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Topaz Labs does it again! New product coming

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Old 08-01-2009, 12:27 PM
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Re: Topaz Labs does it again! New product coming

ileen, I can't believe what these guys are pulling off either! Fantastic plug-ins at very low prices. They've hit upon the secret recipe for success in this genre.

Harry, I did a blend of results from Detail with those from Adjust and Clean, hence the squiggly lines reminiscent of Vivacity (which has been replaced in the product line with Clean).

Once I fire up Windows on my MacBook later I'll grab another screenshot for you.
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:36 PM
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Re: Topaz Labs does it again! New product coming

Here is a set of screenshots showing all three tabs. IMO the first two are the most powerful, offering a wide range of tweaks; the third is for mopping up.
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:45 PM
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Re: Topaz Labs does it again! New product coming

I agree, great plugins and the price can not be beat. I have been using it on all of my photos to some degree. I look forward to the new one. They also give great introductory pricing as well
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:50 PM
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Here's an example of pushing the settings in the Details tab close to the max (using a pic of a lovely chemtrail display in LA). Notice the lack of haloing around the outside of the trees and buildings which you normally see when doing extreme HDR-like effects. There are some white areas within the trees –*I need to check and see if that was caused by my purposely increasing the contrast.

Note: Only Topaz Details was used for the "after" image; no further PS tonal tweaks were applied. I could have had a some detail in the shadow areas but chose to go for a contrasty look. At this point Detail does not have a noise slider, so you could prep your image in Topaz DeNoise if you don't want the texture.
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Re: Topaz Labs does it again! New product coming

well no halos makes for a pretty perfect plugin
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:02 PM
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OK, the white tree interiors were the result of me overdoing the Median Boost. See screenshot for revised settings which fixed the problem.
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Old 08-01-2009, 04:22 PM
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Re: Topaz Labs does it again! New product coming

This product looks very promising, thanks for the heads up and work you have done to date.
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Old 08-02-2009, 01:51 AM
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Re: Topaz Labs does it again! New product coming

You're welcome, Bodak!

I've posted a web page for Detail here. I'll revise it as more info comes in.
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Old 08-02-2009, 01:37 PM
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Re: Topaz Labs does it again! New product coming

Beta 1 introduced some rearrangement of the sliders on the tabs. Here are screenshots.
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:16 PM
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Re: Topaz Labs does it again! New product coming

Wow, that's what i call coincidence.
It happens i'm developing a very similar tool based on the WLS operator: it performs a pyramidal decomposition and let's you adjust the details at various scales, for more information you can read more here.

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