Photo for the Month – 36 – Overlay

First of all many thanks to all those that participated in last month's challenge.  This week's challenge is Overlay.  One way of using overlays on an image is to add texture. For the following image, I used Topaz Texture Effects…

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Eltham Palace Moat

The Moat – Eltham Palace Gardens

  One of the places we love to visit is Eltham Palace Gardens in London.. which is owned and maintained by the English Heritage... The Palace is surrounded by a moat, with two of moat being water and the other…

Rework of Great Comp Gardens and House

I have to say I am really enjoying myself with Topaz Impresssion and it is a wonderful plugin to add to my Topaz Collection.  Again I feel very humbled that Jodi Robbins of Topaz Labs asked me to do another…

Mixing Filters and Styles on your image

For me Lightroom is my first port of call when processing an image.  I like its simplicity, its versatility and for me the easiest post processing software to use. My main aim of using Photoshop is to remove elements that…

Photographic Style and a Landscaped Garden

  When you think of a panoramic photograph you think of a landscape orientated photograph looking from left to right.. but sometimes you need to go the other way... and Lightroom will easily merge a panoramic going from top to…

The power of texture

It was cold, it was murky and the sky was absolutely dreadful.. it was dismal and there wasn't any clouds that gave drama to the sky... but even with the sky as dismal as it was.. I still liked the…

Bland sky… Use Topaz Texture Effects 2..

Then no worries.. just use a texture Do you have a photograph, with excellent fall colours, or stunning architecture but the sky lets you down?  Well no fear.. by using Topaz Texture Effects 2 you can give your sky the…

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Rocks

First of all my sincere apologies to Cee for not taking part in her photo challenges lately, time has been of the essence and life got in the way.  Anyway, her challenge this week is about Rocks and I just…

Topaz Texture Effects – Preinstalled Presets

For day 7 of my 'test before you buy' of Topaz Texture Effects 2 I thought I would take an image of Leeds Castle, with Lightroom Basic Edits and distractions (people) removed in Photoshop and apply 5 preinstalled Presets of…

Topaz Texture Effects Comparison – SOOC -vs – Lightroom Basic Adjustments

Well today is day 6 of my Topaz Texture Effects 'trial before buy' challenge.  So for this challenge I thought I would do a complete comparison of using Lightroom and Topaz Effects and just using Topaz Effects. This is the…