Tutorials

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...

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...

Honesty (texture tutorial and recipe)

Honesty (texture tutorial and recipe)

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...

Mist in the trees tutorial

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 @...

Basic Texture Tutorial

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...