I love using decorative cutout shapes in my designs, especially in storyboards and blog headers. However, good ones are almost impossible to find free, and when you do find them they are usually not intended for commercial use. It is the same for ones you buy, they are affordable but they don't always come with a commercial license.
Well, I decided to start making my own and posting them here free for my readers. These are high resolution files, and each download includes an adjustable .psd for Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, a .png with a transparent background, and a .jpg. You can add textures/colors to these shapes and the adjustable color border is optional. And best of all, my CoffeeShop CutOuts can be used personally or commercially, just don't sell them "as is".
You can add color or texture/digital paper to the CutOut. Open the layered CutOut (.psd file), open your texture/digital paper and drag it on the CutOut, placing it just above the Shape layer. Then group that layer with the Shape Layer. If you want to add color add a color fill layer and group it with the Shape layer. You can also adjust the drop-shadow to taste.
If you want to change the border color, click on the little colored box by Border Color and adjust color to taste.
I hope you enjoy these cutouts. I am doing a series of them so be sure to check back. Download the free CoffeeShop CutOuts 1.
Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file 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.