Category Archives: TopazLabs

Digital Art using TopazLabs products

Happy Birthday Mom!

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My mom would have turned 88 on January 2nd but God decided to send his angels to take her home on Thanksgiving morning a year ago. Mom, we love you and miss you! Her great granddaughter Lisa has this beautiful African Violet from Memo’s room in her kitchen and is carrying on the lifelong love for these beautiful God given flowers!MomWithAfricanVioletsTopazImpression

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December Bird – Topaz Impression

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Watercolor III palette plus Photoshop CC layer mask to bring out details in the eyes and some feathers. I took this photo last December in the early morning looking out my great room deck.

Topaz Impression with Wacom Pen tablet drawing pad.
Topaz Impression with Wacom Intuos Small Pen tablet. 

Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet

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Waterfront City at Midnight – Topaz Impression

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Another challenge image from our Yahoo DigitalNuts Digital Painters group…

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Using Topaz Impression, I created a dark charcoal version of the original. I then layered it on top of the original Photoshop file and used Multiply to create a darkened version. A little adjustment or two with the opacity and desaturation, and this made a nice night painting!
High Res Version
High Res Version
Original
Original image
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Fall at a New England House – a workflow with Topaz Expression and Photoshop CC

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This New England home was transformed with Photoshop CC and Topaz Expression, an awesome new product to create paintings from photos. Check it out on my Facebook page and get a $10 coupon.
This New England home was transformed with Photoshop CC and Topaz Expression. Expression is an awesome new product from Topaz Labs to create paintings from photos. The photos below are elements created in Expression that became Photoshop Layers in varying modes and transparencies to create this textured image.
Photoshop CC Layers for New England House
Photoshop CC Layers for New England House
Original
The original photo – a target image from my Digital Nuts painters group. This was the bottom layer of the Photoshop file
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An extreme variation of the Van Gogh effect in Expression. I used this as the third layer and experimented with blending modes.
A pointillism version in Expression was added as a layer in Photoshop CC.
A pointillism version in Expression was added as a layer in Photoshop CC.
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A wrinkled paper layer I created by wadding up a piece of wrapping paper and using my iPhone to take a picture. This became a texture layer and blended. I created a second version of this and rotated it 90 degrees with Multiply mode.
Pencil Background
Pencil Background added between two wrinkled paper layers.
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