A Topaz Autumn

Anderwood Autumn 1 (Restyle : MaizedOwl & Glow (Multiplied and Screened) & Simplify

After taking some Autumn Landscapes images at Anderwood in the New Forest last weekend, I used some of my Topaz Labs plugins to create different looks to the original photographs.

I did this to

  1. Create new looks to the images.
  2. Brighten things up as the weather was overcast and dull.

Here are 3 different images, processed with various Topaz Plugins, along with the original image in each case for comparison.

First this shot taken into dull white sunlight.

Anderwood Autumn 1 Original
Canon EOS 760D (31mm, f/11, 1/2 sec, ISO100)
Anderwood Autumn 1 Original

First of all on this image, I used just a single Topaz Restyle Effect ( Bright Yellow Tulips ) to create the appearance of a blue light in the background.

Anderwood Autumn 1 (Retyle Bright Yellow Tulips)
Canon EOS 760D (31mm, f/11, 1/2 sec, ISO100)
Anderwood Autumn 1 (Retyle Bright Yellow Tulips)

 

restyle

When using Topaz Restyle I also saw another effect, (amongst the many that are supplied with the plugin) that I liked with this image – (Maized Owl).

Anderwood Autumn 1 (Restyle : MaizedOwl)
Canon EOS 760D (31mm, f/11, 1/2 sec, ISO100)
Anderwood Autumn 1 (Restyle : MaizedOwl)

Then I added a glow effect from Topaz Glow on top of this effect.

Anderwood Autumn 1 (Restyle : MaizedOwl & Glow)
Canon EOS 760D (31mm, f/11, 1/2 sec, ISO100)
Anderwood Autumn 1 (Restyle : MaizedOwl & Glow)

Which I then used on two seperate layers in Photoshop CC.  This I merged with the previous ( just Restyled ) image using Multiply and Screen blend modes to create this.  It carries some of the glow effect through but much more subtly.

Anderwood Autumn 1 (Restyle : MaizedOwl & Glow (Multiplied and Screened)
Canon EOS 760D (31mm, f/11, 1/2 sec, ISO100)
Anderwood Autumn 1 (Restyle : MaizedOwl & Glow (Multiplied and Screened)

 

Finally with this image, I used Topaz Simplify on top of this to get this variation.

Anderwood Autumn 1 (Restyle : MaizedOwl & Glow (Multiplied and Screened) & Simplify
Canon EOS 760D (31mm, f/11, 1/2 sec, ISO100)
Anderwood Autumn 1 (Restyle : MaizedOwl & Glow (Multiplied and Screened) & Simplify

The next image is a portrait shot of some autumn trees.  Again into some white light from the sun.

Anderwood Autumn 2 Original
Canon EOS 760D (40mm, f/11, 1/6 sec, ISO100)
Anderwood Autumn 2 Original

With this one I added a boost to the colours and details in  ( Topaz Detail 3 ). I then used Topaz Restyle to tone the colours, and make the background light look like  warm yellow sunlight.

Anderwood Autumn 2 ( Restlye and Detail)
Canon EOS 760D (40mm, f/11, 1/6 sec, ISO100)
Anderwood Autumn 2 ( Restlye and Detail)

With this final shot, I used four Topaz Plugins to create some art like effects.

Here’s is the original.

Anderwood Autumn 3 (Original)
Canon EOS 760D (40mm, f/16, 5 sec, ISO100)
Anderwood Autumn 3 (Original)

Then with the use of Topaz Restyle and Detail effects added.

Anderwood Autumn 3 (Restyle & Detail)
Canon EOS 760D (40mm, f/16, 5 sec, ISO100)
Anderwood Autumn 3 (Restyle & Detail)

On top of that to create an art effect look, I used Topaz Simplify (BuzSim Effect) – which gives this.

Anderwood Autumn 3 (Restyle & Detail & Simplify)
Canon EOS 760D (40mm, f/16, 5 sec, ISO100)
Anderwood Autumn 3 (Restyle & Detail & Simplify)

I then used yet another Topaz Plugin ( Adjust ) to alter this to painterly effect.

Anderwood Autumn 3 (Restyle & Detail & Simplify & Adjust)
Canon EOS 760D (40mm, f/16, 5 sec, ISO100)
Anderwood Autumn 3 (Restyle & Detail & Simplify & Adjust)

I hope you like at least some of the results.

About ChrisA

I have been taking photography seriously since 2004. I have a website dedicated to my favourite type of photography - macro @ www.macro-photo.co.uk I also enjoy taking landscape and wildlife shots, which I show on akeyphoto.co.uk I hope you enjoy both websites.

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