Flypaper Textures

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Family Walk

Another day another beach! I took this last weekend when we went for a quick walk at Doctors Point near Dunedin. Since my family isn’t cooperative when it comes to photos I have to make the most of any opportunities when it comes to getting some human interest in my photos, taking photos of distant […]

La tour romane

This 10th century Franco Roman tower is just outside the medieval village of Puissalicon.Its just a short 10 min drive north from my coastally situated Beziers.known as a veritable masterpiece of Romanesque art in Languedoc.Its 4.3m wide and stands at 26m.It was built as a bell tower for the church of Saint Etienne de Peazan […]


This is in the south of France in my local languedoc area.There were many old windmills, but these are fast disappearing.This one overlooks my old village as seen from a farmers side road.I’d never seen it before the other evening! For this bucolic sunset scene I used three flypaper textures,two of them doubled.Bruised Saffron Soft […]

over a hill

During the golden hour, I came across a vineyard bordering a pine woods, and had to stop for a quick shoot.Its a simple two texture combo, Caramel Soft (full blur) with the soft light setting @ opacity 92%.Necropolis again with soft light @ 100% opacity and fill @ 79%.A slight vignette was also used to […]

nights backcloth

Whilst driving home from Carcassonne one blustery day last January,I came across this tree nursery, growing on the banks of a flooding river near our famous Olive Oil factory, the Coopérative Oléicole L’Oulibo, Bize-Minervois The setting sun lit up these trees like a stage-set!If you look closely you’ll see I’ve removed the tips of an […]


These trees are a feature of the coast in the beautiful Catlins area in the south of New Zealand. The wind comes off the sea and sculpts the trees to these wonderfully surreal shapes.I processed this fairly lightly with Soft Caramel soft light 67% , Bruised Saffron multiply 17%and a touch of Raw Linen overlay […]

Harvest Tractor

One for the guys?Found in the corner of a field, this retro tractor seemed abandoned but probably wasn’t. I was struck by its white hand painted bonnet. If you look closer at the ‘before’ image, you’ll see I’ve removed a white twig from the bottom right, as it was catching my eye too much… For […]

Last snow

For this misty winter farm-track scene I used;Apple blush @ Vivid light – Opacity 37% Fill 34%Grosgrain @ Hard Light – Opacity 27%, Fill 28%Caramel soft @ Opacity 86%, Fill 100%

Patong beach in Phuket

To spice up this Thai beach landscape I used just one Flypaper texture,Apple Crumble @ Full Blur filter mode and Overlay @ 82%. This resort was badly damaged by the tsunami several years ago.Many locals and visitors lost their lives. Patong in Phuket, pictured above was also the location for the opening scenes from’The Beach’ […]

visitor from the past

A simple use of Flypapers Raw Linen in full blur mode.Blend hard light Opacity was 100%, fill Opacity @ 94% Necropolis texture was used to finish.Blend soft light 48% and fill opacity @ 57%. Just these two textures were used to create an almost ‘sepia effect’ of a visitor, perhaps from the past.

Mist in the trees tutorial

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

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 […]

Circles of your mind

Here I used five of our ‘flypaper 1’ textures.I find that using several textures at a gentle opacity, really helps build up interesting depth and atmosphere!Pomeii StuccoBruised SaffronRaw LinenWhite ShagreenElysium


Nora Batty (inspired by the BBC’s ‘Last of the summers wine’) was used here to illustrate Logistics or Summers End, when our local beach shack cafe was removed 🙁

Dog Day Afternoon

A golden dog on a golden beach, enhanced by our wonderful “Nora Batty” texture 🙂 See it on Flickr

Thai Umbrella

A simple clean use of our ‘Elysium’ texture.Also a slight Watercolour Photoshop filter..