Combining Presets in Topaz Studio – Penshurst Plance


One of the things I love about Topaz Studio is the ability to combine presets.  By combining various presets together it gives you a vast variety of options when editing images.

My original image of Penshurst Place was first of all given a couple of tweaks in Lightroom, mainly cropping, spot removal, and auto transforming the image.

Penshurst Place

Even though I liked the imag, I knew I wanted to create a piece of artwork and as I have Topaz Impression Software which is accessible via Topaz Studio I thought I would do my painting effects in Topaz Studio.

The first preset I used was called Impression Workflow

impression workflow

Which gave me this image.

Penshurst Place

By clicking on the Apply button in the Topaz created a duplicate of the image.  To this duplicate I added a Preset called Celestial Skies.

celestial skies

I tweaked this Preset..  added a colour overlay until I achieved this image.

Once I was happy with that I imported both images back into Lightroom and continued to do a lot of editing in Lightroom as you can see from the before and after image.

before and after

Which gave me this final image, which is a combination of the Impression Workflow Preset and Celestial Skies Preset.

I love the golden tones of this image.  However taking the processing one step further, as I had already imported the image with just the Impression Workflow Preset added, I decided to copy all the adjustments I had made to the image with both presets added and pasted them into the image with just the Impression Workflow Preset added.

Penshurst Place

I could have created as many different effects as I wanted to in Topaz Studio by just clicking the apply button and then adding a new preset to the image the software had created.  And just for fun, I decided to turn my Impression Workflow/Celestial Skies into a Glow in the Dark Image, by following the same instructions of clicking apply and creating a new image.

glow in the dark

 

 

 

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Written by Bren (Ryan-Photography)

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Ryan Photography which showcases the places they've visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

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