I used to like drawing a lot when I was a child, so now and then I find it interesting to see when a photo gets converted to a drawing masterpiece at the click of a button.
No, I didn’t draw this picture above, but I did take the original picture it was based on (seen below). I brought the photo into Topaz Lab’s Impression app to see what it could do. It’s a pretty fun app to play with, producing quite a variety of looks. With complete customization of how your end product will look like, you can hack away at your photos for literally hours.
I don’t believe I tweaked this photo at all after I brought it through one of the default presets, and I think it looks great. The program managed to keep the subtle (faded) tones that I liked about the original photo. If you like these kind of edits or transformations, go give the app a try. You can download and play with it for free during the trial period.
The original picture is below, taken at the Devil’s Punchbowl lookout in Hamilton. Pretty neat, eh?!