For professionals who like creative control we give them Layers for blending multiple paint styles & brushes to paint on & off the impressionism strokes. We have also included an ultra-impressionism effect called 'Tache' to cover the painting with broken brush strokes or dabs of color that literally st& out, apply them sparsely or cover the entire painting, the choice is yours.
The 19th century brush-wielding Impressionist artists were crazy about flowers & gardens, & it was good. With flowing brush strokes & thickly painted texture, Van Gogh made his Sunflowers immortal with harmonious movement of color, contrast, & form. Monet made his Water Lilly Pond a celebrity. It took their genius & a lifetime of practice navigating the riot of their senses, but these extraordinary artists took what they saw & felt in the petals & leaves & transferred their impressions onto canvasses full of beauty, mood & meaning.
Lucky you, 21st century software wielding seer & lovers of beauty, Impresso gives you the same enduring attention to detail, light, color & texture by transforming your photos into multi-textured, stroke-filled Impressionist masterpieces. Keen eyes will love how Impresso maintains the balance of your piece! The results are captivating paintings brimming with passion, life, & beauty.
A pro workflow adds impressionism styles per layer. With Layers, users can blend styles using brushes to paint on or off areas in the painting! Also, included is the powerful Ellipse Detail tool to add finely painted details to faces, flowers or to create focal points in l&scapes. Once completed , resize then hit the 'Apply' button to render small brushstrokes inside the Ellipse. With layers photographers & artists now have the power to composite multiple impressionism styles for impressive results.
- Alla Prima ('wet-on-wet' or 'all-at-once')-is great for portraits! This beautiful paint style starts by filling the painting with an abundance of brushstrokes. A library of artistic finishes compliments this style by adding light, color & movement with controls over strength.
- En Plein Air (in open air) is perfect for l&scapes. This stroke-filled effect consists of eight artists' palettes created by famous impressionists. Use them as they are or edit the paint colors to make your own palette. The Save Preset feature keeps the palette & all the layers intact for future projects.
- Tache ('spot' or 'blot') applies broken brushstrokes throughout the image. This technique of laying thick patches, flecks & dabs of color is great for making paint look as if it st&s out from the surface. Apply a light spackling of strokes or fill the painting with dabs of color-the choice is up to you!
- Canvas layer is added to each painting created. By creating a canvas layer, it can now be turned on or off for viewing strokes created on previous layers. As with traditional methods, the canvas is an integral part of the painting, so we have locked the layer to keep it from being accidentally deleted.
- Three stroke styles: #1 is a series of straighter strokes, #2 combines the first style with curved ones, & #3 is an abstract set. Then the Tache effect has its own custom set of brushes designed for depth.
- Three Impressionism styles: Alla Prima, En Plein Air & Tache (pronounced tash)
- Pro Layers with built-in Impressionism styles for multi-layer types & options to duplicate, reorder, & delete them
- Control over detail ellipse tool, stroke size, stroke volume, bristle strength & depth, artistic finishes & the painted edge
- Save Preset to save customized paint palettes & keep all strokes & layers intact for future projects
- Smart brushes to remove or add impressionism effect-the brushes are smart because they remove the effect by stroke
- Mask with fill, invert & clear to support brushes & layers
- Canvas & linen texture
- 8 Impressionist palette styles
- One-touch paint styles
- 70 Artistic finishes
- One-of-a-kind ellipse detail tool renders small brush strokes inside the placed area
- Plugin for Photoshop CS3+, Lightroom & Elements for Mac & Windows
Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later 64-bit
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