Topaz

Clive R. Haynes FRPS

 
 
 

Topaz Labs have introduced a brilliant set of Photoshop-friendly 'plug-ins' that are a delight to use. They are simple, direct, effective and intuitive.
Whether you chose vivacity or subtle nuance they offer a variety of methods for self-expression.

The Topaz preview screen is large with good detail and easy navigation. The controls and options are clear and large files can be handled with ease.

Topaz plug-ins are designed to integrate with Photoshop. This facility and ease of use makes masking and blending with alternate versions of the same image (or different images) a great way for exploring ideas, designs and creativity.

Topaz Labs plug-ins are available for both Windows and Mac operating systems including 16bit versions.

 
 

Topaz range of filters and plug-ins include

Topaz Adjust
Numerous ways of setting broad and fine, micro-tonal adjustments to image contrast, colour values including detail boost and reduction. Topaz Adjust optimizes image exposure, color, and detail strength

Topaz Clean
This is something something for which Photoshop has no direct equivalent. Topaz Clean offers full control of detail and edge manipulation and stylization that can be used to sharpen, accentuate, and stylize edges. It can also be used as set of artistic and painterly refinements with many options including 'Cartoon', 'Crisp', 'Curly', etc.

Topaz Detail
This effectively accentuates detail and sharpens images without artifacts or haloing. This set includes Microcontrast Enhancement, Soft-Looking effects, Desaturation options, Shadow Relief, etc

Topaz Simplify
A set of art-related options from 'Simplify' to 'Woodcut'. Many variations and levels of control

Topaz Lens Effects (see Special Offer below)
A wide range of simulated lens effects ranging from post-capture depth-of-field adjustment and management to numerous creative blurs and swirls and from tilt & shift lens controls to graduated filters. Extensive controls.
Click here to go straight to example page with 'Lens Effects'

Topaz B&W Effects
A series of useful filters to produce a range of monochrome and toned effects, plus local adjustments and dynamics. Click here to go straight to example page with 'B&W'.

Topaz DeNoise
Noise reduction as an integral part of low light / high ISO photography and workflow

Topaz DeJPEG
A very useful facility to improve the quality of web pictures and other compressed images

Topaz ReMask
Makes extraction and masking powerful, easy, and instantaneous

Topaz Star Effects
Easily add sparkling, realistic-looking star effects or change the mood of images
Add sparkle, shimmering water effects, beams of light, etc

Selected Topaz Labs Photoshop Plug-Ins are available in various combinations as cost-effective 'bundles'


For selected example images, click here


 

Special April Promotion (until 30th April)

Get Topaz 'Detail' at 50% off for just $39.99 or about £24

Topaz 'Detail' Excels at revealing the nuances of an image

Creative detail enhancement with no halos or artifacts

Click on this 'Detail Demo' link and use aprdetail as the Coupon Code

 
Topaz Discount Offer

I've become a Topaz enthusiast and Topaz Labs have made arrangements for visitors to my website
to gain a 15% price reduction on any plug-in by using a 'coupon code' - see below

 

To order from Topaz using the code, click on this link: TOPAZ (or the logo below)

Note: This coupon code will only be recognised if you use the Topaz links on my website

The 15% off applies to all Topaz Plug-ins except 'special offers'.

To order with 15% reduction, use my name (with no spaces) as the 'coupon code' as shown below:
clivehaynes

Click Here TOPAZ (or the logo below)


 
The 15% offer will only operate via the Topaz 'links' link from my website