Taking this Powder Paint to another level is something that I wanted to try… I love Topaz Impression 2 and I wondered what the effect would look like after adding a paint effect to the image.
To do this effect, I added a slight texture after I did my powder paint effect and removed some of that texture from the centre of the photograph and lowered the opacity. I didn’t want the texture to overtake the image.. so by lowering the opacity of the texture layer it just gave a hint of the texture to the image..
I then merged all my layers together to create a flat image… then I sent this Layer to Topaz Impression where I added the default effect.
Once my image was created by Topaz Impression 2, the boxing around the image had breaks in it.. so I duplicated my box layer.. and moved it above my Topaz Impression layer and added a drop shadow to the box layer. This filled in the breaks of the box outline.