Quick Tip Thursday: How to Create a Lo-Fi Effect

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Are you a fan of the increasingly popular “lo-fi” effect in digital photography? Characterized by distortion, blur, light leaks and dramatic shifts in exposure and color, there are many elements needed to create this type of look. Join Nichole Paschal as she demonstrates how to quickly apply and adjust a lo-fi effect using Topaz Texture Effects.

Making Memorable Moments with Topaz Texture Effects (45:32)

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Are you a portrait or lifestyle photographer? The recently released Topaz Texture Effects is the perfect tool to create memorable moments your subjects will love and bring your lifestyle photography to life! Join Nichole Paschal as she demonstrates how Texture Effects lets you create the look you love, the way you want, without complicated tools or workflows.

Advanced Texture Techniques with Ron Martinsen (30:33)

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Join photography and photo editing blogger, Ron Martinsen, as he demonstrates more advanced tools and techniques in the recently released Topaz Texture Effects. Ron will cover creating new presets from scratch, importing your own textures, manipulating textures, masking, layering tricks, sharing your presets with the community and more.

Ron is a well-known international photographer and photo editing blogger. His blog, ronmartblog.com, has become a resource for photographers and photo editors in over 200 countries around the world.

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.

Travel Through Time with Topaz Plugins, presented by Joel Wolfson (50:33)

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From vintage to modern, join internationally published photographer and imaging expert Joel Wolfson as he debuts the just-released Texture Effects to recreate the look of various techniques from photo history as well as those for today. Joel will show you step-by-step, how this versatile and innovative new plug-in along with some of his other Topaz favorites can be used to easily create a huge variety of “looks”, whether an ambrotype, Polaroid transfer, retro posterization, or something contemporary. He’ll show you how to create your own presets, share them with others, and download from the community, all within Texture Effects!

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.

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.

Crafting Your Images with Topaz Texture Effects, presented by John Barclay (38:43)

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We are happy to welcome back John Barclay, pro photographer and workshop leader, who will demonstrate how he is using the new Topaz Texture Effects 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.