Flypaper Textures

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Tree Sunrise

Tree sunrise after

  Recently Jill pointed out I’d not done a blog entry for months! So here it is, my mea culpa blog! But I must also quickly add that I’ve not been lying on my laurels, I’ve been doing loads backstage and this will shortly become evident with new flypaper projects that we’re not at liberty […]


Video tutorials

Three videos featuring our textures from affiliate Mark Johnson


Tea cups video tutorial

Tea cups after

  By popular request we publish the full written recipe as seen in Martine Roch’s YouTube video we taped on sunday. Martine had been preparing a video Art lecture about her surrealist imagery to take to Mexico in June, and already had a bit of practice. So I suggested we do a fun little unscripted […]


Basic Layer mask tutorial

daisy after

Another wet day here so I decided to do a very basic tutorial on masking in photoshop. Using a mask is how I remove unwanted texture from parts of an image, it’s a great way to do this as it’s fully reversible and adjustable. Mouseover the image above to see the before photo. I started […]


Barely There (desaturating a texture)

I took this one at my parents house last weekend, the wall in their conservatory is a lovely blue colour and makes a great backdrop. As well as a recipe today, I’m going to try and explain how I change the colour of textures or de-saturate them in photoshop by using a Clipping Mask, the […]


The Happy Couple (adding a vignette using render lighting in Photoshop)

About a month ago I visited a local beach with my son, intending to take photos of him but when we looked over the sand dunes we were surprised to see this pair of NZ Sea Lions a short distance away. Naturally I rushed back to the car to exchange my short lens for a […]


Flypaper Textures video tutorials

We were contacted by the lovely Kayla from Digiscrap101 a while back, she wanted to do a tutorial using our textures,and of course we were happy to oblige. Here they are, hot off the press and it’s very easy to follow.Enjoy:-) Photoshop CS3 Video Photoshop Elements Video:


Stormy Sea

Anyone who follows my photos will know I love walking on the beach and we’re so lucky here to have so many readily accessible beaches nearby. This was taken on a stormy day back in May when there was a dramatic big surf and stormy sky. The original photo included the top of a small […]


Fresh

These lovely little forget-me-nots grow like a weed in my garden, I can see why they’re so successful at spreading too, as their seeds tend to stick to your clothes in a big way! Of course I don’t mind their weedy tendencies at all, in fact they’re one of my favourite spring flowers, tiny as […]


Fly (with texture recipe)

I took this beach scene on a wintry beach walk a couple of months ago and rediscovered it earlier when I was hunting for a landscape to process.I like my skies big, so I did a little cloning in of new sky at the top….thankfully my rough cloning has been covered with texture:-) Umm…and the […]


Honesty (texture tutorial and recipe)

Honesty after

In this quick and easy tutorial, I’ll illustrate how I transformed this photo of honesty in a bottle into something more painterly and rich. Mouseover the photo to see the before and after effects. The first texture I tried was Pompeii stucco, an easy-to-use texture that adds depth. I opened the texture in photoshop and […]


Mist in the trees tutorial

SONY DSC

For this misty mountain top landscape, I used just two flypaper textures, Raw Linen @ Linear burn setting 46% and opacity at 63% although I liked it, I didn’t need the texture, so I blurred it with Gaussian blur for a smooth finish. Necropolis was used in Overlay @ 55%, Opacity 56% So we come […]


Basic Texture Tutorial

blossom 2 after

In this first tutorial of what we hope will be a continuing series, I’ll show you how to easily transform a photo by adding our Flypaper Textures. Mouseover to see the transformation. The original photo is nice enough, but I thought texture would add more depth and interest. First thing to do is duplicate your […]