Enhancing Macro Photography with Topaz ReMask
Presented by: Taylor L. Seaton Software covered: Photoshop, ReMask
Many times in photography, you can end up with a image that features a beautifully detailed subject and a distracting background. Even though your foreground subject is the focus, your background can take away from the focal point of the image. Here are some simple steps using ReMask and Photoshop to easily clean up distracting backgrounds and bring attention back to your subject.
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Presented by: Taylor L. Seaton Software covered: Impression, ReMask
Create a Whole New World
So you’ve been editing images for awhile and you’ve figured out what works for your workflow to achieve your “look.” Today, we are going to enhance some images a little more non-traditionally. Whether you’ve been looking for a new interesting way to edit your images or maybe you just enjoy compositing. Either way, this tutorial can give a fun twist to images that otherwise may have been trashed.
For this tutorial, we are going to be using two programs Topaz ReMask and Topaz Impression. If you don’t own these programs, feel free to try them free for 30 days. Simply click the links above.
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Skin Retouching and Restyling with Topaz
Presented by: Taylor L. Seaton Software covered: Clean, Photoshop, ReStyle
Sometimes, the Camera Captures Too Much.
Life happens. Maybe it’s a huge, life halting blemish in the middle of your forehead on your wedding day, a hotter-than-expected summer day during family photos, or maybe it’s just those pesky laugh lines from a life enjoyed. Whatever it is, there are times the camera is a little too honest. Whether you’re retouching your own photos or for a client, this easy skin retouching and restyling tutorial with Topaz Clean and Topaz Restyle will save hours of frustrating cloning and stamping in Photoshop.
I’ve included two practice images with this tutorial. I also retouched them following the same steps I outlines here. If you want to see those before and after’s they’re at the bottom of this tutorial!
Create a Double Exposure without Photoshop
Presented by: Taylor L. Seaton Software covered: ReMask, Texture Effects
Have you seen the new popular effect? Those awesome double exposures that perfectly integrate two photos together in a creative way. Maybe you have even looked up a tutorial on how they are created to soon be disappointed that they require complicated masking, photo clipping, and Photoshop knowhow. With the use of two Topaz Labs plugins, ReMask and Texture Effects 2, you can create a double exposure without photoshop in minutes. I’m not kidding. You will literally be done in minutes without using Photoshop even once.
If you don’t own ReMask or Texture Effects, don’t worry! You can get a 30 day free trial. No payment or credit card info required! To get ReMask, click here. To get Texture Effects, click here.
Today, we’ll discover how the newly released Texture Effects and ReMask can be used to beautifully integrate two photos to create double exposures. This tutorial will show how Texture Effects is able to easily unleash your creative ability without all those complicated workflows. During this tutorial, we will also highlight some of the new features of Texture Effects 2 such as: PNG support, integrated masking, various blending modes, and how to import your own assets into Texture Effects 2.
Learn how to accomplish the following in this tutorial:
- Using ReMask to mask out a background
- Getting started with Texture Effects
- Importing assets
- How to apply a double exposure
- Using the integrated masking feature
In this tutorial, I will be using an image of a woman and a mountain. Just click here to download the image of the woman and click here to download the image of the mountain. Now let’s get creating an amazing double exposure!
Create Amazing Night Skies with Glow 2
Presented by: Taylor L. Seaton Software covered: Adjust, Glow 2, ReMask
Do you have a night sky photo that just isn’t as amazing as it appeared through your viewfinder? This tutorial can help add an artistic flare to your photos. Topaz Glow 2 allows you to turn your photographs into masterpieces with the use of varying glow effects. Glow 2 allows you to create images that really pop!
Today, we’ll cover how Glow 2 can be used to enhance starry night photos. This tutorial will show how varying glow effects can exaggerate those beautiful night sky photos. During this tutorial, the starry night effect will be applied selectively throughout the photo. All this means is some of the image will have the effect applied while other parts, such as mountains or water will be the original. Since we will be masking parts of the image, it is important that you use Glow 2 through a hosting application like Photoshop so that we can properly use the masking functions. If you aren’t familiar with using Glow 2 as a plugin, don’t worry. I will explain all of this in depth in latter steps.
Learn how to accomplish the following in this tutorial:
- Getting started with Glow 2
- How to create an effect from start to finish in Glow 2
- Use ReMask to enhance details such as mountains and water
In this tutorial, I’ll be using an image of a starry snow covered mountain, which you can download here. Glow 2 will help turn this already amazing photograph into a work of art with the perfect focal point or extra flare!
Changing Opacity and Blending Modes
Presented by: Taylor L. Seaton Software covered: Glow 2
We all have that one image that we love. It’s almost perfect, but it just seems to be missing something. Maybe what’s missing is that perfect touch from Topaz Labs Glow 2. Adding a subtle effect or a more radical enhancement can create that statement-making photo you’ve been seeking to achieve.
This tutorial is great for beginners and pros. Using Glow 2, I will show you how to add subtle radiance or extreme luminance to your photos. Glow 2 is a fun way to create beautiful images that can be artistic and romantic or loud, statement-making photos. Turn your photographs into masterpieces with the use of various presets that are already provided for you. By simply adjusting the blending mode or opacity, you can change a very extreme effect to a subtle enhancement.
In this tutorial, we will discover how to enhance images using presets. We will also explore how adjusting blending modes and opacity can change a photo from radical to subtle. This tutorial will showcase how one effect can be manipulated to achieve the exact enhancement you desire and add that extra flare your photo is missing!
Learn how to get started with Glow 2, how to create an effect using a preset, and how to change opacity and blending modes to achieve a desired effect.
In this tutorial, I’ll be using an image of a flamingo, which you can download here. Glow 2 will help turn this already breathtaking photograph into a work of art with the perfect added pop!