But today I am “chained” to my computer (hee hee!) so that I can get this new action finished and posted for you.
I “cleverly” call this Photoshop/PSE action “Texture and Frame”. This action automatically applies your favorite texture on your image and then adds two adjustable light/dark textured frames. Pick your favorite and you are good to go, or don’t add the frames and simply enjoy your pretty textured image.
CoffeeShop “Texture & Frame” Photoshop/PSE Action Tutorial:
The action will prompt you to resize the texture to fit your image. If you can’t see the transfer lines as seen in my screenshot above, click Ctrl(Cmd)-0 (zero) to zoom out and repeat to zoom back in.
Once you are happy with the texture placement, click the checkmark to accept.
You will be prompted to adjust the frame placement. You can adjust it symmetrically or asymmetrically as I did above.
This is my image before any adjustments. You have to turn on the frames, they are optional. 🙂
I turned on the second “Texture” layer and kept it in Soft Light Blending mode. You can adjust the Blending Modes and Opacity of either/both layers. I usually use Soft Light, Overlay, Screen, and/or Multiply.
I have two textured frame options, a light or a dark version. In this example above I turned on the “Light Frame”. Grouped to this layer is a “Desaturate Light Frame” layer that removes any excess color from the frame. You can turn this off, adjust the opacity, or open it and adjust it to taste.
You can also adjust the lightness of the frame by moving the sliders on the Levels adjustment “Frame” layer.
If you want a dark textured frame, turn on the “Dark Frame” layer instead and adjust it as suggested above.
I hope you enjoy this new action! I would love to see your own edits using it over 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 a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.
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