To create a digital painting is a fairly uncomplicated task in Topaz Simplify. While there are many custom curated effects that will revamp your image with a single click, the objective of this tutorial is to understand the core technology behind the Simplify plug-in so that you can create art that is distinctively yours.© Greg Lindenbach
After:© Barbara Motter
By Anita Bice
Images of scenic landscapes and nature are commonly brought into Topaz Simplify to render beautiful, painterly results. The technology behind the plug-in uses scale space algorithms that close off holes to help eliminate details. As a result, artifacts such as webbing might be created; this is most often seen in the branches of trees. To remove the webbing is quite simple. To start, you will need a program such as Photoshop Elements or Photoshop that supports layers and a few other necessary functions.