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VIDEO: Crafting Images in the Digital Darkroom with Topaz Labs Tools

Difficulty: Everyone, great for Novice and Pro alike 

In this era of digital photography, a large part of the creative process happens after the image is recorded. Yes, getting things “right” in the camera is important; and decisions about composition, lighting, and depth of field are all choices to attend to before clicking the shutter. But once an image is recorded, makes the cut, leaves the camera card or mobile phone, and makes its way into the computer, what happens then? That’s were Topaz Labs comes in and boy does it shine! Whether crafting landscapes to look exactly as they appeared when the shutter clicked, or stylizing images to create a painterly image, a nostalgic tone, or a vintage look, Topaz adjustments and effects help photographers realize their creative vision. 

Join photographer Rad Drew as he applies Topaz Labs software to craft traditional, infrared and mobile images in Topaz Studio, today’s Digital Darkroom. Rad will demonstrate the power of AI Clear, and discuss applications of AI Gigapixel, Topaz’s latest artificial intelligence software for enlarging images. Then he’ll share his workflow for processing landscapes from Cape Cod and Hawaii, scenes from Cuba, and revisit his hallmark infrared image processing using a variety of Topaz editing tools and Pro Adjustments. 

Rad is a teacher, tour leader, and award-winning photographer whose creative images have been recognized in juried international competitions and exhibited in galleries around the world. His photography workshops in the South of France, Cape Cod, Tuscany, Cuba, Hawaii, and other destinations throughout the continental USA are great ways to learn while photographing beautiful areas of the world.

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VIDEO: Whats in your palette with Rad Drew

It’s no secret that we photographers enjoy making images! Getting out to great locations, experiencing the light, and knowing the tools are all part of our creative process. And in digital photography at least half the process — and half the fun! — comes during post-processing. It’s in post-processing where we can bring out the details of the exact scene we experienced, or apply textures, filters, and painterly effects to create an image that is more a product of the imagination. 

Join photographer Rad Drew as he explores a palette full of Topaz Lab’s adjustments and tools to continue the process of creating images and manifesting creative vision in the digital darkroom. Rad will review updates to AI Clear, and take another look at the remarkable AI Gigapixel, Topaz’s latest artificial intelligence software for enlarging images. Then he’ll share his workflow for processing landscapes, Cuban ballet dancers, and his hallmark infrared images using a variety of editing tools and Pro Adjustments. 

Rad is a teacher, tour leader, and award-winning photographer whose creative images have been recognized in juried international competitions and exhibited in galleries around the world. His photography workshops in the South of France, Cape Cod, Tuscany, Cuba, and other destinations throughout the USA are great ways to learn while photographing beautiful areas of the world.

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VIDEO: Creating in Topaz Studio with Rad Drew

Topaz Labs is knocking it out of the park this summer with the introduction of two new and powerful tools: A.I. Clear and the stand-alone A.I. Gigapixel. In this webinar, Rad A. Drew will show how he integrates A.I. Clear into his workflow to eliminate noise, and also how A.I. Gigapixel enlarges images, such as smaller iPhone images, for high-quality prints in sizes never dreamed of for mobile phone images.

Rad will review Topaz Remask, the remarkable tool for removing and replacing image backgrounds, show how to import textures into Topaz Texture Effects, and demonstrate the use of A.I. Remix for creating wonderful graphic images. And, if time allows, he’ll include what has become a signature feature of his webinars: his workflow for processing infrared images to create rich black and white photos with a magical, mystical twist.

Rad is a teacher, tour leader, and award-winning photographer whose creative images have been recognized in juried international competitions and exhibited in galleries around the world. His photography workshops in the South of France, Cape Cod, Tuscany, Cuba, and other destinations throughout the USA are great ways to learn while photographing beautiful areas of the world.