CoffeeShop ButterCream B&W Action and UnWrapped Tutorial!

I really want to write more B&W tutorials and actions, and here is my newest creation, CoffeeShop ButterCream B&W. My husband actually picked this name out for me when he found me staring at my computer with complete naming frustration. I am completely out of names! 

I love this tinted B&W. It looks amazing on portraits, still lifes and even landscapes. And best of all, it is really easy to achieve without the action

CoffeeShop ButterCream B&W Action UnWrapped Tutorial:

1. Open your image.
2. Add a Gradient Map adjustment layer, black to white. This will turn your image B&W.
3. Add a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer and put the Brightness at 10 and the Contrast at 30.
4. Add a Gradient Map adjustment layer, dark brown (5d4c3b) to tan (edd1ad) and make the bottom location 90%. Dial the opacity of this layer 35%. This is your ButterCream tint layer.
5. Adjust layers to taste and use layer masks where needed.

Download the free CoffeeShop ButterCream B&W Photoshop and PSE action HERE!

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.


Vicki August 23, 2010 at 5:46 AM  

Thank you for the beautiful action!

CBH August 23, 2010 at 8:09 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 6 post on Aug. 23, 2010. Thanks again.

Julie E. August 23, 2010 at 11:14 AM  

Love actions! Thanks for sharing!

Amy August 23, 2010 at 2:56 PM  

Oh,I LOVE this one! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful actions! I use them all the time!

Sheryl August 23, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

I can't wait to try out this action! Wow, Rita, I can't tell you how much I'm loving the after effect... The tones are creamy and dreamy and I just love it!! As always, you do an awesome job and thanks so much for sharing your talent. :-)

Allie August 23, 2010 at 3:12 PM  

This action is SO pretty! I love it! :)

Amanda August 23, 2010 at 4:06 PM  

Awesome, Rita! Can't wait to try it out. I love your B&W actions!

Barbara August 23, 2010 at 4:20 PM  

Lovely... thank you!

Lisa August 24, 2010 at 5:20 PM  

WOW! I am in love with this action. Actually I will take your step by step and do it that way. Love digging into new things and learning how they work. Thank you!!!

Silver Horse Photography August 25, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

Looks as beautiful as its "name". :) Can't wait to try it out!
Thank you.

Karen D. August 25, 2010 at 1:27 PM  

I just wanted to say we must be on the same wavelength. I came up with a very similar "action" in GIMP just 2 weeks ago. LOL.

I'm off to try this on out and see what I get. Thanks for taking the time to post tutorials.


Heather August 26, 2010 at 10:06 AM  

i love your website! thank you for the freebies and giveaways! also i've finally figured out how to load actions to elements, thanks to your detailed instructions. thanks, you're awesome :)

seeking him... September 3, 2010 at 6:03 PM  

Thank you so much for these awesome free actions! They make me a better photographer! :)

Swr4him October 29, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

Thank you for the actions!

Swr4him October 29, 2010 at 9:52 AM  

Thank you!

Anonymous December 11, 2010 at 4:32 PM  

For some reason I download this one, but there is nothing in the file?

BeggFamily December 20, 2010 at 7:36 AM  

Love your site - you are so generous with your talent and time. I liked the "unwrapped" tutorial, you taught me something today as I haven't used adjustment layers before. Thank you!