Category: Photoshop

CoffeeShop “Minimal Circles” Photoshop/PSE Photo Template Set!

This weekend I made a new set of square Photoshop/PSE templates with a minimal circle theme. They come with clipping masks so you can easily add your images. You can remove the decorative lines or adjust their color to taste and add paper or a different color to the background. These boards can be posted …

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How to use Select and Mask in Photoshop. Refine edges on every cutout

Free Photoshop tutorial. Ultimate guide to select and mask in Photoshop, how to get perfect edges on every background removal When you make selections to cut out images, often you will have problems with the edges. You’ll see halos, jaggies, blockies, smudgies and other problems. (I just coined the phrases Smudgies and blockies, you’ll know …

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20+ Best Tote Bag Mockup Templates for Creatives

A tote bag is a cosmos of its own! How many times have you rummaged through your tote bag, only to find more than you’ve bargained for? We keep so many things in our tote bags. Fortunately, that’s exactly what they’re here for. So if your tote bag sometimes feels like it has its own …

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CoffeeShop “Peeling Paint” Fine Art Texture Set

I have a backload of freebies I need to post on my site, so today I start with a really nice set of peeling paint textures. These are high resolution and can be used alone as papers or layered over images/designs.  Below is an example where I used one of the textures to age a …

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How to Fade an image in Photoshop

This is one of those fundamental skills in Photoshop. I’m making this tutorial because some things have changed in photoshop and I want to show the newest and best way to achieve the blending or fading effect. I’m also offering a way to have more flexibility and some different options to blend all the edges, …

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The 20 Best Double Exposure & Duotone Photoshop Action Sets

The double exposure effect, or duotone effect, is a photographic technique where two separate images are overlaid to create a single composite image. This technique has been used in traditional film photography for decades, but with the advent of digital cameras and photo editing software, it has become even more accessible. If you’re looking to …

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CoffeeShop “My Valentine” Photoshop/PSE Photo Template!

Happy Friday! Today for the first time in over a week we see the sun. It is cold but beautiful out there, so we hope to play some pickleball (stupid name, great sport) after lunch. Hoping we can get a court, we only have two in our town and apparently everyone and their grandmother plays …

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Best tech in 2023 for Creative Pros – PhotoshopCAFE picks

The best products of the year (2023) (AKA Colin’s Gear Guide) Click here to buyl the products in one place from B&H Photo. (I will earn a commission from these links, so I appreciate your support of the CAFE.) I reviewed a lot of stuff in 2023. What is the best? Check it out here. …

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20+ Best Photoshop Actions for Creative Text Effects

Typography is a powerful tool in design, branding, and marketing, but finding the perfect text effect can be a challenge. Fortunately, with the help of Photoshop actions, creating stunning text effects has never been easier. In this collection, we’ve compiled some of the best Photoshop actions to enhance your typography game. Whether you’re looking to …

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CoffeeShop “Vintage Valentines” Frame and Card Set!

I found these gorgeous valentines, so I cleaned them up in Photoshop to share with you. I also made each one into a pretty vintage photo frame, simply drag your image under the frame layer. These frames are large resolution so can be printed for scrapbooks or posted on the web. They also come with …

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Parametric Filters in Photoshop Ultimate Guide

Parametric Filters in Photoshop open up a new world. First, these filters can easily be made in Substance Designer and imported into Photoshop. Many parameters can be changed (hence the name Parametric).  What’s really interesting is the way the filter interact with each other when you apply several on the same layer. They don’t just …

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