Combine Topaz and Nik

Posted: May 22, 2015 in Uncategorized
Combining Topaz Simpilfy4 and Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro.




I started off working with some of the programs in Topaz Simplify 4. This program can transform your photo into a variety artistic styles including paintings, sketches and cartoon line drawings. I especially like the variety oil painting filters. I used one of the oil painting filter to give this image a soft painted look on the needles, which I liked.

_DSF0183 Topaz Simp


Next step I went into my Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro and used the Detail Extractor with the Fine selection. This would have been way to detailed had it been applied to the original image, but with the softened details from the Topaz Oil Painting, the Detail Extractor work very well at adding some details back in. I then softened down the saturation a little in Nik Software’s Viveza program.

_DSF0183 Detail Extrator Fine


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  1. Gina McCole says:

    This Topaz program is my favorite so far! I downloaded a trial and I’m loving all the artistic features. Thanks for showing us how to combine it with the Nik software too!

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