Flypaper Textures

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Flypaper Nik Presets 2 Launch

  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 […]


Albion on Sea

From Jill and I, ‘Paul’ hope you all had Happy Holidays! 🙂 As its now midwinter, I thought it might be nice to revisit the summer, last August on a balmy evening on England’s Eastborne beach at sunset. One good thing about post-processing is its always possible to go back and redo images with your […]


Voyage through canal mist

A big thanks to Ellen for her kind texture feature on dpreview and a warm welcome to their visiting fans! Once again its the time of year for my favorite misty, foggy mornings in the Mediterranean! As soon as I open my shutters and spy mist outside, I need to work fast, as the sun […]


Chasing the wind

Its always nice to wake up and find another one of your babies gracing a published book cover! Here’s today’s, an American thriller, heavily textured with our flypaper painterly textures. Its just a preview copy as its not yet out, so I expect their colours will hopefully not be as muddled as this one with […]


Grunge flowers

Just to show that I don’t just do pale soft flowers and also to show how textures (and toning) can change the entire feel of an image.  Our fly edges work well on black and white images especially if you want to portray a gritty “early photography” look. I started by converting the base image […]


Basic Layer mask tutorial

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 […]


Geraniums

I’ve kept this one back a few months because it was a first try-out with the as then unpublished; Lost Void & Lime Plaster textures.Its just a shot of Geraniums & ivy on our north facing window ledge.They caught the sunlight glancing off the stone house windows opposite.I liked the way this texture combination gives […]


Butterfly Bliss

Just like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and viewers and wish everybody from both of us – Happy Holidays!:-)Here’s an oldie but a Goldie, taken with a 75-300m zoom lens in the summer at a small lavender farm at Barjac in the Gard area of the south of France. Processed first […]


Christmas Roses

It’s Christmas eve here in New Zealand and my Christmas preparations are largely complete thank goodness!! In some ways I envy you northern hemisphere people your winter Christmas celebrations. As well as preparing for Christmas we have to cope with organising summer holidays as most people take their annual leave after Christmas, the end of […]


ruined windmill story

Our Southern French countryside is dotted with these ancient stone windmill ruins. There must be hundreds but I’ve seen only a couple that have been restored. The backdrop being our black mountains, which help to protect our Mediterranean coastal plains from the worst excesses of the northern European winter cold.The field contains freshly planted vines, […]


Flypaper Iris

Sometimes when you’re texturing it’s a toss up between the subtle approach or a heavy treatment. With this iris I spent what seemed like hours trying to get the balance right, it looked nice subtle but in my eyes anyway, looks better with the texture more pronounced. I processed it using a mix of Textures, […]


Abundance

Some more roses from my garden, these ones sadly have almost finished flowering and being “old roses” only flower the once each season, but they more than make up for that with the abundance of blossom and wonderful fragrance.I grew the bush from a cutting I’d appropriated from our local historic cemetery 🙂 After my […]


Midwinter…

Another photo from a day trip to a wonderfully frosty Central Otago last winter -many of my photos that day were taken out the car window, a shooting technique I’m getting very practised at as my driver gets sick of me asking him to stop. Anyway in this photo I cropped off some of the […]


m e s s e n g e r

A dull afternoon on the beach found me on my knees trying to get a low level shot. Overcast days are perfect to try moody, grainy textures.The idea behind this picture was ‘a Message in a bottle’, but from the bottles perspective!The Lime Plaster somehow helps give that ‘old distorted glass effect’ . Tex Pack […]


Black Birds ~ Our first guest post !

Lora, who is a semi-professional photographer from Seattle, wrote to say that she loves our new texture pack and has shared her lovely Black Birds images of before and after and even her recipe! We hope to showcase more of your donated images and recipes, just drop us a line! 🙂 Lora used Lightroom to […]


Five

Another shot taken on a walk on the lovely Doctors Point Beach just to the north of Dunedin. These same people appear in a similar shot but I processed this one quite differently which shows how a different textures can give the same scene a whole new look. As well as some Flypaper Textures, I […]


Bust and tree

On the same day but taken just before the last ‘Reflected Light’ posting. This is inside our Beziers Park of the poets, decorated with many stone carved busts. Its made up of two pictures, merged in photoshop, as my Autopanopro was playing up!A more finished/textured version of this image is on my Flickr site. As […]


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.


View from St Nazaire

This is a favorite view of mine, taken from St Nazaire cathedral in Beziers, looking N/West.  The water mill is best seen in winter because the trees obscure its view. In this image I wanted to be rid of the pesky houses at the bottom, so I simply cloned them out!  It took over one […]