Product Review: Topaz Impression for Sports Figures

Topaz Labs has some of my favorite products so I was super excited to find out that they had a product called Topaz Impression. Painting and drawing in Photoshop! Yay! Painting in Photoshop is one of my favorite hobbies.

I wanted toindex see if I could incorporate this product into some sports photos. I have a book called  Drawing and Painting Sports Figures by Jim Scullion that has given me a lot of inspiration for sports painting.

So I got to work and I have some results to share with you.

Some quick bullets about Topaz Impression:

  • Easy to use: Yes, it’s just like all my other Topaz filters.
  • Cost: $99.99
  • Cost compared to other painting programs like Alien Skin Snap art 4 is about the same. Alien Skin is S99.00

My favorite preset in this group? Surprisingly I think my favorite preset for this one is Impasto I. With Cezanne II as a close followup.

Comparing to Topaz Impression to Snap Art 4. I felt that Snap Art 4 did a better job with faces and not making them too distorted. However I need to dig into Topaz Impressions adjustment sliders a little more to be sure of this.

Snap Art compared to Topaz Impression (Click to see larger)

I took some of my completed composites and ran the Topaz Impression Filter on them and the following are the results: (Click to see larger)

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