>> Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I want to personally thank all of my readers who have purchased the CoffeeShop Action Pack (where I packaged my favorite actions in one convenient download). I have had requests from readers to put together a similar download for some of my design elements such as storyboards, textures, frames, and cut-outs. So I finally sat down and picked out my favorites and zipped them all up in a file (almost 130 MB!). You can find all of the information on the CoffeeShop Digital Design download here.
And I also wanted to thank all of my readers for their donations, comments, and regular visits. Your support, generosity, and incredibly nice comments make this blog not only possible, but a joyful creative outlet for me. I love staying home with my two little boys, and it has been such a blessing to be able to help support my family through this blog. I love posting freebies and tutorials, so if there is anything in particular you would like to see on my blog, please comment!
Now, on to the meat of this post! I love writing actions, but I also love teaching editing, so here is another one of my Action UnWrapped tutorials. If you want to download the CoffeeShop Storybook Vintage action that inspired this tutorial, you can find it here.
CoffeeShop Storybook Vintage Action UnWrapped!
1. Lighten the highlights:
Download and apply CoffeeShop Boost action to your background layer, or if you have Photoshop you can follow the tutorial in that post. Put that layer in Screen blending mode and adjust the opacity to taste.
2. Vignette: Click on the Background. Select all, then Select, Transform Selection and set the width and height to 80%. Then feather the selection (I used 100 in the action) and then Select, Inverse. Ctrl-J to put this in its own layer and put that layer in Multiple blending mode and adjust the opacity to taste.
3. Vintage Color Tint: Add a color fill layer (hex#eeddae) on top of all of the layers and put it in Multiple blending mode and adjust the opacity to taste (I used 50% in the action).
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!!!