Tuesday, April 27

CoffeeShop Web Storyboard: 5 Pics!

Here is my newest free web storyboard action and template! This storyboard download includes an action that runs in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements and automatically builds and loads this 1000px wide storyboard. I also included a .psd layered storyboard template that you can open in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements like any other image and load images using clipping masks. There is a tutorial here.

NOTE: You can turn off the white frame layer on top if you don't want the frames. Or you can add a color fill layer on top and group it to the frame layer to change the color. :-)

There are a few things you have to know before using this template action.

1. There is a Photoshop and PSE action. Install the right one!

2. If you use this in PSE you have to have a random image open BEFORE starting the action. The action will close the image before building the storyboard.

3. Sometimes these types of complex actions will crash your PSE program the first time you use it. Just restart PSE and it should work fine.

4. The action will load the images in the order you see listed in the image above.

5. After you load the images you can easily go back and select the image layers and make further tweaks in their positions.

I hope you enjoy this storyboard!  Download the totally free CoffeeShop Web Storyboard 5 Pics HERE!

OK, a few links you need to check out if you love free textures and layer masks (you know I do!).  I love these and these.  I could spend all day playing on the computer if those boys would let me...  :-)

I also wanted to mention that I decided it was too complicated having two versions of our Watermarking action kit over on our design site. So now we only have the Ultimate Watermarking version with a special reduced price. This is a set of time-saving actions that make it simple to prepare your images for the web. They sharpen and crop your images, add optional special enhancements like rounded corners, Polaroid frames, custom-colored frames, and drop shadows and automatically apply your own watermark.  These actions are the closest PSE users will get to batch processing and I even threw in two "real" Photoshop CS batch processing actions.

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 a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.

For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [27 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. yay, thank you so much! I can not wait to use it:)btw, I love your site & I am always checking out:)

  3. This is great! I already used it here:

  4. What a great storyboard Rita. I'll use it with my next blog post!!!
    Thanks a million!

  5. Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

  6. I love your blog! thanks.


  7. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 9 post on Apr. 28, 2010. Thanks again.

  8. Love it!! I need to start doing more storyboards. Thank you for all your hard work!

  9. I've been meaning to start using storyboards more often. Maybe this is just what I need. Thanks for all you offer!

  10. thanks so much i love the story board actions

  11. Thank you so much for all of your freebies! I greatly appreciate them. They are super helpful and work like a charm :)
    Keep up the good work!!

  12. I have Photoshop Elements 6 and I tried using your action... it worked to load all the pictures until the last one, when the program crashes. I know you said it's likely to crash the first time, but that it should be ok after that... but mine keeps crashing every time I try it.
    Do you have any suggestions?

    Aside from that, I LOVE the way it works - I've been looking for some "automatic" collage actions and this is perfect! Thank you so much!

  13. Another great storyboard. Thank you so much!

  14. This states it's a "web" storyboard. Can you use it for print? If so, are there adjustments that I need to make? Thanks for all of your storyboards and actions. They are a godsend! You are so awesome.


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