When you remove the sharpness from a scene, you remove some of the reality. When you remove some of the reality, your pictures can become more artistic.
The same goes for color, by the way. Remove the color, and your pictures can become more artistic.
I created this artistic effect using Topaz Adjust 3. In the Noise window, I checked the DeNoise box and moved the sliders to the the right to the point where the details in the image were blurred - giving the image a painterly quality.
This effect does not work on every image. Try it on some of your landscape and scenic pictures. I think you'll like it.
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