Thursday, April 14, 2011

CoffeeShop AutoH2 ColorBlock Web Action


I have been asked to make a version of the AutoH (horizontal) and AutoV (vertical) ColorBlock web actions that don't round the corners (esp. for posting images on Facebook), so here is the AutoH2 version! This action is for your horizontal images, and it does everything the the AutoH action does (crop, resize, add custom colorblock and text, sharpen), except no rounding of the corners.  I will make the vertical version next. 

CoffeeShop AutoH2 ColorBlock Web Action Instructions


1. Open your image and using your eyedropper tool, click on the image to select a color for the color block.  If you don't select a a color it will be white.

2.  Start the action.  The action will flatten your image and then place free-transform bars on the upper left.  If you can't see them, hold down Ctrl-0 (zero) to zoom out (and to zoom back in do the same).  Drag the corner of the free transform box until your image is cropped to your satifaction, then click on the checkmark.

3.  The action will sharpen your image for the web, adjust the radius if you need more sharpening.

4.  You will be prompted to add the watermark text in the image (it will come up as "your name").  You can change the font/color/size/etc.  Once you add the text then press the checkmark to accept.  You can change this later.

5.  You will be prompted to add the second part of the watermark text in the image (it will come up as "photography"). You can change the font/color/size/etc. Once you add the text then press the checkmark to accept. You can change this later.

6.  You will be prompted to add the caption (labeled "caption").  Again, adjust the font to taste and then click the checkmark to accept.

7.  The image size prompt will come up, so just put in your final desired width in pixels on the top.  Your height should adjust automatically.  Your image will now be web ready.  You can change any of the text layers by clicking on them.  You can also turn these layers off if you would prefer no text.

8.  Flatten and save.  Your image is ready to be posted!

Download the free CoffeeShop AutoH2 ColorBlock Web action at 4shared or Mediafire.

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4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your talents and time.. love your Actions.

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  2. 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 Apr. 15, 2011. Thanks again.

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  3. 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 Apr. 15, 2011. Thanks again.

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  4. Love this action. Did you ever make the Auto V2 Color Block action? Would love to have that one also. Thanks for all of the wonderful resources that you provide here!

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