I was alerted to the fact that Topaz have a range of filter programs that allow you to do all sorts of cool effects with your images. Better yet they offer a free 30 day trial period with them so I downloaded four to try
Simplify (currently 30% off)
So far I have liked Impression and Glow the most, Restyle was a quick easy way of creatively recolouring images, but thats not really my thing. Simplify seems to give you options for making it look more like a drawing.
Glow is my definate favourite, and I edited this image of Taz sniffing wisteria on my fence I took a few years ago. It has LOTS of sliders you can adjust and two types of glow and two levels of glow. The preset if have used here is Fur and Feathers and I really like it.
I have gone a little extreme on this because I like the dark tips it added to his fur and how that reflects the dark colour in his face.
Has anyone else played with Topaz Filters? Did you like them? Got some other recommendations for me to try?
A slideshow with the Before and After images for comparison