Public domain photo of an English farmer sharpening a scythe in the late nineteenth century that was altered with the Topaz Clarity plug-in (contrast boost edgy effect), then the Topaz DeJPEG plug-in, then the Topaz DeNoise plug-in, then the Topaz Clean plug-in (blemish removal effect), then the Photoshop paintbrush, then the Topaz Detail plug-in (skin smoothing effect; base image), then the AKVIS Sketch plug-in on the base image (fine lines effect; fine lines image), then the Topaz Impression plug-in on the base image (charcoal 1 type 12 effect set to solid; charcoal image), then the charcoal image was overlaid and merged with the fine lines image, then the Alien Skin Exposure X2 plug-in (tone and vibrance adjustments), then the Topaz Adjust plug-in (dodging; base image 2), then the AKVIS Sketch plug-in on the base image (detailed sketch effect; sketch image), then the base image 2 was overlaid and merged with the detailed sketch image, then the Topaz Adjust plug-in (dodging), then the Alien Skin Exposure X2 plug-in (tone adjustments and vignette effect; base image 3), then the AKVIS Sketch plug-in on the base image (detailed sketch effect; sketch image 2), then the base image 3 was overlaid and merged with the detailed sketch image 2, then the Topaz Adjust plug-in (dodging), and then the Photoshop paintbrush. Public domain image by Peter Henry Emerson courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

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