Ian Ledgard, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, AWPF, GPU-Cr4  

Beechwood sketch by Ian Ledgard, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, AWPF, GPU-Cr4

May 2022 - Beechwood sketch

May 2022 - Ian Ledgard, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, AWPF, GPU-Cr4


About the Image(s)

The original was shot in a Yorkshire beechwood a few years ago.
I took it into Topaz studio 2 and amongst the Artistic presets found the charcoal filters. Of those available this gave me the most plasing result. Back in PS I just reduced the brightness.

7 comments posted

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
This filter certainly works to create a fine sketch of the beechwood. I notice that you have also straightened the trees, which helps to give a much more pleasing composition!   Posted: 05/04/2022 02:42:31

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
A wonderful image and a great conversion - so much better than the color image. I have no suggestions.   Posted: 05/09/2022 08:06:29

John Williams   John Williams
I love the magical feel of this image. I can imagine strange creatures springing out of the woods. You've achieved excellent framing. Do you recommend Topaz Studio?   Posted: 05/09/2022 18:04:29
Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
Yes John I would recommend Topaz it has a great variety of options and gives the ability to adjust their pre-sets. I use it regularly.   Posted: 05/12/2022 14:53:42

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
A most beautiful image ! The monochrome look makes it superb!   Posted: 05/10/2022 15:18:03

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
(Group 81)
Makes a great image!!   Posted: 05/12/2022 09:50:23

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Yes, a nice effect. I still like the original though!   Posted: 05/15/2022 10:58:16


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