Adjust and Simplify Update

A Topaz Product Update for Adjust and Simplify is Here! Topaz Adjust is perfect for brilliant contrast, detail, and color adjustments while Topaz Simplify creates paintings, sketches, watercolors, cartoons, and more! See what’s new in these easy to use programs, update your software with easy one-click links, and download a free 30 day trial if you do not already have the programs!

Adjust and Simplify Update

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5 Day Deal - October 2016

The Five Day Deal is back! Get Topaz Adjust and over 30 additional products for less than $100. The Complete Photography Bundle Sale starts October 14, 2016 at 12:00 noon PDT and ends October 12, 2016, at 12:00 noon PDT. You’ll get the training and inspiration you need to grow as a photographer and 10% of every sale goes directly to charity! This deal won’t be around long so get it while you can! Get it now!

5 Day Deal - October 2016

Jumpstart Creativity with the “I Feel Lucky” Button

Do you ever just stare at an image and think to yourself “Geez, I don’t even know what I want to do with this”? Topaz Adjust has a great little feature to help you jumpstart the creative process of post-processing. It’s called the “I Feel Lucky” button!

I Feel Lucky Button_markedLocated next to the APPLY button in the bottom right of your Settings & Parameters window, this die icon button will randomly move the sliders to create a new effect each time you click it. This can be a fun way to see which direction you might want to take your photos in.

Here is an example of a photo I took with my cell phone while leaving class one day. I loved the way the sunlight was streaming down and illuminating some objects while leaving others darkened. It reminded me of good triumphing over evil, in my case the light at the end of the tunnel of a long semester of hard work. Click on the images below to see an enlarged image of the original and the edited version.  Then read on to see how I got there.

Before-After Comparison

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Guest Blog Post by Gordon Lamb

With the advent of the digital darkroom, the ability to create the impossible has become a more accessible reality to many of us who dreamed of creating impossible images. Much of my inspiration comes from the love of comics, wanting to create those action splash pages. Sadly, my drawing skills shamefully lacked to make it in the comic book industry, so photography coupled with the gaining popularity of cosplay, became the natural extension to create the images I wanted.

Some of My Fantasy Composites

When it comes to creating a conceptual image, I take a very collaborative approach. Working with others helps to hone the concept and identify the technical challenges involved in the process, both on location and in post production.

Zombies, Never Just One, © Gordon Lamb
Zombies, Never Just One

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