Fine Art Nature Photography by Tony Sweet (46:43)

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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

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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.

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Create a Retro Effect with Topaz Adjust

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In this tutorial I will show you a useful workflow for creating a retro looking image. We’ll start with the following procedure:

  1. Apply one-click, darkroom inspired effects to the image at reduced transparencies.
  2. 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!

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Quick Tip Thursday – Defining Regions in Topaz Adjust & B&W Effects

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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 (44:10)

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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.

Developing a Workflow with Topaz (39:07)

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Join Blake Rudis, creator and host of everydayhdr.com, as he takes you through several workflows that incorporate DeNoise, Detail, Adjust, BW Effects and more. Blake will offer tips on how to simplify the guessing process during a workflow while demonstrating various techniques to add creativity, mood and atmosphere with Topaz software.

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.

Understanding Regions in Topaz Adjust (19:26)

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Topaz Adjust’s ability to bring more local contrast and dynamic range to an image 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.