Thursday, March 10, 2011

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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37 comments:

Barbara said...

Thank you! This looks wonderful...

Tiki said...

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

Sherron said...

Thank you!

Sherron said...

Thank you!

KH Imaging said...

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 said...

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

amy! said...

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

Pandora Blue said...

Another great action! Thank you so much!

Martha said...

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

Chi P said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Sue said...

Thanks so much! This action looks fabulous! :)

Irene K. said...

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

Eva said...

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

Jitka said...

Thank you for another fantastic action!

CBH said...

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 said...

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 said...

This is awesome! I luv your actions!

Lahni said...

Thank you! This one will definitely come in handy!

Simply Sarah said...

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

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, I love your actions!

Kimberly said...

Wow!!!

Liz said...

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

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!

Jaque said...

Love the action! Thanks!

Emma said...

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 said...

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 :)
www.aidahphotography.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

thank you very much for all these actions very thoughtful

Patti said...

Thank you!

Carrie G. said...

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

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome! action
Thank you so much
Motheroffive

Anonymous said...

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

Karen Cooley said...

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

Tish said...

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

Patti Reyes said...

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

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

Kate said...

thank you, very useful action