Sunday, December 19, 2010

CoffeeShop "Baking with Mom" Ethereal Texture Set!


I love textures and I love my readers. So I decided to give you a little early Christmas gift and create a new texture set (you can see my other textures here). Right now soft tinted "airy" textures seem to be the rage so I created my own set, CoffeeShop "Baking with Mom" Ethereal Textures.  I will be posting a tutorial on how to create these textures later this week.  They are actually very easy and fun to make.

This set includes 20 high-resolution .jpg files that you open like any other image. These are not actions! Like everything I post on this blog,  these can be used personally or commercially, just don't claim them as your own and/or sell them "as is". 

I posted some images edited with the textures below with the recipes (click on them to see larger versions).  The after images only have the textures applied, no other editing was done on them.  As you can see, these simple textures can really enhance your images.  I have many tutorials on this page if you are new to the amazing world of textures. 

In a nutshell; open your image in Photoshop or PS Elements, drop the texture on top and free transform it to fit (Ctrl-T), and then change the blending mode of the texture layer until you get a nice effect. I usually use multiply, overlay or soft light. And make use of layer masks to remove texture from parts of your image if needed.  Here is a tutorial that will get you started.


Download the free CoffeeShop "Baking with Mom" Ethereal texture set

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.

71 comments:

  1. Thank you! These are gorgeous - Merry Christmas to you!

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  2. Lovely! Thank you so much!

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  3. Thank you SO MUCH! I love your stuff, amazing!

    Happy Holidays!!

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  4. Awesome Awesome Awesome! Thank you, Rita!

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  5. Thank you SO much, these are gorgeous!!

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  6. These are beautiful Rita! Many thanks...and best wishes for a wonderful holiday to you and yours.

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  7. Oh, Rita! You've outdone yourself! These are beautiful! Thank you so much!! Oh- and Merry Christmas!

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  8. Rita, you have been such a help and inspiration to me! Thank you so much! Holiday blessings to you and your family--warm holiday blessings! Love to you, Jan

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  9. Love these - thank you SO much!

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  10. Thank you SO MUCH! I am a texture-aholic and I don't want to ever get into a 12-step program for it! LOL. I am looking forward to seeing your post which explains how to make my own.

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  11. These are lovely-- thank you so much! Can't wait to start playing with them!

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  12. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cooking category today [20 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  13. You are ahhhmazing!! Thank you so much!
    Merry Christmas :)

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  14. I love textures. I'm in love with Jerry Jones's and now I'm in love with yours too.
    thank you so much.

    I use a your templates alot!!!
    mwah.
    t

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  15. Love love love these textures, thanks for sharing the beauty!

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  16. Thank you so much. I love your textures and coloring. These are wonderful!

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  17. Wow! What a great gift! I can't wait to see the how to on creating textures! I have posted articled on my FB about it and will share your link with my fans on FB. Happy Holidays!
    Kat

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  18. Thank you so much, Rita! These are beautiful.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Melissa

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  19. Thank you VERY MUCH... what a lovely gift!!!
    Happy Holiday and all the best for the coming year!!!
    Carol
    Israel

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  20. You are so wonderful! This is so generous. I'm so excited to try these. Thank you!!

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  21. You are so generous. I am very excited to try these. Thank you! You are super talented and we appreciate you!

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  22. These look fabulous Rita, and I'm a texture-a-holic, so they will be put to good use!!

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  23. What gorgeous effects! haven't ever played with textures before, but your photos are very inspiring,there's always time for a first! thank you for sharing them. :)

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  24. Thank you for that Christmas Gift. Merry Christmas to you. x
    Dot

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  25. So awesome, thank you so much:) Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  26. Thank you so much for the wonderful textures!... Merry Christmas!

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  27. I absolutely LOVE these textures. They're gorgeous, I know I'm going to have lots of fun with them. I've been longing for some like these for ages. Thank you soooo much! Merry Christmas.

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  28. Beautiful textures. Thanks for sharing! Have a merry Christmas!

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  29. Thank you so much, you are amazing.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Molly

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  30. Thank you so much Rita, Happy Christmas to you and yours xxx

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  31. Thank you for these lovely pretty textures, Happy Christmas to you and yours x

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  32. Thank you so much for your generosity! The textures are beautiful and I cannot wait to sit down and play! Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

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  33. Beautiful, thank you very much :)

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  34. Great textures! Many many thanks!

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  35. These are beautiful Rita! Your talent knows no boundaries!!!

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  36. Beautiful textures, Rita! Thank you so much for sharing. May you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Thank you for all you do.

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  37. How I love these textures! I love them so much...I can't stop playing with them. They are perfectly shaded...I love how the brighten the middle of the image and darken the outer edges perfectly adding mood which was so perfect for this...http://www.flickr.com/photos/vintagedesignsmith/5277713699/
    I am working on my grandson's one year old photo shoot. I will probably blog about them this week because I love them so much. THANK YOU!

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  38. Beautiful! I love Love LOVE Textures! This has made my day. Thank you Rita.

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  39. rita, your'e awesome!!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  40. Big THANKS Rita! I luv your templates! Thank you for all you do!♥ Happy Holidays!♥

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  41. Big THANK YOU Rita!!! I luv your work and appreciate your sharing it with us! I use your templates all the time! Happy Holidays

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  42. Wow! You're such a doll! These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    Merry Christmas back at ya!

    I'm looking forward to your tutorial, because I've been wanting to know how to make these myself! :)

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  43. Thank you very much- what a fantastic present.

    Love
    Louise (from winterwonderland-Flensburg/Germany)

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  44. Thank you for the textures! Great blog you have here with lots of goodies to choose from. I found you through the Elements Village site.

    Thanks again and Merry Christmas!

    ~Connie

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  45. Thanks so much Rita!!! I used some of your new textures in one of my recent post!!
    http://cynthiagaylephotography.blogspot.com/

    blessings and Merry Christmas!!

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  46. Thanks for the textures! Have a merry christmas!

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  47. I am in heaven! You are so generous, and have an amazing ability to create. WOW. Have a arvelous holiday and thank you again!!!
    www.anneherbertphotography.blogspot.com

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  48. These are gorgeous Rita! I just finished my second post on my new incredible blog (thanks to you). I've gotten so many compliments!!!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Ivy

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  49. Hi Rita! Thanks for the holiday gift here, these are great! I am still loving my blog design & think of you often. My family & I moved to the Spring area last month. Have a great Christmas!

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  50. Thanks so much for these lovely textures. I can't wait to use them. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  51. these are stunning textures. I will have to give them a try. Beautiful photos as well.

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  52. Oooh, these are wonderful, thank you

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  53. Thank you for your wonderful Blog! I am enjoying all of your free downloads! I actually just stumbled upon your site and was very impressed! I am utilizing some of your unique designs for fun!
    Thanks again,
    Joce

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  54. Thank you, these textures are beautiful!

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  55. Thanks! I Love these textures! They really add a whole new look to my photos!

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  56. I have PSE 8 and downloaded these textures. But elements is telling me they aren't compatible. Are these also for elements and if so, would anyone know why they aren't working? I'm fairly new to photoshop and am still learning. Thank you!

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  57. Used your sunny yolk on a photo today and really liked it. Thanks so much!

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  58. Thank you so much for the beautiful textures!! :)

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  59. Hearty Thanks !! I will credit you when I use your beautiful textures Rita !!
    Rian from Holland

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  60. Thank you so much for making these available. I am just learning Elements (through books, on my own) and have been eager to fiddle with textures, etc. This will give me the chance to play a little :)

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  61. I Love love love your entire site!! I'm just starting out with Photoshop Elements and your tutorials have helped me soo much!

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  62. Thank you SO much for what you do! You are absolutely amazing and you do amazing work!

    Diana

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  63. Thank you so much for the textures. They look wonderful!

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  64. these are wonderful ! thank you so much for sharing ! i posted the link here : https://www.facebook.com/pages/LMIlesptitscadeauxdigi/137384909802866?ref=hl

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