Hi Folks,

Owing to worsening physical health problems, I have, by necessity, had to make the decision to cease operating my blog. This is a sad day for me as I really enjoyed sharing my ideas with SPE Community. I am extremely grateful to the Smart Photo Editor Team for inviting me to share my thoughts with you. You can’t make tutorials without learning yourself – so it has been a very rewarding time for me. Creating tutorial videos & administering my blog has given me great sense of purpose and stimulated my own creativity as I near 70 years of age – it has indeed kept me young at heart. Special thanks to Andrew Berend, Tony Polichroniadis & Gary Sleet for their encouragement and support over the years. Likewise to other members of the Smart Photo Editor Team for their support too.

I have engaged with a number of users within the SPE Forum and I would like to thank them as well for their comments, encouragement, advice and friendship. Notably, I would like to offer special thanks to Arwin (SPE User) with whom I’ve collaborated over some time and jointly developed effects – his own effects are brilliant and of late he’s added many superb and unique effects to the SPE Gallery, as too have some more recent contributors – it is very satisfying for me to have played a role in the development of SPE, but even more satisfying to see that future development (from a user’s perspective) is in such good hands.

Wishing everyone KIND REGARDS and hope that your combined creativity brings out even more from an already STUNNING PROGRAM – Smart Photo Editor, which I will continue to use for my own enjoyment.

Here is a little token of my appreciation – over 1,250 new textures which were created from scratch using Corel Paint Shop Pro X7, Photoshop Elements 13 and other graphics capable programs. After the base textures were created I used Smart Photo Editor to apply further textures and effects. Many of the textures include text which came from pre-1900 historic documents which I own and scanned. Please use these textures for any purpose you like in your creative work – no need to acknowledge the source or attribute them to me. It would be great to see these textures used in new effects contributed to the SPE Community. Click on link below to DOWNLOAD individual textures. Thanks to Gary for setting up the Texture Gallery & Zip File Download.

Texture Gallery – View & Download Individual Textures:


Download All Textures as a Zip File:


Example Textures:


All the Best & Fond Farewell!