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Image Layer Adjustment

Combine multiple images to create layered images.

Compositing images can create a stronger image by combining strong features from multiple images. Add beautiful sunsets, striking mountains, or calm waters to any image to create a completely transformed photograph. The Image Layer Adjustment features the Topaz Studio intelligent integrated masking to ensure every added aspect is blended perfectly and completely naturally.

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What’s Free in Topaz Studio

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What is Topaz Studio?

Topaz Studio is a fast, flexible, powerful creative toolbox and it’s the next level image editor for photographers.

Topaz Studio is a simple to use editing platform with Topaz Labs’ acclaimed photo enhancement technology. It works as both a standalone editor, a plugin within Lightroom and Photoshop, and a host application for other Topaz plugins which means it works exactly how you want it to. Now there’s no more cumbersome workflows that require you to open multiple plugins to achieve your look!

If you’d like to learn more about Topaz Studio, please check out this Announcement and Overview.

 

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]Topaz Studio is an easy to use editing solution built with the photographer in mind and we’re giving it away! Yep, you read that right. You’ll get complete freedom to use Topaz Studio as a plugin, a host editor for all Topaz Labs existing products, 10 free adjustments, comprehensive masking, opacity slider, and blending modes functionality all for free.

And today I’ll be going over everything that comes free with Topaz Studio. Be sure to download it now to follow along and to give it a try to see what it can do![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Free Download

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Before We Get Started…

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]1. If you’d like to follow along, please download and open up Topaz Studio! You can use the buttons above to download the program for Windows or Mac. You can also head over to the Topaz Studio Website to download or to learn more about the program.

2. Before getting started, please make sure that you have registered an account and are logged in! You may register a new account hereIf you need further assistance, please see this help article.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Open an Image

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]When opening Topaz Studio, you’ll notice that a lot of the sections are empty and a lot of options are unavailable. This is because you’ll need to open an image to get started! There are a few various ways to open up an image.

  1. Drag and drop an image from your computer into the program.
  2. Click Open (located in the Canvas) and navigate through your files. Select an image and click Open.
  3. Click Open in the menu bar. Select an image and click Open.
  4. Go to Menu > File > Open Image… and then select an image and click Open.
  5. Use your shortcut keys (such as Command O or Control O).

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Work Sections

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Now that you have an opened image, you’ll immediately see some changes to the sections.

The Effect Panel populates with Featured Effects (left column), the Image Browser now shows opened images (bottom row), and the Scopes Panel (upper right) contains information, which by default will be set to RGB.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8543″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]

Additional Information: Product Tour

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8685″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]If you need a better understanding of the program and the different sections, go to Menu > Help > Product Tour in Topaz Studio. The Product Tour will also appear automatically the first time you launch Topaz Studio.

The Product Tour gives an overview of Sections, Adjustments, Effects, Image Browser, and Masking. If you ever need in this information you can quickly access it within the Topaz Studio.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

One Click Effects

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]Effects are always free with Topaz Studio. There are a variety of effects available from Featured and Trending to Darkroom and Portrait. Effects are created by Topaz Studio, photography professionals, and users just like you! There are a variety of ways to search through effects.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]

1. Effect Buttons

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Effect Buttons give you access to a list of Categories and Tags to search for effects quickly and easily. Featured showcases a curated and popular list of Topaz created effects. You can also see everything available by selecting All. This will show you every effect available within Topaz Studio. Browse the effects you’ve made by selecting Mine or your Favorite Effects and Liked Effects by selecting Fav or Like. Trending Effects showcase what’s hot while New Effects shows what’s new. Recent Effects show effects you’ve recently used.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8555″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

The Program that Grows with You

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]A few of the tags change and grow as you use the application. The more effects you create and save, the more that show up under the tag Mine. When you like and favorite effects, they are added to those tag category. All your recently used effects can be found under Recent. These sections change and update with your useage.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”8562″ img_size=””][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]

Mine

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Favorite

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]To add effects to Favorite Effects, simply click the heart icon on the preview. When an effect is a favorite of yours, the heart is blue. To unfavorite an effect, simply click the heart icon again.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”8546″ img_size=””][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]

Liked

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Recent

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2. More Button

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The More Button, located at the bottom of the Effect Button List, shows a complete list of all available tags. Simply click the More Button to see a full list of all available categories and tags. You can select a style to see all the effects available.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8570″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]

3. Search

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View Options

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Apply the Effect

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8578″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]Once you find an effect that you like, simply click the effect to apply it to your image. The selected effect will have a blue border to indicate that it is active.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]

Adjustment Stacks

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8579″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Once an effect has been applied to an image, the Adjustment Panel will update to show the Adjustments used to create the effect.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]

Free Adjustments

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8590″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]A free Adjustment will display all the options available for use. You can use a new Adjustment Level Preset, change the sliders to create customized looks, change the Blending Mode, Change the Opacity of the effect, and add adjustment level Masking.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]

Pro Adjustments

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8591″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]A Pro Adjustment also has a variety of free tools. You can use the included Adjustment Level Presets, change the Blending Mode, change the Opacity of the effect, and add adjustment level Masking.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Try Pro

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]You can also try any Pro Adjustment by clicking the Try Pro button. You will be able to use the Adjustment for 30 days, completely free of charge. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

“Can I Use All the Effects… Even the Ones with Pro Adjustments?”

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Of course you can! The Effect is available for you to use. You can update and change any of the Free Adjustments used in the Effect. If there is a Pro Adjustment you can update the Opacity, Blend Mode, Masking, and order of the Adjustments.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Adding Adjustments

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Adjustments Buttons gives you easy access to a list of commonly used Tools and Adjustments.

Tools: Crop, Lens Correction, and Global Masking are all free to use!

Free Adjustments: Basic Adjustment, Brightness Contrast, Blurs, Color Overlay, Dual Tone, Film Grain, Image Layer, Posterize, Tone Curves, and Vignette are all free to use as well!

Pro Adjustments:  Abstraction, Black & White, Bloom, Color Theme, DeHaze,  Edge Exposure, Focal Blur, HSL Color Tuning, Precision Contrast, Reduce Noise, Radiance, Sharpen, Smudge, and Texture.

The More Button shows a list of all possible Adjustments, including the 10 free Adjustments and Pro Adjustments.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8597″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Adjustment Level Presets

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8669″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]The fastest place to get inspiration from is the Adjustment Level Preset list. Use the drop down menu and roll over preset names to see them on your image. To commit, click on the Preset. You can always use the Undo Button to undo the change or use the Reset Option in the Adjustment Menu (pictured to the left).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Making Your Own Effects

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8636″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]It’s fast and fun to make your own custom effects. Simply start out with an effect from the Effect Panel or start adding Adjustments with the Adjustment Buttons or More Button. You can add as many or as few Adjustments as you like, reorder them by dragging and dropping them, make as many changes as you like, and more. It’s easy to save the effect and the image once you find the perfect combo.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Saving Your Custom Effect

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8430″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]Save and Share Your Effects. Save your new effect by clicking the Save button and share your creation with others by selecting ‘Yes’ in the Public field. Your effect will be shared to the entire Topaz Community instantly![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Versatile Masking

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Topaz Studio Integrated Masking tool is unlike anything you have seen before. There are 5 masking types: Brush, Spot, Gradient, Color, and Luminosity, which can be combined and used at the Adjustment or Overall level. After making an adjustment with one type of mask, you can click apply or switch to another mask type and build upon that mask. There are also 4 different tools to use. Adjust, Reset, Invert, and Hide. Masking and all of these tools are available for free within Topaz Studio.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]

Overall Masking

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8664″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]Mask out the full effect and reveal the original image. Masking out the full effect is easy! Use the Masking Button, located in the Tools Section of the Adjustments Buttons. The Masking Panel will open and you can add Brush Masking, Spot Masking, a Gradient Mask, a Color Mask, a Luminosity Lask, or a variety of combined masks. The 4 Masking Tools make editing fast. Use Adjust to customize the mask, Reset to reset changes, Invert to invert the mask, and Hide to turn the mask on and off.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]

Adjustment Masking

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8666″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]Mask out an Adjustment. Masking out an Adjustment is easy! It’s very similar to the Overall Masking but only affects one Adjustment at a time. Use the Masking Button, located in the Tools Section of the Adjustments Buttons. The Masking Panel will open and you can add Brush Masking, Spot Masking, a Gradient Mask, a Color Mask, a Luminosity Lask, or a variety of combined masks. The 4 Masking Tools make editing fast. Use Adjust to customize the mask, Reset to reset changes, Invert to invert the mask, and Hide to turn the mask on and off.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]Learn more about Topaz Studio Masking in this indepth tutorial.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Saving Your Image

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8429″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]Save and Save As Your Image. Save your new image and overwrite the original file by using the Save button. To save a new copy with a new name, use Save As.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes”][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Download Now

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Until Next Time…

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]There you have it, folks! That’s everything you can accomplish in Topaz Studio. From using pre-made effects to creating your own to editing with tools, it’s all free!

We’ll be adding more tutorials and videos so be sure to give us a follow to learn more!

If you’d like to share your images with us, tag us on Instagram with @topazlabs and Twitter with @topazlabs. We’re also on Facebook and YouTube!

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About Jodi L. Robbins

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”8523″ img_size=”” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_circle_2″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Jodi is currently the Art Director of Topaz Labs. She has been an artist and photographer for over 15 years, starting with black and white film photography and alternative processing. After completing her BFA in Studio Art from Southern Methodist University and her Masters in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design, she worked in product photography for companies such as Heritage Auctions, Neiman Marcus, and the Dallas Cowboys.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Introducing Topaz Studio

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What is Topaz Studio?

Topaz Studio is a fast, flexible, powerful creative toolbox and it’s the next level image editor for photographers. Topaz Studio gives you lightning fast results with Topaz’s exclusive image processing technology, in an intuitive, affordable, easy to use application.

Topaz Studio a simple to use editing platform with Topaz Labs’ acclaimed photo enhancement technology. It works as both a standalone editor, a plugin within Lightroom and Photoshop, and a host application for other Topaz plugins which means it works exactly how you want it to. Now there’s no more cumbersome workflows that require you to open multiple plugins to achieve your look!

“This is all your Topaz products wrapped into one program.”

Topaz Studio is an easy to use editing solution built with the photographer in mind. This all new editing platform features professionally created 1-click effects, 24 flexible drag and drop Adjustments, and powerful image processing.

And We’re Giving it Away! Yep, you read that right. You’ll get complete freedom to use Topaz Studio as a plugin, a host editor for all Topaz Labs existing products, 10 free adjustments, comprehensive masking, opacity slider, and blending modes functionality all for free. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Download Now

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Working in Topaz Studio

Working in Topaz Studio is easy! Topaz Studio is set up with the photographer in mind. Whether you’re just getting started with photography or a tried and true professional, Topaz Studio has exactly what you need. With an ever growing library of expertly crafted pre-made effects to professionally crafted assets to artistic and technical tools alike, Topaz Studio is the perfect photographer toolbox, no matter what level of expertise!

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All About the Workspace

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8352″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Topaz Studio features an easy to use Toolbar, a fast and fun Effect Panel with search buttons and features, the workspace, an Image Browser, the Scopes panel, and the Adjustment Panel, complete with Adjustment Buttons. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

1. Main Toolbar

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8360″ img_size=”large” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The Main Toolbar gives you options to open and save images, an option for comparing the before image and after image, zooming, and split views. You can also click the Open Button to open additional images and save images with the Save Button and Save As Button. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Saving Your Image

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Save or Save As Images. Save edited images as PNG, JPG, or TIFF files with easy to locate buttons in the Main Toolbar, by using shortcut keys (Command S or Command Shift S), or by going to Menu > File > Save or Save As. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

2. Effect Panel

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View Options

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3. Effect Buttons

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4. Canvas

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5. Image Browser

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Select Show Options to access the menu.

Apply – Apply the adjustments to the image and use the result to start a new project.

Duplicate – Duplicate an entire project and then add it as a new project.

Copy / Paste – Copy the entire adjustment stack and paste them onto a different project. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

6. The Scopes Panel

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8361″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]At the top right of the application is the Scopes Panel that features 4 separate views. The first allows you to view the Histogram of the image. The second displays the Hue, Saturation, and Luminance of the image, while the third button displays the amount of image Details. Finally, the fourth button helps you navigate your image while zoomed in. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

7. The Adjustment Panel

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Saving Your Custom Effect

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Save and Share Your Effects. Save your new effect by clicking the Save button and share your creation with others by selecting ‘Yes’ in the Public field. Your effect will be shared to the entire Topaz Community instantly! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

8. Adjustment Buttons

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Tools

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8503″ img_size=”” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]We’ve also included a tools section. You’ll find lens correction, global masking (with 5 styles and 4 different tools to customize the overall effect), and crop and rotate. Everything is located in a simple to use toolbar with easy-to-use sliders and functionality. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Change Up the Workspace

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Customize your workspace windows with just the click of a button. The Effect Panel, Scopes Panel, Adjustment Panel, and Image Browser can each be collapsed by clicking the arrow on the bar on the inside edge of the panel. The Effect Buttons and Adjustment Buttons can also be collapsed and expanded by clicking at the top of the toolbar. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Wait… What are Adjustments?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8501″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Adjustments are the core of Topaz Studio, they are built with very focused functionality in mind. Adjustments may be used independently or combined to create extremely unique looks and custom effects. Currently, there are 24 Adjustments available covering everything from simple Film Grain, to advanced color control with Color Theme. Adjustments are grouped according to complexity, with Common Adjustments appearing at the top, Advanced Adjustments in the next section, Artistic Effect Adjustments below that, and Compositing Adjustments appearing last.

While many of these adjustments are free, some must be purchased to allow you to fully customize the sliders they contain. However, each paid adjustment also comes with a 30 day free trial. To activate the trial, just click the Try Pro Button to activate it or use the Buy Now Button to be taken to the Topaz Studio website to complete your purchase. Whether you purchase adjustments or not, you’ll always have access to Blending Modes, Masking, Opacity, and the included Adjustment Level Presets… all for free. You can always use effects that contain paid adjustments you don’t own as well.

With Topaz Studio Adjustments, you can add, customize, mask, rearrange, and delete Adjustments until you have exactly the look you want.

Free Adjustments: Basic Adjustment, Brightness Contrast, Blurs, Color Overlay, Dual Tone, Film Grain, Image Layer, Posterize, Tone Curves, and Vignette.

Pro Adjustments:  Abstraction, Black & White, Bloom, Color Theme, DeHaze,  Edge Exposure, Focal Blur, HSL Color Tuning, Precision Contrast, Reduce Noise, Radiance, Sharpen, Smudge, and Texture.

To learn about the Adjustments, check out our short videos on YouTube. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Versatile Masking

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”8497″ img_size=”large”][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]The Topaz Studio Integrated Masking is unlike anything you have seen before. We have included 5 masking types: Brush, Spot, Gradient, Color, and Luminosity, as well as a mask adjustments panel and an option to invert or completely reset your mask. Our brush masking includes intuitive, content-aware technology that was developed in house. I’ve gotten the chance to play with it quite a bit –  it’s awesome and a complete time saver to say the least. Not only are the new masking features amazing, but you can now combine masking types. After making adjustment with one type of mask, click apply or switch to another mask type and build upon that mask. It’s never been so easy! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

3. Share Your Effects

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Technical Information

All you need is a Topaz Studio account to access your software. Existing users use their same login info, while new users can create an account. You will only have to have an internet connection every 60 days to authenticate your account.

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Compatibility:

Photoshop CS4+, Photoshop CC, Photoshop Elements 12+, Paintshop Pro X 6+, Serif PhotoPlus X5+, Lightroom 4+, Lightroom CC, and photoFXlab

*Not compatible with Fusion Express

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System Requirements:

Mac OSX 10.9+

Windows 7/8/10 x 64bit + OpenGL 3.3

RAM: ≥4GB

GPU VRAM: ≥1GB

*Does not support Windows 32bit

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Download Now

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It’s Easy to Update

Topaz Studio is designed to be easy to update, by prompting you when updates are available and allowing you to update your application without having to go through an entirely new installation through the new update manager application included with Topaz Studio. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
That’s all for now but keep an eye out for additional updates and new features in the application, online on our social media sites and always on the Topaz Studio Website at topazlabs.com! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]

About Jodi L. Robbins

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”8523″ img_size=”” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_circle_2″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Jodi is currently the Art Director of Topaz Labs. She has been an artist and photographer for over 15 years, starting with black and white film photography and alternative processing. After completing her BFA in Studio Art from Southern Methodist University and her Masters in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design, she worked in product photography for companies such as Heritage Auctions, Neiman Marcus, and the Dallas Cowboys. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]