It’s been a great year at Topaz Labs, let’s take some time to reflect on the best of Impression. This year, Impression saw major improvements as well as an update. If you have yet to update your Impression, you can update it here. Many new features and improvements were made to this fan favorite plugin and standalone application. Now, let’s reflect on some of the best of Impression.

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Topaz Labs Simplify makes cartooning your critter effortless!Cartoon your Critter

Almost everyone has one. Man’s best friend, this may be a dog, cat, or even a lizard. No matter whether they walk, hop, slither, or crawl, one thing is for sure: You love your pet. Now, wouldn’t you enjoying displaying to the world the love for your pet? If flowers, trees, and mountains can be works of art, then so can your pet! Today, we are going to learn how to cartoon your critter, and turn him or her into a work of art that you can be mounted on your wall for years to come!

By using a few of the Topaz Labs plugins, Remask, Simplify, and Impression, we are going to effortlessly cartoon your critter. Don’t own the plugins? We offer 30 day free trials of all of our plugins. No credit cards required! To try Remask, click here. For Simplify, click over here! And for Impression, click right here. Now let’s get to cartooning your critter. Continue Reading

RAW to Envisioned with Bobbie Goodrich

Join passionate artist and oil painter Bobbie Goodrich in this Artistic Topaz webinar that highlights the organic process Bobbie uses to turn her images into fine art using Photoshop, Topaz Glow 2, and Topaz Impression 2. Bobbie demonstrates her process of exploration and creation, showing how Topaz plugins can be used to organically create unexpected styles and looks in RAW to Envisioned .

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Here at Topaz Labs we are excited to announce the release of our 15th photo-editing program Topaz Impression!

cups2Topaz Impression transforms your photos into realistic looking works of fine art…oil painting, graphite drawing, watercolor and more! Rework your photo by applying a one-click preset such as ‘Van Gogh’ or create your own effect by choosing from 14 different realistic brushes. You can then adjust that brush as desired, manipulating its length, width, volume and how much is applied.

Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 9.28.33 PMFinalize your masterpiece by adjusting the color, lighting and by choosing from one of 72 different background textures like canvas and wood.

Why Impression?

The name of this program was inspired by the style of painting called Impressionism that emerged in France in the mid-19th century. Impressionism was a reaction to Realism, a form of painting that aimed to depict the subject exactly as shown. Tired of focusing on reality and the ego, painters like Monet, Renoir and Degas branched out of the norm and paid less attention to a scene’s details and more so to the lighting and color, hence the need to paint with sketchy brushwork and thick strokes (impasto) before the sun changed and the colors went dull.

While a photo is a record of a moment in time, Topaz Impression alters this reality, allowing you to creatively change this realistic recording of light into a new work of art. From impasto oil paintings to Da Vinci inspired sketches, it’s your turn to be the artist!

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