Wednesday, August 4

CoffeeShop "Edvard Munch" Fine Art Texture/Overlay Set!


I am on a roll and wanted to share another fine art texture with you that I created using Edvard Munch images from here. I made Photoshop patterns from selected areas of several paintings and with the magic of Photoshop I created these four textures.

They look so pretty applied on images, but you can also use them alone as papers. This set comes with free commercial terms-of-use. You can download them toward the bottom of this post.

Original images used in this post: (Owl, Butterfly).


I loved editing this owl image, it looks like a painting now and would be so pretty on a card or hanging on the wall. I will show you how I edited this print in my next post, using textures from this set and a vintage letter from an earlier set.

 



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Monday, August 2

CoffeeShop "Monet Oils" Fine Art Texture/Overlay Set!


I am so excited to share my newest fine art texture/overlay set made in Photoshop using Claude Monet public domain paintings I found here. I made a seamless Photoshop pattern from selected areas of several paintings and then turned them into textures using some Photoshop editing magic!

These textures are all high-resolution and can be used alone or layered over your photos or designs. I use Multiply, Soft Light, Color Burn, or Overlay blending mode on my images and love to combine several textures together to get a custom look. And these textures all come with free commercial terms-of-use! 

Download them toward the bottom of this post.

I showed the textures I used in this butterfly (original) before/after. Click on it to see a larger version.


As you can see, I combined 3 different textures!


Here are some more examples.






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Friday, July 30

CoffeeShop "Portrait of a Lady" Illustrated Design Set!


I was going to post an update on our family this week but ran out of time. The kids and I have been fighting a cold so I am behind in everything. We haven't been so terribly sick, just fatigued and lazy. It doesn't help that it is so hot out there, the heat index is around 110F every afternoon, so we are just hanging out inside staying cool and keeping our germs to ourselves. :-) 

Today I wanted to share some really pretty illustrated vintage portraits of women. These would be perfect to use as designs in various art pieces such as papers, journal pages, cards, stamps, stickers, etc. I wish I had time to create a few more for this set, but I will add some later. They come with free commercial TOU, so use them anyway you wish!


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 all the actions/presets and professional design elements, storyboards, and textures.

Wednesday, July 21

CoffeeShop Editing Tutorial: "How to Use CoffeeShop Textures in the Distressed FX Phone App !"


I am all about editing in Photoshop/Photoshop Elements (PSE) on a real computer. But I know many of you are young and/or have great eyesight and can edit on a itsy-bitsy phone. 

I use a few phone editing apps when necessity, and I had been seeing some really pretty textured images that were editing in the "Distressed FX" app. I was curious and always need something to play with on my phone when I am bored waiting somewhere, so I splurged and purchased the "Distressed FX Plus" version (this is not a sponsored ad or paid post).

Distressed FX is fun, but I found the textures were limited. Plus gives you more, but I wanted to use my own textures. And after searching I found a Distressed FX tutorial video that showed me how to add any texture I wanted! I was so excited since I am a texture addict and have hundreds of free ones right here on my site.

So today I wanted to post a little tutorial showing you how any of my textures in Distressed FX. 

Imagine the possibilities! Turn your own images into art, or grab one from a public domain site like Unsplash and create greeting cards, wall art, stickers, etc. from your phone! Waiting to pick up your kids, make some art. Sitting out at the pool, create a beautiful card. 

Honestly, I don't even save all of them, I just find it relaxing to create.


In today's photo-editing tutorial I will show you:

1. How to add CoffeeShop Textures to your phone.
2. Find beautiful free public domain images.
3. Add any texture you find online to the Distressed FX app.
4. How to adjust texture opacities and fine-tune the image's contrast, color, sharpness, etc.
5. Erase texture off of any part of your image.
6. Add several textures to one image.

To follow along with this iPhone tutorial (should be similar on any phone), download the Distressed Thayer and Schuyler Vintage Letter textures and the yellow flower image. You will need the Distressed FX app on your phone. I don't think you need to buy the Plus one, the cheaper version should be fine.

CoffeeShop "Using CoffeeShop Textures in the Distressed FX App" Editing Tutorial:




1.  Email a few textures to yourself if you have them on saved on your computer.



2. Click on the save icon.


3. Save the image to your Images app.


4. Select the texture(s) and add them to an Album.


 5. I have one named "CoffeeShop Textures". It is a good idea to save all textures in one place or you will drive yourself crazy looking for them.


6. Make sure the textures are there.


7. Click "Download" on the Unsplash image you want to edit.


8. Click "View."


9. Click on the Share Button.


10. Click "Save Image."


11. Open up the Distressed FX app.


12. Click on the camera on the upper left and then click "Choose Picture".


13. Resize your photo to taste and then click the checkmark.


14. On the bottom menubar you will see two sets of textures. The top ones are called color overlays and the bottom ones are the textures.


15. Scroll to the end of the texture set and click on "Custom".



16. Click to select the first CoffeeShop texture in the album where you saved it.


17. Select the blending mode. I used Hard Light.


18. Add any color overlay (the top layer of textures) to your image (1).  I used Catalina in Multiply. 

Then click on the adjustment menu button (2).


19. You can adjust the opacities of both textures using the sliders on the bottom. The upper one is for the upper color overlay texture, the bottom one is for the CoffeeShop texture.

You can also play with all of the other adjustments around the images (contrast, saturation, sharpening, etc). 


20. Now for a little trick! If you flatten the image it allows you to add more custom (or included) textures. 

Click and hold your finger on the image and you should get the prompt that will allow you to flatten the image. Click "Flatten".


21. Add the CoffeeShop Vintage Letter texture using the same steps seen above.


22. I used Soft Light blending mode.



23. Click the Erasure button. This will allow you to remove the texture off the flowers.


24. Use your finger and drag over any area where you want to remove the texture. I removed it off of the flowers. Click the checkmark to accept the changes.


25.  Go back to the adjustment menu button and adjust the opacity of the vintage letter layer to taste.


26. Here is my finished piece. Lovely, right?


27. Go to the top menubar and click the button to save the finished image.


This app will no no way replace a computer edit, but it is a fun and easy way to create pretty custom textured images that you can share on social media or print. And now that you know you can use any texture you want, and even add several textures at a time, this little app becomes even more powerful.

I would love to see your work using this app and my textures on my Facebook page!

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 all the actions/presets and professional design elements, storyboards, and textures.

Monday, July 19

CoffeeShop "Distressed Thayer" Fine Art Texture Set!



NOTE: The download link has been fixed if you were having issues downloading this set earlier.

So things are going fine here, the kids had an amazing week at Civil Air Patrol Encampment, which is basically 7 days of basic training. I will blog about that later this week. They came back exhausted but happy and it was so fun listening to them tell about all of their adventures.

I had some fun of my own making some new textures to share with you, and today I am posting my Distressed Thayer set. These are gorgeous vintage-inspired textures and can be used on basically any image. I posted a few examples of before/afters below.

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








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Friday, July 9

CoffeeShop "Redouté Flowers" Digital Pattern and Paper Set!


As promised yesterday, I used my flower designs to create a Photoshop pattern and set of papers to share with you. 

In this download I included the pattern so you can use it to create your own designs in Photoshop or PSE. This pack has free commercial terms-of-use (like almost everything on my blog), so enjoy using them however you want. 

I started this blog years ago as a broke stay-at-home mom with two little kids who wanted to create but didn't have the money to spend on designs with commercial terms. I was so thankful for those bloggers who shared freebies with no strings attached, that I wanted to pay it forward. And boy has it been a fun ride!!!





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Thursday, July 8

CoffeeShop "Redouté Flowers" Digital Painted Design Set!



It has been busy here, but I am finally getting around to post this lovely flower set. They are all high resolution and have a slight painterly effect, and can be used in your commercial or personal designs with no attribution necessary. However, a link to my site is always appreciated!!!

I found the original images here and isolated, edited and painted them in Photoshop. I also made a pattern and a paper set using them and I will post that set tomorrow.

This is one of the papers from the set I will post tomorrow.


 I hope you enjoy using these free graphic designs in your own work.


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 all the actions/presets and professional design elements, storyboards, and textures.