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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Topaz Impression 2 and Topaz Glow 2

Following my last post and experience with Topaz Impression2, I decided to go back to the same location as the sky was a lot more interesting, I wanted to do a square format, to show as much sky as possible to balance the image.

Following the same process as I did for the last post, first I cleaned the image in Photoshop, took out the people and houses, and cloned more flowers. After the cleanup I made 3 copies of the clean layer opened the first one in Topaz and used Over paint saved it, when back with the second copy and this time applied Swirly lines that I modified saved it and finally went back into Topaz and this time used Knife and oil.  To finish I used layer mask to keep and discard what I wanted from each layers. I flattened the image did another copy and used Liquify filter and Topaz Glow 2 graphic 11, I kept only few interesting line from this filters.

And as always to make sure that my saturation was not overboard I used Photoshop Gamut Warning and lowered down the saturation.

Topaz Impression 2 and Glow 2 final Image



Cropped Original Image directly from Camera




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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Topaz Impression 2

 I have been using Corel Painter for a long time, I love that software, but it is very expensive and time consuming, every year they come along with an update that is quite deep in the pocket, and now with the exchange for US currency it is getting too expensive, I am still using my old version but in the mean time I like to speak to you about Topaz Impression 2.

Topaz Labs have a lot of different program at a fare price,  https://www.topazlabs.com/impression, it's not cheap but it's fare and you can always try it for 30 days, same with Corel Painter, when I have more time I am going to test the new Corel Painter too.

This is an image that I did using Topaz Impression2 you can see the original photo directly from Camera, below the painted image,

Topaz Impression 2

Original Image from Camera

I especially shoot this photo thinking about the effect from Topaz Impression 2, first I cleaned the image in Photoshop, took out the people and houses, and cloned more flowers. After the cleanup I made 3 copies of the clean layer opened the first one in Topaz and used Saturated Watercolor saved it, when back with the second copy and this time applied Georgia O'Keefe that I modified saved it and finally went back into Topaz and this time used Chiaroscuro 3.  To finish I used layer mask to keep and discard what I wanted from each layers. I flattened the image did another copy and used Liquify filter to change the aspect of the tree, and as I always do check my gamut, using view gamut warning, that is extremely important if you want to print and not over saturate your image, using hue and saturation I lowered the saturation where needed. The full process took me less than 30 minutes a lot less than doing the same work manually.

I don't have any affiliation with Topaz, but I sure use it a lot!!! If you have questions about it please use the comment section.

Friday, July 22, 2016

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

My Mom 87 Birthday



My mom 87 birthday,

Maman 87


My mom turned 87 last Sunday April 24, that was a fantastic event, so happy to have her, she had a great time, to see all the photos from that day please follow this link, http://dianedugas-imagen.com/#/gallery/maman-87-birthday



Maman and my husband Marc

Maman and Leonie 

Maman and Eloise

Mathieu and Annie-Claude

Maman with Johanne

Maman and Martine

Maman and Louis

Maman, enjoying a fantastic dinner!

Maman in a conversation with Carl

Maman and Martine

Maman and Martine


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