In The Desert
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Topaz Lab's, Impressions
Turn your photos into paintings
MOUSE OVER any one of these images to see the resulting painting.
Great painting for a desert magazine cover, This is the original.
This is a really unique software with a lot of options and a 64 bit architecture that makes it very responsive with excellent results.
Topaz Lab's Web Site -- HERE
30 day trail or purchase it HERE
This software is great for turning your photos in the desert into paintings. Charcoals, watercolors, pencil and sketches and many more. This program is a "stand alone as well as a plug-in" program and doesn't need a host imaging program. It works quickly and easily.
<< On the left. When you first open a photo in the program you'll see these options available in the work space of the program interface. You can click on one of these, just to get started. You'll see the blue outline around the preset you've chosen. In the center of that option you'll see the round black circle with the arrows. Double click on this and the options for all the brush's styles will open, as seen on the right here >>
Here is where the fun begins. All the changes you can make to brush strokes are right here at the top. The color tab was program by some genius. When you want to make changes to a particular color the program will show you exactly where that color is in the image by clicking on a color in the color palette. It shows up as angled red bars on the photo. So now you know exactly what you are making changes too. Lighting and light direction are very helpful. The texture sets the texture for different effects, like adding a canvas background to the image. There a lot more options available in this program than in any other imaging program that makes a painting from you photo.
And the best part, it works quickly. This program uses 64 bit processing and also works on a Mac.
This painting conversion shows off the charm of Old Mexico.
For those of you that like the grey tones of a charcoal painting.
Great in depth tutorial done by a "painter".