Monday, January 3, 2011

CoffeeShop Frames 4 - A New Vintage Frame Set!


I wanted to post some more free vintage frames for you.  Yes, I love making frames and you can download all of them, including storyboards, here.  I made these today using brushes (this tutorial inspired me) and some paper textures.  These three frames all have torn ragged edges and are high resolution .png files so you can use them for print or the web.

Instead of clipping masks (I realize many of you are still not comfortable with using them), I am trying something easier.  These frames are simple .png files with transparent backgrounds.  You add your image by dragging it under the frame.  Then free transform (Ctrl-T) the image to fit.  If the image is too big and some of it is hanging out on the sides of the frame, just click on the image layer and then select the areas of the images outside the frame with the rectangular Marquee tool (M) and hit delete.

If you are adding this frame on a white background, flatten and save as a jpg.  If you are using it on a colored background, either save as a .png file (do not flatten) or add a color fill layer on the bottom that matches your background and save as a flattened jpg.

I hope you enjoy these frames!  You can download the CoffeeShop Frames 4 here.

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.

17 comments:

  1. Thank you Rita! I just figured out how to make these myself and have been playing around too. It's fun!

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  2. Thanks Rita! I had no idea how to make these either!

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  3. This is so weird! I have wanted something like this for a long time but couldn't nail it down. I just figured out how to do this last night myself....but I have to admit I like your color and edges a lot better than mine...back to the drawing board for me. :) Thanks so much for both the tutorial and the frames. I really appreciate both. Your generosity is amazing.

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  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [04 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  5. You create such cool and fun stuff! I love this! Thanks!

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  6. Beautiful frames! Thank you so much for sharing them as well as the tutorial.

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  7. These frames are great, thanks a lot

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  8. hi rita i am in the process of revamping my blog - and landed on your site - its beautiful. I love all the freebies. thanks so much :) sadly cant use your photoshop thingies as i am working with corel paint shop pro. is there a way to convert or open them as corel files?

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  9. Thank you, Rita. These are wonderful frames.

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  10. Awesome- I am in the process of making some too ;)

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  11. These are lovely, thank you so much!

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  12. Thank you, thank you!! I am one of those that cannot seem to grasp layer masks. I have been wishing for a transparent frame like this. Just used it without a problem. Thanks again!!

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  13. Thank you so much Rita! You are always making my day!

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  14. Hello Rita! Are these frames still available, or are there any similar to them? TIA ~L

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