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You know the old saying, "The beauty is in the details." Well, I agree with that saying, especially this chilly Saturday morning, because I am playing with Topaz Details 2 - a cool plug-in from Topaz Labs.
Here you see:
Next: Color Jump effect
Next: Desaturated Blush Detail effect
Bottom: Screen grab of Topaz Detail 2 dialog box.
The creative effects that are at your fingertips are endless, and even totally original - if you take advantage of the sliders in the sub-menus on the right side of the dialog box: Detail, Tone, Deblur and Color.
Hey, if you come up with a cool Details 2 image, send me a low-res version at ricksammon at mac.com. Low res meaning: 5x7, JPEG, 72 PPI. We'll consider it for The Plug-In Experience - a cool source for learning about plug-ins, as well as getting discounts on popular plug-ins.
Remember: when you remove some of the color from a scene, you remove some of the reality. When you remove some of the reality, your picture becomes more artistic.
Awaken the artist within,
P.S. If you are new to plug-ins and love 'em and wanna save some $, Topaz offers a cool savings on its Photoshop Bundle. Click here for info.