Need a little artistic inspiration? Try running one of your images through Topaz Impression, a beautiful paint and mixed media plugin and/or Glow, Topaz’ deliciously surreal fractal effect plugin. These two offerings are both on sale for 25% off right now by using the code TOPAZART at checkout over at Topaz Labs HERE. As always, Topaz offers full free trials for those interested, and I’d highly suggest checking them out if these effects suit your style. You can download those free trials directly from Topaz HERE. If you like them, jump on this sale before it disappears.
Come on in to see some more examples and thoughts on how and why I use these two awesome pieces of software in my own work.
Topaz Impression is a remarkably detailed, mixed media conversion software capable of changing your digital imagery into paintings, sketches and line drawings from a library of styles and effects. From impasto to watercolor, pencil to charcoal, Impression has been a wonderful plugin for me that offers nearly 700 different looks with infinite customization. Great for landscape, or when wanting to create a digitally painted portrait.
Here are a couple before and afters, using presets in Impression:
Topaz Glow is a remarkable plugin that allows you to customize a very peculiar effect. For those familiar with fractalius (PC only software) Topaz Glow is like that, on steroids (plus offers Mac users an option). Based on a fractalized algorithm, you can pull color and form into a variety of distinct effects from the surreal, to the subtle.
Here are a couple quick looks using Glow presets:
I’ve reviewed each plugin individually over the years, and if you’d like to see more, you can read my reviews on Impression HERE, and Glow HERE. I (obviously) like and continue to use many of the Topaz plugins. They offer a great value and unique tools in the digital landscape for me. I shill for them because they’re awesome to work with, and I used their software long before developing a relationship with them, so it was a natural fit for me.
You can download free trials, or buy either of these with the 25% discount (use “TOPAZART” at checkout) via Topaz Labs HERE. If you do choose to do so, doing it through my link above will provide me with a small referenced commission which helps me continue to run this site, pull review copies of new software and the like, so thank you for any consideration on that front.
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