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Spring flower

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  I hope you’re all enjoying the new Pastel Painterly Textures as much as we are? I’m finding its textures particularly easy to use and not just for my usual flowers and still-lifes either, the pastels are working well on landscapes and beaches too! Today’s photo is the first recipe using the new set, I […]


Pastel Painterly Launch

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  After many weeks slaving in the kitchen we finally have this summers new Pastel Painterly Textures in the bag to Launch! Their titles theme is possibly everybody’s favourite, herbs, spices and food, including edible flowers! And what a gorgeous summery painterly set we have, from cool forget-me-nots to Goldilocks who’s finding her Oatmeal textures […]


Spoon

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  It’s extraordinarily warm here in southern New Zealand today. It’s still technically winter and here we are wearing tee-shirts and sandals and with all the windows open….global warming or just a freakish weather pattern? It’s lovely but I’m sure winter will return shortly! Anyway, the photo….it was taken the other day, quickly too I […]


Surreal Luggage Label

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  Just wanted to show this surreal use of the new Luggage Labels overlays, as well as thank Adobe’s Russell Brown and Thomas Ruark for their ingenious new updates to Russell’s Texture Panel to which we contributed ten more Flypaper testers to freshen up the new panel which is freely available to all Photoshop CC 2014 […]


Luggage Label Launch

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Luggage Label Pack One Luggage Label Pack Two Welcome to our latest occasional overlays release and Summer Sale!   First the Sale, simply enter the code Summer and you’ll receive a 20% discount on anything in-store including these new labels, but get in quickly, the sale will finish on July 27th! Regular texture users will be […]


Remembering Sam

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  First of all, we’ve had a message from Nik regarding the problem some of you were having adding the new presets into Analog 2, they’ve sent me instructions on a fix with screenshots which we can’t figure out how to post here, but we’re happy to forward it to anyone who wants  it, just […]


Fire Truck

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  Without further ado, welcome to our first blog tutorial using the new Fly Nik Anolog Presets! But before I go on, we’d just like to remind you guys that this Analog Preset Pack is for the Nik Analog Pro Plug-in and not for the usual Color Efex Pro. You can download it free from […]


Flypaper Nik Analog Preset Launch

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  Important Note: This pack of  Presets are for the Nik Analog Pro not for  Nik Color Efex. The Analog plugin is free if you have Nik Color Efex. Adding to our best selling first two preset Color Efex packs we now proudly launch our much requested Analog Preset pack! We’ve been quietly making and […]


Riches

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  When I’m feeling a little uninspired photography-wise I tend to turn to subjects I love, if not flowers then books and I can never have enough books. These old beauties were taken with the macro lens, another of my favourite things! I love the different view of the world you get when you shoot […]


Rubies

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  These little jewels of fruit are growing on a small bush in my garden at the moment. They’re Chilean Guava (Myrtus Ugni),  marketed  here in New Zealand as New Zealand Cranberry. They’re delicious little berries tasting like a mix of strawberry, pineapple and apple, so a real fruit salad flavour. They grow well here […]


Cardabelle

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  Over the Easter weekend we drove up into our nearby southern Aveyron mountains to visit Auberge owning friends on the edge of a historic Knights Templars village, Commanderie de Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon a place I’d never been to or heard of before but ideally situated for A75 route national motorists, just a few kilometers south of […]


Hydrangea blue

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  Our apologies for the lack of posts here recently, we’ve both been on holiday but normal services have resumed so with luck you should see a bit more activity here on the blog. I’m still processing the photos I took while on lovely whistle-stop visit to New Zealand’s North Island and haven’t textured any […]


Snow Trees

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  Welcome to the first Paper Painterly Textures Blog Post! Im currently delighted to be staying in the French Jura again, near the Swiss border as a returning guest of my art college friend I recently re-discovered living right here in France;  Amanda! This image was from my last trip up here, but as ive […]


Paper Painterly Launch

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Welcome to the launch of our first Textures pack in almost 10 months! This time the theme is Paper with Painterly; brush strokes that we thought looked like seascapes thus the names of oceans from around the globe were used to describe them. Our Painterly textures continue to be some of our best sellers, so […]


White Roses

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  Sorry it’s been so long since our last post here on the blog, we’ve been busy in the background working on a lovely  new texture pack,  you’ll be pleased to know it’s almost done so if you want to be the first to find out about it  please sign up for our mailing list. […]


Pink roses

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  These Clair Matin roses are looking particularly beautiful in the garden at the moment in their second flush of flowers for the season so I couldn’t resist picking a few for some photos and also to bring some of their colour and fragrance indoors. I kept the processing fairly light this time to allow […]


Albatross

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  At Taiaroa Head at the entrance to Otago Harbour is a breeding colony of Northern Royal Albatross, the only such colony on inhabited mainland. These huge birds which have a wing-span of up to 3 metres, nest on the hills overlooking the harbour and if you’re lucky you can see them in flight, windy […]


Martello Tower

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  This Martello tower is the most northerly of the original remaining 103 towers erected and is situated in Aldeburgh on England’s east coasts Suffolk county, built around 200 years ago to defend England from Napoleon, for which happily they were never needed. But later used in WW2 for various gun postings. These days  several […]


Flypaper Nik Presets 2 Launch

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  Without further ado, welcome to the 2nd set of much requested fly presets! The first set was a general catching-up set, but in feedback people told us they were slightly overwhelmed with 80+ presets so this time it’s a reduced, creme de la creme set that will keep you au courant with all the […]


sunrise through the pines

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  Had to get up at the crack of dawn or with the lark as we English say, with the intention of trying to catch any morning mist whilst staying at my sisters house which is situated in woodland in Surrey, England. This occasion happened to be on my birthday, April the 21st – just […]


On the Beach

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  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 […]


path through pinewood mist

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  Twisty paths are journeys and this kind of imagery is the perfect metaphor for the interesting twists and turns of a life story and thus make perfect book cover images! Over the Christmas period I’d been casually looking for art old college friends on the net after getting back in touch with ‘Lesley’ last […]


Tin Rose

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  I never get sick of flowers or taking photos of them but sometimes you have to put your thinking cap on try and come up with a new way of shooting them. I’d taken some small props to our country hut a couple of weeks back and when I had a few moments spare […]


Dock Surfers

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  Perhaps its sacrilege to say but sometimes you’ll have a batch of images that don’t suit textures!  They might already be busy enough or too dark, flash images or like the one above where I just wanted to keep it clean so you can still see the water splashes clearly. Its sister image ‘Jump’ […]