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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%

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

Fly Edges 3

40 Antique Edge Textures

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$40

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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

Aquilegia

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Once again apologies for the lack of recipe blog posts recently, we’ve been very busy with pack launches and suchlike, hopefully we’ll be posting more here soon, I know Paul has some lovely ones to share with you but in the meantime, another flower!

These aquilegia also have the very apt common name of Granny’s Bonnets, you can just imagine granny in her pretty pastel blue bonnet! Another common name for them is columbine, which apparently comes from the Latin for dove as the inverted flower resembles 5 doves crowded together. I love finding out how things got their names! The flowers which are perennials grow like weeds in my garden and most of seedlings seem to revert to a dark purple colour, thankfully there are few of these pretty pale blue ones though.

The processing and it’s relatively subtle…
Fly Nik Presets 6 Brussels Portrait (adjusted to taste)
Alonso @ Soft Light 77%
Miranda @ Overlay 25% (removed from focus flower using a mask)

Fly 6 Brussels Portrait is from the new Nik Presets Pack, Alonso and Miranda are from the Tempest Painterly 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

Flypaper Nik Presets 6 Launch

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For Thanksgiving and Cyber monday week we’re holding another popular Black Friday Sale. Simply enter the code Birdfly when purchasing and you’ll receive a 25% discount off any products, including the new preset pack but hurry as this discount is only valid until November 30! 🙂

Welcome to our brand new, up to date popular presets for Nik Color Efex. This 6th pack of 44 Fly Nik Color presets includes a recent pro couple shoot in sunset lighting and also a mixture of subtle and dramatic and are perfect for jazzing up your holiday and pro imagery, for use with textures and without, the sample images pictured above are mostly without so you can get an idea of their effects, a few of the above images are not yet published, but we’ll blog those shortly using some of the presets in this pack.

The Nik collection for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Bridge is now free so if you don’t already have it or need to update an older version head over to the Nik homepage and Download!

A tutorial on installing the presets (including screenshots) can be found HERE Once imported into Nik Colour Efex, the presets will then be found in the custom recipe list. Each Preset begins with the handy preface: Fly 6, so you’ll always know this set from others.

To purchase, please click on the Add to Cart icon. A download link will be sent to you after you’ve made your payment.

44 Presets for Nik Color Efex
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$8

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

Edges 3 Launch

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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!:-)

Two years ago we launched our second bestselling Edges 2, since then we’ve scoured France and have gleaned a whole new batch of worthy Glass Edges!
This time we have included 8 rare antique widescreen landscape Edges, @ almost twice the acreage of a normal plate. Also we’ve managed to up the size a little more to:
5000px smallest side whilst the 8 landscape plates come in at a whopping 5000px X 10000px!

All our edges derive from 100 + year antique French 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, 40 plate pack is in mostly Portrait 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 with its slightly larger shortest side of 5000px by 6000px. All plates are of 300 dpi for perfect printing and happily usable with your landscape formats when rotated.

All our textures can be used in any editing program that supports the use of layers, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Gimp etc
These edges can be used in conjunction with our normal Flypapers or on their own. We’re really looking forward to framing our new look with you over the next few months!

Happy Edging! 🙂

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

Fly Edges 3

40 Antique Edge Textures

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$40

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Label and Frame Brushes Launch

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Welcome to our very first Flypaper Brush pack launch!

Both Jill and I are into bottling our excess garden produce in a big way, so this little label and frame pack comes in very useful for us too !

Most of the brush images are from antique Victorian woodblocks and are well worn with use, we have a collection of several hundred and thought this first set would be just in time for preserving season in the northern hemisphere, they’ll also be perfect for the ever popular home-made Christmas goodies.

We also have pristine lined labels which were inspired by classic antique French museum show cards.
Additionally we designed a group of classical French checked inspired labels, these would look great in modern pastel colours!

We’ve ended up with a whopping 52 brushes of varying sizes, mostly 2000px.

We include fine lined brushes for framing photographs and Art and quite a few decorative labels which could be used by scrapbookers and graphic designers for t-shirts and general printed cards etc.

While its best if you know how to use brushes before purchasing, they’re very simple to use, simply select a brush, and “stamp” on a document, then it’s just a matter of printing on your desired paper, cutting out and then sticking on your jars etc, you don’t even need sticky labels, even a glue stick will do!

Scroll down for some examples of the labels in use.

Important Note: These brushes were created in Photoshop CC and apparently aren’t compatible with earlier versions of Photoshop, we are figuring out a workaround to this at the moment.

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

Flypaper Label and Frame Brushes

52 Photoshop Brushes

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$8

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Softness

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Sorry it’s been such a long time since our last post! We’ve both been busy with more important things like holidays:-) I have spent a lovely 10 days on the tiny Pacific Island of Niue, it’s such a relaxing and laid back kind of place and I’d love to return some day. I took lots of photos but most didn’t do the place justice and most aren’t really suitable for textures so you may not see them here, but if you picture coconut palms,  very clear water, rock pools to snorkel or swim in  and whales that you can see from the shore you’ll get an idea of what Niue is like.

On to the photo, this photo of cosmos flowers was processed before my holiday and uses one of the new Tempest painterly textures. The processing is very simple too but really transforms the photo.

Chaac @ Hard Light 100% I changed the green of this texture to pinkish colour by using a hue/saturation adjustment with the settings: Colorise -Hue 283, Saturation 11, Lightness +23
Copy of background @ Screen 44%
Copy of background @ Screen 100%
Finally I stamped visible by pressing Ctrl +Alt -Shift+E(on a PC) and tweaked the tone slightly using Nik, though you could just use a levels or curves adjustment.

Chaac is from the Tempest Painterly Pack

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

Tempest Painterly Launch

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Nurtured through an el Nino’s stormy season, the wettest spring or autumn, depending on your hemisphere, in over 100 years and having a swirly, misty, almost tonal feel, we quickly fell upon the Tempest name for this set. So bring on the tempestuous Tempest Painterly Set with evermore brushstrokes, canvases and lovely tonal grunge textures to enhance your workflow.

Designed to be as easy to use as ever, this huge pack of 50 landscape formatted painterly set brings yet another new glistening, silvery look to the Flypaper family portfolio.
Names from Shakespeare’s final master-work ‘The Tempest’ also add to this pack’s theme, other names of weather gods from around the world add further titles to finish, rounding off, what we hope will be another winning texture classic!

The Tempest Painterly Pack contains 50 rectangular shaped textures which are in landscape format @ 6000 by 4000 pixels and are at industry printing standard 300ppi.

As the name suggests this packs textures have a misty swirly painterly effect and should work well with today’s more tonal type grunge look in your workflow

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.

Tempest Painterly

50 Painterly Textures

$40

Please note it’s a large file, so depending on your connection may take a while to download, so why not grab a coffee while you’re waiting.

Vintage Boots

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Something a bit different from me this time! You see,  every few weeks a group I am a member of over on Flickr runs a fun photo challenge where you’re given three elements and have to create a new photo, it’s in the Utata group for anyone interested and the challenge is called Iron Photographer, the elements are often very random but it’s great fun…I’m an Iron Photographer addict 🙂  This time around the elements were feet and a digging tool with antique processing. I thought to my myself, our Flypaper Tintypes will be perfect for the antique element, et voila!

To start with I converted the photo to black and white, I used Nik Silver efex to do this, but you could use  Photoshop black and white adjustments.
Tintype 5 @ Normal 100%
Then a copy of the black and white layer which I made smaller using the adjustment handles so it would fit inside the tintype edge, I softened the edges slightly using a layer mask to brush away some of the photo layer.
Tintype 5 @ colour dodge 29%
Then another black and white conversion to get your desired tone etc.

Tintype 5 is from the Tintype Edges Pack.

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