Wednesday, May 16

CoffeeShop "Photos Storyboard Set #43, 8x10" for Photoshop/PSE!


I am working on a new underwater portrait action and I can't wait until I finish it so I can post it up here. Thanks to some amazing generous photographers on Facebook, I have some gorgeous underwater images to practice on so hopefully this action will be amazing.

Today I have a new set of seven 8x10 photo storyboards for Photoshop/PSE. If you turn these around or flip them you will have a huge selection to choose from. :-) You can also resize them larger (or smaller), but if you go larger do it before adding your images.





A special thanks to Lisa Rubel Photography (website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for allowing me to use her stunning images in my example storyboard.

Download the CoffeeShop "8x10 Storyboard Set #43".

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.


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Monday, May 14

CoffeeShop "Camellia Flower" Digital Paper and Photoshop Pattern Pack!


Hello there and Happy Monday??? 

OK, I am the first to admit I am not ready to get back to work. And Happy belated Mother's Day to those of you who are mothers, know mothers, or have a mother. I received a new dishwasher yesterday on Mother's Day as our old one finally died. We have been nursing it along for 6 years... Paul spent several (painful) hours installing the new one yesterday. We were going to have it installed by a professional, but we would have to wait for almost a week and we just weren't that patient, plus we saved major bucks doing it on our own. Was it worth it? Probably not if you ask Paul. ;-)

So it was an OK day since the water was turned off and I couldn't do laundry and had to order out for lunch. And now I can stop hand-washing all of my dishes, so that is another plus! 

I hope you had a great weekend with your loved ones.


Today I have a brand new digital paper pack and Photoshop pattern to share with you. I am posting a tutorial later this week showing you how to make papers using my patterns. I have many other free papers and patterns on this page. I am also working on an action to use on your favorite underwater images that are too blue and low contrast. It should be out later this week.


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.


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Thursday, May 10

CoffeeShop "Duotone Dreams" Photoshop/PSE Action!


I have a new action for you today! "Duotone Dreams" allows you to create your own custom two-toned B&W edit in both Photoshop and PSE. I love playing with B&W tinted images, you can get so many different effects with the same image.

You can pick up this action along with hundreds of my favorite actions, presets, and professional digital designs in one simple download and help support my blog by purchasing my CoffeeShop Mega Download pack!






Images used in this post: (little girl, woman, succulents, flowers, floral tree, girl in glasses).

CoffeeShop "Duotone Dreams" Action Tutorial:




Start the action. When the "Gradient Map" prompt pops up, double-click on the B&W gradient.



There are two adjustments you will make on the "Gradient Editor", both circled in red above. The left one changed the color tint in the shadows, the right one changes the color tint in the highlights. To open each one, double-click on the little square.


In this edit I will add a dark blue tint to the shadows. 


And a bright ivory-peach to the highlights. Then press "OK" to select the gradient changes and "OK" again to close down the "Gradient Map".


When the "Guassian Blur" prompt pops up, adjust the Radius for a soft blur.


Finally, adjust the sliders on the "Levels" layer pop-up for contrast adjustments. In this edit I made the image high contrast.


And this version is a softer "matte-effect".

You can make further adjustments after the action finishes running.


This is my image after the action finishes running.


Turn on the "Soft Pop" layer to add more contrast if needed and adjust the opacity.


If the whites are too blown-out, turn on the "Save the Whites" layer and adjust the opacity.


You can also make a pretty tinted color image. Turn down the "Duotone" layer and adjust the other layers to taste.

I would love to see your own edits using this action on my Facebook page!

Download the CoffeeShop "Duotone Dreams" Photoshop/PSE Action!

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.


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Monday, May 7

CoffeeShop "5x7 Floral Storyboard/Template" Set!


I am finishing up a new really nice action I hope to post tomorrow, so today I wanted to share this set of floral 5x7 photo storyboards. This set has four boards and you can customize the floral background, frame, and photo border color or even add your own custom background.

You can post these on the web or print them out as storyboards or cards. The ones with the white text boxes would make excellent baby or graduation announcements, you could add a logo and a brief description of the shoot. These boards can also be rotated 90 or 180 degrees to make a total of 16 versions, just rotate them before adding your images. :-)


I used this floral pattern with this one to make the lighter frame and I will be releasing the red floral pattern later this week!




A special thanks to Lisa Rubel Photography (website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for allowing me to use her stunning images in my example storyboard.


Download the CoffeeShop "5x7 Floral Storyboard Set".

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.


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