Simplify a seagull

As you can see by the screen shot below this picture of a seagull in the Boston Harbor was edited using the Topaz Labs Simplify 4 plug in.  This time I used the sketch effect – pastel preset to convert my image from it’s original to this soft one.  Looking on the right side of the screen you will see a highlighted box, that is one of the tabs that I mentioned before in my prior review of the program; when you hover your cursor over and adjustment tab it will tell you what it does.  What I did here was after applying the effect, I lowered the simplify size in my global adjustments to bring back some of the detail that had been softened by the preset. Content with the image I clicked OK and back to PSE to save.

Again, Simplify is an easy to use program to let you convert your images into digital art with many ways to use your imagination to create the look you want.  So what do you think of this conversion?

(This post was sponsored by Topaz Labs but all opinions and images are my own.)

Screenshot seagull




Longwharf topaz8266-Edit-2 copy

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography.
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8 Responses to Simplify a seagull

  1. bulldog says:

    Don’t like it at all…. give me the “before” even if the sky is a little bright near the gull, it still looks natural to me.. not a big fan of this type conversion…

  2. The Dose of Reality says:

    Ooooh, I love them both, but I think the “after” is gorgeous. It looks more dynamic to me! 🙂 –Lisa

  3. tedgriffith says:

    I like the conversion however I probably would have darkened the final image a little to separate the seagull from the sky more.

  4. ChgoJohn says:

    I see what you’re after, Teri, and I like it but wish the sky was a little darker.

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