Yes I got a new toy – a copy of Topaz Impression – get your 30 day trial here
I actually got the trial but didn’t quite pay attention to the details so never used it properly and thought it was a bit of a waste of time. However in my Awake course I have seen wonderful images created with it, or where it was used to good effect.
Yesterday I posted the image of Lake Tekapo with the sky enhanced with Impression – it occurred to me that a slightly less than perfectly focussed image might still be useable with it.
This is a photo of Cognac as a small kitten but its just out of focus enough to be unuseable for anything but I loved his sweet face in this image a lot and kept it. So I processed it in LR and bought it into Impression and played with the brushes to get one fine enough to pick up the detail in the whiskers and fur around his face and ears – this is Van Gough II from memory.
I really like how this came out and can see many more uses in my Photo Artistry classes – it was an expensive purchase but I already feel like I got my money’s worth!
Like it? Hate it? All feedback and Comments Welcome!
I like this effect – neat!
I like it too, its a great way to rescue a not quite in focus image and still be able to use it 🙂
That’s a great point!
This is so adorable. I love the use of this filter – it makes Cognac look so fluffy and cuddly
He is even fluffier now in his winter coat 😋
Love it and particularly like that you could rescue a slightly less than perfect image
Yes I have lots of less than perfect images that this could rescue 🙂
Totally understand 😀
Love it. Helps when you have an adorable subject. I think Impressions is the cat’s meow!
I am having to resist using it on everything right now I confess but I am sure it will be a useful tool in the future 🙂