Wednesday, October 20, 2021

CoffeeShop "Modern Pumpkin" Digital Paper Set!


I saw some fall designs with a purple and orange color scheme and I loved it, so I decided to make my own version. I think my favorite part of designing these packs is picking the colors and making the patterned papers to match.

Several people asked me to write some tutorials on making patterned papers, so I will be posting some soon. It is so easy and fun to design them!

The original pumpkin design I used in this paper set can be found here


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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

CoffeeShop "Gladys Thayer" Fine Art Metal Texture Set!



I adore this new metal texture set. They are so gorgeous and I can't stop using them. This set contains 3 high-resolution metal textures/overlays that come with free commercial terms-of-use, so feel free to use them however you want.

Here is the original piece that I edited in Photoshop to create this texture.

Download the free texture set toward the bottom of this post.


One of the textures.








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Monday, October 18, 2021

CoffeeShop "Fall Flannels" Digital Paper Set!


I had so much fun making these fuzzy flannel fall digital papers.  Zoom in and they actually look like fabric! These come with free commercial terms-of-use, so enjoy using them anyway you want.

If you are a member of the premium The Graphics Fairy Site, I am an instructor over there (I write PSE tutorials) and today they posted my tutorial showing how you can make custom plaid flannel papers like these from scratch. It is a fun technique and I walk you thought the entire process in Photoshop or PSE. Plaid isn't only for fall/winter, I show you how to make a plaid for every season. If you haven't checked out their site you should, it is packed full of gorgeous vintage clip art, stunning printables, and digital and handcraft tutorials. 


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Friday, October 15, 2021

CoffeeShop "Pumpkin Spice" Digital Paper Set!


Lately I have been somewhat addicted to making patterns and papers, so I have several fall sets coming out in the next week. I know I need to move on to Christmas designs, but I love fall colors so much I couldn't help myself. And it is still over a month until Thanksgiving! 

I might as well fall on the bandwagon and name this new paper pack "Pumpkin Spice". Yes, I know it is a running joke that women love everything pumpkin spice, but I have always loved the actual pumpkin spice and have used it in my baking since I was a kid. 

Isaac made pumpkin spice waffles this morning, so smelling them while I was working inspired me to create this new paper set in these colors. These are all high-resolution papers and come with free commercial terms-of-use. I used some of the designs here and here to make this set.

I have another action and some fine art textures coming out next week. And I will also start posting some tutorials on creating your own patterns for digital papers. Maybe I am drinking stronger coffee lately, but I just have so much enjoyment designing this month. I will be updating my Holiday Pack with all of these new designs in case you want to download them all together in my CoffeeShop Mega Download Pack.


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Thursday, October 14, 2021

CoffeeShop "Caramel Vintage" Fine Art Photoshop/PSE Action!


It is getting closer to the weekend, yay! It is a dark and rainy morning, a perfect time to sit in my 3rd floor office and work on the computer. Today I wanted to share my newest free Photoshop/PSE action called "Caramel Vintage". It applies a beautiful vintage caramel tint to your images and is fully adjustable. It isn't just for fall/winter images but does look particularly good on them.

The free download is toward the bottom of this post.












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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

CoffeeShop "Breitner" Fine Art Textures/Overlay Set!


Today I have a new fine art texture set that I think you will love! These textures look great on so many different types of images. Try using them in Soft Light, Overlay, Multiply, and Screen blending mode. You can also change their colors using my tutorial.

Use these textures on public domain images from sites like Unsplash and Pixabay and create your own custom cards and framable art! These textures all come with free commercial terms-of-use.








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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

CoffeeShop "Give Thanks" Fall Design Set #2!


We are back to hot weather, but supposedly it is going to cool down by the end of this week and no more days in the 90's. Got to love Texas weather!

I fixed the download link on the fall patterned papers from last week. The plaid paper was a PSD file saved with a JPG extension so it wouldn't open up for everything. But it has now been updated! Figures I screw up my favorite paper of the set. 

I wanted to share another set of fall-inspired digital designs today. These are all high-resolution PNG files with free commercial terms-of-use. Most of the original images came from here, I edited and cleaned them up in Photoshop. 

You can grab the first fall set here. And check out all of my free fall-inspired designs.

I have two beautiful Photoshop/PSE actions lined up that are perfect for this season, they will come out later this week.


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Friday, October 08, 2021

CoffeeShop "Fall Patterns" Digital Scrapbooking Paper Pack!


I am trying to get all of my fall-inspired designs up here before it is winter. You can see all of my free fall designs and actions here, there are quite a few to check out. I have some gorgeous Photoshop/PSE actions in that list, along with so many fall papers, storyboards, and clipart.

 Lately I find myself enjoying making patterns, so here is a new set of papers using patterns I have made that is perfect for this season. These colors are so cheerful and make me so happy! I really love the plaid, it is my favorite.

If you are interested in getting editable Photoshop/PSE patterns like this please leave a comment. I would be happy to start posting them here. Or if you want to see how I design them I would love to write some tutorials. The best way for me to know what you want is for you to leave a comment here on my blog. If it is something I can do I will post it for free here, so you basically are getting the use of a free designer. 😊


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Thursday, October 07, 2021

CoffeeShop Photoshop/PSE Tutorial: Using Public Domain Images to Custom Color Textures



So many times I love a texture but I don't love the texture's color. I often will just apply a B&W version so I won't have to deal with an unwanted color tint. 

However, there is an easy editing trick to get your own gorgeous custom color/contrast on any texture using a stock or public domain photo or art images. You can actually use any screenshot image from your computer since you are going to completely blur it until it is unrecognizable. 

Today I will show you the variety of custom textures I can get from my brown watercolor texture. I actually wrote this tutorial because I wanted to make a fall-inspired watercolor texture for that set and I was inspired by all of the fall leave stock images.


Place this autumn leaf image on top and stretch it to cover the entire image.


Go to the top menubar and click Filter<Blur<Gaussian Blur and add enough blur to soften the image as seen below. Don't go too far, you don't want it one single color. 


Try this layer in Overlay blending mode.


Soft Light is quite lovely.


You don't have to limit yourself to photos. I used this Monet painting in this example.

Blur the image.


Hard light blending mode is gorgeous!


I like the dark moody ambiance using Multiply blending mode. This would be great for Halloween designs. You can almost see a moon surrounded by storm clouds in the upper right.


And if I want a soft pastel I can use two copies, Soft Light 100% and then Screen 70%.


I hope this encourages you to create your own custom-colored textures and papers!


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Wednesday, October 06, 2021

CoffeeShop "Watercolors" Fine Art Texture Set!


I created these textures a few days ago and I really like them. They are made from an actual watercolor painting so the strokes are realistic.

Check out my tutorial post on how you can use public domain or stock  photos/art to easily change the color of any  texture. 


For this edit I used the Watercolor 4 texture in Overlay 100%, Watercolor 5 in both Soft Light 75% and Screen 25%. It is so fun to combine the different texture colors to create this effect.




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