Monday, May 9, 2011
At the beach... Create an artistic look with Topaz Labs Simplify
With the seagull image, I used BuzzSim which is one of my favorites of the Simplify presets. This preset removes some of the detail and softens the image, accentuating the overall colors. Removing some of the detail creates a more tranquil look which works nicely for this beach scene subject matter. I like the pastel look the preset created, just the idea I had in mind for this image!
To enhance the artistic look, you can use a canvas background to create a little texture. Try using one of the textures found in Patterns in Photoshop (Artist's Surfaces) and use a Blend Mode to blend the two, such as Overlay or Multiply. You can also use your own texture, my favorites are from Flypaper Textures! As a finishing touch, I used an edge treatment from OnOne Photoframe that resembles canvas and brushstrokes.
All links and promotional codes to software can be found by clicking on my Plug-in page.
If you would like to join me for a little creativity, my online classes for this month are just getting started! Click here for more information on Enhancing Images online at BetterPhoto.com. Have fun creating an artistic look with your photos! ~ Deb