Thursday, April 18

CoffeeShop Floral Facebook Cover/Header Set!



Today I have a pretty set of spring-inspired floral Facebook covers/headers. These look perfect on computers AND mobile devices and are simple PNG files, so simply drag your images behind the cutouts and resize to fit.

You can also add your logo or text to the headers to make them your own!



I used some gorgeous designs from The Graphics Fairy to make this set.


Download the CoffeeShop "Floral Facebook Covers" Set.

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Wednesday, April 10

CoffeeShop "Frederick" Fine Art Texture/Overlay/Paper Set!




How is it already Wednesday???  





I have been doing some spring cleaning and I have barely touched the surface. I repotted all of my plants in the house yesterday (and replaced the almost-dead ones) and now I am organizing my kitchen. I have one drawer done so far... ;-) I also made a new batch of soap using rose-infused olive oil and pink clay, so pretty! My roses are looking great this spring because it hasn't been so hot and the deer haven't dropped by for a midnight snack.



I did have some time today to put together a new fine art texture set for you. These look gorgeous as textures on images (soft light, overlay, multiply, screen blending modes) and also make really nice digital design paper. I loved playing with the colors, later I will write a tutorial on how I created this set. I had so much fun doing it and had to make myself stop after I designed eight textures.

Images used in this post (flower, woman on beach, yellow flowers, landscape).


Download the CoffeeShop "Frederick" Fine Art Texture set.

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Thursday, April 4

CoffeeShop "Golden Light Luxe" Photoshop/PSE Fine Art Action!


I have been working on this Photoshop/PSE action for some time, and I am finally happy with it.  I called it "Golden Light Luxe" and it adds gorgeous warmth and light to your images. 

It is fully customizable (you paint on layer masks) and I have a complete step-by-step tutorial posted below. Please read it before using the action! You have to add light by painting on the layers after the action finishes running. Download the action at the bottom of this post or grab it in my CoffeeShop Action Pack which has hundreds of beautiful actions and is on sale right now!








CoffeeShop "Golden Light Luxe" Photoshop/PSE Action Tutorial:


You can download the original image to work along with this tutorial.


Run "Golden Light Luxe". A Levels adjustment layer will pop up, you can make adjustments now or press OK and do it later. I usually adjust it after I finish the rest of my edit.


This is the image after the action finishes running. If you just want some golden color, you can keep it "as is", but I always add some light and adjust the layers.


In this image I want to add golden light to the area highlighted in yellow above.


To do this, click to select the Add Light 1 layer (not the mask). Grab a soft black brush and adjust the size and click to paint the area you want to add light. I usually start at 50% opacity and then click a few times.


Do the same on the Add Light 2 layer. This adds a really pretty color to the light.


Then adjust the Haze layer opacity to taste.


I always go play with the opacity of the Reduce Yellows/Greens/Cyan layer. It can make quite a dramatic difference. In this case I reduced the opacity to add more color back.


If you are editing a portrait like this one, you might want so much color and haze on her face. Click to select the Add Light 1 and Add Light 2 layer masks and use a soft low opacity black brush to gently paint some of the light off her face.


I also removed some of the Haze layer off her face.


This edit makes me so happy! I would love to see your own edits using this action on my Facebook page.

Download the CoffeeShop "Golden Light Luxe" Fine Art Photoshop/PSE Action.

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Tuesday, April 2

CoffeeShop "Lots of Photos" Square 20x20 Storyboard Set!


Today I have a new set of professional 20x20 storyboard. Feel free to add images to all of the spaces or leave some of the cutouts white and add text/logos/information.

These Photoshop/PSE storyboards are layered psd files so you can quickly add your images using clipping masks (tutorial and free loading action). You can change the background/border color from white or add any pretty texture  or digital paper. Print or post these on the web (Instagram, Facebook, websites, etc.) and have fun with them!!!




I want to thank the talented Jill Wellington (Etsy ShopFacebookBlogYouTube VideosPixabay) for allowing me to use her beautiful images in my example storyboards.


Download the CoffeeShop "Lots of Photos" Square Storyboard Set.

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Friday, March 29

CoffeeShop "Silas" Fine Art Texture Set!



Yesterday we made our annual drive to Bluebonnet Country (Washington, TX and surrounding towns). The weather was perfect and we had a great time. I posted a few photos on Instagram from my iPhone.  

Today I was downloading my "real camera" images and the yellow flower image above is from that shoot. I need to find out what the name of that tree/shrub is later today. It was filled with yellow round flowers and had thorns on the limbs. Gorgeous! If you know what it is please leave a comment.

Today I have a new texture/overlay set I called "Silas" after my grandfather. This set contains three high resolution textures that you can use layered over images or as a pretty digital paper. I use these in multiply, screen, overlay or soft light blending modes on my image, and you can even blur them to add additional beauty and interest. I have a step-by step tutorial posted below.

The texture set download is toward the bottom of  this post.




CoffeeShop "Silas" Texture Tutorial:



Open your image in Photoshop or PSE.


Place the CoffeeShop  Silas Texture 3 on your image and transform it to fit.


Put this texture in Multiply blending mode.


Make a copy of the Texture layer and put it in Soft Light blending mode. This really brightens the image.


Add additional contrast by making a copy of the Background flower, dragging it on top of the layer, and placing it is Soft Light blending mode. Adjust the Opacity to taste.


For a more "oil-painting" effect, click to select the bottom texture layer that is in Multiply mode and Gaussian Blur it slightly to soften the texture. I used a setting of 7 in this example.


I think this turned out gorgeous! I would love to see your own edits using this texture set on my Facebook page.

Download the CoffeeShop "Silas" Fine Art Texture Set.

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Tuesday, March 26

CoffeeShop "Pretty Floral Watercolor" Square Photo Storyboard Set!


Sorry I have been MIA. My sister and her kids were here through this weekend so I was busy with family. It was great to see them and sad to see them head back to Dallas. Just hoping they will move back home one of these days.

This morning I had so much fun designing this new spring-inspired square storyboard set. I used this lovely graphic to create them. You can use them any season, but they are especially nice for spring/easter/summer images.

This set contains four different storyboards for Photoshop/PSE, and you can change the background color, add a pretty watercolor background, or even a pretty digital paper!

These can be printed or posted on the web and they come with free commercial terms-of-use. If you decide to print them you can enlarge them, just do this before adding any images.






A special thanks to Jill Wellington (Etsy ShopFacebook, Blog, YouTube Videos, Pixabay) for allowing me to use her images in my example storyboard above!

Download the CoffeeShop "Pretty Floral Watercolor" storyboard set.

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Tuesday, March 19

CoffeeShop "Painted Hydrangea" Digital Paper Pack!


OK, Spring Break is over (too soon!) and I am back to work. I am finishing up a few actions, but today I have a brand new beautiful painted hydrangea paper pack. 

This set includes six 12 inch x 12 inch papers that would look amazing in your own custom designs, photo overlays, frames, backgrounds, cards, etc. You can post them on the web (Facebook, blogs, websites, Instagram, etc.)  or print them. I have several examples posted below. They come with free commercial terms-of-use.

I posted a little tutorial below showing you how to quickly and easily change the color of these papers to match your photos and designs. Download this set on the bottom of the post.

A special thanks to Lisa Rubel Photography (website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for allowing me to use these adorable dog images in my tutorial.






CoffeeShop Tutorial on How to Change the Colors of The Hydrangea Papers:

It is so easy to quickly change the colors of these papers to match your photos and designs.


In this example I wanted to match the floral hydrangea background to the dog's pillow. "As is" it is too purple. Select the hydrangea paper layer.


Then add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer above it. Move the Master Hue/Saturation slider until you are happy with the color. As you can see by my settings, I changed the Hue to -29 and the Saturation to -31 and now the flowers are light blue and match the stool pillow perfectly!



I hope you enjoy using these papers!

 Download the CoffeeShop "Painted Hydrangea" Digital Paper Set!

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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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