CoffeeShop Sunny Pop Action and UnWrapped Tutorial!

CoffeeShop Sunny Pop is my newest action and UnWrapped tutorial. There are so many ways
to add warmth and a contrast boost to images, but I find this method works really nicely. And best of all, it is so easy! You can download the Photoshop and PS Elements action at the bottom of the post, but if you want to see the action "unwrapped" and try it on your own, please read my tutorial.

If you use the action, it will automatically flatten your image before starting.  Once it finishes adjust the opacity of each layer to taste and use the layer masks where needed.  And if you want to apply this effect to several images without using the action, just open a new image and drag and drop the two adjustment layers on top of it and adjust to taste.

CoffeeShop Sunny Pop UnWrapped Tutorial!

This is such an easy technique.

1. Open your image.

2. Add a Photo Filter Adjustment layer, set to Warming (85), Density 100%, and check Preserve Luminosity. Put this layer in Screen blending mode and adjust the opacity to taste. I used 75% in the action.

3. Add a Levels Adjustment layer but don't change any of the settings. Put this layer in Soft Light Blending Mode (Or Overlay) and adjust the opacity of this layer to get a subtle contrast boost. I used 25% in the action.

4. You might want to mask out skin or other areas of your image in the Photo Filter layer. Click on its layer mask, select a soft black low opacity brush, and paint over parts of the image that are too bright.  I used a 50% opacity brush to paint over his face and the sky in the image above.

Here is another Before/After. I made the opacity of the Photo Filter layer 95% and used a soft 40% black brush to mask out the vase.

Wasn't that easy!

Download the CoffeeShop Sunny Pop Action 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.


timluanne January 27, 2011 at 10:50 AM  

Oh I can't wait to try this out on my son's baseball pictures this year! Thanks so much for all that you provide to us!!!

Anonymous January 27, 2011 at 10:59 AM  

Hi! Thank you so much! I am pretty new to PSE 9 and learning my way around. This is super easy - I can not wait to try it on some photos! I appreciate your help/work! This is such a nice site that I have come upon! Thanks for your help with us "newbies".


Anonymous January 27, 2011 at 11:20 AM  

This is great! I have used a warming filter before, but never thought to put it at 100% and change the blending mode. This is so much better, thanks!

Amy January 27, 2011 at 12:00 PM  

Thank you sooooo much!!!! I edited a photo with the tutorial, and it was awesome! Thanks so much for all the time you put into these things.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith January 27, 2011 at 1:08 PM  

wonderful look

Kim January 27, 2011 at 2:20 PM  

Thank you for this wonderful action I will be trying it tonight.. Kim

LibbyWilko January 27, 2011 at 2:49 PM  

thank you .. can't wait to try it out

Jan January 27, 2011 at 6:02 PM  

So wonderful! Thanks so much!

Sharla January 27, 2011 at 6:59 PM  

Oh, I love you! Thanks !!

DebC January 27, 2011 at 7:07 PM  

Thank you so much for the explanation behind what is going on. When an action runs, it's easy to see the added layers in the result, but who knows what was going on during the run time itself. On this action, I know. Therefore, I understand.

Michelle January 27, 2011 at 8:01 PM  

Oh, this looks great! Yes, the edit sure is simple, but I'd probably forget to try it out if I didn't have that cool little action sitting there looking at me!

Thanks for sharing (this and all your others as well!)

Ingrid January 27, 2011 at 9:06 PM  

Awesome!I did it! Thanks so much!

Jitka January 28, 2011 at 12:53 AM  

THANK YOU! Fantastic!

CBH January 28, 2011 at 9:24 AM  

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 6 post on Jan. 28, 2011. Thanks again.

Michelle January 28, 2011 at 1:18 PM  

Thank you so much, your tutorials are so easy to follow along. Thank you for being so generous with your time and talents. :)

mhsands January 29, 2011 at 12:20 PM  

I love it sooo much!!! 1 quick question... is there a way to have all your actions grouped in a drop down menu in PSE9 (like Morgan's)?
Thanks again!!!

Rita January 29, 2011 at 12:39 PM  

I am so glad you like this! Easy but a great technique.

mhsands, I unfortunately don't have time right now to figure out how to make all of my actions open in one folder in PSE. I know it is possible but it would take forever for me to add the files to all of the actions on my blog.

I have to confess I would rather spend the time creating freebies. It is so much more fun!

mhsands January 29, 2011 at 4:20 PM  

I totally understand!!! I just was checking to see if I missed something and/or was doing something wrong... thanks for letting me know! U rock!

Photography by Cassie January 29, 2011 at 4:46 PM  

Rita, I wanted to tell you... I LOVE this affect! I'm going to use it so much, and thanks to you! I also love your photo Fridays. So cute. You are so talented. Thank you just doesn't cut it, but THANK YOU!!!

Sue February 3, 2011 at 4:22 PM  

Thanks so much for the photo action and tutorial! :)

Marisa L. S. February 9, 2011 at 12:23 PM  

Do you (or anyone else) know how I can download these actions for PSE 9 on a Mac? My husband and I followed the directions for PSE but we couldn't get it to work...thanks!

Ageing Gracelessly February 19, 2011 at 8:58 PM  

Rita - thank you again! I am sitting here with my heart bursting with love and gratitude towards you!

KariS March 4, 2011 at 10:18 AM  

There are some benefits to being home sick! I just tried this tutorial and I love it! Thanks so much

Dru December 28, 2011 at 11:23 PM  

I just wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you!! I just got PSE 10 for Christmas and I was completely lost on where to start. You are a lifesaver. I love that you offer the option to download the action and see how you did it. It allows us to become familiar with how to use all the layers. Thanks again!

Elif ┼×ahin September 15, 2014 at 3:38 PM  

Thank you, these are darling actions for photos!