Helpful Notes on Downloading/Using the CoffeeShop Download Packs.

Thank you so much for purchasing one of my download packs!!!

NOTE:  Folders must be unzipped before you can install anything.

There are four download choices, the CoffeeShop Watermarking Action Kit, CoffeeShop Action Kit, CoffeeShop Digital Design Kit, and CoffeeShop Mega Pack (which includes everything in the other packs).

For specific details in using many of the design elements and actions, please visit my blog, The CoffeeShop Blog. To see before/afters of the actions, you can visit this page.

When you buy any of the packs you should be directed to an instant download page.  Simply download the pack to your desktop and make sure to save a second copy somewhere safe in case something happens to your computer. I send free updates up to a year after your purchase, but after that you will have to repurchase the pack if you want the newest version.

If for some reason you do not get directed to an instant download page you will also receive an email with more download links, sent to the email you used to purchase the pack.  If you don't see the email it might be in your spam folder.

If the download link does not work, please email me at coffeeshopphotography@yahoo.com.  A perk of buying the pack is you can request by email my newest versions for up to one year after your purchase!

The Digital Design Pack and Mega Pack are large files, so if your internet is slow, please download during a low internet usage time. Sometimes your internet provider might "hiccup" and the entire pack might not download. If this happens just download again.  If you run out of downloads then email me for a new one.

Please download the pack to your desktop, then unzip everything.  Right click on the zipped folders and select unzip or extract.  If you have a PC and can't unzip the files you can download 7-Zip.  If you would rather use a different program, you can pick one from this list.  I use YemuZip on my Mac. Please don't load zipped folders, they won't work!!!

Once you have everything unzipped you can start using the items.  Instructions for many of the actions and design elements can be found on my blog. The Action Pack also includes a pdf with before/after images of the actions that are also clickable links to step-by-step instructions on using them.

See Troubleshooting toward the bottom of this post if you have problems.

Mega Download Pack

This pack includes the Digital Design Pack, Action/Preset Pack, and the Watermarking Action Kit (see screenshots below for each pack).

Action Pack

Download the action pack to your desktop and unzip the files.  Open the CoffeeShop Action Pack folder and you should see four folders and one txt file: The CoffeeShop WM Action Kit, CoffeeShop Actions folder, CoffeeShop Magic Retouching Set, CoffeeShop Lightroom Presets folder, and the CoffeeShop Terms of Use.





Open the Action Pack folder and you will see a folder called "CoffeeShop Actions" and the terms of use.  Open the Action folder and you will see two folders, one for the actions for PSE6-PSE10 and one for Photoshop and PSE11-13.

If you are loading actions in PSE6-PSE10, load the atn and png files.  Start by loading one action to make sure you know how to do it.  If you are a new action user, please don't load all of the actions at once!

If you have Photoshop or PSE11-13, load the one action (it has all of the actions grouped in one set).

Loading the actions in Photoshop

Loading the actions is PSE6-PSE10

Loading the actions in PSE11-13 and see screenshot below:


PSE11-13 and Photoshop Users Only:


When you load the action group, click on the little triangle to the left of the folder to open the actions.  Then select the action you wish to run by clicking on the action and pushing play.

Digital Design Pack

Everything in the Digital Design Pack should be opened like a photo, not loaded like an action.  Open PSE or Photoshop and click File, Open and open the file of interest.

When you unzip the file you should see some folders, similar to the ones above.  Simply open the images and start playing!  You can find many tutorials on using these design elements on my blog.

Watermarking Action Kit

Unzip the Watermarking Action Kit.



When you unzip the kit, you should see files similar to the screenshot above.  The "Set Differences -Read Me" explain about each kit, and each kit has full pdf instructions in its folder.  Make sure to print the instructions out and follow them exactly the first time.  Also, make sure you load the proper actions (Photoshop or PSE).  Everything is labeled within the kit.

Loading the actions in Photoshop

Loading the actions is PSE6-PSE10

Loading the actions in PSE11-14 and see screenshot below:




TROUBLESHOOTING!

1.  Make sure to download the packs somewhere you can find them (desktop), and make sure to unzip everything.  If you open the folders and they are empty, then they did not fully download.  Try downloading again, and if your internet is slow do this during a low internet usage time (late night, early morning).  I have unzipping program suggestions at the top of this page.

If you need more download links please email me at coffeeshopphotography@yahoo.com.

2.  Do not load digital design elements like actions, open them like images (File, Open).  Do not load any jpgs, psd, and pngs into your action pane (unless they are the tiny thumbnail pngs for PSE10 and below).

3.  If you have PSE6-10 you will have to load the atn and png thumbnails.  Please load them in sets (5 or so), not all at once unless you are an experienced action loader.  Load the actions with PSE closed, and delete the mediadatabase or thumbdatabase file before starting PSE, start PSE, and allow it to rebuild.  This could take some time, especially if you loaded many actions.  (See links to loading instructions above).

4.  If you get a warning that the action file you loaded is not compatible with PSE, then you did not load the proper action files OR you loaded actions with PSE6-10 open.  Make sure PSE6-10 is closed before loading actions and load only the tiny png thumbnail and atn files.

PSE11-14 needs to be open when you load actions.

5.  If in doubt and things aren't working, close PSE/Photoshop and reboot the computer.

6.  If actions "stop" working properly, it could be because you have changed some type of photoshop/PSE preference setting or the setting became corrupt.  This is a common issue.  To reset preferences, hold down the Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Mac: Command+Option+Shift)  buttons while opening Photoshop or PSE. As Photoshop/PSE loads, you should get a prompt asking if you would like to "delete the Photoshop settings file".   Click yes and you should have a fresh slate with all of the settings returned to their default.