Topaz Labs - Topaz Impression
Tell your story with authentic art
Capture the essence of your photos without being constrained by rigid detail. Topaz Impression helps you turn photos into paintings like a true artist would: by intelligently applying real brushstrokes to canvas.
Create beautiful paintings, sketches, and watercolors from your photos
Impressionism: noun · an artistic style that seeks to capture a feeling or experience rather than to achieve accurate depiction.
The old masters like Monet, Van Gogh, and Cezanne concerned themselves with feeling and emotion in their art. Even though they were absolutely capable of photorealistically reproducing their subject, they didn’t necessarily want to. No, they wanted to show the subject like they felt it, not as it objectively appeared. And that’s why it’s so easy to tell the difference between a Monet, Van Gogh, and a Cezanne - because they made their paintings a reflection of themselves.
"Real painters do not paint things as they are. They paint them as they feel." —Van Gogh
Impression helps make your photos more expressive by authentically turning them into art, the way a real painter would. Rigidly realistic photos sometimes leave less room for emotion, personal feeling, and story. Instead of just showing reality, take your viewers on a story by using Impression to capture emotion and feeling rather than details. This can make your work both more powerful and more personal.
Use intelligent drawing technology that creates authentic artistic results
Art: noun · the expression of human imagination... producing works appreciated for their emotional power
Great painters painstakingly make one brushstroke at a time until, months later, they emerge with their masterpiece. A completed work can have thousands of brushstrokes. There's simply no way that someone could achieve such quality and detail by just, say, applying a simple art filter… but that’s exactly what most "photo to art” products do! While some of these cookie-cutter presets may look nice, they won't express your personal creativity in the way that real art does.
That’s why Topaz Labs designed Topaz Impression to use the same method that great painters use: paint brushstrokes one at a time. (It just does this very fast!) Impression can paint over 10,000 brushstrokes in less than a second, all while completely following your artistic direction. This helps you make truly personal art that you can call your own.
Make art that is uniquely yours with Topaz Impression
Impression helps you create authentic art that deeply reflects your own unique style. You provide all the creative direction to achieve your artistic vision. Impression just fills in the brushwork, beautifully. To make your art any more personal, you would have to take out your easel and brushes and paint it yourself!
1. Prepare your canvas.
Select the canvas you want to display your painting on. Customize every part of it, including color, texture, and even lighting. Includes 70+ unique textures to use.
2. Build your brush.
Build your own personal brushstroke style with a variety of controls. Each brush in Impression was scanned from real oils, acrylics, watercolors, inks, pencils, and pastels.
3. Pick your palette.
Color plays a huge role in art, and Impression gives you full control over it. Selectively change the hue, saturation, and lightness of any color in your photo.
4. Let Impression paint.
After customizing everything to your satisfaction, sit back and let Impression rapidly fill in the brushstrokes for your masterpiece using techniques inspired by real human painters.
Impression uses advanced graphics technology to make this possible, which requires a 64-bit processor and GPU acceleration. Check compatibility.
Two painters with the same tools will create very different paintings... and two photographers with Impression will create very different art. Art is a unique expression of individual creativity, not a simple visual style. And although Impression does have pre-built effects to start you off, its ultimate goal is to help you create your own personal masterpieces. Try Impression on your own photos now!
Impression is possible because of technology like OpenGL and 64-bit computing.
Use as a standalone or plug-in
Launch Impression either by itself, or as a plug-in within many different host programs on Mac and Windows.
112 curated pre-made effects
Use these as starting points for your own artistic expression. Also includes 72 textures and 17 different kinds of brushes.
Save your own effects
Create and customize your own effects to use later, and share your favorite ones with your friends.
Start Creating Unforgettable Art With Impression
Photos record reality, but you can express emotion and creativity with art. Impression is the only software that paints like a human instead of a computer. Get it now to start making your own personal masterpieces.
System requirements: Mac OSX 10.8+ or Windows Win7x64 + OpenGL 3.2.
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