CoffeeShop Fabric Maker Action and Fabric Texture Pack

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I wanted to post my newest action, CoffeeShop Fabric Maker. This action will create a custom-colored fabric texture/digital paper, perfect for texturing images or for using in digital design (like cards, storyboards, web backgrounds, scrapbooking, etc.).

CoffeeShop Fabric Maker Action Instructions:

1.   There are two actions in the download, one that is labeled PS for Photoshop Users, the other one for PSE (Photoshop Element) users.  Please make sure you install the correct action.  This action is an updated version that should work in PSE in Macs!

 2.  PSE users, you must have any random image(s) open BEFORE running the action or it won't work.  Once you have an image open in your program, start the action.  Photoshop users don't need to have anything open before running the action.

3.  Fabric Maker will create a new document and then prompt for the fabric color.  Select anything in the drop-down menu, and if you want to have a custom color, simply click on "Color..." and use the eyedropper and slider on the Color Picker.  Then press OK.

4.  The action will run and create a fabric texture.  Simply save this as any other texture or digital paper. 

I also included a set of fabric texture.jpgs with the download.  I used the Coffee with Cream paper on the image below.  I dragged the fabric on top of the image, Ctrl-Tto fit, and then put that layer in Overlay mode, 100%.  I dragged the fabric once more on top of the image and put that layer in Soft Light mode, 100%.  I added layer masks and used a soft low opacity brush to remove part of the texture off the flower.

This is a really easy technique and I love the results.  I hope you enjoy using these textures as much as I do.

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.


Lori February 27, 2011 at 11:09 AM  

Have I ever told you how awesome you are? Well, just so you know!

Robin February 27, 2011 at 11:14 AM  

What a cool action, thanks so much!

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Kalen February 27, 2011 at 11:32 AM  

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Thank you!

Romy February 27, 2011 at 12:26 PM  

wonderful, thank you very much!!

Donna February 27, 2011 at 1:24 PM  

I can't wait to try these! Thank you so much!

Jennifer Thompson February 27, 2011 at 2:49 PM  

Wow! I just installed PSE9 yesterday. I'm really new to photography. I started a 365 this year to learn, and purchased my first DSLR a month ago. I am super excited that I just stumbled upon your site. I better grab a coffee and make myself cozy, i'm going to be here a while! SCORE...thanks!

Jennifer February 27, 2011 at 3:07 PM  

That is fun! thanks!

Rebecca February 27, 2011 at 3:49 PM  

Woot! Can't wait to play.

...louciao... February 27, 2011 at 4:51 PM  

Very fun! I'm grabbing the fabric samples for my stash. Thanks.

Mona @ la la by mona February 27, 2011 at 8:14 PM  

Whoa! You made that so easy and so fun! I played around with one photo already. Thanks so much - you rock!

Christina February 27, 2011 at 9:57 PM  

Thank you so much for all that you do. I've been following your blog for a while now and recently one of your older posts gave me inspiration for my new wall art. I posted a pic on my tumblr blog at and I linked back to you. Thanks again.

Kirsten February 28, 2011 at 6:09 AM  

I'm not so skilled to use actions, but I keep trying *SS*. Thank you so much for all the amazing freebies!

Adrienne in Ohio February 28, 2011 at 6:17 AM  

These are terrific!

ANDY February 28, 2011 at 8:05 AM  

Hi Rita! I just wanted to let you know that CoffeeShop is being talked about on Rock the Shots! Everyone loves you, I jointed them today and so far Im loving it!

Kathleen February 28, 2011 at 10:15 AM  

Fantastic textures, thank you.

Nita February 28, 2011 at 12:45 PM  

Thank you so very much.

myrrhmaid319 February 28, 2011 at 5:37 PM  

Super duper COOL!!!! THANK-you!!!!

Lisa February 28, 2011 at 6:46 PM  

Thanks so much Rita.... you are so clever! I love the fabric texture in the action and the fact that you can select the color to taste and to suit the photo is just fantastic.

John and Marissa February 28, 2011 at 7:45 PM  

I just love this! Just what I was looking for to use in my blog...but for some reason, I can't download it? It says the file was deleted.

Jody February 28, 2011 at 8:49 PM  

I can't begin to thank you enough for this action! It is absolutely great.

You are just the best :)

Anne Herbert Photography March 1, 2011 at 1:56 PM  

Rita you are so awesome :) Thank you so much!!

Lovella Paradiso March 3, 2011 at 6:03 AM  


I don't know you but have been following your blog for a while. I just wanted to Thank you so much for all that you give to everyone by way of your talents, kindness and hard work - all with a lighthearted attitude. You're truly an inspiration to me and I'm sure many others. Love your ideas and thank you for the new action! Awesome idea!


H and M B March 3, 2011 at 6:02 PM  

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for the actions, love them.

Sandy March 3, 2011 at 10:32 PM  

This actions is amazing!! I absolutely love it. I used it to make the perfect background for my blog. Thank you so much!

CBH March 6, 2011 at 10:38 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 2 post on Mar. 06, 2011. Thanks again.

Robin Sampson March 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM  


I'm also a homeschool mom. Thanks for the great Freebies. I'm adding you to my digital Designers Links on my blog.

Do you lapbook? I started making digital lapbooks. Come check them out drop me an email. I have an idea I'd like to run past you.

Anonymous March 7, 2011 at 1:38 PM  

Thank you so much for sharing all you wonderful
ideas and actions!
I used the Color Bar Template and you are right
it is addictive. It's really a great tool in picking
out colors that will go with a photo..
It's so easy to use and thank you for creating

Jen April 29, 2011 at 10:38 PM  

Wow! I love this! I've never played around with textures before but I love this! Thanks so much!

Sue July 17, 2011 at 5:10 PM  

Thanks so much for the marvelous action! :)

Visions-to-Reality February 12, 2013 at 10:06 AM  

I want this action soooo bad. But a few of your actions, when I load them to PSE it is just a blank folder that doesn't allow me to "play" them? Any idea why most work and few do not. This is one that does not work... and I have to have it! :)

Scrumptious July 11, 2013 at 12:12 PM  

This looks great, thank you so much!