Halloween is upon us. We’re only a week away from discounted bags of little candies and the beginnings of Christmas decorations adorning every retail outlet. With Topaz currently offering their cool photo enhancement plugin Topaz Clarity at 25% off until this Friday Oct 31st (Click HERE and use code “octclarity”), I thought it would be fun to use it as part of a little tutorial. Last year, when Topaz ReMask went on sale, I used my jack o’lantern as my muse and replaced my head with it. After fielding inquiries about my penchant for replacing my head with pumpkins, cameras and various other objects over the last couple years, I thought I’d take the opportunity to show you how easy it is, while creating a fun family portrait in the meantime. I’ve set up links to download free trials of all the plugins used if you’d like to try it yourself. Come on in…
Ever since Topaz Clarity came out last year, I’ve fielded inquiry upon inquiry about my thoughts on it, and if I knew when it would possibly go on sale… Well, come on in for a few of my thoughts, and yes, it’s on sale now through the end of October for 25% off HERE via Topaz Labs (use code “octclarity ” at checkout to get 25% off making the normal $49.99 a paltry $37.50). If you want to see what Clarity offers, why not try downloading the full, free trial via the link above. It’s a good one… Continue reading
Through the photo industry insanity that seems to come along every time Photokina shows up, it’s easy to let other announcements fall through the cracks. Topaz has quietly announced yet another brand new program, and it is awesome. Topaz takes aim at the digital painting software realm with Topaz Impression. On sale through September for 25% off as an introductory offer (use code SEPIMPRESSION at checkout) CLICK HERE, it may be the creative kick you’ve been looking for. Come on in to see more…
If I were to ask you, which black and white software do you feel is the best out right now, what would you say? NIK Silver Efex Pro? Alien Skin Exposure 6? OnOne Perfect B&W? Topaz B&W Effects? While I can, and would make arguments for a couple of these, I have to say that this question for Mac users just got a whole lot harder.
- Retro Style V -
If you missed it, Topaz is offering their popular plugin Adjust for half off through the month of August. I’ve already shilled for it, but this morning I got the Topaz newsletter which included 20 new, free presets for Adjust users. I’ve downloaded and played around with them and they’re a great bundling of retro/vintage filters. I ran this portrait through each of them and I’m impressed with more than a few. If you’ve not yet checked out Adjust, you can download the full trial for free HERE (click on ‘buy adjust’ and find the trial link at the bottom of the page). If you want to purchase it, you can do so HERE and enter “augadjust” to get it for 50% off (now $25 through the end of the month). If you do choose to buy it, or already have it and didn’t get the newsletter, might I suggest going to the Topaz Newsletter HERE to download the 20 new, free filters (button at the top right) and follow the easy instructions to add them to your library of filters for Adjust (at the bottom of the article). Come on in to see more versions, showing a few more of these cool filters.
Topaz keeps offering deals. This month, it is Adjust which is probably the marquee plugin for them. A little bit of everything from toning filters to sharpening and contrast boosting filters. With the new release by way of version 5.1, Topaz Adjust has further streamlined the interface to fall into line with the other recent updates and releases. Download the free trial or buy Topaz Adjust HERE. Enter the code “augadjust” at checkout through August 31st to get 50% off (normally $50, now $25!).
Come on in for a bit more insight into this affordable and cool detail enhancement plugin…
If you hadn’t heard, Topaz has ReMask on sale for half off this month, and they’ve also just updated it to version 4!
download a full free trial, update for free or purchase via Topazlabs website HERE
- enter “julyremask” to get 50% off
If you own ReMask3, simply download and instal the newer version from the link above and you’re golden!
The interface has been streamlined and simplified while it still provides the same amazing tool for the extraction of subjects by simple, quick and efficient selection and masking for a variety of host programs.
I’ve reviewed ReMask twice and continue to find uses for it which saves me an amazing amount of time in Photoshop. I’ve rambled on about it but it really is an amazing tool and time saver which I’d suggest trying out for yourself. With the new version, it has streamlined it into a quicker, more user-friendly interface which falls in line with the more recent design changes for other Topaz plugins. Click these links to see my reviews and simple tutorials if interested:
Topaz ReMask Tutorial and Review
Topaz ReMask3 – Why have I not been using this until now?
Try it out. We have until the end of this month to take advantage of the 50% off sale.
Enjoy and feel free to fire off any questions, I’d love to try and help answer them.