Friday, January 21, 2022

CoffeeShop "Matte Blush" Fine Art Photoshop/PSE Action!


I caught the boy's crud Tuesday night and had a couple of days of misery, but I am back up and feeling almost normal. I didn't treat my fever this time (and took many hot baths and showers to make it go a little higher) and it seemed to get me back up on my feet faster. Thank you body for naturally frying that miserable little bug! 

I am posting freebies inspired by Valentine's Day and thankfully I had already created most of them before I was sick. I have another set of storyboards and some papers coming out next week, but today I wanted to release a pretty Photoshop/PSE action called "Matte Blush". 

This action applies a rose-blush tint with some optional haze. All of the layers are adjustable and if run on well-lit images it can be so lovely! If you use it and love the result, please post before and after image on my Facebook page!





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Thursday, January 20, 2022

CoffeeShop "My Valentine" Paper Pack!


As you know I really love vintage designs, but today I made a contemporary Valentine paper pack to share with you. I love to mix it up! These are all high-resolution digital papers with free commercial terms-of-use.


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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

CoffeeShop "Love" Photoshop/PSE 8x10 Storyboard!




Today I am sharing an 8x10 PSD storyboard with clipping mask. The LOVE squares are completely customizable; change the color, font, and even add an optional pattern.

Print full-sized or enlarge (do this before adding any images), or resized for the web to post on your websites or social media.


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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

CoffeeShop "Watercolor Valentine" Paper Set!


I have two teenagers with colds hanging out with me today. It seems like almost everyone I know is or has been sick with a mild bug this month. The weather is gorgeous, so Hoover the dog is my only walking partner today. Hoover is always up for a hike. Hoover and I have so much in common, he really gets me. ;-)

Today I am sharing a gorgeous pink-hued watercolor paper pack.  Several of the papers have delicate textures. I love how they are so soft and sweet and hope you can find a use for them!

These watercolor papers come with free commercial terms-of-use.


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Monday, January 17, 2022

CoffeeShop "Wallpaper Roses" Paper and Pattern Pack!


This week I plan to post one new Valentine-inspired freebie every day. I want to post them now so you have time to use them in your own designs before Valentine's Day is passed. 

Today I am sharing a set of vintage rose digital papers that I made using this gorgeous sample. If you are a fan of victorian roses you will love this set! I also included the Photoshop/PSE rose pattern I made from the wallpaper scrap so you can make your own designs with it.

I will post a step-by-step tutorial on how I made this pattern in a future post.

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

CoffeeShop "Wintertide" Fine Art Photoshop/PSE Action!




I was in the mood to design a new winter-inspired action and came up with "Wintertide". This creates a lovely hazy cool-tinted edit and looks really nice on lighter images. It can be a little cool on skin, but you can remove the tint wherever needed, and all of the layers are fully adjustable.

This isn't only for winter images, it can be used year round.

Download the free action toward the bottom of this post.




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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

CoffeeShop "Andriessen" Fine Art Texture/Overlay Set!


So school is slowly starting back up in our house. The boys aren't exactly excited as they had things they were doing all break with Civil Air Patrol and a NASA class that Luke is taking. But welcome to the real world kids, you gotta work! But we do really need a little flying weekend away soon.

Paul is getting new floors and paint in his optometry clinic this month and WHAT A MESS! It can only be worked on during his off days (Sunday/Monday) and evenings, so he is spending so much time up there moving things out, around, and putting them back before patients show up. Lots of late nights this last week. Thankfully we have some great professionals doing the work (besides all of the moving around of junk) so it is going quickly.

I am getting some things done in the house and on the computer and found this texture set I made last month and forgot to share. These textures are gorgeous and I hope you enjoy using them alone as papers or overlayed over images or digital designs. 

The free download is toward the bottom of this post.


Soft Light blending mode


Soft Light blending mode


You can these papers on your digital papers in different blend modes to make the papers look more distressed/painterly. 


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Wednesday, January 05, 2022

CoffeeShop Photoshop/PSE Tutorial: Design Custom Skinny-Striped Paper!


I had a reader ask me how I made my skinny-striped papers in this set so I told her I would put up a little tutorial. This is a very easy technique to make custom-sized and -colored striped papers in Photoshop/PSE. 

You can download the pattern I made in this tutorial at the bottom of the tutorial.

I also wanted to mention I have been doing some blog housekeeping and just updated my free storyboard/frame page. Please check it out, I have so many new ones added!

CoffeeShop Photoshop/PSE Skinny-Striped Patterned Paper Tutorial:


Make a new document, 80 pixels wide and 40 pixels high.


Use the rectangular Marquee tool (M) (with no feather) and draw a rectangle that is 20 by 40 on the left side.


Add a Black Solid Color fill layer. It will fill in the selected rectangle.

NOTE: At this step you could add your background color and make the rectangles your final stripe colors, but I prefer to keep it in black and gray with no background so I can customize all of the colors later.


Use the Marquee tool to select a second rectangle 40 pixels in, 20 by 40 pixels

Add a Gray Solid Color fill layer to fill it in.


Save Pattern: Go to the top menubar and select Edit<Define Pattern.


Give the pattern a name and save it. 


Design Striped Paper: Make a new document 10 by 10 inches, 300 pixels/inch.


Add a Pattern adjustment layer and select your new striped pattern, Scale 100%

Note: Feel free to make the stripes bigger or smaller on this step.


Add a new Solid Color adjustment layer of your choice for the background color (I used white).

Drag this to the bottom layer.


Click to select the top layer and the use the Magic Wand tool to select the black stripes. 

Make sure Contiguous is not checked.


Add a Solid Color layer in your choice of color. Now the black stripes are blue!


Select the gray stripes.


Add a Solid Color layer in the color of your choice and your paper is done.

If you want to save this file so you can change the colors later,  just delete the Pattern layer and save as a PSD. 


Here is the paper with different color stripes.

Hope this helps you design your own beautiful striped papers!

Download the CoffeeShop Striped Pattern I made in this tutorial.

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Tuesday, January 04, 2022

CoffeeShop "Antique Quilts" Digital Texture Designs


I love vintage quilts. I have one crazy quilt that is in pieces my grandmother found in a garage sale and gave to me. I am saving it for a future project, or I might simply frame a large piece of it. The stitching is so beautiful and I love that whoever made it incorporated so many different scraps of fabric.

Today I wanted to share a set of gorgeous digital quilts textures from the 1800's that are not musty-smelling garage sale finds. These quilt images are high-resolution and can be used in your own designs. They come with free commercial terms-of-use.

I found them all at the Met and Rijksmuseum.


The detail is amazing! I didn't clean them up too much, I wanted them to be authentically aged. 


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Friday, December 31, 2021

CoffeeShop "Vintage Delft Blue" Digital Paper Set


Happy New Year's Eve! Hope you are spending it either with loved ones, or with a great book or movie. We are low-key and will have my parents and niece over for an early dinner, then the boys will do their annual New Year Fireworks Extravaganza in the front yard around 7 or 8. We try to buy the fireworks that don't make as much noise as we don't want to scare Hoover or the little animals that live in our yard.

Then our guests will depart (my dad is not a night owl), we will watch a Star Wars movie with popcorn and cookies, and then Paul and I will try to get some sleep while the boys stay up to midnight. Our part of town is crazy about fireworks, so we will probably be up until 1 or so and finally will resort to ear plugs. I guess I am getting to the "get off my grass" part of life. Hee hee!

Today I wanted to post my newest paper pack. I made patterns from antique dinner plates and tiles from the Rijksstudio. This set is so pretty and can be used alone as digital papers or layered over any of my textures as seen below (in soft light blending mode).


May your 2022 year be amazing!!!


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