it!! I need to start doing more storyboards. Thank you for all your hard work!

Meagan April 29, 2010 at 10:50 AM  

I've been meaning to start using storyboards more often. Maybe this is just what I need. Thanks for all you offer!

Anonymous May 16, 2010 at 11:06 PM  

thanks so much i love the story board actions

Rebecca May 28, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

Thank you so much for all of your freebies! I greatly appreciate them. They are super helpful and work like a charm :)
Keep up the good work!!
-B

Kathryn Grace Photography September 29, 2010 at 2:33 PM  

I have Photoshop Elements 6 and I tried using your action... it worked to load all the pictures until the last one, when the program crashes. I know you said it's likely to crash the first time, but that it should be ok after that... but mine keeps crashing every time I try it.
Do you have any suggestions?

Aside from that, I LOVE the way it works - I've been looking for some "automatic" collage actions and this is perfect! Thank you so much!

Kathleen November 15, 2010 at 7:28 AM  

Another great storyboard. Thank you so much!

Sandi Purinton July 25, 2011 at 11:15 AM  

This states it's a "web" storyboard. Can you use it for print? If so, are there adjustments that I need to make? Thanks for all of your storyboards and actions. They are a godsend! You are so awesome.