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Old Dec 20, 2010, 5:53 AM   #1
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Spud poking his head through Lisa's Bear making mohair.
He's sagging a bit at 17 but the Topaz jobbers making him look younger.
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great pp mark looks great to me..... the only thinfg i would change is the colour of the spud writing to the same colour a the mohair
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Nice, I like it...and as simple suggested I'd changed the coloring of the print
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Whay, Thank's very mucho Simon.
Thanks for telling me about the text, I did it in the same colour as the dark bits of fur and the drop shadow in the lighter tone. Hummmmm, Maybee that should be the other way around. Cheers Mateyy.
This Topaz is amazing, I took up painting last year and now I can get the same effect with this program. Not as relaxing as using brushes and paint though. But real enjoyable.
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Hi Dennis,
Thank you, I changed the text color. I like that a lot better now.
I love taking pics of Spud. Cheers Dennis.
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Hey Mark,

I like the effect that that Topaz program does, what exactly is it? Is it an actual paint set like watercolors or oils or what. I have seen that term used here a few times and was wondering what the heck is going on with it/

Stately dog even with his age.

(mohair? is that like I got mohair on my back than I got on my chest?) HAHAHAH
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Hey Mark,

I like the effect that that Topaz program does, what exactly is it? Is it an actual paint set like watercolors or oils or what. I have seen that term used here a few times and was wondering what the heck is going on with it/

Stately dog even with his age.

(mohair? is that like I got mohair on my back than I got on my chest?) HAHAHAH
Ha ha ha ha ha ha , I like that Frank, Mohair on my chest, yo are funny.

Topaz is a plug in for photoshop, so only works if you have photoshop already.
It goes into the FILTERS menu in Photoshop, So when you click the filters list up comes Topaz and a list of the different Topaz filters you have downloaded.
They have names like Clean and Simplify. and they have a lot of preset filters so you run your mouse over them and you will see a thumbnail image showing what will happen if you click on the one your over. Once you find something you like you can then use slide controles to adjust the effect.

If you want the effect to work on just part of the image you make a duplicate image in a seperate layer with photoshop first then you can sandwich that with the Topazed layer and use an erazer to take away the Topazed bits back to the original.

I hope I made some sense there Frank I,m not great with the words.
Basically it's you can use it very easilly to make great effects or you can go very much in depth for the same.
For me I,m just starting to get to grip with the software side of things, It's just taken a while to get a grip on Layers but once you have Layers everything else seems to fall in place. But I know nothing.

I was going to paint pictures to hang in my hallway but with this Topaz jobber I,m just going to take pics and Topaz jobber them into paintings.
Cheers Frank, You have a super Christmas Mateyyyy.
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Whayyy, Cheers Simon,
Yuuuuuuup, thats much better, Thanks very mucho.
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One other question Mark,

is it compatable with any other program? I do not have photoshop, but was thinking about getting Adobe CS5 master collection. Oh well it doesn't matter, since My camera has been in the shop since October and I cannot take pics with anything cept my wifes point and shoot which has absolutely no functions except the on and off button Thanks for the briefing as I will add it to my list of things I can learn about photography notepad for future reference.

I hear it is snowing really hard there in Jolly ol England. You doing OK with that? Frank
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