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!

Paint Your Pets with Impression 2

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Topaz Impression 2 is a fun way to create beautiful images that are artistic, soft, & romantic or loud, bold, & extreme. It turns photographs into works of art with various combinations of brush strokes, surface effects, and more. By using internal adjustments, presets, and settings, it’s simple to use Impression 2 to enhance your images.

Today we’ll cover how it can be used to enhance photographs of pets and animals. This tutorial will showcase effects that will compliment subject matter that has soft features such as fur and feathers but will also show how masking can enhance details such as eyes, teeth, and other sharp parts of your subject.

 

Note: 
Impression is now accessible as an adjustment through Topaz Studio. In order to launch Impression through Topaz Studio, simply select the Topaz Impression Workflow under the “Specialty” section of the workflow panel.


Learn how to accomplish the following in this tutorial:

  • Getting started with Impression
  • How to create an effect from start to finish in Impression 2
  • Use Masking to enhance details such as eyes and teeth
  • Save and share an effect in Impression 2

In this tutorial I’ll be using an image of my Golden Retriever, which you can download here. I really like this picture of my Golden. He’s having a great time with his favorite thing: a stick! Impression will help turn this snapshot into a work of art.

I’ll also show a few examples of how the final saved preset can easily be used with similar images.

Let’s get started!

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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.

Many Paths to a Masterpiece, presented by Joel Wolfson (55:05)

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If all goes well you conceive your final image in your mind’s eye using visualization and create a path to it from capture onward. Other times there is discovery along the way where you may alter your image, perhaps just converting to black and white or even a complete departure and transformation from your original capture. All those paths can lead to your masterpiece. Join imaging expert and internationally published photographer Joel Wolfson as he shows you how Topaz plug-ins can help you create your masterpiece following different paths. Joel will show you some of his own paths and techniques using Adjust, Clarity, B&W Effects, the NEW Impression 2.0, and other favorites.

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.

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.

Crafting Your Images with Topaz, presented by John Barclay (43:02)

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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.

Digital Image to Impression with John Ellingson

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Picture1The image selected by Topaz for this discussion reminded me of the images of the late 15th, early 16th Century German artist, Albrecht Dürer. One of Dürer’s favorite subjects were small animals. His famous Young Hare was done when Dürer was a young adolescent (shown left).

This image could be a photograph, but of course it isn’t. I find inspiration in the great art and artists of the past – particularly the expressionists and impressionists. I am fortunate to live near a city where I can go and see many of the originals. I wonder if Monet was creating his work today if he would be working with oils and canvas or would it be Nikons and Apples?

My goal is also to present the subject as I would if I were presenting it with pigments on paper, canvas or board. I realize that this is an apostasy for the photographic purists. But I will point out that I’m working with digital images, not photographs.

A word about my workflow: I depart from the conventional approach in Photoshop and don’t use their powerful layers tool. I like to make originals each time so I only work in one layer. It is simply a personal choice and I’m not advocating it, just noting it.

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From the Start to the Art, presented by Blake Rudis (42:08)

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The only portion of the photo process that the viewer sees in your work is the finished product. However, we know it takes quite a bit of work and time to get from point A to point B. Join us with our guest Blake Rudis as he shows us many ways to maximize our workflow efficiency in the photo editing process with Topaz Plugins.

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.

Building Your Workflow Workbench with Texture Effects, presented by Blake Rudis (42:04)

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Just like the workbench in your garage, all of your tools have a proper place and a proper function. You wouldn’t use a screwdriver to hit a nail, nor a hammer to adjust a screw. Photography workflow is no different. Every plugin has a proper place and function to be used effectively and efficiently! Join us with our guest, Blake Rudis, as he gives you the guidance you need to integrate Topaz Texture Effects into your photo post processing workflow workbench!

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.