I’ve reviewed ReMask a couple times before, and have spoken at length about how useful I find it. If you use any layer based software, like Photoshop, or Affinity, this is a remarkable piece of software capable of saving hours upon hours. ReMask5 is available as a free upgrade to anyone who owns an earlier version, or on sale for new folk at 30% off, $49.99 (normally $69.99) via Topaz Labs website HERE
While ReMask has always functioned as a plugin for Photoshop, version 5 now operates as a standalone too! This is great news for those of us who may be starting to work Adobe software out of our workflow as you can now select and mask a subject in an image within the program itself, and open that up in any layer based program. Good news for the photography community at large as options are always good. I still use PS CS6, but have started to work with Affinity Photo in anticipation of CS6 becoming unsupported at some point down the line. Knowing that I’ll be able to continue to use ReMask if and when that happens has made me very happy.
C’mon in for a look at how easy it is to use ReMask5!
As a long standing fan of Alien Skin products, I find that it is my duty to alert you guys to their substantial price cuts on all software. Full disclosure, I make no commissions on any sales of Alien Skin software during their sale, which while I’m a bit bummed about that, it is a great deal on some great apps. Any and everything is 40% off through this Wednesday, the 26th, so check it out at AlienSkin.com HERE
You can download free trials of anything they have going. I really like Exposure, myself. Hit me up if you have any questions in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Instagram. If you’d like to receive email notifications on sales, reviews and tutorials, please feel free to add your email address at the top right of the page here. You’ll get email alerts as new articles are released.
For many of us, Topaz Adjust was the first Topaz plugin that we bought. It was a one click solution to enhance a variety of images in a multitude of ways. Many of the newer Topaz plugins have even been born as an expansion from some of the filters in Adjust, so I guess you could call it the OG Topaz plugin. It has grown over the years to include many more filters and is onto version 5.
It is currently on sale for $29.99, 40% off through July (normally $49.99) on Topaz Labs website HERE (use code julyadjust at checkout).
If you’d like to see and read more about my thoughts on Adjust, come on in!
I’m often asked about various plugins that I use, and would recommend. One that I always suggest, and state as one of my go to’s is DeNoise, and it is $20 off through the end of the month (use code “junedenoise” at checkout) HERE! DeNoise usually goes on sale about once every year for a couple weeks, so if you’ve been waiting for this plugin to go on sale, here ya go! If you’ve not yet tried DeNoise, I suggest downloading the free trial via the link above, at least and seeing what it can do. C’mon in for some examples and my take on why I find it to be so useful.
Hey guys. Topaz is back with their monthly sale, and this month, it’s Simplify, a plugin that puts a painterly spin on your photos. You can download a free trial, or purchase from Topazlabs HERE, and if you do purchase, use code “MAYSIMP” to get 30% off through May 31st for a sale price of $27.99 (normally $39.99).
If you’ve not yet tried Simplify, download a free trial via the link above, come on in for some more info and insight into this cool plugin and follow along.
Hi all! I’m now a contributing writer for the Alien Skin website via their blog (read HERE), and this article was my first published tutorial showcasing a simple trick to add drama to any image. It is a very cool, very easy and arguably effective trick to use for just about any type of image that might benefit from a little contrast based depth and drama. I’ve employed this trick for as long as I’ve been using Exposure which has to be going on about 6 years now, and it is one of my go to’s whenever I want a bit more edge in my images.
C’mon in and follow along…
Alright, we have successfully crowned 6 more, monthly challenge winners, and the time has come to choose your overall favorite. The winner gets free software from Alien Skin and Topaz Labs, an LM-10 smartphone, selective focus optic from Lensbaby and a brand new, yet to be released TRP camera wrist strap that I’ve been working on. Please vote for your favorite, tell friends, and remember to visit Mirrorlessons HERE as well to vote there too! This vote will run for a week, and we will tally the total amount of votes between this poll and the poll at Mirrorlessons with the overall winner receiving all the free stuff and title of our second, semi annual champion.
Thanks as always to everyone who has, and continues to contribute to these monthly themes. Thanks to Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons for co-hosting all of these cool challenges with me, and helping promote so many cool photographers through these monthly photographic contests.
These challenges are entirely free to enter, and we’ve created them as a way to both provide motivation to get out and shoot with fun new themes each month, and help showcase much of the awesome photography from all of you guys and gals. All you need to do is find us on Flickr (TRP HERE and Mirrorlessons HERE) to submit your images to the monthly theme threads. Because we’ve been able to build up steam with it as time has gone on, we have companies that are excited to sponsor these challenges by offering stuff for our semi-annual giveaways.
Thank you so much to Alien Skin Software, Topaz Labs Software and Lensbaby for being so awesome. I’ve had the good fortune of working with these three companies for years doing reviews and beta testing and I strongly stand behind them as companies. Great folks, great products and while I wish my wrist straps would be a cool enough draw, these challenges are so much better because of their gracious gifting so that we can sweeten the pot.
We have 6 wonderful options from the winners of our 6 previous monthly themes. View all 6, and choose your favorite in the poll at the end. In chronological order they are as follows…