Monday, November 22, 2010

Free CoffeeShop CutOuts 1!


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.

23 comments:

  1. Thanks for the freebie!! You are AmAzInG!!! <3

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  2. You are the NICEST blogger/photographer/action and template maker EVER! THANKS!

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  3. Shut up! I was just searching blogland earlier for this exact thing to use on my holiday cards! This is perfect, thank you. :)

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  4. these are great! thanks so much!

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  5. These are SO awesome!!!!! Can I just say.... I'm thankful for you!

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  6. Thanks a lot for all these wonderful freebies.
    Your amazing blog is a valuable source for inspiration and know-how.

    Kind regards
    from germany
    Louise

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  7. Thank you so so much. You made Photoshop so much more fun. *hugs*

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  8. This ROCKS!!!
    Thanks for doing this - I have not been able to find anything like this anywhere unless I was able to pay the $$!

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  9. Can I just remind you how awesome you are...

    I was blog hopping (as I always do) and went to Everyday Elements from your blog. I puchased the 1 download kit and LOVED that idea... have you ever thought of doing that? You certainly would have my support. Might could even do 2 versions -- 1 with actions, storyboards, templetes, etc and 1 with actions + PDF tutorials. I'm not asking for much huh? HEE HEE

    Well, while I'm making a total idot of myself, let me wonder out loud a little more... do sites like Flora Bella have black Friday sales?

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  10. You are amazing!! Thanks so much for you generosity!!! Happy Turykey Day!

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  11. Thank you so much! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. As always. Thank you so much. And I agree. You do so with skill, grace, creativity and modesty. That's rare!

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  13. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [24 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  14. Great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Once again, thank you! You are absolutely the best!

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  16. I really love this and appreciate you sharing it with us. You are so generous. I CANNOT figure out how to use it. I'm wanting to add the shape to a card I'm making and then type text on top of it. How do I get the shape onto the card? Thanks!

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  17. Thank you, this is going on our holiday card for sure! I love your blog!

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  18. wow! I have been looking for some of these for days now and was getting ready to purchase some, but didn't because of the exact reasons you posted. And now to find them generously designed and offered for free here on your blog is so wonderful! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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  19. Thanks so much! GREAT of you to offer us so many options for free!
    Rose & Studio Friends

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  20. I can't seem to make this work with the png - each time I try to, I get a white background - any suggestions/hints? Thanks for all that you do! I am a huge, HUGE, fan.

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