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Nik Preset 4 Pack Launch

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Click image for full screen view. We’re pleased to launch this summer/autumns final color efex preset pack and get you bang up to date with our basic color balance processing. All our images pictured above are processed with the presets included in this 4th pack. For those new to our Nik Color Pro Presets, you’re […]


Paint it Black!

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mouse-over for before view. My first apartment in London after moving south with a college friend after graduating in the 1980’s was in the Hasidic north London Jewish area of Stamford Hill. Our charming Anglo German landlord and his wife we discovered to our embarrassment as we were hiding our pet cats, were drinking tea […]


Roses

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  Thought it was time for some more roses to brighten up the blog pages. These are my old favourites Cecile Brunner which are looking particularly beautiful in the garden at the moment, I simply added an old open book et voila! In other news Nat from Webucator Photoshop Training has produced a wonderful and […]


Lonesome Bison

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mouse-over for before view. After an unusually warm autumn up here in the French Jura, we were finally blessed with an overnight snow fall and so we drove up early into the nearby ski resort and snapped away until lunch time, passing a bison farm en route and shooting them eating fresh hay, all the […]


On the Road

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mouse-over for before view Having a great time revisiting the Jura region of eastern France, but before the winter snow arrives once again we revisited the retro fire truck I last captured in the spring snow and blogged several months back. But this time I tried a slightly more surreal composition with a dramatic starry […]


Antique Edges 2 launch

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Click on the mosaic for a bigger view Welcome to our Flypaper Textures 5th anniversary launch and our 2nd much requested new set of Edges! This all new derived antique glass plate negative set is slightly different from the first set as we’ve knocked back the brightness to make blending easier, we also decided to […]


Key

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  It’s that busy spring season here in southern NZ  hence the lack of posts here on the blog (Paul has been busy too, slaving away over his scanner ). And with it being spring, you’d have thought I’d be posting more photos of spring flowers and suchlike which are out in abundance at the […]


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 […]