Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth



I always laugh at the filter called “Topaz Simplify” because I hardly think it’s simple.  There are lots of presets, but to me they are presets that are used to create layers on top of other layers in Photoshop.  Of course, isn’t that always the way?  It’s just that with this filter it seems not as straight forward as the others, but perhaps it’s because I don’t use it very often.  Hmm it’s a conundrum!  A filter in effect called “simple” is so confusing I stay away from it!  Honestly, it’s almost like a metaphor of learning lessons in life.

Anyway, that’s my philosophy for a Sunday morning.  Have a great rest of the weekend everyone!

The Simple Truth

The Simple Truth


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

41 thoughts on “Simplified?

  1. Nice bit of philosophy on a Sunday morning, Laura 😉 Looks like trouble under the Carquinez Bridge?

  2. Have a great Sunday as well! Nice post to think about

  3. Hi Laura wonderful picture.

  4. I just put up some photographs relating to a competition. You should start entering yours into some.

  5. Laura, you’re way more adventurous than I ever am. Your pictures are artwork.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  6. a happy home for some one (?)

  7. What did you do to the old bridge?

  8. Exactly why I use Simplify; for subtle enhancements in the original picture

  9. Excellent work Laura.

  10. I find a lot of the Topaz features confusing…I know you like Restyle, but exactly what it does and how to work it seems a bit muddled…I have not used Simplify yet…now you have intrigued me…

  11. The picture is amazing! It looks very modern – kind of like a contemporary painting. Love it!

  12. I agree with you, but then I think all of Topaz is too complicated for its own good. I bought the complete package with, I think, 13 separate programs and each program overlaps the other.

  13. Simple. Yeah, not a metaphor for my life. I know nothing of Photoshop…so it’s all difficult even when it’s named Simple. Like life.

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