Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CoffeeShop Vintage Frames 14!


I had been emailing back and forth with Lori Peterson about various editing things when she mentioned she had a box full of personal vintage family photos and wondered if I could help her make them into digital frames. As you know, I have a vintage frame addiction, so I jumped on the opportunity and asked her to send them to me ASAP. The frames were gorgeous and the best part is Lori said I could share them with my readers!

I will be posting a tutorial on how I go from a scanned image of a vintage frame to my final layered frames with built-in aging texture in the next few days. But until then, I hope you enjoy the first of a series of vintage frames donated by Lori! If you end up downloading and using the frame please go "Like" her Facebook page and tell her how much you love it.

Like Frames 12 and Frames 13, this frame will instantly age your image without any extra editing on your part.  It has five layers (starting from the bottom):  The frame, clipping mask, B&W conversion, Vintage Color Tint and Vintage Texture.  Simply drag and group your image just above the clipping mask layer.  You can find a tutorial here.  If you don't want an aged image, just turn off all of the layers above your image by clicking on the little eyeball on the left side.  That way you will just have the frame effect.


Once you group and free transform your image to fit the frame (Ctrl-T), then you have an instant aged effect.  If you don't like the torn part on the bottom of the image, you can simply cover it up with black on the clipping mask layer.  But I personally love it!  :-)


Turn off the B&W conversion layer to get a soft color vintage effect.


I hope you enjoy using these frames as much as I do!  Download the free CoffeeShop Vintage Frames 14.  If that link does not work, you can download the frames HERE. It is also included in the CoffeeShop Digital Designs Pack Download.


Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file 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.

18 comments:

Amarie said...

Thank you, Rita, awesome as always! I asked you this question on FB, so I don't mean to be a pest, but I was looking for the vintage frame you used in your Velvet Truffle action post. Is it up for grabs? It's lovely & it's just what I've been looking for!

Rita said...

Amarie, I thought I had released that one, but maybe I didn't! I will see if I can find the link and if it is not up there I will add it to my frame series. Thanks!

Amarie said...

AWESOOOOME!! :-D

Dixie(Mama) said...

Thanks Rita! I'm going to play around with this and see if I can make my new grandaughter look old! LOL ;)

Lori Peterson Photography said...

I am so glad that you love them and I hope all of your readers do too! I have a vintage addiction...all things vintage and I love vintage frames for photos so much!

archivedmemories said...

Thanks so much for all of your hard work. I love your freebies. The antique frames are wonderful. I also thanked Lori for sharing with you and us.

Meghan said...

Maybe I'm being a complete idiot here... but when I downloaded from both links, there was no ATN file in either. I've never had an issue with your actions before :(

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Thank you! This is amazing.

Rita said...

Meghan, this is an image file, not an action. ;-)

Ma Altoastral said...

Thank you so very much!So cool! =)

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 3 post on Jul. 27, 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 3 post on Jul. 27, 2011. Thanks again.

BlueCat said...

Thank you very much for these gorgeous frames.

KajunKJ said...

Thanks bunches!

Tom Priestley said...

Hi, thanks for creating all these actions and frames for PSE users. This website has been so useful, I can't get enough of your actions.

DC said...

Thanks a lot for your website. I have just started working with photoshop and your actions for PS Elements have helped a lot.

TerriK said...

Rita - these frames are GREAT!! (Well, all of your stuff is great...) Thanks so much! And thanks for the new download link.

Julia said...

Rita, what you have put together here at The Coffee Shop Blog — the info and energy and FREEBIES — I'm in love!! I celebrated your frame #14 in a post on my blog, here. Thanks again!!