Achieve a perfect painterly effect
Topaz Impression is no longer available as a standalone plugin. The great painterly effects are still available in Topaz Studio 2 though!
Read the full review of Topaz Studio 2 at Plugin Swirl!
Original text (still applies to the effects!):
Topaz Labs Impression is one of our favorite plugins here at Shift Art. If you would like to achieve painterly effects in your work, this is a clear winner.
With dozens of presets and styles, it is very easy to find a starting point for the effect you want to portray. Presets are presented in groups named for their medium or style.
You’ll find presets organized into many categories, like: impressionistic, charcoal, modern etc. Within each group are individually styled presets, like Da Vinci Sketch and Chiaroscuro I, II and III. Each individual preset can be further adjusted. Brush strokes can be modified by picking different brushes, brush sizes, paint volume, stroke width and more. Other adjustments are available as well: color, lighting, vignette, and texture. With all these adjustments, there are essentially an infinite number of combinations and looks. You can save your own presets so you can come back and apply it to another image.
With all the adjustments available in Impressions, it is easy to create a fantastic painting look with your images.