Topaz Simplify 4 has a “Painting” module, and that is what we are showing today. It too has a lot of presets, and I’ll give a small flavor of each grouping below.
But first . . . here, once again, is the original photo:
First up, we have the Oil Painting group. Now, I am not an expert on painting. Well, I do alright with walls and ceilings, but I use water-based paints, as opposed to oil paints. Topaz tells me this is what oil paintings look like . . .
There’s even a B&W oil painting filter . . .
Wait . . . there is a water color option!
Then it gets weird; there’s something called ‘Underpainting’ . . . to me it looks more like ‘washed-out painting’, but as I said, I ain’t a painter.
There are a number of just ‘Painting’ options, but I’ll only show one.
And there is a ‘Painting Colorful’ group . . .
And for rude people, there is ‘Painting Harsh Colors’.
They don’t seem harsh to me but, all together now, Disperser is not a painter.
One filter does ‘Impressions Colorful’.
. . . and there’s a ‘Ghostly Natural’ . . .
. . . as well as a ‘Ghostly Desaturated’.
Finally, there is a ‘Dynamic Boost’ group. This is the ‘Warm’, but the only difference between regular, warm, and cool are the borders.
I mentioned the user can play with combining settings, blending them, overlaying them, etc.
Here is my shot at playing around with four different filters blended in various ways.
I kind of like that! . . . I’ll call it ‘Private Investigation’.
Here’s a slideshow of the above filters . . .
The video shows a little better how they differ from each other.
. . . we are not done yet . . .
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