Flypaper Textures

Tea cups video tutorial


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 movie showing how to achieve a simple textured watercolour effect and show the Russell Brown flypaper texture panel’s ease of use at the same time.
We literally threw this video together as we textured it!
The original teacup image is Martine’s and is from her Getty stock photography collection.

As shown on the video, double up the base image.
take the duplicated image and select the photoshop ‘watercolour’ filter. Use minimal strength filter setting and save.
Then pull out Russell Brown’s Texture Panel with the Flypaper taster set loaded.

Dawn Grunge – Soft Light @ 100%
Aquaflore – Soft Light @ 50%
Muscatel – Soft Light @ 85%
Aquarius – Soft Light @ 100% – desaturated by 75% approx. with color balance sliders.

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7 Responses to “Tea cups video tutorial”

  1. JillFerry says:

    Nice tutorial Paul and a big thanks to you and Martine for making the video!

  2. Martine says:

    That was for fun really. We enjoyed making it!

  3. CJ says:

    Quick question about using textures and sharpening. When does sharpening come into your workflow when you use textures? I’ve always hard that you should sharpen last. But,if you do that won’t your sharpening accentuate the texture instead of the subject(flower/person)?

    • JillFerry says:

      Hi CJ, to be honest I rarely sharpen my textured photos preferring the softer look. If a photo really needs sharpening, I’d possibly selectively sharpen at the end rather than sharpening the photo as a whole.
      PS. I’m sure Paul will reply when he gets a moment 🙂

  4. PaulGrand says:

    Hi, Im back from my road trip!

    I’d never recommend sharpening your image, as it has a very nasty degrading effect.
    Sharpening should be done through the first part of your image processing, for me thats using the Lens distortion
    filter in photoshop, when you remove chromatic aberration.

    In this tutorial we used the watercolor filter, this has a huge sharpening and brightening effect, so no other sharpening filter should be used, unless it really needs it! 🙂

  5. Martine and JillFerry,

    I thought your tutorial was fascinating, seeing and hearing your comments of how you decide which color to use and how long it takes to achieve the end result, there was no dead space in it for me! Your image was seemly simple, everyday and yet extraordinary. We Americans can learn much from (for lack of a better description), the European mindset, which includes all English speaking countries.

  6. PaulGrand says:

    Thanks Suzanne,

    It was Martine and I who made that video here in France, Jill lives down under in New Zealand!
    We’d love to make more but we’ve both upgraded our Imacs and are just getting used to the new programs.

    Paul 🙂

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