Digital Art
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The Hay Field

Original Photo

I decided to try an HDR technique to add more “dynamic range” (the ratio of light to dark) to the photo. I used a program called Topaz Studio and applied one of their filters to add the increased depth I was looking for. (Have you test driven Topaz Studio yet?)

Then I tried another filter – the field rendered as a drawing!

Back in GIMP (my standard editing program) I cropped the photo into a square, and applied the Darla Amazing Circle filter.

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  1. Great photo Margy πŸ™‚ And thanks for the link to Topaz studios, I didn’t know they had a free version of their software πŸ™‚


    • Topaz Studio is a new product, apparently. I’m just learning what all it can do. I really like that you can save your settings as a named filter, then use that filter for another photo. You can also download filters that others have saved.

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      • It sounds great Marg, I’m always a big fan of free software……………….. like yourself, I use Gimp quite a bit πŸ™‚


      • I used to use PS Elements, but I got tired of the ‘Adobe way’, if you know what I mean. GIMP gives you a lot more flexibility…

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      • I’ve never really had the chance to use any of the Adobe products, but it does make me laugh, when many photographers won’t use anything other than there products, technically speaking, a good photographer should be able to use any software, and like you said, Gimp is very flexible. It’s like Open Office, and so much other open source software………………..I take my hat off to all those programmers who build up these projects πŸ™‚


      • Unfortunately, I’m going to have to wait to try out this version of the topaz software, my wee laptop doesn’t have enough processing power, or a good enough graphics card 😦
        But by the time I need to replace this, I’m sure I’ll be able to use it on the next pc πŸ™‚


      • I was lucky a few years ago – wanting a new computer became needing a new computer when the old one died of old age…

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      • I can’t complain about this laptop either Margy, when I bought my previous pc 15 years ago, I couldn’t imagine ever needing anything better. This laptop was bought 5 years ago, was half the price, and had three times the specs! Lol!!! So in another 5 years, I should be able to get something that only 20 years ago could not have even existed!!!! Technology is moving stupidly quickly! πŸ™‚



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