Sunday, December 21, 2008

CoffeeShop Denim Free Action for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements!

Well, it is almost Christmas and like you, I have been terribly busy. However, I made the time to create a little Christmas present for you guys. One of my readers, Barbara, wrote me an email asking if I had ever seen of an action that would turn a color image B&W yet leave denim jeans blue. I haven't come across an action like that, so I decided to write one that night.

This action works in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements and gives you 3 versions of denim to choose from: Classic Blue, Faded, or Bright and New. Just click on the eye icon by the layer you want to turn on. If there are parts of your image which still have color you want to remove, just click on the black layer mask in the "Remove Color" layer, then paint over the color part in the image with a white brush to "erase" it. Don't forget to flatten your image when done!

This action does not only work on blue jeans, use it in any image where you want to selectively color blue; like clothing, eyes, or landscapes. Galveston Island, TX (this summer before hurricane Ike devastated it during the fall) in this case.

If you want to use an action that will work with any color, please check out my Selective Color Action.  I have plenty of things headed your way on this blog, including more actions (Pretty Portrait, White Chocolate Latte, more color pops, and B&W) plus more tutorials and custom papers/card templates. So please come and visit the CoffeeShop when you get a chance! I really appreciate all of your wonderful comments here.   Have a Merry Christmas!!!

Click here to download the CoffeeShop Denim Action!

Do you want to download thousands of professional CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop actions (including exclusive ones not found anywhere for free), textures/overlaysscrapbooking papersclip art/design elementsphoto storyboards and frames, and Lightroom presets from this site in one convenient zipped file AND help support this one-woman blog? 

Just click here for my CoffeeShop Mega Download Pack!


  1. Looks like fun! Thanks so much. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  2. Thank you, have a wonderful Christmas hsmema

  3. Thank you so much, Merry Christmas
    Marilyn UK

  4. I am going to have lots of fun with this one for sure. I just can't thank you enough for all the actions you are sharing. You have opened up a whole new world of scrapping for me.

    Thanks so much from this old granny

  5. That is exactly what I was looking for, you are amazing.

    I havent been able to download it however. The site the file takes me to doesnt give me the option to download to my computer. HMM


  6. Can't wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing your awesome creations and Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

  7. I have created some GREAT pictures with your creations! I cannot wait to use this! We are a Jeans family! Thanks SO much!

  8. Thanks for all the beautiful freebies you've shared this year. I can't wait for next year. I've added you to my google reader so I won't miss one!

    Happy Holidays,

    Love from Holland, Claudia

  9. I want to learn how you made your navigation tabs. Your blog is completely INSPIRING! I'm saving it to my favorites! I'm trying to learn and reteach to my bloggies and scrapping friends. Thanks for everything!

    Here's to more happy scrapping, and
    Hugs from the heart,

    Come scrap your blog with me at

  10. Thanks for the action and hope you have a Happy Holiday season!

  11. This is WAY fabulous!! Thank you so much for sharing all your goodies with us. I especially love that they work with PSE. It is just so awesome that you can create these things! I'm so dumb when it comes to stuff like this. THANKS again you totally ROCK!!

    Merry Christmas & a Blessed and Happy New Year to you and yours,

  12. thank you so much!!!! I love your pse actions!!!

  13. Hello you! I sent you a peamail, but then decided to read your friend's installation instructions, and I hope that the problem will be resolved. Have a blessed Christmas!


  14. Hi. Thank you very much for all the actions. I have a problem running this action with PSE6. When I click the action, I see the ongoing changes with the photo, but the final photo will just revert back to the original version. hmmm

  15. Oops. I already figured it out. I wasn't reading full instructions. Thanks!! Love all your actions.

  16. Thank You so much Rita!! You are a real blessing for the technically challenged like myself

  17. I have just discovered actions and this one is absolutely beautiful. I have been playing with it and the results are sooo incredible. Thank you so much for this one !

  18. Can you help please? I downloaded the action in my photoshop elements 6, but now I can not find it. I've looked in the effects (as directed), but I don't think its there. Any suggestions?

  19. This is one of my favorite actions!

    Is there any way that you could create an action similar to this one that would isolate red?
    I'm sure you have a ton to do, and a list of other PS stuff. So, ya know, maybe in your "spare time?!" :)

    You have been blessed with an awesome talent!
    Thank you for sharing it with us!

  20. Hi Rita-

    Loved the denim action. Is there a way to select a different color? I did a big group (21 People) and they were all wearing Ohio State Colors so i would like to select the red. If not, that is ok. I still love the denim.


  21. Just want to say that I am LOVING your site! Pure awesome. Gonna definetly Donate to ya:)

  22. I have CS3 and it does not work. I dont use CSE so how can i make this work?

  23. I have to tell you - I use this one all the time! Do you have more that can do this with other colors? It's such a great effect!

  24. I love this action too and was wondering if you have one that selects other colors? Or how do I change this one to select red or purple or colors other than blue?


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