CoffeeShop Blog?

Hi! My name is Rita and I am the blogger behind CoffeeShop and a stay-at-home, homeschooling Mom to two naughty but adorable boys (Duke is 9 and Imp is 5) and passionate about all things photography.

If you are visiting for the first time, welcome! My blog is all about photography, photo-editing (Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and LightRoom), digital design, and my adventures as a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom. Pretty much everything you find here is created by me and completely free.

My main "claim to fame" is all of the free actions I have designed. An action is just series of programmed steps you commonly use in editing to get a certain "look" or effect. For example, you can use an action to create a soft vanilla B&W, a bright color pop, create and load a storyboard, or even retouch a portrait. My actions are special in that almost all of them run in Photoshop Elements, an amazing editing program most people can afford to buy (unlike its big sister Photoshop). And most of my actions are completely adjustable so you can get your own unique look.

CoffeeShop has plenty of other free goodies. I create custom storyboards, digital papers, textures, brushes, patterns, cards, etc. and post them here. I also write all types of tutorials covering photography, photo-editing, and Blogger blog design. This blog is my creative outlet.

Grab a drink (we prefer coffee in my house), pull up a chair, and browse the CoffeeShop. All downloads on this site are free for both personal and commercial use (just don't repackage and/or resell my stuff as your own, please keep it free). To find things use my top menubar, the search under my header, or check out the label cloud on the bottom of my blog. And please enjoy yourself! Rita




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