Topaz Labs Simplify: The new fotosketcher?

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Topaz Labs Simplify: The new fotosketcher?

#1 Post by Neeka » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:14 pm

I will start off by saying Topaz Labs is a plugin for photoshop and costs about $40. With that said, it is similar to fotosketcher except has a wider array of filters and you can fine-tune them to get a more unique image. Here are some examples: (sorry for the barrage of links) ... cherry.jpg

Can create sketches and 'cartoon' versions of photos: ... mer_lg.jpg

Also there's a video (skip to 22:30) that shows the process of turning a photo into traditional style art.

What do you all think of this? Is it worth the cost? I think it might be helpful for those who can't afford artists for their backgrounds but want more than a simple slap on filter. True, fotosketcher also has sliders to control the brushstrokes and the intensity of the effect, though the options aren't enough for me personally and I haven't seen much made with it recently.

I should also note Impression by Topaz Labs is another tool to make photos look like paintings inspired by Van Gogh and Monet. This application costs $100 :/

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