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Simulating Infrared Photos with Exposure 4 – Part 2

April 13, 2012

I thought this would be a good week to wrap up our simulated infrared photography tutorial. To review, in Part 1 we launched Exposure 4 after making some tweaks to our raw image in ACR, then applied the High Contrast preset in the B&W Infrared category. Afterward we tweaked the Halation settings (to control the glow effect), and made adjustments to the tone curve in order to render an ink-black sky while recovering some highlight details. [More]

Creating Painterly Effects with Topaz Simplify 3

March 9, 2012

If you've ever wanted to create interesting and varied paint effects for your photographs, without having to invest a lot of time and money in a complex product like Corel Painter, you should consider Topaz Simplify 3. Simplify carries several basic preset types ranging from Cartoon and Color Sketch looks, to simulated Water Color, Underpainting and an interesting preset called BuzSim. In this tutorial we'll take a look at the latter and see how it can assist us in creating painted landscape images from our photos with just a few steps. [More]

Creating Fog with Topaz Labs Lens Effects

December 22, 2011

Earlier this week, Topaz Labs announced a free upgrade (for existing users) to its Lens Effects plugin. One of the more interesting and useful features it offers is a simulated Fog Effect (who [More]