I previously discussed all the new features in Topaz Adjust 5, but wanted to spend some more time with the new Local Adjustments tab. Basically, it allows you to create a mask within Topaz Adjust to selectively mask out areas from within the Photoshop plugin.
More cool blue nights created with Topaz B&W Effects and my Nighttime Blues by Photoframd presets. Same layering technique except these photos were not HDR. Each one is a single photo and the overall effect still works. Be sure to take a [...]
When I first tried Topaz Labs’ new B&W Effects Plugin, I fell in love with their Cyanotype group. The intense cool blues produced by this group are perfect to create a moody night-time effect. With my Canon 7D and 17-55mm EF-S lens, [...]
Do you like experimenting with B&W photography? Sometimes too many colors can make a photo too busy. Converting an image to black & white can refocus the viewer on the intended subject and mood. Nik’s Silver Efex Pro has been around for a while; [...]