I have been meaning to share this site for quite some time, but you know me, I get distracted. I have been using this site for years now because I am a Photoshop Elements User, otherwise known as PSE. I would LOVE to have the full version of Photoshop because it does so many cool things BUT my laptop would roll it's eyes at me and say, "Yeah, right." if I tried to install a program that huge on it. And it's a bit pricey. But God bless Adobe, they have a slimmed down version of Photoshop called Photoshop Elements (PSE) and it does almost as much at the full version for a fraction of the price.
However...one of the few things that PSE does not do that the full version does is run standard "actions". Actions are like tiny little programs that run within the software itself to accomplish a certain job. For instance, if you want to turn your color photo into a sepia toned photo, you just click on the "action" and it automatically does the work for you. Now, there are TONS of actions out there, and they generate some beautiful photos. But us PSE users were not able to run actions at all until recently and even now, we can only use actions that were specifically created for PSE. You guessed it, the PSE-specific actions are hard to find.
And this is where the blog CoffeeShop comes in: Not only do they give you wonderful tips about working in PSE, they have a bazillion FREE PSE actions. You heard me, FREE! And they generate some GORGEOUS photos. I have downloaded dozens of their actions and I use at least one every time I post pics here on the blog.
Here are some examples from their site:
See what I mean? Such an easy fix and such great payoff! So stroll on over to CoffeeShop and download some fun actions!!