Skin Retouching and Restyling with Topaz
Presented by: Taylor L. Seaton Software covered: Clean, Photoshop, ReStyle
Sometimes, the Camera Captures Too Much.
Life happens. Maybe it’s a huge, life halting blemish in the middle of your forehead on your wedding day, a hotter-than-expected summer day during family photos, or maybe it’s just those pesky laugh lines from a life enjoyed. Whatever it is, there are times the camera is a little too honest. Whether you’re retouching your own photos or for a client, this easy skin retouching and restyling tutorial with Topaz Clean and Topaz Restyle will save hours of frustrating cloning and stamping in Photoshop.
I’ve included two practice images with this tutorial. I also retouched them following the same steps I outlines here. If you want to see those before and after’s they’re at the bottom of this tutorial!
Romantic Flower Photography with Topaz
Presented by: Jodi L. Robbins Software covered: Photoshop, Simplify, Texture Effects
Flower and botanical photography is very popular and it is easy to create romantic flower photography. It’s exciting to find new blossoms and colors to photograph and it’s a subject matter that can be found in every region and area of the world! I love photographing flowers because they are a great subject matter to practice depth of field with, they are all so very different in colors and shape, and they are versatile for making art with! Romantic flower photography is easy in this easy and quick tutorial! We’ll learn how to turn those images and snapshots into surreal, dreamy photographs with Topaz Simplify and Topaz Texture Effects premade effects.
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Crafting Your Images with Topaz, presented by John Barclay
Presented by: John Barclay Software covered: BW Effects, Clarity, Impression, Lightroom, Misc, Photoshop
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.
Batch Processing with Photoshop and Topaz DeNoise
Presented by: Nichole Paschal Software covered: DeNoise, Photoshop
Are you an wedding, event or lifestyle photographer? Do you have a TON of images with high ISO noise? Join Nichole Paschal as she covers how to save valuable time processing a group of images using Photoshop and DeNoise.
Mixed Media Effects with Photoshop & Topaz Plug-ins
Presented by: Nichole Paschal Software covered: Clean, Glow, Impression, Photoshop, ReStyle, Simplify
With the vast array of artistic plug-ins in the Topaz line-up, creating a mixed media effect is easier than ever (and really fun!) Join Nichole Paschal as she demonstrates how to achieve several mixed media effects using Photoshop with Topaz Simplify, Clean, Impression, Glow and ReStyle.
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.
How to Emphasize Intricate Details
Presented by: Darcy Wheeler Software covered: Detail, Glow, Photoshop
If looking for a unique way to distinguish intricate details such as fur and feathers, look no further than Topaz Glow. Follow along to learn how to emphasize the smaller features in your image, making them crisper and sharper than before.
(Download a free 30-day trial of Topaz Glow if you don’t already own it.)
From RAW to Ready: A Black and White Photo Editing Workflow
Presented by: Nichole Paschal Software covered: BW Effects, Camera Raw, Clarity, DeNoise, Photoshop
In this editing session, Nichole Paschal will demonstrate a post-processing workflow from a RAW file to a print-ready black and white image. Camera Raw, Photoshop and multiple Topaz programs, including DeNoise, Clarity and B&W Effects will be used for this editing tutorial.
An Image Sharpening Trick You Must Try
Presented by: Gabriel Fontes Software covered: DeNoise, Photoshop
Using Topaz DeNoise to sharpen an image? Now that’s something new to us. A technique he invented, watch as photographer Gabriel Fontes teaches you how to sharpen a high-ISO image without worsening the noise artifacts.
About the presenter: A 17 year old from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Fontes shoots with a Pentax K-3 and variety of lenses. Check out his 500px account here.
Reader’s special: Get $20 off Topaz DeNoise during the month of June with the coupon code junedenoise.
How to Colorize a Black and White Image
Presented by: Darcy Wheeler Software covered: Lens Effects, Photoshop, ReMask, ReStyle
Whether it be a film scan or a digital black and white photo, here’s a fun method for adding color back into your image using Topaz Labs. Feel free to download some sample images to the right so that you can follow along!