Monday, May 16, 2022

CoffeeShop "Square Hex" Photoshop/PSE Storyboard Set!


I can't believe it is already Monday. Monday is our Sunday (our weekend is Sunday/Monday since Paul works Saturday) which means I actually love Mondays. But we have been so busy our weekend is throttling by. 

We have been working on some outside projects around the house which I will post about later this month once they are finished.  All three of my guys have been perfecting their woodworking skills. No body parts have been chopped off, yet. 

Our house exterior has been freshly painted and looks great, so now we have started working on our yard. Of course the heat index is around 100, but that is pretty much a typical Texas summer down here. I am the "sprinkler system" and we have about 1/2 acre that has to be watered, so I am spending a lot of time dragging sprinklers around the yard since we haven't had much rain these last months. 

Today I have a new storyboard set to share with you! It contains four 12x12 inch layered PSD storyboards that can be used for print or posting on the web. You can change the color of the background or add a pretty texture.

In the storyboard example above I ran my "Ethereal Blush" action on the photos. 

Check out all of my storyboards here!


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Friday, May 13, 2022

CoffeeShop "Chicken Farm" Digital Paper Set!


Happy Friday!!!

I just updated the CoffeeShop Mega Pack with more actions, textures, and digital papers. If you purchased it within the last two years and want my newest version, just email me with the PayPal email you used to order the pack and I will send it to you. This pack contains most of the textures and digital papers found here.

I love chickens and had them as a child/teenager and also when my kids were small. Then we moved into town and my subdivision doesn't allow chickens. Horses are fine which is crazy since we all have one acre lots. No one has ever had a horse here, but maybe a mini-horse would be fine without a pasture?

But no tiny cute cuddly chickens... I guess I will have to be happy with my cat, dog, bird, and rat. 

Missing my chickens, I decided to put together a bright and cheerful chicken-inspired paper pack. These papers are all 12 inches by 12 inches and come with free terms-of-use. I hope you have fun with them!


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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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


I haven't put out a new Photoshop/PSE action in months! I already have hundreds of free actions posted here on my blog (you can purchase most of them including exclusive actions not found on my blog in a single download and help support my site). So it is rare I need to write a new action for my work. 



Today I was trying to edit a floral image for a card and decided to write up my edit in a brand new action to share with you. This action is called "Ethereal Blush" and is gorgeous on light background images. I couldn't stop playing with it, I think I am going to make a set of floral cards using only this action.


Don't forget to add a gorgeous texture to your image! I used one from this set in soft light on this floral image. 

CoffeeShop "Ethereal Blush" Action Tutorial: 


Open up your image. I used these flowers.


Run the "Ethereal Blush" action. This is what the image looked with no adjustments. 


Feel free to adjust each layer's opacity or turn off/on different layers to get your perfect edit. 

In this edit I turned on the Matte layer and dialed down the "Add Pink to Highlights" layer to 25%. 

I hope you enjoy using my newest action!


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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

CoffeeShop "In the Sea" Painterly Digital Paper Pack!


Today I have a new set of painterly digital papers inspired by the ocean. These are really gorgeous and can be used for overlays or papers in your own designs. They come with free commercial terms-of-use, so have fun with them!



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Friday, May 06, 2022

CoffeeShop "Fantin-Latour" Fine Art Texture Set!


Happy Friday! I am in a good mood this morning because I got up early and went on a bike ride. It is getting hot and I decided that it was better to start exercising early in the morning on my bike rather than walking. I need the bike-riding breeze to keep me from melting. I have been lazy but it is time for me to get back into shape and I love to bike. 

Hoover, however, does not approve of my biking. That means fewer walks and he lives for his walks. So now the kids are helping out by walking him in the morning while I am out riding. 

I had mentioned over on my Facebook page that we had a new family member. I will post her story next week, but I wanted to introduce you to Vala. She is a sweetheart and already terribly spoiled. Hoover is enjoying having a cat sister because she always leaves some of her food in her bowl so he gets several little small-bite snacks throughout the day.
 

Vala also likes Hoover, but she loves to torture him. She will run up to him, smack him on the face with her paw (claws out), then run away hoping he will chase her. He just looks puzzled and tries to ignore her. But sometimes he can't resist sniffing her or giving her a wet and sloppy kiss and then she acts put out.

I am just thankful Hoover is a gentle giant and is great around our bird, rat, and cat. Vala, on the other hand, is not allowed near the bird or rat since she is a little tiny killing machine.

The boys love that little cat so much. Isaac can't remember our two cats we had when he was a baby (Tractor and Beck), but he always told me he thought he was a cat person. We couldn't get a cat when we had Piper since Piper wanted to eat cats, but Hoover is a cool dude and we knew he would be a great cat brother. It was instant love when Isaac met Vala, and that little kitty is Isaac's baby. He carries her around, cleans her litter box, feeds her, cuddles with her, and plays with her. He even had to get a coffee mug that says "Cat Person". 

I, on the other hand, am a dog, cat, bird, chicken, rat, etc. person. I even love my plants. But I have to admit that little cat is incredibly cute. But Hoover is still my main squeeze of all of our family pets.

Anyway, enough about our kitty love. I wanted to post these three textures I made last week. I hope you can use them in your own work, they come with free commercial terms-of-use. If you design with them I would love to see your results on my Facebook page!



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Wednesday, May 04, 2022

CoffeeShop "Summer Picnic" Digital Paper Pack!


I know it is spring in much of the US, but this weekend it will hit the high 90's, so summer is here as far as I am concerned. 

In light of that, I decided to make this happy summer set that makes me think of picnics. These are all 12 by 12 inches and come with free commercial terms-of-use. 


Do you want to download all of my favorite professional CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop actions (including exclusive ones not found anywhere for free), textures, papers, clip art/design elements, storyboards, and Lightroom presets in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my CoffeeShop Mega Download Pack!

Thursday, April 28, 2022

CoffeeShop "12 Polaroids" Baby 1st Year and Simple Photo Templates!



I made these last week and haven't had time to post them. This template set contains two 11x14 storyboards you can use for print or the web. The first one is a plain template, the second is a Baby's First Year template. Both templates can be completely customized; change the size, color, and position of the frames and add any background. I also included a simple version if you are happy with the frame positions. 

To make it easier on you to load 12 images I included a little bonus Photoshop/PSE action that will really save you time. I include instruction to use this action in the download.

I hope you enjoy using these templates! If there is a specific storyboard you would like for me to design for free download, please don't hesitate to leave the details in a comment on this post!



Do you want to download all of my favorite professional CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop actions (including exclusive ones not found anywhere for free), textures, papers, clip art/design elements, storyboards, and Lightroom presets in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my CoffeeShop Mega Download Pack!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

CoffeeShop "Rugged" Fine Art Texture Set!


Sorry I have been gone this week, I have been busy with the boys and working over at the Graphics Fairy site. I have many great freebies on my hard drive so I am trying to get them out to you.

Today I wanted to share a new texture set called "Rugged". This is a really cool set with lots of texture and cracks. On the butterfly photo above I used the brown Rugged 1 texture and bottom Rugged 3 texture in Soft Light blending mode and I loved the result!

On a different note, we got a new family member late last week. She is a little kitty that we have called Vala (SG-1-influenced name) and she is a tortie rescue. She joins our dog Hoover, cockatiel Gooney, and senior rat Olive.  I will blog about her story next week. 


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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

CoffeeShop "Daubigny" Fine Art Texture Set!


I hope your week is going well! We have been busy with school and getting some projects done around the house. 

We are even thinking of adding a cat to our family. We have had pet rats for almost 10 years but the heartbreak of losing each one after 2-3 years is getting more and more difficult. They just have such short lifetimes...  We are down to one senior rat, Olive, and we made the decision that it is a good time to end our rat adventure by not getting any new adorable rat babies and maybe start a new kitty adventure. 

It is taking some time because we want a very social lap-cat that is fine with big dogs (and Gooney the cocketial will just have to be supervised more when he is out) so we have been meeting and greeting rescue cats. Of course all of them are adorable so it is a difficult choice. Paul wears black scrubs to work so we made a decision that we won't get a white cat. And our last two cats were both black, so even though I find myself unconsciously trying to color-coordinate my dog and cat, it might be fun to get a calico or tabby for something different. 

With all of the house things going on, our search for a cat, and a family Easter party coming up, I haven't had time to spend on my blog. But I am back today!

I wanted to share two beautiful textures I made from Charles-Fran├žois Daubigny paintings. I really love the blue one, it is prefect for so many images. I am still learning the ins and outs of my new Canon RP (it is so much more complicated than my old Canon Rebel) so hopefully I will have some of my own images to use these textures on in the next weeks. 


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Wednesday, April 06, 2022

CoffeeShop "HoneyComb 7" Photo Collage Board for Photoshop/PSE!


Today I wanted to share a brand new 12 by 12 photo storyboard set for print or web! This set has 7 hexagon clipping masks, one with and one without borders. 

They are completely customizable. You can even add pretty digital papers to them!


In the storyboard below I add my Andriessen texture on top in Soft Light blending mode and a gorgeous endpaper texture from The Graphics Fairy premium site (I am a part-time instructor there) on the bottom (50% opacity). I changed the color of the endpaper by putting a Color fill layer on top of it in Color blending mode. 

You can also add a texture only to the frames or just to the photos (by grouping those layers together and clipping the texture to it).



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