Friday, September 2, 2011

Terrific Black and White Effects from Topaz Labs

Cool news! Topaz labs just introduced B&W Effects - the latest addition to their family of creative plug-ins. I'm playing around with the new plug-in, and will be doing a free webinar on September 27th.

To sign up for the webinar click here.

For now, I just wanted to share the news - and a few images that I created with B&W Effects.

Quick Tips:
• Play with the pre-sets (on the left of the interface) and then create once-of-a-kind effects by adjusting the sliders (on the right of the interface).
• Fine-tune individual areas of your image with total brush control.

• The photograph often suggests the best effect. For example, if you want a rich, black sky, boost the Reds and Blacks.

To order Topaz B&W Effects, click here. Hey, save a bundle when you order a Topaz bundle. 

You may want to download the plug-ing before my webinar so you are familiar with the interface.

I hope you can make my free webinar on September 27th.

Explore the light,


Anonymous said...

Thanks Rick for update. Any insights into how Topaz's B&W product compares to Nik's Silver Efex Pro?


Rick Sammon said...

Still playing with B&W Efex. Price is one difference. Both are fun and creative. More to come.... for sure!

Nomi Mas said...

Hello Rick,

Seems it's head-to-head with Nik's Silver Efex. We all would love to see how these two products compete, perhaps on the same set of images..

My 2.5 cents...

Andrew Keane said...

Hi Rick

I agree with the other comments. I love my Silver Efex and will be interested to hear what you think in comparison after a longer play with the Topaz.

Jacy JoyPals said...

Rick, I enjoy both Nik and Topaz; love the additional B/W effects from Topaz. BTW, thanks for the recommendation of St. John's Pier, St. Augustine. Just posted a B/W (Efex) at G+ and FB of the pier.__jacy