Original Image Taken with an iPhone 5
I could not help but smile, when I received an email from Topaz, announcing their newest plug-in, Impression. Now if you’re asking why, the short answer is because I have been working since late February, learning to use Corel Painter. And not just on and off. We’re talking some serious time and effort here. Most of the time, for at least a couple of hours on a daily basis. If you’ve worked with Painter, then you are aware of what a massive program it is. Combine that with my complete lack of artistic ability when it comes to painting, and well, let’s just say that for me, it has been a long road, but also a very rewarding one. I am getting there, and especially over the last month, have been quite consistently pleased with the outcome.
Okay, I’m seriously digressing here. So what about Impression? I like it! It’s quick, it’s very easy to use, and you can get some wonderful results with one of their included presets, and a few slider adjustments. You can even add one of the many included backgrounds (canvas) if you wish. Blake Rudis has a great review/tutorial on YouTube. It is a little over 20 minutes long. You can view it here.
By the way, I did not receive compensation in any form from Topaz Labs, and this is in no way meant to be a comparison between Impression and Painter. While the basic premise seems similar, it ends there. In my opinion, they are very different programs.
If you’ve used Impression, I’d love to hear what you think.
Have a great week!