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Old Jan 3, 2012, 4:58 PM   #1
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Default Wild card - testing Topaz B&W effects

My brother in law. I really like what Topaz can do with B&W!

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Old Jan 3, 2012, 9:22 PM   #2
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I like it very much! A beautiful conversion, a face full of character.

I have both Nik's Silver Efex 2 (purchased first) and Topaz's B&W effects. Sometimes I prefer the results from one over the other, but not always the same one (depends on the picture). I'm a bit more comfortable with Topaz Lab's plug-in, it seems more intuitive to me, but can see why others might prefer Silver Efex.
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Old Jan 4, 2012, 2:42 AM   #3
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very nice strong picture well done
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Old Jan 4, 2012, 9:37 AM   #4
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Thanks Mtngal. Silver Efex is one of the few plugins than does NOT run in PSP X4, so I really have to stay with Topaz. I love the local effects - the ability to bring out the eyes for instance. I also am accustomed to the general Topaz interface so i find I can do things pretty quickly
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After looking at this picture, I thought of another idea - since I'm still intrigued by circles/spheres it occurred to me to have a sphere in color and the background in black and white - now to find the right picture to try it out on. Thanks again for reminding me about this plug-in!
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That's a very nice conversion, and a great portrait!
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Nice..........
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