We’re excited to announce that Topaz Impression has received a minor update to version 1.1! If you already own Impression, this is a free upgrade. Simply go to our downloads page to download version 1.1.

With the update you can now switch between the presets and selective parameters by pressing P (or Shift + P). In addition, a splatter paint brush and two dot brushes have been added along with 50+ new presets! Many requests were sent in for more master artist effects, so with this release you can find presets including Georgia O’Keeffe, Degas, Rembrandt and more! Read about the entirety of what’s new in version 1.1 below.

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Capturing the Culture

by Joel Wolfson

Joel conducts photo workshops worldwide from his native Southwest to Italy, France and other locales. His roster of notable clients include Newsweek, Elle, Seventeen, Houghton Mifflin, and corporate clients such as Apple, AT&T, 3M, United Airlines and Pillsbury. His technical articles on digital imaging have been translated for use in more than 30 countries. Yet he is best known for his artistic images and unexpected views of everyday places around the globe.

Fiat MeccanicoWhile conducting a workshop in Tuscany I met this man in one of the small villages where we take our participants. He spoke no english and in spite of my sparse Italian vocabulary we managed to discuss the old Fiat he was working on. This is an example of simply being friendly, smiling and engaging your subject. He was very obliging about letting me shoot his portrait. He seemed further pleased when I showed him the black and white image on the LCD of my camera.

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