Flypaper Textures

On the Beach


We are so fortunate having such lovely beaches here in southern New Zealand and the fact that so many of them are so accessible and while I love deserted beaches, for my photos I like to have a human element. I tend to lag behind in my beach walks so I can get my long suffering “model” into the photo, in this case though, I swapped him for a more attractive silhouette ๐Ÿ™‚ I had a search for my archives for a similar beach scene with a figure, cut it out using Photoshop’s Quick Selection Tool and then moved the selected figure into my beach image, with the unwanted person there as a reference for size it was an easy task. Once I’d got my new figure in place, I duplicated my background and cloned out the original figure.
And although I’d straightened the horizon in the original image, the line of waves gave it an illusion of “wonkiness” so I straightened the final layer using the warp tool.

Now the processing.
Tapis Vert @ Overlay 46% masked lightly from the sky portion
Tapis Vert @ Multiply 65% masked from the beach portion
Flypaper Nik Preset “Beach Walk” which will be be in an upcoming preset pack.

Tapis Vert is from the Autumn Painterly pack
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4 Responses to “On the Beach”

  1. High there in New Zealand!

    First of all: I love your textures and presets so much, I’ve bought all of them ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also I love playing with your recipes to got a feeling, etc.

    This is the only disappointing fact in the last recipes, because you always wrote: Upcoming …

    Please give me recipes to play with them with released Textures or Presets, or RELEASE! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Greetings from the other side of the world ๐Ÿ™‚

    • JillFerry says:

      Hi Friedrich, thanks for the feedback, the new presets will be out very soon with luck and then you’ll be able to reproduce that recipe exactly. Next recipe I do will be with currently released products I promise ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. PaulGrand says:

    Well done, Jill, a nicely drawn picture and tutorial! ๐Ÿ™‚

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