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Topaz Clean is a small, but potentially very useful plugin for cleaning up images.

Below is the Topaz Clean Version 3 screen that appears after you invoke the plugin from Lightroom, Photoshop or other host image editing program (click on the image to display it in full resolution).

Topaz Clean 3 Screen

The screen will be familiar to existing Topaz users, with several standard, easy-to-use presets on the left panel and detailed adjustable settings in the right panel.

TOPAZ CLEAN PRESETS

TOPAZ CLEAN SETTINGS

In most cases, using one of the standard presets will be all you’ll need. It takes just two clicks – one to select the appropriate collection, and a second to choose the desired preset. There are seven different presets, each creating a distinct filter.
Depending on your image, you can try one of the standard presets and if needed, fine-tune it in the right Settings panel.

The Detail tab is the most important group of controls, allowing you to adjust with a great precision the three levels of details within the image. You can adjust the small, medium, and large details in three specific tonal regions (Overall, Shadows, and Highlights). This provides an unprecedented amount of customizing options.

The Tone tab allows you to increase or decrease the brightness and contrast. You can change brightness globally or selectively for specific color ranges.

The Color tab gives you the option to change the saturation, as well as the temperature and tint. Personally, I don’t use this tab, as I prefer to set the color adjustments non-destructively in Lightroom which is the first step in my workflow.

EXAMPLE 1:

Original image

Skin Even preset

DeGrunge preset

Stylize preset

Crisp preset

 

EXAMPLE 2:

Original image

Cartooned preset

DeGrunge preset

Stylize preset

 

EXAMPLE 3:

Original image

Cartooned preset

Crisp preset

Stylize preset

The Stylize preset accentuates the structure, but as you can see, it also introduces strong haloes around all edges, so you may want to tone down this preset in the settings or your layers.

Topaz Clean 3 works with both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Photoshop CS5-CS6 and CS CC on Mac and Windows systems.

 

To download the latest Topaz Clean version, use the following link to enter the Topaz Labs website.

Topaz Clean

 

You can use this link and a discount code “lespalenik” also for other Topaz single plugins or a complete bundle at anytime for 15% discount

 

 

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