starfxHere is a useful trick for selectively placing stars or light sources in Topaz Star Effects. This application will allow you to have the freedom to place the ‘light’ wherever you want within the application.  Normally when a photo is brought into Star Effects, a brushed on white spot or naturally occurring light source cannot be changed or moved around once it is applied. This tutorial will allow you to create a star that can easily be placed anywhere in the image!

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The release of Topaz Black and White Effects 2.1 introduced a variety of new borders not found in any other Topaz plug-in. During a recent Webinar, a question was asked if it is possible to use a B&W Effects border on a color image. The answer–yes!

Here is how it is done:

*This can be achieved in any program that supports layers and overlays

1. Open the image in Photoshop and duplicate the layer (Ctrl/Cmd + J):

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