Another "found" group of objects in an antique case provided an opportunity to photograph "collage" style using a wide angle lens placed on top of a glass countertop.
Topaz Labs has a variety of plug-ins and effects and wanted to try something a little different. I used two filters from the plug-in Vivacity. Used creatively as suggested on their website, the filters can generate some pretty cool effects! I added a texture layer for a little more dimension, color and interest. The effects of the filters are most noticeable in the text areas, very bendy and unusual!
Here's a close up screen shot of the effects...
It's different and fun to work with, try it! Topaz Labs Vivacity. I used Clean and Sharpen to create the soft painterly, and scratchy-bendy effects as shown here. We are making pictures like this in my online class at BetterPhoto. There is still time to sign up, join the fun! Hope to see you there!