Lately, I haven’t been much in the mood to post anything. It seems that either there is not much going on or everybody waits a couple of weeks and then reposts the same information that someone elso has posted.  I saw a blogpost from Scott Kelby recently about software from Topaz labs.   They have some pretty cool software at great prices.  My favorites are “clean 2” and “adjust 3”.  The “clean” program can give you an illustrator look, while the adjust program can simulate the Lucisart look for a fraction of the price.  I would recommend getting the entire suite.  The cost for four plug-ins is around $120-130.  They are definitely worth their cost if you like the looks they can provide.