On a recent comment, oneowner and I discussed Topaz’s Legacy plugins . . . which prompted me to play with a few I haven’t used in a while. The photos I used to play with the plugins were those of the recent bird post (HERE).
The first candidate was the Gray Catbird . . .
My aim was to transform photos into drawings. I think the above is me using Impression 2. I liked the results, so I continued.
I then grabbed a cardinal (a photo of one) . . .
That didn’t quite achieve the look I wanted, so I tried a few other settings.
That still missed the mark, so I kept trying . . .
Those were closer to what I envisioned, but not quite what I wanted, so I turned to Simplify 4 . . .
That looked too realistic, so I kept on playing . . .
I was getting closer . . . and then I got as close as I could to what I wanted.
I learned a few things . . . one, the photo you choose greatly influences the results. Two there are still options in those plugins that I’d not tried before.
That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.
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