Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Beauty is in the Details – Topaz Details 2 in this Case

Before reading on, click this image for a larger view.

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:
Top: Original
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 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.

1 comment:

John said...

Thanks for the review. I just gave it a try and and very impressed by its ability to pop up images. It is a very unique plug-in.

I am using another Topaz Labs' plug-in called ReMask. For me, it is the best masking/cut-out tools, by a large margin, comparing with plug-ins that is 4x more expensive. But I would like to hear your opinion on it.