Here at Topaz we have a program for every need! We have programs for the technical photographer and the artist alike. If you’re new to plugins or new to Topaz, you may be wondering what is Topaz Adjust? Well, it’s one of our most popular programs and it is sure to take disappointing images to beautiful images that fully reflect your photographic vision in brilliant contrast, depth, and color.
Imagine this: You see an awe-inspiring sight and it’s breathtaking! It’s the waterfall you hiked 5 miles to see. Maybe it’s the playtime your children are enjoying together on a warm summer day. It’s the classic car you’ve been dreaming of for 30 years. Whatever it is, you can hardly take your eyes off it and you have to capture the memory, immediately. You raise your camera and snap away!
But then… your excitement fades as you realize the digital version pales in comparison to the real thing. If only there was a way to make the image fully reflect your photographic vision in brilliant contrast, depth, and color…
We’ve all had it happen… You take a picture and it looks great on the camera preview screen! Then you open the image up to do some post processing work and there are purple edges and strange color blurs. Well, what the heck is that?
In the photo above you can see purple and teal edges. Find out what that is, what causes it, and how to fix it in this Question of the Week!
Noise is a random and unwanted problem caused by the sensor (determined by your ISO settings) in digital cameras. Most often, noise appears as randomly spaced grain or dots distributed throughout your image. Noise can also appear as unevenness in color, random pixels of color or as a variation in brightness within your image.
Within Topaz ReMask there are a variety of brushes to choose from that will assist in correctly masking out an object from its background. If you’re new to the program, then all of these options might be confusing at first. To start, you’ll need to learn how to create a basic tri-map. After you understand how to do that you can move on to using the Dual Color brush, which is specifically used for masking transparent objects.
Night photography, fast moving objects, low lighting and other factors can often force you to increase your camera’s ISO settings in order to obtain proper exposure and focus. Once the image is snapped, you might be deceived as there is no evident noise within the image in your camera’s preview mode. Yet, when transferred to the computer and enlarged the grainy substance becomes more apparent. Luckily there is software out there to help with high ISO noise reduction, such as our plug-in, Topaz DeNoise.
This tutorial is aimed specifically towards initial editors such as Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw, which contain pre-sharpening and noise reduction. We just recommend to turn these settings off as well as black to 0 (which is automatically set at 5) before using DeNoise. Reducing the black slider allows you to see the detail within the image as it brightens it.