Wednesday, June 17, 2009

About Us

J&P aka Jill and Paul are flickr friends, based in New Zealand and France.
Paul is Mac based and Jill is PC, thus both bases are covered!

Our textural post processing work over the past several months has led to several inquiries asking where these textures might be found?
Naturally they were only on our own hard drives, and this wasn't a convenient place for you guys to look!
So we looked high a low for the right kind of place to keep these huge professional sized textures.
The size of a CD disc has also limited our first set to 25 textures @ 4000 x 4000 pixels @ the industry optimum 300 dpi quality.

We found this Blogger site ideal for our starting-off needs and have come up with a rather nifty new way of showing before/after use of our textures.
Simply by running your mouse over an image reveals before and after! We hope this will illustrate how textures can bring your imagery to life.

Many textures (though not all) are demonstrated here, most textures are in the first TexBox 1 set, including the very best textures and most sought-after.
More texture sets will follow if we get enough interest.

We've had loads of fun thinking up wacky names for the textures, both 'Nora Batty' and 'Leaky Garret' spring to mind!
Though naturally you'll need a very reasonably priced copy of the individually named textures inside TexBox 1 to fully understand!
We'll be delighted to answer your PP questions in the comment boxes and via emails.

12 comments: said...

can i use texture -i dont know how to use layers

Gary said...

Just discovered your photos and blog this morning and am very impressed. Amazing how the most ordinary shot looks spectacular with your textures. I don't have Photoshop but would be willing to get at least PS Elements if your textures would work with it as well. Do you know if they do? grdens at gmail dot com

paulgrand said...

Hi Gary,
Yes, we even have an elements Video tutorial!
Just clicks 'video tutorials' in the left side bar.
Thanks for your question, glad you like our ordinary photos too! :-)

Anonymous said...

I use Corel Paint Shop Pro XI, can these textures be use with it?

Borealnz (Jill) said...

Hi, I'm not familiar with Paint shop pro but you will be able to use our textures with it. There's a you tube video on using textures in PSP here
Hope that helps. If you have any more questions feel free to email in the sidebar.

Annie said...

Hi Jill I've added your button to my new actions website which is due to be launched next week. Very nervous! You can check it out at

Borealnz (Jill) said...

Thanks Annie! Good luck with the venture! We'll add a link to you too :-)

paulgrand said...

Yes, cool, looks Great, I'm sure it will be a great success!:-)

ruthanne 17 said...

just dicovered this blog (through a link from mcp actions, which i disocvered thru another blog - can't remember where) anyway, I Love your textures, what you can do with them, and especially your colors. I'm a color person and you definitely have an eye for colors. Thanks for posting this - i'm now a follower!

paulgrand said...

Cool thanks, I understand MCP was having a feature on Fly today, so perhaps you saw that?
Great to have you aboard hope you get well and truly stuck on Flypaper! :-)
Btw, must update this old intro....

Anonymous said...

Hello you beautiful Flypaper people

Love your textures and use them a lot, so when I became curator of Paint It Saturday – a theme on G+ for sharing painterly photos – it felt good to add a link to you there. The link is in the recommended links section and on ´How to paint with textures´ section on the About page.

Just wanted to let you know.
Alexius Jørgensen

paulgrand said...

Thanks Alexius, I've just joined after your email!:-)

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