Topaz Labs are having their Spring Sale event, 40% off ending on the 18th, I think. Regular readers know I make use of a lot of their plugins and some might be even interested in buying some.
If you can afford it, you might want to shoot for the whole bundle (17 products for $499) but you can also get just the ones that interest you. Be aware that while their newer offerings run as standalone programs, the majority of them require another program (hence the name “plugins”). They do offer a program you can buy if you don’t have something like Photoshop or Aperture or Lightroom that will let you run all of the plugins.
Below, I offer examples of my previous efforts.
While not all the plugins can be easily demonstrated, it’s also true that many of the plugins have a large number of options and I opt to show only a few.
Hopefully, it’s enough to give you, the potentially interested reader, a taste of the plugins and what they can do. You should check out the examples online.
So, on to my previous efforts . . .
From this image:
These variations using Simplify:
One of my earliest efforts from this image:
. . . using Simplify and B&W conversion:
A more recent effort readers liked used this image:
. . . to get this image:
In THIS post — one of the more extended efforts — I used mostly Topaz but also Photoshop to play with this image of Chicago’s Bean:
to get stuff like this . . .
Last August I played with some flower photos:
In September of last year, I played with a hummingbird:
You get the picture . . . you can do a lot of different things with Topaz Plugins.
“But,” you say, “that’s all old stuff! Ain’t you got anything new?”
I’m glad you asked . . . these next samples are from our 2007 visit to Yellowstone. They are presented in Gallery form for your viewing pleasure. The original size versions are in THIS SmugMug Gallery.
As I said, there are enough varied settings in each plugin so as to give one many, many choices even before playing with the sliders and button.
Also, as I said, it makes me no nevermind if one is interested or not in the plugins. But, if you are going to buy them anyway, this is a pretty good deal (and free updates for life).
No; I don’t get any kickbacks.
Here’s today musical interlude:
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