Create a Painterly Quality Image

Photograph © Rick Sammon
For what ever reason, I find that I am playing with plug-ins more and more - with the goal of removing some of the reality from the scene, and with the hope of creating a more artist or painterly-quality.

Many of my friends are doing the same thing.

Here I used the Crisp filter in Topaz Clean to soft the image and to subdue the colors.

I added the frame in Photoshop's CS5's Actions.

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I took this shot with my Canon 7D and Canon 100-400mm IS lens.

Explore the light,