Topaz Clarity and B&W Effects for Beginners

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One of my favorite Topaz programs is Topaz B&W Effects! It reminds me of my college days of being in the darkroom for hours, not knowing what results I might get, and getting frustrated to the point of tears. Wait a minute… B&W Effects is the exact opposite of all those awful things! Topaz B&W Effects is an easy way to turn color photographs into exquisite monochromatic images. It’s perfect for anyone that likes traditional black and white photography and prefers classic prints.

This beginner’s tutorial will demonstrate just how easy it can be to use such an astounding program with a unique conversion engine that emphasizes tone and texture along with Clarity, our program that delivers natural contrast. You’ll be converting snapshots, photographs, and fine art in no time!

Grab an image, anything from a picture of your grandchild to a vacation photo, and follow along in this quick 15 minute lesson!

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Keeping it Natural with Topaz Plug-ins, presented by Joel Wolfson

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With all the tools at our disposal it’s easy to over-process our images. Learn how to keep them looking natural without complication using Topaz plug-ins. Join internationally published photographer and workshop leader Joel Wolfson as he shows you, step-by-step, how he maintains the natural beauty in his images with various types of subjects. Follow Joel using his favorite Topaz plugins, including Adjust, Detail, B&W Effects & Clarity.
This is an all new version of one of Joel’s most popular webinars.

Joel conducts photo workshops worldwide from his native Southwest to Italy, France and other locales. His roster of notable clients include Newsweek, Elle, Seventeen, Houghton Mifflin, and corporate clients such as Apple, AT&T, 3M, United Airlines and Pillsbury. His technical articles on digital imaging have been translated for use in more than 30 countries. Yet he is best known for his artistic images and unexpected views of everyday places around the globe.

Be sure to stick around after the presentation for a Q/A session, webinar specific discount codes for our store and to see if you’re the winner of the copy of the Topaz Complete Collection we’ll be giving away exclusively to a lucky viewer.

From RAW to Ready, a workflow webinar, presented by Nichole Paschal (58:17)

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We are happy to welcome back Nichole Paschal for this workflow focused webinar. Join us as she demonstrates creative post-processing workflows from RAW files to final images using Camera Raw, Photoshop, Topaz DeNoise, Topaz Clarity, Topaz Texture Effects, Topaz B&W Effects and more.

How to Enhance Alluring Abstracts with Topaz DeNoise + Clarity

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The inspiration for this photograph came from a camera club friend. They showed me a few photos and I was fascinated. Who knew smoke was so beautiful!?

I decided one afternoon to give the technique a try for myself, and though it took me a little while to dial in my settings I was very pleased with the resulting photos. The only catch: using natural light I was forced to crank the ISO to 4000 to attain my desired shutter speed which resulted in quite a bit of noise.

Thankfully, Topaz DeNoise did a superb job at minimizing the digital grain. By coupling DeNoise with Clarity, I was able to emphasize the details and colors while maintaining the integrity of the photograph.

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Creative Essentials with Topaz Plug-ins PLUS The Official Introduction of Glow 2, presented by Joel Wolfson (50:09)

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Ever ask yourself what are the best plug-ins to use for this image? And what is the best way to use them? Join internationally published photographer and imaging expert Joel Wolfson as he shows you how he integrates some of his favorite Topaz plug-ins with Lightroom and Photoshop to create the extra touches necessary for outstanding images. Joel will show you how he uses the new Topaz Glow 2, Clarity, Adjust, ReMask, Detail and more to a creative end.

Joel conducts photo workshops worldwide from his native Southwest to Italy, France and other locales. His roster of notable clients include Newsweek, Elle, Seventeen, Houghton Mifflin, and corporate clients such as Apple, AT&T, 3M, United Airlines and Pillsbury. His technical articles on digital imaging have been translated for use in more than 30 countries. Yet he is best known for his artistic images and unexpected views of everyday places around the globe.

Be sure to stick around for the giveaway at the end of the webinar to see if you’re one of the 2 lucky winners of Topaz Glow.

Crafting Your Images with Topaz Adjust, Clarity, and B&W Effects, presented by John Barclay (45:04)

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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 B&W Effects, Texture Effects, Impression, Glow, Clarity and Adjust in his current creative workflow.

John is an award winning freelance photographer based in Bucks County PA. John is a passionate photographer and enthusiastic workshop leader, leading workshops and tours around the world. Recently, John was invited to join National Geographic Photographers Jonathan Kingston, Dewitt Jones and Rikki Cooke to co-lead the “See the Light Seminar” in Molokai Hawaii.

In addition, John was personally selected by Dewitt to be part of the www.HealingImages.org project and he was the recipient of an excellence award from B&W Magazine.

Stick around till the end to see if you’ve won the copy of the Topaz Complete Collection we’ll be giving away to a lucky viewer!

Unleashing your Artistic Vision with Impression 2 presented by Joe Reardon (49:34)

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Join photographer and workshop leader Joe Reardon for an in-depth session on the New Topaz Impression 2. Joe will be demonstrating how he uses Impression 2 in his workflow to highlight his images detail and add movement and emotion to his photos, featuring Topaz Impression 2, Adjust, Clarity and more.

Joe is a New Hampshire based freelance photographer, workshop leader and instructor. He is a juried artist at the New Hampshire Art Association, Plymouth Center for the Arts, South Shore Art Association, Cambridge Art Association, Copely Society of Art and Rockport Art Association. Joe regularly leads workshops and software training in and around the New England area and has had his work displayed in both the US Senate and the US Congress.

Crafting Your Images with Topaz, presented by John Barclay (48:16)

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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 B&W Effects, Texture Effects, Impression, Clarity and Adjust in his current creative workflow.

John is an award winning freelance photographer based in Bucks County PA. John is a passionate photographer and enthusiastic workshop leader, leading workshops and tours around the world. Recently, John was invited to join National Geographic Photographers Jonathan Kingston, Dewitt Jones and Rikki Cooke to co-lead the “See the Light Seminar” in Molokai Hawaii.

In addition, John was personally selected by Dewitt to be part of the www.HealingImages.org project and he was the recipient of an excellence award from B&W Magazine.

Painterly, Moody Color, and Crystal Clear Infrared Workflows using Topaz Plugins, presented by Rad Drew (42:33)

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Textures and filters can add dimension and depth to our images, creating interest and intensifying the story they have to tell. In this webinar Rad shows you how he uses Adjust, Clarity, and DeNoise to Process black and white and infrared images Then more on Topaz Impression and Texture Effects to enhance mood and tone.

Rad A. Drew is professional photographer and award-winning iPhoneographer whose creative iPhone images have been recognized in juried international competitions and exhibited in galleries around the world. Using Topaz tools allows Rad to create effects similar to those he creates using the iPhone, but with greater control and higher resulting image quality. Rad teaches photography and leads tours throughout the United States, Cuba, and Europe. He just completed his first successful tour in the south of France and is slated to host a tour in Tuscany in October.