Archive for August, 2014

Topaz Adjust has been around for a number of years and is one of the Topaz most popular plugins. The latest version adds over 100 new presets to their existing presets, so you get a really rich repertoire of many interesting and useful options both in HDR treatments and toning variations. The other main change is the option to add multiple filters similar to NIK Color Efex Pro without exiting back to Photoshop. That is quite useful if you want to combine HDR or saturation effects with some toning or vignette.

Adjustments / Settings

Frankly, with so many standard presets, there is a very good chance that you will never need to change any of those settings. But if you do have special needs, you will like the new Settings panel that has been also enhanced, and is indeed, extremely powerful now. With the many sliders in the Adjustment panel, you can fine-tune the settings in a variety of ways. In addition to the color balance, saturation, contrast and many other familiar sliders, there is now also a Curve adjustment, and borrowed from their Denoise product, also a very competent noise removal.

Topaz Adjust 5 now offers a user-definable Auto Create Layer. In the previous Topaz Adjust versions, as well as in most other Topaz programs, any effects are added directly to the current layer. Of course, you could always create a new layer in Photoshop prior to invoking the Adjust plugin, but it was an extra step. Now, a new layer is created automatically, but if you don’t want adding new layers, you can disable the Auto Create Layer in the user preference panel.

Another new feature is the Split screen capability that is useful for comparing the Before and After effects.

If you want to address just certain sections of your image without masking, you can use a local Brush and Edge Aware Brush tools. And similar to Photoshop Layer Opacity slider, Topaz Adjust 5 has now a Transparency slider which allows to dial back the amount of the applied effects.

Topaz Adjust 5 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 Adjust 5 version, use the following link to enter the Topaz Labs website.

Topaz Adjust

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


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