Make Your Photos Pop with Topaz Adjust

Topaz Adjust from Topaz Labs is a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop that can quickly create single-frame HDR effects.  The plug-in works with Photoshop CS3-CS5 and Photoshop Elements 6-9 on Windows and Mac computers.  (It will work with some other platform-specific applications, too.)  With Topaz Adjust, you can easily correct and balance image color and exposure.  Built-in noise reduction and shadow and highlight protection bring out details in your pictures that would otherwise be lost.  Thirty pre-sets and manual adjustments allow you to achieve “subtle, realistic adjustments, that will make your image look as real or as true-to-life as possible, to artistic HDR effects that blur the difference between reality and illusion.”  Topaz Adjust is $49.99 at Topaz Labs.

2 thoughts on “Make Your Photos Pop with Topaz Adjust”

  1. The problem with most HDR photos is people just go nuts!
    The photos, most of the time, look cartoonish.
    If done correctly, HDR photos really look nice, but I don’t see how a single photo, can be done in HDR style. Maybe the plugin assumes the photo is exposed properly (using the histogram?),
    then takes that photo, makes a temporary copy underexposed, then one overexposed, and uses those three to create one photo.
    Personally, for 50 bucks, I’d just shoot the three photos and plug them into photoshop, where I would have better control of the curves, shadows & highlights.

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