Building Your Workflow Workbench with Texture Effects, presented by Blake Rudis (42:04)

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Just like the workbench in your garage, all of your tools have a proper place and a proper function. You wouldn’t use a screwdriver to hit a nail, nor a hammer to adjust a screw. Photography workflow is no different. Every plugin has a proper place and function to be used effectively and efficiently! Join us with our guest, Blake Rudis, as he gives you the guidance you need to integrate Topaz Texture Effects into your photo post processing workflow workbench!

Blake is a Photoshop enthusiast with a strong Fine Art background. From painting in front of the TV with Bob Ross as a child to printmaking and sculpture he has always had a passion for anything creative. He currently has a thing for HDR Photography and you can see more of his images and Photoshop Tutorials at EverydayHDR.com.

How to Prepare for Battle with a Photograph (46:01)

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When it comes to photographic post processing, strategy is an absolute must. No one goes to battle without a plan, likewise, no photo should be edited without a strategy in mind. Our featured guest, Blake Rudis, will arm you with the essential strategies to prepare your plan of attack on artistic photo post processing.

Blake is a Photoshop enthusiast with a strong fine art background. From painting in front of the TV with Bob Ross as a child to printmaking and sculpture, he has always had a passion for anything creative. He currently has a thing for HDR photography and you can see more of his images and Photoshop tutorials at EverydayHDR.com.

Using Textures with Topaz Impression

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In this simple tutorial learn how to combine textures with Topaz Impression to finalize a work of fine art photography. Textures can improve the overall aesthetic of your image, polishing them and making it appear more like a finished piece of fine art. But before we begin, be sure to download a Flypaper Textures free tasters set to the right!

Get 20% off Flypaper textures with the code topazfly until January 4th!

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Digital Painting with Authentic Results (14:42)

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Topaz Impression uses the same method that great painters use: paint brushstrokes one at a time. (It just does this very fast!) Join Nichole Paschal as she demonstrates how to make authentic digital art based upon actual painting techniques.

Crafting Your Images with Topaz Plugins, presented by John Barclay (45:17)

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John Barclay, pro photographer and workshop leader, demonstrates how he uses the Topaz software in his current creative workflow.

John is an award winning freelance photographer based in Bucks County PA. John is a passionate photographer and enthusiastic workshop leader, leading workshops and tours around the world. Recently, John was invited to join National Geographic Photographers Jonathan Kingston, Dewitt Jones and Rikki Cooke to co-lead the “See the Light Seminar” in Molokai Hawaii.

In addition, John was personally selected by Dewitt to be part of the www.HealingImages.org project and he was the recipient of an excellence award from B&W Magazine.

Introduction to Topaz Impression (46:28)

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Topaz Impression helps you turn photos into paintings and drawings like a non-digital artist would: by intelligently applying real brushstrokes to canvas. Join Nichole Paschal as she introduces you to Topaz Impression and demonstrates how to create beautiful paintings, sketches, and watercolors from your photos.

Quick Tip Thursday – Photorealism Made Easy

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Photorealism is a painstaking and rewarding art genre in which an artist reproduces an image as realistically as possible in another medium.  Join Nichole Paschal as she demonstrated how Topaz Impression can quickly produce beautifully detailed photorealistic art.