How to Prepare for Battle with a Photograph (46:01)

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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.

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How to Add a Splash of Color to a Black and White Image

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After converting a photo to monochrome, a fun and creative way to draw emphasis towards a particular element of the image is to bring back a splash of color in that specific area.

A feature often overlooked in Topaz B&W Effects is the smart brush color tool. Using edge-aware technology, this localized brush allows you to add back in color to your grayscale image.

Follow along to learn how you can use this feature to add a splash of color to your image.

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How to Create a Vintage Matte Look (5:27)

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A washed out effect with crushed blacks and lessened contrast, the matte look was first developed in antique film processes and is popular in today’s digital photography.

opacityWhile you can purchase film packages and actions that have replicated this vintage look, the secret to how this effect is created is all in the curve tool. Follow along to learn how you can easily create your own custom matte look using the curve tool in Topaz B&W Effects.

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An Image Sharpening Trick You Must Try (14.35)

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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 15% off Topaz DeNoise with the coupon code denoisereader15.

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How to Neutralize a Color Cast

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A common question we receive from customers here at Topaz is how to correct a color cast. Yellow color casts are a common problem when shooting under incandescent lighting, so here’s a method I’ll share with you on how to accomplish this task using Topaz ReStyle.

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How to Create a Moody Atmosphere

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Have you ever run into an instance where the scene you captured didn’t evoke the emotion you felt at the time? Whether the look you envisioned was lost in translation from eye to camera, or you simply want to alter its mood, look no further than the unique toning effects in Topaz ReStyle.

Follow this tutorial to learn how you can infuse your image with a moody atmosphere using ReStyle’s available tools.

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Discover the Perfect Look for Your Portrait

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Is your portrait photo lacking a particular element? Topaz ReStyle may just be the missing ingredient you’ve been searching for. Containing hundreds of inspiring effects, read these tips to learn how to find the perfect look that’ll transform your image from drab to fab!

Learn how to accomplish the following in this tutorial:

  • How to transform your portraiture by applying a unique color filter.
  • Essential tips on using ReStyle’s search features for finding the perfect look.
  • How to optimize finding the perfect look by utilizing ReStyle’s grid-view mode.
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