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Golden Pears

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We hope you’re enjoying the new Impressionist Painterly pack as much as we are!
I thought I’d share how I processed these pears with the new textures. I’m sure you’ll agree that the beginning image was very flat so I decided to add a couple of Impressionist textures and voila….it’s turned an ordinary pear photo into something special.

Anyway here’s the details:
Eakins @ Softlight 100%
Guillaumin @ Overlay 100%
At this stage it was looking good but to lift things further I turned to Nik Colour Efex and added a couple of filters to tweak tone etc. You could easily do this using normal Photoshop adjustments if you don’t have Nik.

Please visit our Pack page or Combo Pack page to buy Flypaper Textures. Or our Preset Page to buy Nik Presets
We recommend: Topaz filters and Skylum software

Impressionist Painterly Launch

Impressionist Painterly

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Welcome to our lockdown created Impressionist Painterly Texture pack! We created these real-life oil painted textures over several months, shooting them in natural daylight or ‘en plein air’ to get the most out of this oil paint effect. The impressionists also worked during the evenings for ‘effets de soir’ producing richly shadowed, moody effects using visible spontaneous brushstrokes to convey an atmospheric impression of changing natural daylight.

These innovative artists went against their Victorian contemporaries and did not tend to use transparent glazes or paint on traditional brown gazed canvas, preferring white bases for their paintings. We have followed their example and created this pack in the same spirit and we hope you have as much fun using them as we did in creating them, without the oil paint smell! 😉 Incidentally they were also the first real painting movement to work from Photographs, many of the most famous impressionists were inspired by photography and so we’ve now come full circle and we’re incorporating brush strokes in our photo art!

This Impressionist painterly texture pack was designed to add a subtle or strong, mostly oil painting effect on canvas to your fine art photography or to use as overlays or backdrops. The brushstrokes are mostly in the impasto technique, much favoured by the Impressionist movement.  Scroll down to see the textures in use.

To make the most out of these painterly textures we suggest golden hour shot images but they’ll work well on pretty much any image. This is our biggest ever pack with a whopping 57 rectangular textures, made in minimum sized 4000 x 6000 pixels and are at industry printing standard 300ppi.

All our textures can be used in any editing programme that supports the use of layers, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Gimp etc You can also use our textures on your iPad, Android and smartphones if you have a suitable app installed. You can only use them in Lightroom if you use an add-on that allows Lightroom to use layers such as Perfect Layers.
To download, click on the add to cart button, a download link will be sent to you upon payment.

Flypaper Impressionist Painterly

57 Painterly Textures

 

$40

Please note, it’s a big file so why not grab a coffee while you’re waiting for the download 🙂

Please visit our Pack page or Combo Pack page to buy Flypaper Textures. Or our Preset Page to buy Nik Presets
We recommend: Topaz filters and Skylum software

The Pier with Flypaper Impressionist Textures
Roses with Flypaper Impressionist textures.

Black Mill

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During these strange locked down Coronavirus days its always good to have images to fall back on. Upon finding this image I’d taken 10 years ago, in Rottingdean near Brighton where this huge black Beacon Mill overlooks the English Channel. When it was built back in 1802, it defiantly faced France with its great Napoleonic foe.
Here these black sentinels are still facing the wind some 218 years later, though now in genteel retirement, their flour grinding days are sadly long gone. This one stands in the rough, on the edge of a charming hilltop golf course.
There used to be many such windmills but now all but a handful survive.
These particular mills were made famous in a classic Michael Cain Movie;
The Black Mill. The two windmills in that movie are in nearby Brighton.

I thought I’d try our latest pack of Edwardian Antique Edges with it and loved the final moody antique grunge effect.

Processing was very easy, I first desaturated the very colourful base image in Photoshop and loaded the Flypaper Antique Edges into Russel Brown’s free Adobe paper texture App, which makes texturing a delight without re-sizing and pulling the textures to fit.

The three textures used were as below:

Edwardian Edges Plate 16 Divide @ 23%

Edwardian Edges Plate 15 Divide @ 49%

Edwardian Edges Plate 46 Divide @ 46%

Please visit our Pack page or Combo Pack page to buy Flypaper Textures. Or our Preset Page to buy Nik Presets
We recommend: Topaz filters and Skylum software

Birthday Sale

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We started Flypaper Textures ten years ago, way back in September 2009!

Over those years we’ve published around 30 packs, many of which were inovative and even admired by rival sellers, but don’t worry, we’re not over creating new textures, we still have more up our sleeves!

So we thought we’d do a one-off 30% discount on everything sale! Simply enter the code Ten on purchase to receive the discount, valid until October 31st!

To celebrate further we’re doing this catch-up launch of a similar full size version  of  our textures which are included with the Adobe texture panel,  these have up till now just been in a web sized 72 dpi version. After many fans requests for this full size version we are now publishing this whopping 51 sized texture selection pack! This pack can now serve as a full size compilation sample pack, as it contains textures from a wide variety of Flypaper packs, from Tin Edges, to cracks and metallic and loads from our very popular painterly sets, its basically an all rounder pack! 

Panel textures mosaic
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This pack is a high resolution version of the panel textures that you’ll possibly already have if you’ve purchased a wide variety of previous Flypaper Texture packs. 

The textures range in size, but are all 4000 pixels on their shortest edge, they are all at industry printing standard 300ppi for perfect printing.

All our textures can be used in any editing programme that supports the use of layers, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Gimp etc You can also use our textures on your iPad, Android and smartphones if you have a suitable app installed. You can only use them in Lightroom if you use an add-on that allows Lightroom to use layers such as Perfect Layers.
To download, click on the add to cart button, a download link will be sent to you upon payment.

Texture Panel Selection Pack

51 Assorted Textures

 

$40

Please note, it’s a big file so why not grab a coffee while you’re waiting for the download 🙂

The textures in the Panel Selection Pack with their original pack names in brackets are:

Alice (Metallic), Apple Blush (Tex Box 1), Atlantic (Paper Painterly), Aquaflore (Autumn Painterly), Aquarius (Summer Painterly), Brushed Rose(Summer Painterly), Burnished Clay (Tex Box 2), Casanova (August Painterly), Caspian (Paper Painterly), Chatsworth (Autumn Painterly), Colosseum Sienna (Tex Box 2), Creme Anglais (Spring Painterly), Dangerous Liaisons (Tex Box 1) Danielli (August Painterly), Dawn Grunge (Summer Painterly), Dorian Grey (Summer Painterly), Elysisum (Tex Box 1) , Fly Edge 3 (Fly Edges), Fly Edge 4(Fly Edges), Ezekiel Plum (Summer Painterly), Gertrude Jekyll (Autumn Painterly), Hampton (Autumn Painterly), Iridescent Brush (Summer Painterly), Labyrinth (Tex Box 2), Leaky Garrett (Tex Box 1), Lemoncello (Spring Painterly), Lime Plaster (Tex Box 2), Lyme Fossil (Spring Painterly), Masque (August Painterly), Metallic Ice (Metallic), Muscatel (Tex Box 2), Necropolis (Tex Box 1), Newt Spring Painterly), Nuriel Clouds (Summer Painterly), Oakmoss (Autumn Painterly) Orange Blossom (Spring Painterly), Oval Crack, Pastel Copper (Metallic), Peach Blush (Tex Box 2},Pistacho (Summer Painterly), Rainbow Trout (Tex Box 2}, Raw Linen (Tex Box 1}, Rococo (August Painterly),Sakura Skies (Spring Painterly), Sariel Leather (Summer Painterly), Smoker (Metallic), Stygian Tin (Summer Painterly), Touchstone (Summer Painterly), Verdigris Scratch (Metallic), Versailles (Autumn Painterly), Villa Adriana (Spring Painterly).

Please visit our Pack page or Combo Pack page to buy Flypaper Textures. Or our Preset Page to buy Nik Presets
We recommend: Topaz filters and Skylum software

Edwardian Edges Launch

Edwardian Edges
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Need to add authentic age to Steampunk imagery or attain a fantasy Alice in Wonderland photographic look?
Did you yearn for a natural large plate format photographic feel?
Have you ever wanted natural un-contrived edges that are not the everyday humdrum TTV retro, but something a little bit special?
Then this is the product for you!:-)

Three years ago on 2016 we launched our best selling Edges 3, since then we’ve scoured not only France but also New Zealand and have gleaned a whole new batch of worthy Glass Edges! This time after your feedback we have processed in a darker way so that they should be even easier to use, they also look quite different to past Edges packs for a fresh new processing experience.

All our edges derive from 100 + year antique French and New Zealand glass silvered plates, lovingly scanned in TIF, then cleaned and processed in a secret way we have developed ourselves, to show only grunge, without the original image. These were produced to be as widely used as possible, both in their original format, or cut and pulled square.

This new bigger than ever, 50 plate pack is in mostly landscape format, its colours are still soft and easy to use and we believe this bigger than ever set will compliment the earlier classic edges sets beautifully.    

The textures are around  6000 by 4000 pixels and are at industry printing standard 300ppi for perfect printing.

All our textures can be used in any editing programme that supports the use of layers, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Gimp etc You can also use our textures on your iPad, Android and smartphones if you have a suitable app installed. You can only use them in Lightroom if you use an add-on that allows Lightroom to use layers such as Perfect Layers.
To download, click on the add to cart button, a download link will be sent to you upon payment.

Flypaper Edwardian Edges

50 Antique Edge Textures

 

$40

Please note, it’s a big file so why not grab a coffee while you’re waiting for the download 🙂

Please visit our Pack page or Combo Pack page to buy Flypaper Textures. Or our Preset Page to buy Nik Presets
We recommend: Topaz filters and Skylum software

Provencal Fountain

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Whilst picking up my first two swarms of honeybees in the Provencal town of Bollene I spied this typical French village fountain, I quickly took this picture and dismissed it as I thought I could never use it as it was too cluttered.

Only after we released our Provencal pack did I look again and started playing with it.  I chose one of our last years Nik Fly Pastel presets which blurred the edges, pulling it all together beautifully.

I then tried a very grungy zinc based texture from the Provencal pack and it worked perfectly. After removing a couple of edge distractions I could also have removed the ‘No Drinking’ signs but decided to leave it there. Finally, I upped the contrast and eh-voila, a refreshing new look from Fly!

Finally, there is still time for you lucky readers to use our ‘Nice’ code to obtain your 5 dollar discount from our brand new Provencal textures pack, but hurry as this limited time offer finishes on Sunday 16th June! 🙂

Nik Fly Pastel ‘Chamomile’ preset  (with a couple of filters clicked off)

Marseille @ 100% Overlay

Flypaper Provençal Textures

51 Grunge Textures

 

$40

Please note, it’s a big file so why not grab a coffee while you’re waiting for the download 🙂

Please visit our Pack page or Combo Pack page to buy Flypaper Textures. Or our Preset Page to buy Nik Presets
We recommend: Topaz filters and Skylum software

Provençal Textures Launch

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Welcome to our Provençal Texture pack! We’ve sourced this pack from ancient Provençal villages earlier this summer, using their natural clay tints which were mined from their world famous open clay pits that have also been used to manufacture artists pigments for hundreds of years. These soft toned pigments are sprinkled throughout this soft summery themed pack of grunge.

Photographed on sun-scorched lazy afternoons in tiny medieval Provençal villages whilst the locals took their siestas through the cigal and cricket chirping afternoons. Their ancient natural sun aged pastel painted house colours form the base textures of this pack, their place names used throughout to name the textures from the salty fishing port of Marseille where they drink Rose wine and tiny black coffees in zinc bars along the Cote d’Azure to gorgeous pastel toned resorts of Cassis, Saint Tropez, Cannes and Nice then up to the Roussillon clay pits in the heart of the Vaucluse, where the sun-baked soft ochre clay of the Apt valley was mined for painting their village house-fronts. Then moving through sunflower fields of Orange, up to the fragrant, soft purple lavender fields of the northern end of Drome valley where the famous early morning, truffle markets crown our Provençal odyssey!  

This Provencal pack contains 51 rectangular tonally coloured textures which have an affinity for use with your landscapes as these are mostly landscape orientated textures. This French summer themed pack comprises of several painterly,  zinc and metallic scratched based textures, the rest are derived from soft toned natural clay pigmented masonry and grungy paint. This is an easy to use all-rounder pack which also contains the 51 thumbs in a folder you’ll need to be able to load into Dr Russell Brown’s Adobe Texture Panel without having to produce your own thumbs.

The textures have a minimum size of 6000 by 4000 pixels and are at industry printing standard 300ppi.

All our textures can be used in any editing programme that supports the use of layers, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Gimp etc You can also use our textures on your iPad, Android and smartphones if you have a suitable app installed. You can only use them in Lightroom if you use an add-on that allows Lightroom to use layers such as Perfect Layers.
To download, click on the add to cart button, a download link will be sent to you upon payment.

Flypaper Provençal Textures

51 Grunge Textures

 

$40

Please note, it’s a big file so why not grab a coffee while you’re waiting for the download 🙂

Please visit our Pack page or Combo Pack page to buy Flypaper Textures. Or our Preset Page to buy Nik Presets
We recommend: Topaz filters and Skylum software

Winter Sunset

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Jill and I would like to wish all our readers a Happy New year!

Here’s my first outing of 2019 just yesterday evening during a very dark and damp winter when the sun finally came out just in time for it to to set, so I rushed out to grab a few images before the light faded. My camera still had its new little 50mm and so I stuck with that.

Processing was easy, I brightened it slightly in camera raw and knocked back the whites and highlights. I then opened it up in Nik Colour Pro and chose our Lavender Pastel Nik Fly Preset from the Pastel pack we launched last summer and used it as it was. I could have lightened the ploughed field but was in a hurry so left it. I then opened it in Topaz Impression and used the Studio Landscape App with Basic Correction number 745 that is shipped as it was to boost the colours and soften.

Next, I opened the free Russell Brown Adobe paper texture panel in Photoshop 2018 with our recent Flypaper Celestial texture pack to quickly pull the image together and enhance its atmosphere.

Virgo @ 100% Overlay

Carina @ 29% Soft Light

Bellatrix @ 29% Soft Light

The Celestial Painterly Pack contains 50 rectangular shaped textures which have a minimum size of 6000 by 4000 pixels and are at industry printing standard 300ppi.

All our textures can be used in any editing programme that supports the use of layers, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Gimp etc You can also use our textures on your iPad, Android and smart phones if you have the Photoshop Touch app installed. You can only use them in Lightroom if you use an add-on that allows Lightroom to use layers such as Perfect Layers.
To download, click on the add to cart button, a download link will be sent to you upon payment.

Flypaper Celestial Painterly

50 Painterly  Textures

 

$40

Please note, it’s a big file so why not grab a coffee while you’re waiting for the download 🙂

Please visit our Pack page or Combo Pack page to buy Flypaper Textures. Or our Preset Page to buy Nik Presets
We recommend : Topaz filters and Skylum software

Travels with My Aunt – hat and passports

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Here’s a possible book cover set-up I shot several months ago, It’s theme being loosely based on Graham Greene’s famous;
‘Travels With My Aunt’ novel, but I didn’t like the final ‘before’ result as it just didn’t ‘mesh up’ so I filed it under ‘problem images’ and forgot about it until we were trialing the new Celestial pack and suddenly it worked! The final sepia effect pulling it all together, both softening and adding a real vintage travelers feel.

For processing I chose a rectangle field blur effect in photoshop to soften the side edges and top of the panama hat that would have been hard to add a book cover text over, it being so hard edged. My old British passports had their edges clipped and you can see it on the before image, so I did a quick clone job to repair the missing edge.

Firstly, I slightly tweaked the colours with this summers new Nik Fly Pastel presets collection, then opened the New Celestial Texture pack and loaded it into Russell Brown’s free Adobe paper Texture Panel and quickly started playing with the yummy Celestial textures!
I ended up using three Celestial textures before finally being happy with the finished top image.
I then emailed it to one of my book cover agents and thankfully they snapped it up, not a bad several month trip for a ‘problem image’!

Quasar – Overlay @ 53%
Cetus – Soft Light @ 18%
Polaris – Soft Light @ 61%

The Celestial Painterly Pack contains 50 rectangular shaped textures which have a minimum size of 6000 by 4000 pixels and are at industry printing standard 300ppi.

All our textures can be used in any editing programme that supports the use of layers, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Gimp etc You can also use our textures on your iPad, Android and smart phones if you have the Photoshop Touch app installed. You can only use them in Lightroom if you use an add-on that allows Lightroom to use layers such as Perfect Layers.
To download, click on the add to cart button, a download link will be sent to you upon payment.

Flypaper Celestial Painterly

50 Painterly  Textures

 

$40

Please note, it’s a big file so why not grab a coffee while you’re waiting for the download 🙂

Please visit our Pack page or Combo Pack page to buy Flypaper Textures. Or our Preset Page to buy Nik Presets
We recommend : Topaz filters and Skylum software

Celestial Painterly Pack Launch

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Welcome to this years full pack launch into outer space! This time it’s another addition to our most popular Painterly series, its theme is ‘Celestial’ which includes the names of stars and noble gasses as we thought we could discern swirling nebula gases and the textural landscapes of distant planets, without actually moving to Canada and enjoying getting spaced out!;-)
We’ve created this pack to be as easy to use as possible and over the recent weeks whilst we’ve been trailing them we found them good at beefing up landscapes and still life’s a treat with their muted tones and misty depths.
Taking a bite of our space cakes you’ll travel from Andromeda to Zosma and onto Pollux and Castor, mixing the familiar with the strange like Grus, Izar, Ranginui and Tarf. We hope you’ll have as much fun using these celestial textures as we have had whilst creating and naming them! 🙂

The Celestial Painterly Pack contains 50 rectangular shaped textures which have a minimum size of 6000 by 4000 pixels and are at industry printing standard 300ppi.

All our textures can be used in any editing programme that supports the use of layers, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Gimp etc You can also use our textures on your iPad, Android and smart phones if you have the Photoshop Touch app installed. You can only use them in Lightroom if you use an add-on that allows Lightroom to use layers such as Perfect Layers.
To download, click on the add to cart button, a download link will be sent to you upon payment.

Flypaper Celestial Painterly

50 Painterly  Textures

 

$40

Please note, it’s a big file so why not grab a coffee while you’re waiting for the download 🙂

Please visit our Pack page or Combo Pack page to buy Flypaper Textures. Or our Preset Page to buy Nik Presets
We recommend : Topaz filters and Skylum software

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