Apr 142015
 

For photographers, finding the perfect way to capture the moment can become an obsession. Sometimes you want to depict real life, but other times you just want to convey a feeling. A vision. A dream.

Impression is designed to help you realize your vision by transforming your photos into realistic-looking studio art. Easy-to-use presets (47 of them!) allow you to pick and choose across entire art movements in a few simple clicks. What’s more, you can pull from a huge store of creative adjustment options to make masterpieces uniquely yours. No prior knowledge of art is required – all you need is a photo and an unbounded imagination!

Click the image below to visit the Topaz Impression page at Topaz Labs.

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Here is an image I processed with Topaz Impression with about three minutes of practice:

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Mar 102015
 

“Topaz B&W Effects is a software plug-in that helps you convert color photos into beautiful monochrome images. It uses a unique B&W conversion engine that emphasizes tonal contrast in order to help you get B&W images that pop.”

Try or buy Topaz B&W Effects 

Use coupon code: marbw for a special price of $39.99 on Topaz B&W Effects until March 31, 2015, at which time the price will return to $59.99.

 

Aug 252014
 

 Our friend Blake Rudis has created an excellent review of Topaz Labs Remask!

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Feb 142014
 

Using size-based technology, Topaz Simplify eliminates unwanted image features. By selectively removing unnecessary image details, Simplify not only helps you clean up your images, but also gives you the tools to create an original piece of art in just a few clicks. With Simplify, you can achieve a variety of creative art effects including watercolors, textured oil paintings, charcoal drawings, line art, and photorealistic paintings. Join Nichole Paschal, photographer and Topaz Marketing Specialist, as she introduces Topaz Simplify and demonstrates how to give your images a creative edge.

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 This is my first attempt using Topaz Labs Simplify. Not too bad, if I do say so myself!sig10000r

Aug 082013
 

Topaz ReStyle is the perfect way to create more powerful photos by putting a wide variety of potential looks at your fingertips.

ReStyle’s exclusive one-click effects are professional-grade and highly customizable,

giving you a huge selection of high-quality looks tailored towards professional photographers.

The price for Restyle is $59, however for a limited time you may use
Coupon Code “restyleit” and purchase this exciting new plug-in for only $29.99! expires 8/31

 

I have found that Topaz Labs plugins are excellent!  I use them on every project.
Restyle looks like another winner that I will use extensively.

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Topaz ReStyle – expand your creativity

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May 222013
 

The easiest and most natural way to make your photos more powerful.

Use cutting-edge intelligent contrast technology to create beautiful photos completely naturally.

Please click the link below for full information:

Topaz Clarity – Flawless Image Definition

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This new plug-in is designed to improve the contrast of your images in a selective way and was designed with great flexibility. Clarity can improve almost any image, not just your HDRs!

The price is $49.99, however there is an introductory special price of $29.99 through May 31!

Use coupon code: claritynew (Promotion ends May 31.)

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Use 100+ beautiful and
carefully crafted presets

Spend more time shooting and less time post-processing by applying one of over 100 presets included in Topaz Clarity.

These one-click effects were specially developed and fine-tuned for specific types of photos.

Instantly add extra depth to your architecture images, wedding photos, and everything in between.

Intelligently and dynamically enhance image contrast

Have you ever blown out your highlights by increasing image contrast? You won’t ever again.

Topaz Clarity uses intelligent contrast enhancement technology to increase the impact and depth of your image completely naturally.

This unique approach makes it almost impossible to create artifacts and halos – and gives you more powerful photos with less effort.

Process different parts of your image differently

Give each part of your photo special treatment with smart selective adjustments.

Use unique masking technologies like the Magic Brush and Smart Feather to make sure any

adjustments you make go exactly where they need to go.

Apr 262012
 

This is a fun one. It’s the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas – designed by Frank Ghery. I shot it while on a business trip there.

Program used: Topaz Adjust

Preset used: HDR – sketch

Manual Tweaks

Detail Tab

Strength 2.13

Boost 1.00

Noise Tab

Suppression 0.47

Amount 0.75

(Final Image)

 Topaz Labs » HDR360pro.com

Jul 182011
 

This was an extremely high contrast scene. I combined the raw images in Photoshop CS5, merged the tiffs in 32 Float from Unified Color and post processed in CS5, Nik Viveza 2 and Topaz Adjust.

Do you like it?

500px / Photo “Merced River, Spring Morning, Yosemite” by Richard Sisk

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Jul 162011
 

Many of you have visited “HDR Cookbook” by farbspiel photography. If you haven’t you are in for a treat! I saw this presentation for the first time yesterday and was blown away by the effort Klaus puts into creating some of the best HDR photography I have seen. Please visit the HDR Cookbook site at the link below, as there is a wealth of great information on creating dynamic HDR photos! Pay special attention to the tips on using Topaz software to enhance your HDR images.

This presentation looks best in full-screen and 1080p.

HDR Cookbook – by farbspiel

farbspiel on Flickr

NEW Topaz Lens Effects version 1.1, use code: “lenstastic” and save $30!

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Jun 012011
 

$30 off the Bundle or Lens Effects, Discount Extended to June 8th!

Virtual lens, filter and specialty camera plug-in for Photoshop offers photographers vast new possibilities for emphasizing focal points, creating bokeh and more. This fantastic new plugin can add wonderful depth to your HDR and regular images.

Over the last three weeks we have received so many helpful suggestions, bug reports and great
feature requests for Topaz Lens Effects, that we decided to get to work right away on an upgrade.
So, what’s better about the new version 1.1? Besides the fact that it’s FREE for current users, it also has:

  • New filters for diffusion, polarization, UV/Haze and streaks
  • Improved depth-of-field simulation for better image quality
  • A dual focus lens option
  • 30 new and customizable aperture shapes
  • 13 new and customizable vignette masks
  • AND you can upload your own aperture shapes and vignette masks

This presentation looks best a 1080p and full-screen.

Regular price: $79.99

Dallas, TX – May 5, 2011 – Topaz Labs announces the release of Topaz Lens Effects, a creative and new Photoshop plug-in, designed to help professional and amateur photographers quickly and easily achieve a wide range of lens, filter and specialty camera effects – without pricy equipment.

Topaz Lens Effects, which simulates 20 different styles of filters, lenses and specialty cameras, and includes over 150 presets, provides photographers with the flexibility and convenience of adding in-camera enhancements after the shot. With Lens Effects, users can create realistic enhancements for emphasizing focal points, creating bokeh to blur distracting backgrounds, adding vignettes, and balancing color tone – in just a few clicks. Also achievable with Lens Effects, is a variety of other popular photography styles such as miniatures, fisheye distortions, motion blur and more – for countless ways to take images to the next level.

“Cameras, lenses and filters are a necessary part of every photographer’s camera bag, and are heavily relied upon to help achieve artistic vision. However, equipment can be expensive, often cumbersome and is limited to use at the time of the shot,” said Ashley Robinson, product manager for Topaz Labs. “Topaz Lens Effects makes it possible to still achieve that perfect shot. Its robust toolset makes it the ideal accessory for any photo enthusiast – allowing them to do more with less.”

“In addition to a novel approach of creating accurate depth maps for the most realistic depth-of-field simulation, Lens also uses brand new architecture that gives us the unparalleled agility to enhance our software’s capabilities and functionality with new ideas and suggestions that we constantly
receive from the Topaz user community,” said Jawad Malik, project leader for the new Topaz Lens Effects. “This has been an exciting project for our team and we sincerely hope that our avid and loyal customers will find it equally inspiring.”

Topaz Lens Effects is a plug-in that works with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and PaintShop Pro. It is compatible with Windows XP or later and Intel-based Macs running OS X 10.5 or later. Photographers and graphic designers looking for an easier and more affordable way to achieve lens, camera and filter effects are invited to try out the new Topaz Lens Effects plug-in for free using the 30-day free trial. Topaz Lens Effects retails for $79.99, but is being offered at a special promotional price of $49.99 until June 1, 2011. Lens Effects will also become a part of the Topaz Photoshop Bundle, which offers photographers a complete image enhancement toolbox for all of their post processing needs. The bundle, including Lens Effects retails at $249.99.

Click the Topaz Lens Effects banner below for additional information:

 

Enter code: “lenstastic” during checkout to purchase Topaz Lens Effects for $49.99. Extended until June 8, 2011.

Should you decide to purchase any other Topaz Labs software product

you will save 10%  by entering code: “HDR360pro” during checkout.


Apr 242011
 

Image noise can be a problem in HDR photography. One of my secret weapons to combat noise in my HDR images is Topaz DeNoise.

Here is a tutorial on DeNoise:

This tutorial is best viewed at 1080p and fullscreen.

Use the Discount code: “HDR360pro” to save 10% on any Topaz Labs software!

Topaz DeNoise – Remove Noise, Recover Detail

Mar 222011
 

Check out this “Well done” tutorial on HDR food photography by talented graphic designer/video producer Jason Watson!

HDR Food Photography Tutorial « deviantmonk

Feb 032011
 

Topaz InFocus may be used on your HDR images or any regular image, for that matter. I recommend applying Topaz InFocus after merging to HDR for best results. What makes Topaz InFocus different from the unsharp mask tool in Photoshop? Topaz InFocus  actually sharpens the details of your image via a sophisticated deconvolution algorithm. Unsharp mask increases the contrast along edges to create an illusion of greater sharpness. Try Topaz InFocus for free and see for yourself!

You will save 10% with code: “HDR360pro”.

Here is a tutorial  (best viewed at 720p) by Albert Yang, founder of Topaz Labs:

Topaz InFocus – The Comprehensive Sharpening and Deblurring Solution


Jan 202011
 

One of the techniques I use in getting good local contrast in my HDR images is Topaz Adjust.  Here’s how: I process the HDR normally in Photomatix or HDR Expose and then run the 16 bit output through Topaz Adjust for some fine tuning. It works great! You can try it for yourself with the free trial version from Topaz Labs.

Please click the banner below!

Should you decide to purchase any Topaz product you will save 10% by applying the coupon code: HDR360pro.