CoffeeShop 2020 PS/PSE Action!

I have so many actions on my computer that I have written and just haven't had the time to post, and this action is one of them and also a favorite.  CoffeeShop 2020 reminds me of how it feels after you visit the optometrist and get a new set of glasses or contacts.  Suddenly everything seems so sharp and new.

CoffeeShop 2020 is actually a pretty complex action and can't be done without an action in PSE since it loads channels as selections; but it runs beautifully in both Photoshop and PSE.

CoffeeShop 2020 Action Instructions:

1.  Open your images and start the action.  The action will flatten the image, and then open a levels adjustment pane.  You can adjust the levels sliders to taste.  I usually try to move the shadow (left) and highlight (right) sliders  under the beginning of the curve, and I move the gamma (middle) slider to lighten or darken my image midtones.

2. The action will finish and there will be two layers, the background and a layer called "2020".  You can adjust the opacity of the 2020 layer and/or use a soft low opacity black brush on the layer mask to remove the 2020 effect where necessary. 

This action is very practical and I use it all of the time on my images. It really adds that extra "pop" and sharpness without affecting colors.

Download the free CoffeeShop 2020 PS/PSE action.

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Barbara March 10, 2011 at 3:36 PM  

Thank you! This looks wonderful...

Tiki March 10, 2011 at 3:45 PM  

Thank you again Rita. This action looks gorgeous and I can't wait to use it.

Sherron March 10, 2011 at 3:49 PM  

Thank you!

Sherron March 10, 2011 at 3:50 PM  

Thank you!

KH Imaging March 10, 2011 at 3:55 PM  

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! This couldn't have come at a better time! This is just what I need to give my Son's 18 month photos that extra "umf"! Thank you again!

JudisJems March 10, 2011 at 3:56 PM  

Thank you, it will be a treat to try as soon as I have Photoshop again!
Peace, Judi

amy! March 10, 2011 at 4:55 PM  

u so rock Rita! thanks so much for sharing with us.

Pandora Blue March 10, 2011 at 5:55 PM  

Another great action! Thank you so much!

Martha March 10, 2011 at 6:30 PM  

Cant wait to try it out!
Thank you so much for all the freebies you give us. you're spoiling me :P.

Chi P March 10, 2011 at 6:52 PM  

YAY! I've been waiting for this one since you first mentioned it!!!! THANK YOU!

Bonnie March 10, 2011 at 6:57 PM  

Thanks SO much Rita. This looks brilliant - as are all your actions!

Sue March 10, 2011 at 11:14 PM  

Thanks so much! This action looks fabulous! :)

Irene K. March 10, 2011 at 11:31 PM  

i've been playing with this all night! It has made editing my pictures much easier! Thanks!

Eva March 11, 2011 at 12:50 AM  

Looks great, thank you so much for all your actions!!

Jitka March 11, 2011 at 5:49 AM  

Thank you for another fantastic action!

CBH March 11, 2011 at 8:30 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 4 post on Mar. 11, 2011. Thanks again.

CBH March 11, 2011 at 8:31 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 4 post on Mar. 11, 2011. Thanks again.

Tasha March 11, 2011 at 9:08 AM  

This is awesome! I luv your actions!

Lahni March 11, 2011 at 9:27 AM  

Thank you! This one will definitely come in handy!

Simply Sarah March 11, 2011 at 12:23 PM  

i love the new action... very striking. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous March 11, 2011 at 3:59 PM  

Thank you so much, I love your actions!

Kimberly March 11, 2011 at 10:46 PM  


Liz March 13, 2011 at 3:41 PM  

Thanks so much! I can't wait to try!

Anonymous March 14, 2011 at 10:54 PM  

Thank you!!

Jaque March 20, 2011 at 5:33 PM  

Love the action! Thanks!

Emma March 25, 2011 at 5:54 AM  

This is great work as always!! Many thanks!
Here is a suggestion to make your actions even better : people who don't use Photoshop in English can't use your actions because of the steps 'select layer "Layer1"'. Layers are named after Photoshop's language. So to make it work for anyone, you could use the functions "select next layer" or "select previous layer". You can first register them with the shortcuts Alt + [ or ], in believe, in the English version.

Aidah Photography April 17, 2011 at 11:14 AM  

I love love love your actions!! I've followed your blog forever .. and love all of your actions, textures and templates!!! Thank you so much for sharing .. I posted a lil linkie love and an example with 2020 and velvet cream on my blog:)
Did I say I love them? I do I do :)

Anonymous May 16, 2011 at 9:13 AM  

thank you very much for all these actions very thoughtful

Patti May 19, 2011 at 9:42 PM  

Thank you!

Carrie G. September 29, 2011 at 2:41 PM  

Thank you so so much for allowing us to use your talents to enhance our work. What a true blessing!!

Anonymous January 10, 2012 at 7:12 PM  

This is an awesome! action
Thank you so much

Anonymous January 16, 2012 at 3:15 AM  

Sweet! Love it for contrasty images! Thanks from another camera freak, homeschooling mom of 2...

Karen Cooley March 28, 2012 at 9:39 AM  

Fantastic action!!! I love bold color and this gives just the right amount of pop without color change. Perfect!!! :)

Tish September 28, 2012 at 4:46 PM  

I love this action!! The color is so bright and will be a great addition to my photos! Thank you!

Patti Reyes December 7, 2012 at 11:26 PM  

Im trying to download this action and Im not familiar with the site? Is this a free action download?

Anonymous July 2, 2013 at 1:47 PM  

Thank you so much!

Kate March 24, 2015 at 3:24 PM  

thank you, very useful action