Thursday’s Special: Minimalism

The perfect subject for me while I’m test driving Topaz’s “Simplify” filters. It has a lot of permutations, but the thing is does best is take a photograph and remove small and weak elements to produce everything from an oil painting to a simple line drawing. Exactly what a particular filter will do depends on the picture you use as the base … and what other filters you apply.

A simple white church on the common - simplified
Evangelical church on the common. Simplified
Our living room as a simple line drawing
Our living room as a line drawing
On the common. Simply.
On the common




  1. judyt54 December 22, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    oh this is so cool. I’d be galloping through everything I own to get these kinds of effects.


    • Marilyn Armstrong December 22, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      I am really pleased with these filters. Most Topaz filters are really expensive, but there were not. They are not merely fun, but some effects are lovely. Others are more than a bit weird I doubt I’ll ever use them, but you never know. There may be a bizarre photo challenge one of these days and I will be ready 🙂

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  2. Paula December 23, 2016 / 3:10 am

    😀 you are giving me ideas by mentioning bizarre photo challenges :D. Thank you for entry, for sharing your fun with me. Wishing you peace and happiness throughout holidays and the whole next year. xx

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    • Marilyn Armstrong December 23, 2016 / 1:10 pm

      Well, I’m ready 🙂 Bring it on! Have a wonderful holiday and a fabulous New Year.


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