How to Prepare for Battle with a Photograph
Presented by: Blake Rudis Software covered: Adjust, BW Effects, Clarity, Impression, Photoshop, ReStyle
When it comes to photographic post processing, strategy is an absolute must. No one goes to battle without a plan, likewise, no photo should be edited without a strategy in mind. Our featured guest, Blake Rudis, will arm you with the essential strategies to prepare your plan of attack on artistic photo post processing.
Blake is a Photoshop enthusiast with a strong fine art background. From painting in front of the TV with Bob Ross as a child to printmaking and sculpture, he has always had a passion for anything creative. He currently has a thing for HDR photography and you can see more of his images and Photoshop tutorials at EverydayHDR.com.
From RAW to Ready: A Photo Editing Workflow
Presented by: Nichole Paschal Software covered: Adjust, Clarity, Glow, Misc, ReStyle
From simple to complicated, every photographer develops their own post-processing workflows. In this session, Nichole Paschal will demonstrate a basic editing workflow from a RAW image to print ready and then walk through the additional steps taken to transform this forest river image. Photoshop CC and multiple Topaz programs, including Adjust, Clarity, ReStyle and Glow will be used for this editing tutorial.
Disarming the Debate of Photo Manipulation
Presented by: Blake Rudis Software covered: Adjust, Clarity, DeNoise, Detail, Photoshop
We hear it all the time, if you manipulate a photo it is no longer a photograph. Or better yet, the proud that claim, “I took this shot, straight out of the camera with no processing!”
So what is the big idea behind photo manipulation and is it something to be ashamed of? Join us with Blake Rudis as he disarms the debate of manipulating your photographs in Photoshop.
Blake is a 3 time self-published author and the founder of EverydayHDR.com & HDRInsider.com. He has recently developed Zone-Edit.com. This site is devoted to his Photoshop post processing technique that utilizes the limitless potential of the Zone System and the power of Photoshop to capitalize on the contrast in any image.
Be sure to visit Blake’s website to download a free Action pack from the tutorial! And be sure to subscribe to Topaz Labs on Youtube!
Fine Art Nature Photography by Tony Sweet
Presented by: Tony Sweet Software covered: Adjust, BW Effects, Clarity, Simplify
Tony Sweet’s inspiring session on how he uses Topaz plug-ins in his fine art nature photography workflow.
Tony is a highly-recognized professional nature photographer whose work has been published worldwide in every medium. Tony is a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, lecturer, co-owner/operator of the Visual Artistry Workshop Series and is represented by Getty Images. He is also the author of 5 books in his Fine Art Photography Series and co-producer of 5 instructional DVDs.
Workflow Tips from the Pros on Topaz Adjust
Presented by: Blake Rudis, Joel Wolfson, Rick Sammon, Ron Martinsen, Scott Stulberg Software covered: Adjust
Containing powerful exposure technology, Topaz Adjust is a tool that helps to add depth and dimension to your image, revealing details you might have never known existed. By adjusting the adaptive exposure and regions sliders, you can bring out tonalities in your photo that may have been dulled out from the camera’s initial exposure.
With Adjust you can also create HDR-like looks that make your image pop. Or, if you prefer, subtle edits may be conducted by keeping the adjustments on the light side and using the available transparency and brush out tools.
As our treat to you, along with a 50% promotion on Adjust this month, we’ve compiled a list of tips & tricks on using the plugin from several professional photographers. Also, be sure to check out the downloadable preset package to the right, containing several new, custom created effects that can be imported into the program.
Create a Retro Effect with Topaz Adjust
Presented by: Darcy Wheeler Software covered: Adjust
In this tutorial I will show you a useful workflow for creating a retro looking image. We’ll start with the following procedure:
- Apply one-click, darkroom inspired effects to the image at reduced transparencies.
- Use the Tone module within Adjust to create a new & unique, retro look.
So follow along and find out how you can achieve a stylized effect using Topaz Adjust!
Quick Tip Thursday – Applying Retro Photo Effects in Topaz Adjust
Presented by: Nichole Paschal Software covered: Adjust
From a cross-processed look to specialized film effects, Topaz plug-ins can add beautiful vintage and retro styles in seconds. Join Nichole Paschal as she shows demonstrates how to recreate these interesting and popular looks with just a few clicks in Topaz Adjust.
Quick Tip Thursday – Defining Regions in Topaz Adjust & B&W Effects
Presented by: Nichole Paschal Software covered: Adjust, BW Effects
Topaz Adjust and B&W Effects have the ability to quickly add localized contrast and higher dynamic ranges to an image. This is made possible by the Regions slider, which determines how your Adaptive Exposure selection is disbursed across your image. So how are regions determined and what exactly do they do to an image? Join Nichole Paschal for a quick, yet informative session on the important regions slider.
Crafting Your Images with Topaz Plugins, presented by John Barclay
Presented by: John Barclay Software covered: Adjust, BW Effects, Clarity, Misc, ReStyle
We are happy to welcome back John Barclay, pro photographer and workshop leader, who will demonstrate how he is using Topaz Adjust, Clarity, B&W Effects, ReStyle and more in his current creative workflow.
John is an award winning freelance photographer and enthusiastic workshop leader based in Bucks County PA. He is also an inspirational speaker who has been presenting his program Dream – Believe – Create to audiences around the Country. John’s work has been published in a number of magazines and books and is treasured by a number of private collectors.
Quick Tip Thursday – How to Create a Polished Metallic Effect
Presented by: Nichole Paschal Software covered: Adjust, BW Effects, Clean
There’s nothing that makes an automobile look better than a highly polished finish. Join Nichole Paschal for a quick demonstration on how Topaz software makes it easy to get a polished metallic effect on your automotive images without significant post-processing work.