Here’s a new sharpening technique that I had not seen before but works very well, particularly with low light images. It uses a combination of Photoshop with Unsharp Mask, Topaz DeNoise and then back to Photoshop for another pass with Smart Sharpen before using blend modes to apply the sharpened layer with the original color layer.
There are several examples of the technique in the video walk-through above.
[via Topaz Labs]
Topaz Labs has released a new software application – Topaz Impression.
Topaz Impression allows you to turn still images into a brushstroked canvas painting. While there are several plug-ins that allow you to create a painterly effect on images, Topaz Impression paints images one brushstroke at a time based on the input you provide. [Read more…]