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.

Introduction to the NEW Topaz Texture Effects (54:26)

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The new Topaz Texture Effects lets you spend more time creating and less time struggling with complicated tools. With 130+ effects and over 275 high-resolution textures, light leaks and other assets, Texture Effects lets you create the look you love, the way you want, all contained in an intuitive and easy to use software. Join Nichole Paschal as she explores the new program, revealing all of it’s creative potential!

Quick Tip Thursday: 5 Tools You Need to know About in Texture Effects (12:55)

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With the ability to quickly achieve a variety of textured, toned, and lighting effects, the NEW Topaz Texture Effects allows you to do in minutes what could take hours in other editing software. Join Nichole Paschal for this quick tip session on the top 5 tools you need to know about when using Texture Effects.

Make this Puppy Rock with Topaz Texture Effects

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Ready to give your images an entirely new feel? Texture Effects is the program for you. For those of you who love working with textures in photoshop, Texture Effects has the tools you need to rapidly speed up your workflow. For those of you who haven’t used textures with your images before, Texture Effects straightens the learning curve giving you the power to quickly create amazing images, without the headache of traditional texture applications. In this tutorial we’re going to look at how to use Texture Effects to quickly create a High Impact grunge effect.

Learn how to accomplish the following in this tutorial:

  • Applying basic image adjustments to prep your image for textures.
  • Using the Split Tone, Color Overlay and Texture Adjustments to tone and color your image.
  • Using the Dust and Scratches, and grain adjustments to add dirt grit and grunge to your image.
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Accentuating Emotion with Topaz Texture Effects

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Topaz Texture Effects is not only a great way to add textures to your images, it’s also a great way to use those textures to tone your images.  Combined with other adjustments like edge blurs and light leaks, it’s easy to use Texture Effects to create virtually any feel.

Emotion is one of the best things about photography, it’s not just about capturing an image, but it’s also about capturing the passion of that moment. In this tutorial i’ll be using Texture Effects to accentuate the emotion in your images.

Learn how to accomplish the following in this tutorial:

  • Use Textures to give tone to your images.
  • Using the Border Adjustment to texture the edges of your images.
  • Using the light leak adjustment to enhance natural light sources in your image.
  • Saving an effect
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