Topaz Adjust 5 Advanced Mode

TOPAZ FOR THE MORE ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHER

When I use the Topaz soft􀁺ware as a plug-in for Photoshop (Elements or CC) I have always found the Presets that are provided to be a good starting point in creating a better image. However, the heart of the so􀁺ftware lies in the eff􀁹ectiveness of the tools used to make the finer adjustments.

Adjust 5 enables:

• Tone mapping

• Exposure correction

• Contrast adjustment

• Pseudo HDR creation

• Vibrancy adjustment

• Shadow adjustment

• Highlight adjustment

• Extreme colour generation/modification

• Desaturated color

• Hard light images

• Soft􀁺 light images

• Simplified details

• Extreme details

TOPAZ ADJUST 5 ADVANCED

Competent plug-in or stand alone editor - highly capable and eff􀁹icient.

Once I have opened the processing screen I always adopt the Before (left􀁺) and After (Right) view.

The panels containing the processing adjustments are down the right-hand side.

(The left􀁺 is reserved for the Presets.)

Using the adjustment panels I now have an image that has received small adjustments (e.g. to the

saturation, the definition of detail within the scene) and a vignette has been added.

Now, rather than starting with Presets I am going into them in order to see if they will lead to a further

improvement of my edited image.

From these alternatives I felt that the 'Brilliant Cold' option gave the image just a little more 'edge' - so I elected to use this Preset.

The split screen view clearly reveals the di􀁹erence between the starting image and the edited image.

All that remains is to Apply the changes and Save the file.

Topaz Adjust 5 can be added as a filter to Photoshop or used as a stand-alone program.

Either way it provides many features for advanced image processing that I value and frequently use.

Further details are to be found here on the Topaz Labs web site - go straight there by CLICKING here.

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