Monday, March 11

CoffeeShop "Waverly" Fine Art Texture Set!


Well, I am back! Our family caught a lovely stomach bug and have been down for much of the last 5 days. So I haven't had the energy to get on my computer much.

Today I am feel much better and so I designed this new fine art fabric texture pack. It comes with 7 beautiful textures, and you can even desaturate one if you don't want to change the color on your image. I love using these in Soft Light, Overlay, Multiple, or Screen blending modes on my images.




Original Photo by Yassine Khalfalli on Unsplash

Later this week I have a brand new action/tutorial coming out that adds gorgeous light to your images. I used it on this image and also added one of these textures.

I hope you enjoy playing with this new set!

The floral image used in this post is from Bloom Photography.

Download the CoffeeShop "Waverly" Fine Art Texture Set!

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Wednesday, March 6

CoffeeShop "Pretty Roses" Square Storyboard Set!


Today it is sunny and slightly warmer, so as far as I am concerned it is spring! Thus inspired, I decided to design a new floral storyboard set. This set is 10x10 and can be printed or posted on the web on blogs/websites/social media.

Add images using clipping masks and easily change the color of the roses/leaves using the installed Solid Color adjustment layers. I have a little tutorial below how to customize them.

The roses design on these storyboards was modified from a beautiful vintage rose lace design at The Graphics Fairy. Please check out their site, it is such a resource for vintage designs with great terms-of-use. I am also a part-time instructor over there. The pretty images used in the storyboard on this post are from Jill Wellington (Etsy ShopFacebook, Blog, YouTube Videos, Pixabay).




Customizing CoffeeShop "Pretty Roses" Storyboards:


Add your image to the clipping mask. In this case the roses are too big, so I will make them smaller.


Select the Top Roses layer along with its two Solid Fill layers for Leaves and Rose color. 


Cntr(Cmd)-T to Free Transform them to the size you want, then move them to position.


Then change the  roses and leaves color to match your image by double-clicking on the Solid Color fill layers.

Hope you have fun playing with theses Rose storyboards.

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Friday, March 1

CoffeeShop "Japanese Florals" Digital Paper Pack!


I designed this new paper pack today using some beautiful Japanese watercolor images from The Graphics Fairy. Please check out their site, they have such beautiful vintage digital designs with great commercial TOU and I part-time instruct there.

I created this pattern then applied an oil painting effect to soften  it, and then added the background color and the gray texture from my  Rosalind pack in Soft Light blending mode. The black paper doesn't have the texture applied, but it looks so gorgeous without it.




I hope you enjoy using these papers! They come with free commercial terms-of-use, so have fun with them. :-)

Download the CoffeeShop "Japanese Floral" Digital Paper Pack.

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Tuesday, February 26

CoffeeShop "Rosalind" Fine Art Texture/Overlay Set!


Today I have a new Fine Art Texture/Overlay set called "Rosalind" to share with you. This set contains four high-resolution painterly textures that you can use layered on images or alone as beautiful paper.

Make your own wall art! Try adding these to your own images or the beautiful free images from Pixabay or Unsplash and then frame them and hang them on your walls! Both the images from those sites and my textures come with free commercial terms-of-use, so you can even sell your art.

Try using these textures in Photoshop/PSE layered over your images in Soft Light, Overlay, Multiply, or Screen blend modes.

Original images used in this post: Pink Flowers, Bluish Flowers.



In this "after" I added Rosalind Leather in Overlay blending mode.

I would love to see your own edits using these textures on my Facebook page!

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Friday, February 22

CoffeeShop Square Social Media "Color Block" Storyboard Set!


Today I have a new set of social media Photoshop/PSE storyboards to share with you.

This set of six storyboards have "color block" color fill layers which you can easily change for each image. You can also add custom text/logos. The images can be added by clipping masks.

These would look amazing on Instagram, Facebook, websites, blogs, etc. and can be used personally or commercially.



The portrait is from Jill Wellington (Etsy ShopFacebook, Blog, YouTube Videos, Pixabay) and you can grab the cake and donut images from Unsplast.

 Download the CoffeeShop "Color Block" Social Media Storyboard Set!

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Tuesday, February 19

CoffeeShop "Pauling" Fine Art Texture/Overlay Set and Tutorial!


It is a cold and rainy day, perfect for designing new textures to share with you! This set is part of my famous scientist set (you can see all of my textures here) and they are a lovely cracked painterly texture.

Use these textures over your images in Photoshop/PSE in Soft Light, Overlay, Multiply, or Screen blending mode. I posted a tutorial below. You can also use them as beautiful art papers on the web or print. They come with free commercial terms-of-use, no attribution necessary. Just have fun using them!

The stunning floral images used in this post are from the wonderful talented artist Sam from Bloom Photography. The cardinal is from Unsplash. I used this original texture along with a few of my own to create this set. The cloning tool is my friend! ;-)







CoffeeShop "Pauling" Fine Art Texture/Overlay Set Tutorial:


Open you image. This gorgeous flower is from Bloom Photography.


Open and click-and-drag the CoffeeShop "Pauling" Texture 3 on top of the image. Then resize it to fit (Ctrl/Cmd-T).


Put this layer in Soft Light blending mode, then copy that layer.

I want to remove some of the texture off the flowers from the top layer.


I clicked to select the flower layer and temporary turned off the texture layers. Then I selected the flower.


Turn back on all of the layers and click to select the top texture layer. Then go to the top menubar and select Filter

Look nice! But I want to do a final contrast adjustment, so I clicked to select the flower layer and added a Levels adjustment layer.


Adjust the contrast so that the flower really "pops".


I love this edit! This would look gorgeous on cards or printed for wall art.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and these textures. Please post your own edits using them on my Facebook page.


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Thursday, February 14

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Happy Valentine's Day from me and the guys!


I just love this photo, is is from last night. Paul is there too, but is taking the photo and avoiding getting squished.

Piper is almost 80 pounds and not allowed on the furniture, but he thinks he is an invisible stealth dog and slowly works his way up there.

We were trying to watch the "Dirty Jobs" DVD we checked out from the library. We love the show, but so far I haven't seen Mike Rowe doing the dirty job of being a mom. Maybe I just haven't seen that one yet. Having kids or fur babies can be the ultimate dirty job with all-you-can-take mud, smeared food, snot, poop, skunk spray, blood, scabs, mucus, hair, and stinky feet.

But I love my Dirty Job!!!

If you are a last minute gal or guy, check out all of my free Valentine digital designs!!! And have a wonderful day today with your loved ones.

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Tuesday, February 12

CoffeeShop "Sunflare Magic" Kit: Photoshop/PSE Action and Overlay Set!


Today I have a brand new Fine Art Editing Kit for Photoshop and PSE! I call this one the "Sunflare Magic" and it comes with both a Photoshop/PSE action and a large set of beautiful custom sun flare overlays/textures.

This kit can be used with any overlays you have (you can find many free ones on my blog), and it is completely customizable. I posted a little tutorial below to help you use it.

Images used in this tutorial: (Owl, Woman, Parsley).




CoffeeShop "Sunflare Magic" Kit Tutorial: One of the main tips to using this action is turning on and off the different layers and adjusting their opacities. It might take a bit of tweaking but you can get a beautiful result on most images.


Open your image and start the "Sunflare Magic" action.


When prompted, place the sun flare overlay.


Then resize it to fit over the entire image and press Enter or Return.


This is the image after the action finishes running. Simply go through the layers and turn off/on, adjust the opacity, and paint on the layer masks until you love your edit!

The top Final Contrast Adjustment layer is just a simple Levels layer that you can open to do any final contrast adjustments.


In this example I turned off Hazy Colors and Color Brighten and turned down Colors to 83%.


Then I turned on Brighten and Darken and adjusted their opacities to add a bit more contrast. I love the warmth and colors in this edit.


You might want to use the layer masks when you have a portrait.


In this example I adjusted the highlighted layers. I turned down Colors to 54% opacity and used a soft low opacity brush to remove some of that layer off her face. I adjusted the opacity of Brighten and Darken to 50%, and used a soft 100% opacity black brush to remove the Darken layer from where I wanted the sun to be. 

I hope you enjoy using this new kit and please post your before/afters on my Facebook page!


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