– 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.
Another month, another killer Topaz sale. This time around, it’s ReMask. On sale for half off through the end of the month, they’re also going to be offering a free, “substantial” update for existing customers, so if you’re a ReMask user, get on it! I’d reviewed Re-Mask a while ago, and I have been using it religiously since. You can find Re-Mask HERE via the Topaz website for 50% off!!! ($35, normally $70) Use code “julyremask” to get the discount. If you’d like to hear more about my thoughts and see a quick example/tutorial on how to get started with it, come on in…
Alien Skin is a company focused on producing very high end and useful software plugins. Two of my favorites from Alien Skin have always been Exposure for the remarkable film emulation filters, and Bokeh for the focus control. Now, Alien Skin has chosen to merge both of these into one super plugin in Exposure 6. Continue reading
I first stumbled into my relationship with Topaz by way of their edge manipulation and texture smoothing plugin, Clean (on sale through May for 50% off HERE, use “mayclean” at checkout). Normally $30, you can get it for $15 currently. I had been trying to find a way to replicate the effects of Fractalius, which is a PC only plugin. Through my exploration, I found my way to Topaz Clean, and the rest is history. (you can read my Fractalius for Mac post HERE). While not a perfect substitute, there are ways to utilize the edge manipulation in Clean to get a similar effect and because of this initial review, it began my Topaz obsession which has grown to include DeNoise, ReMask, Clarity, ReStyle, B&W Effects, Star Effects, Detail and Simplify. Come on in for a couple examples and my thoughts.
Hi all and welcome to a quick review on your Topaz special plugin of the month! This month Topaz is running a special on Detail 3 for 50% off! Normally $39.99, if you use the code “aprdetail” HERE on Topazlabs website, the price drops down to $19.99!!!
That’s all well and good, but what does Detail do? I had not tried it until I was made aware of the sale, so here is my experience and thoughts on what I think it is best at doing.