CoffeeShop Velvet Truffle PS/PSE Action and UnWrapped Tutorial!

Here is my newest free action, CoffeeShop Velvet Truffle!  I wrote a tutorial using this action with some of my free textures, you can find it here.  I love this effect and it works on many types of images, including portraits. This action runs in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements and has fully adjustable layers. And not only do I have a free download for the action, but you can find the step-by-step tutorial below. Here is another before/after:

I went one step further and added the ShadowHouse Old Canvas-5 texture. I dragged the texture just above the background, desaturated it (Shift/Control/U)and then put it in Overlay Blending mode, 70% opacity.

CoffeeShop Velvet Truffle UnWrapped!

1. Open your color/contrast adjusted image.

2. Add a Levels Adjustment layer and move the middle (gamma) slider to 1.25 to lighten the midtones.

3. Add a Hue/Saturation Adjustment layer and lower the saturation to -10. This will mute the color a tiny bit.

4. Add a Levels Adjustment layer with no adjustments and put this layer in soft light blending mode. This will add a contrast boost.

5. Add a Color Fill Adjustment layer, hex#06122f (dark navy blue), put it in Exclusion mode, and adjust opacity to taste. This adds a yellowish tint. I used 100% opacity in the action.

6. Add a Color Fill Adjustment layer, hex#faeed0 (ivory), put it in Multiply mode, and adjust opacity to taste. I used 75% opacity in the action.

7. Adjust layers to taste!

Here is another before/after using this action and some free textures from my blog.  Mouse over for the before.  The tutorial for this edit is here.

Download the free CoffeeShop Velvet Truffle action. If that download does not work, you can download Velvet Truffle 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.


Tiki December 6, 2010 at 10:44 AM  

What a gorgeous action Rita! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Barbara December 6, 2010 at 12:12 PM  

This looks lovely; thank you!

CBH December 6, 2010 at 3:05 PM  

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 Dec. 06, 2010. Thanks again.

CBH December 6, 2010 at 3:08 PM  

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 4 post on Dec. 06, 2010. Thanks again.

Heidi December 6, 2010 at 4:22 PM  

That's a gorgeous action! Thank you! I'm wondering if it's only compatible with PSE 9.0. I'm running 8, and it tells me that it can't run the action because it's not compatible with my version of Photoshop. I run all your other actions perfectly, so I'm not sure what's going on.

Jan December 6, 2010 at 6:15 PM  

This is gorgeous, Rita! Thanks so much and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Debbie December 6, 2010 at 7:29 PM  

This is lovely. I especially like your image after you added Jerry's texture...perfect. Many thanks for sharing.

CraftCrave December 6, 2010 at 7:32 PM  

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [07 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

doinDigital December 7, 2010 at 3:01 PM  

Another fantastic action, thanks for the how to too!

Michelle Sheldon December 7, 2010 at 6:29 PM  

Thank you . . . it's beautiful ~ as always!

Crystal December 7, 2010 at 9:28 PM  

Thank you Rita! It looks lovely!

Vaughan Visions December 8, 2010 at 8:19 AM  

Absolutely gorgeous!! You're an amazing artist, and we so appreciate that you share your talent with us so freely!!

Chasing Dreams Photography December 9, 2010 at 12:59 PM  

Beautiful my friend!!! Love it!!!!! You are fabulous!!!! : )

bubbleboo December 9, 2010 at 1:09 PM  

How beautiful! You are so generous x

Tavia December 9, 2010 at 1:54 PM  

Thank you Rita!! You are so awesome!!

Nichole December 10, 2010 at 11:24 AM  

This is my favorite action so far! I love, love, love it! Thank you so much!

Amanda Heath December 12, 2010 at 11:56 AM  

LOVE this action but unfortunately, I have PSE 9 and it's telling me it doesn't recognize the file :( Bummer!

Roberta T December 14, 2010 at 11:17 PM  

Okay, after a crazy half hour d/l from Shadowhouse creations, I came back and got the action. You rock!

Anne Herbert December 15, 2010 at 11:23 PM  

I used this action on some recent work with great results, thank you so much for sharing your creative genius!

Tanya December 17, 2010 at 3:59 PM  

Thank you! You are AWESOME!!!!

Ashe December 18, 2010 at 4:06 PM  

I absolutely /love/ your actions. Thhank you so much for providing them! ♥

Melanie @ ElbowandCouch December 19, 2010 at 10:28 PM  

Thank you for this! I love it!

Lisa Clarke December 27, 2010 at 9:30 PM  

This is very similar to an effect I've been trying to achieve for ages - thank you so much! I am especially happy to see the tutorial, since I don't use Photoshop. I use Paint Shop Pro, and was able to make my own PSP script (action) from your instructions. Can't wait to explore and see what other goodies you have for me to adapt :-) Thank you!

ronnie g March 5, 2011 at 4:07 AM  

Well I finally donated to your site. Thanks so much for your beautiful free actions. I have searched around the web a lot for actions as good as yours and haven't found anything like them for style and class. Keep up the good work!

Imagenthat March 8, 2011 at 8:51 AM  

It won't work, I have PSE 6 and it says that it is not compatiable with this version. Any suggestions.


AMissMess January 19, 2012 at 2:42 PM  

Definitely one of my FAVORITES!!

lemondedis November 17, 2013 at 10:19 PM  

this is so pretty : i love it ! thank you ! i posted the link here :