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vvcarpio Oct 28, 2010 9:34 PM

Topaz Adjust on Cragsmoor Church
In my previous treatment for this photo (posted in "Architecture") I used Dynamic Photo HDR and Topaz Detail for the church tower (and trees) and Topaz Adjust for the sky.

For the following version I used Topaz Adjust for both sky and foreground. I wanted to try a stronger effect.

I used two photos -- one with the church (and trees) properly exposed and one with the sky properly exposed. I cut out the church from the first photo (using Topaz Remask) and overlaid it on the second. Both photos were taken in RAW. Neither photo is HDR.

I used Topaz Adjust's "Psychedelic" preset on the church and Topaz Adjust's "Crisp" preset on the sky. To remove noise, I used Topaz Denoise.

I'd appreciate any C&C. Thank you for looking.

musket Oct 31, 2010 11:53 AM

Nicely done........ This animated version will give us a better idea

vvcarpio Nov 1, 2010 2:17 PM

Thanks, musket. That's a cool way of showing the difference. :)

Hards80 Nov 1, 2010 2:23 PM

excellent work on this one. gives it a very brooding atmosphere, which is quite appropriate given the halloween just ending :)

and nice animation musket, shows the difference very clear.

vvcarpio Nov 2, 2010 9:50 AM

Thanks, Hards80.

I was looking at the sample pics at Topaz Labs' website when I created this. I guess here, unless an image is posted in the Digital Arts or HDR section we expect it to be realistic-looking and people say so if not. Over there at Topaz Labs, the sample images all look like altered-realities so I wanted to try and make one of my own.

Walter C Nov 4, 2010 12:51 PM

What did you use to create the animated version?

musket Nov 5, 2010 4:18 PM


Originally Posted by Walter C (Post 1162867)
What did you use to create the animated version?

I used a free software program called Animation shop (for the PC)

JASC Animation shop

No Key or reg required full version :)

jaharris1001 Mar 20, 2011 1:25 PM

nice post work there man !!

vvcarpio Mar 21, 2011 11:08 AM

Thanks, jaharris.

lonefeather93 Mar 26, 2011 9:40 PM

Very nice ..

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