Public domain photo of a ship in Algiers that was altered with the Topaz DeJPEG plug-in, then the Topaz Clean plug-in (blemish removal strong effect), then the Photoshop paintbrush (base image), then the AKVIS Sketch plug-in on the base image (detailed sketch effect), then the Photoshop paintbrush (sketch image), then the Topaz ReStyle plug-in on the base image (fire dipped waves effect), then the Alien Skin Exposure X2 plug-in (Kodak Porta 400VC effect; color image), then the color image was overlaid and merged with the sketch image, then the Topaz DeJPEG plug-in, then the Topaz DeNoise plug-in, then the Photoshop paintbrush, then the Alien Skin Exposure X2 plug-in (clarity and smoothing adjustments as well as vignette effect), then the Topaz Detail plug-in (skin smoothing effect), then the Photoshop paintbrush, then the Topaz Clarity plug-in (dynamic contrast and color effect), then the Alien Skin Exposure X2 plug-in (clarity brush and contrast brush adjustments), then the Topaz Clean plug-in (degrunge effect), then the Topaz Lens Effects plug-in (reflector gold effect), then the Alien Skin Exposure X2 plug-in (tone adjustments), then the Photoshop paintbrush, then the Topaz Lens Effects plug-in (reflector silver effect), then the Topaz Studio plug-in (color theme adjustment), then the Alien Skin Exposure X2 plug-in (vignette effect), and then the Photoshop paintbrush. 8″x12″. Public domain image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Full-size JPEG image download on Flickr.

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