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Summer in a jug

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It’s been a wonderful summer here in southern New Zealand, in fact a record breaking one temperature wise. My garden has certainly loved the extra warmth, I’ve had a bumper crop of tomatoes and more cucumbers than I know what to do with, and the pumpkin has gone berserk,  as a result my pantry shelves are laden with jars of pickles and preserves. I’m in the midst of bottling unsweetened apple puree at the moment, I use it though the year as a base for smoothies, the apples (and all the fruit) have been very early in ripening this year.
Now onto the photo, the cosmos flowers were beautiful this year too, these are self sown and come up though my veggie garden and I’m too kind hearted to pull them all out 🙂
Processing was simple.
Fly vignette 24 @Soft Light 74% (desaturated with a hue saturation adjustment) and masked to taste from the focus flowers.
Then Nik to tweak tone slightly.

The texture is from the Fly Vignettes pack

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

River Saone part two in portrait format

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Shot towards the end of the the same Saone river shoot blog we posted the other day,
I thought I’d quickly follow it with this similar but also quite different image that was processed in a similar way.
I used a poloriser filter on the camera to bring out the blue sky colour.
For processing I used Nik color pro to lighten the bottom with the reflector filter, then saved and sent it through Topaz impressions to give it a slightly more painterly feel, this smoothed out the image a little, but I could easily have left that process out as its so subtle here.

My favorite part, as ever is opening Russell Brown’s free Texture pannel Pro in Photoshop CC 2017, still loaded with our new Flypaper Vignettes Textures.
I only chose the warmer toned textures as I wanted to bring out the sunset tones in the clouds and after just a couple of clicks the image was in the bag, it came together so easily that I didn’t try anything else, just tweaked the horizon straighter and saved, job done! ☺ You can see the final straightened version on my Flickr and facebook, I couldn’t show it here as the mouse-over would have been jarring.

Vignette no.17 in Overlay @ 23%
Vignette no.19 in Overlay @ 80%
Vignette no.15 in Overlay @ 29%

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Flypaper Vignettes

50 Vignette Textures

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$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. Or our Brush Page to buy our Photoshop brushes.
We recommend : Topaz filters and Macphun software

Flooded River Saone

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Firstly, a big Happy New year to all our readers!
Up here in eastern France we’ve had a very soggy winter, warmer than usual but also much wetter and because of all that rain we’ve not had much chance of getting fresh images, but on Sunday we had a rare golden hour when I captured some lovely floodscapes on a very flooded River Saone.
Shot from an ancient raised Roman road above the flooded farmfields, these trees are normally overgrown hedgerow tops and not the banks of a huge lake!

For processing I just used our new Flypaper Vignettes textures after first upping the tonal contrast in Nik color Pro.
The lovely sunset mauve tones were natural but enhanced the colours with the textures.
When texturing very subtile images like this, its always a good idea to duplicate your base image and layer it on top of your textures if you feel youre losing too much fine detail as I have in this recipe.

Vignette no.48 in Overlay @ 48%
Vignette no.5 in Overlay @ 100%
Duplicated base image in Softlight @ 75%
Duplicated base image in Softlight @ 75%
Vignette no.20 in Overlay @ 22%

To download, click on the add to cart button, a download link will be sent to you upon payment.

Flypaper Vignettes

50 Vignette Textures

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$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. Or our Brush Page to buy our Photoshop brushes.
We recommend : Topaz filters and Macphun software

Flypaper Vignettes launch

Welcome to our brand new Flypaper Textures ‘Vignettes’ pack!
Who would have thought that we had not already launched such a strong concept pack?
This pack is a great all rounder, from heavy to light and ethereal and all shades in between perfect for adding extra drama to your photos.

Once again we’ve managed to cram 50 pro sized textures of various formats including portrait, landscape and square to cover all bases.
Whilst trialling them over several weeks we have found them easy to use when adding atmosphere and helping pull pictures together whilst bringing more attention to wherever you need it.
We also include 50 generated thumbnails so that this pack will open up in Russell Brown’s Adobe paper texture panel straight away without any problems or glitches certain Mac based artists have noticed over the recent Mac system upgrades.

Don’t forget our Black Friday 25% off all products sale including the new Vignettes! This is your chance to catch up with all the missing texture packs from your collection at rock bottom prices
But hurry, the sale will finish on the 30th November! Simply enter the code Whitefly on purchase to receive the discount.


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The Flypaper Vignettes Pack contains 50 textures; 48 rectangles and two squares, their sizes vary with most being 4000-5000 px on their shortest side and of course they 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 Vignettes

50 Vignette Textures

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$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. Or our Brush Page to buy our Photoshop brushes.
We recommend : Topaz filters and Macphun software

Bluebells

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It’s been far too long since our last before/after photo and texture recipe blog post! Time has been short of late as we’ve been busy with many other projects. Hopefully we’ll be blogging a bit more frequently in the future though.
It’s late spring here in southern New Zealand and the bluebells are flowering, these ones were picked at our country hut where they grow wild under the trees…my very own English bluebell wood.

It was processed using  the wonderful new Waxworks textures,  we hope you’re all enjoying using them as much as we are!

Anyway, the processing.
First of all I opened the photo in Nik Color efex and used the “neutralise whites”filter, this helped tone down the slightly warmish tone you may notice on the original image. From memory I just used Nik’s default settings for that filter.
Linden @ Multiply 64%
Gaia @ Overlay 54%
Curves layer to tweak tone
Both textures are from the Waxworks pack.

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

Flypaper Waxworks Textures Launch


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Welcome to our very first encaustic wax worked texture set! We noticed how popular waxing photographic prints had become some time ago and made a note to ourselves to do something along those lines, then this year the right time finally came about and we kitted ourselves up with loads of natural beeswax, natural pigment powders, bookbinding irons and blow guns, heated trays and bain maries, quite a job just to get kitted out! Then came the fun bit, hot and smelly but surprisingly enjoyable once all the windows were opened!

Both of us are familiar with bee keepers as Jill’s father had been a bee keeper for many years in New Zealand and Jill has many family photographs on Getty from those happy days. I on the other hand, have been associated with
Bermondsey street bees in London, shooting Dale, my now famous beekeeping mentor on his roof with his hives, also for Getty.
Through that experience and our recent encaustic endeavours I now want to keep bees myself and am currently kitting myself out with all the gear needed to start beekeeping myself in early spring next year.

The Flypaper Waxworks Pack contains 50 textures; 49 rectangles and one square, their sizes vary but most are around 4000-5000 px on their shortest side and of course they 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 Waxworks Textures

50 Painterly Grunge Textures

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$40

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

Textures in the pack are Abeille, Acacia, Austeja, Beenus, Blue Borage, Buckwheat, Bugloss, Cera, Clover, Cyble, Daedalus, Dolce, Dwyn, Edesia, Egeria, Eostre, Esus, Eucalyptus, Flora, Fotuna, French Lavender, Freyja, Gaia, Golden Rod, Harmonia, Hebe, Honeycomb, Ianthe, Icarus, Kamahi, Lenus, Linden, Madame Tussauds, Manuka, Mead, Melisseus, Mellona, Minerva, Nectar, Pollen, Pomona, Rata, Rewarewa, Scotch Heather, Skep, Tansy, Tupelo, Vor, Wild Thyme and Wildflower.

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

Midsummer Sale!

Hi everyone!
Now is your chance to catch up with all the missing packs from your collection at rock bottom prices with our  Midsummer  20% off all products SALE!

Simply enter the code Summer17 on purchase to receive the discount.
But hurry, the sale will finish on the July 30th!

Head on over to our our Pack page or Combo Pack page to buy Flypaper Textures, our Preset Page to buy Nik Presets or our Brush Page for photoshop  brushes.
We recommend : Topaz filters! And if you’re looking for a worthy replacement for the now unsupported Nik, please take a look at Macphun Luminar for Mac or the freely downloadable Windows Beta version.
Also check out the fabulous Plotograph App and bring your textured images to life!

Fly Muse 20 Launch


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Our new first pack of the year the Fly Muse 20 pack of textures has been created to satisfy a demand for fans who have requested we bring out a smaller, cheaper pack who don’t want to spend as much $40 on a pack but still want our normal pro-sized textures.
This could be the start of a whole new sized texture pack series, depending on how popular they are with our fans, so feedback would be appreciated!

So, whether you use this as a taster pack, a mobile device sized pack or a normal pro sized pack, we hope you enjoy our new mini numbered pack!

This New Mini Pro sized pack includes 20 pale and dreamy painterly and stronger grungy textures that would be ideal to add interest in images such as still lifes, landscapes and portraits. Designed to inspire your inner muse with our little amusing Muse collection!

With this new ‘amuse bouche’ or ‘amuse the palate’ taster pack we hope to please both our regular fly subscribers and our newbies who just want to dip their toes in the water without the expense of a full priced regular edition, but still gain the pro-sized regular textures.

A small portfolio of regular sized pro flypaper textures to am-Muse our fans untill the next Big top secret portolio fly launch is ready!

The Fly Muse Twenty Pack contains 20 rectangular shaped textures which are 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.

Fly Muse Twenty

20 Painterly Grunge Textures

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$20

Textures in the pack are: Arton, Catorce, Deka, Dekatria, Dix-sept, Duo, Duodecim, Elva, Neun, Nitten, Ocho, Pente, Quattro, Quinze, Sedici, Sia, Sitta, Tahi, Trois and Twenty.

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

On Frozen Pond

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I believe this is the first Flypaper Edges 3 blog so Im pleased to be able to post an already popular image I posted a couple of days ago on my Face Book and Flickr accounts! Captured a few weeks ago in the coldest part of winter when the farm pond in the field next door had been frozen over for weeks, much to the annoyance of the 3 ponies and the black waterfowl that live in these frosted brambles overlooking its banks.

I really liked the festive frosted brambles and red rosehips and shot the image without flash with the misty sunrise behind me, though a flash fill-in could have been useful here.
In processing I opened up in Topaz Impression and used a home made preset of my own, with the simple 2 thin brush strokes and saved the image at 50% strength, as I nearly always do with Impression.
I then opened it up in Nik Color Pro to pull the colours together with a very simple cross process effect and a slight darkening of the top third of the image to balance, I could have gone to town and really zapped it up, but decided less was more.
Finally, opening the new Flypaper Edges 3 set in the Russell Brown paper texture panel to pull it together.
I chose the new glass edges because I thought the frosting would have a natural affinity and I wasn’t disappointed as the iridescent edges were a perfect foil for this image, the full recipe was as below, finishing with a final photoshop levels tweak at the end to brighten and add a little more contrast and voila!

Flypaper Edges 3 – 27 soft light @ 65%
Flypaper Edges 3 – 24 overlay @ 62%

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Fly Edges 3

40 Antique Edge Textures

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$40

edge-3-mosaic
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Please visit our Pack page or Combo Pack page to buy Flypaper Textures. Or our Preset Page to buy Nik Presets. Or our Brush Page to buy our Photoshop brushes.
We recommend : Topaz filters and Macphun software

Bird Brush Launch

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How many fellow photographers have had beautiful landscapes that just lacked a certain – je ne sais quoi? – a certain something?
Well now flypaper textures can help you out yet again with our brand new Bird Brushes!

Welcome to our second Brush set, this time we have Birds! All kinds of birds, flying, standing, perching on wires and in trees, ducks and geese flying in formation and several skies full of starlings!
We’ve already used several brushes over the past few months in trials and the feedback has been so good that nobody could tell they were brushes!
We’ve tried to make the birds as big as possible so you’ll get the maximum use out of them, we’ve also tried to keep their in flight spacing as natural as possible, unlike other bird brush packs we’ve seen and used where the birds have been rounded up into ‘pretty flocks’!

We’ve ended up with a whopping 50 brushes of varying sizes, mostly 2000px wide.
We include several birds in trees brushes for instant images which could be used by scrapbookers and graphic designers for t-shirts and general printed business cards etc.
To change colours simply click on the foreground/background colour boxes on your left hand Photoshop side panel to open up the colour picking panel.

Save the file in your normal place for textures etc. like downloads or documents.
To install the brushes either double click the unzipped file to install whilst your Photoshop is open on your desk top, The brushes will appear at the end of their current brush set. Alternatively, Open Photoshop, click on the brush tool then click on the small arrow at the right of the brush size in the upper menu bar, click on the settings “gear” icon in the upper right of the window that opens, select Load brushes and navigate to where you stored your downloaded brushes.

Please note, its best if you know how to use brushes before purchasing, though they’re very simple to use, simply select a brush, and “stamp” on an image, of course you may have to adjust the brush size to suit.

Important Note:
These brushes were created in Photoshop CS4 – the oldest photoshop version we could get our hands on, so this means that any Photoshop from CS4 onwards will be able to use this new brush set!

To download, click on the add to cart button, a download link will be sent to you upon payment.

Flypaper Bird Brushes

50 Bird Brushes

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$8