This is the last chance to get ahold of the Go Pro Bundle for 50% off your missing pro adjustments at an even steeper discount. Get the entire $634 worth of pro adjustments available for $250 through Cyber Monday. This is the last chance to take advantage of this awesome deal to save over 60% on the entire Pro Pack!
These are all brand new this year and are amazing! Artificial Intelligence does in seconds (and automatically) what takes several minutes (or more) in other software.
AI Clear does automatic noise reduction and sharpening.
AI Remix is an artists dream and I can’t really find words to describe it. Download it yourself for the free 30 day trial.
AI Gigapixel is a stand-alone image resizer and is especially helpful at enlarging images without losing details.
Still prefer using the original plug-ins within Photoshop or Lightroom instead of using Topaz Studio? You can get them at 25% off!
The more popular ones like Texture Effects and Impression can now be accessed through Studio, but ReStyle (one of my faves for landscape photography), ReMask, Lens Effects, Star Effects and more still need to be used as plug-ins with Photoshop and Lightroom.
Full disclosure: I am a Topaz Affiliate and will receive a small commission for sales generated through these links. It will not increase your cost of the products.
It’s that time of year again – football, fall colors, and the autumn edition of the St. Paul Art Crawl – Fall 2017!
Once again, I will be showing at Dow Art Gallery and Picture Framing for all 3 days of the event. I will be offering a “Buy 3 – Get 1 Free” special for all of the gift sized mounted and matted 5×7 and 8×10 prints so you can do some early holiday shopping.
I also have a new 20 x 60 inch panorama of Junco Lake on gallery wrapped canvas which isn’t available in the online galleries – a perfect way to bring some North Woods wild into your home or office!
As always, all of my products are professionally printed using conservation grade archival inks and materials and will last longer than you with proper care. Come on down to the Dow Art Gallery during St. Paul Art Crawl to check it out, score some deals, and support a local artist!
St. Paul Art Crawl – Fall 2017
What: North Woods Photos (and 30+ other artists) at Dow Art Gallery
Where: Dow Art Gallery, 2242 University Avenue West in St. Paul (right on the green line – Raymond Station)
Do you need a professional photo editing program that can handle RAW files, but don’t want to spend the cash on Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom? You may want to consider a brand new program just introduced by Topaz Labs called Topaz Studio.
Topaz Studio is a FREE download for either Windows or Mac users and works as a stand alone program or as a plug-in with Photoshop or Lightroom. It comes with the following 10 adjustments, tools, and effects included:
There are also currently 14 different “Pro” adjustments that can be purchased as add-ons. You can buy only the ones that you want, or get the entire Pro collection on sale for only $99.99 until June 30, 2017 (regularly $274.86).
The Pro adjustments include:
Abstraction – create graphic art, cartoon effects, etc.
As with all Topaz Labs products, you can try before you buy with a 30 day grace period. If you choose to take advantage of the hugely discounted introductory price, use code “STUDIO” by June 30, 2017 to get all 24 assets, tools, and pro adjustments for only $99.99.
Where: Dow Art Gallery, 2242 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55114
What: There are 30+ artists currently showing in Dow Art Gallery alone, including myself. Painters, sculptures, fiber arts, 3D, and photography. I will have many matted and mounted prints available for purchase that aren’t typically available at the gallery. Special sales too! A perfect opportunity to pick up gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays or holidays for friends and family while supporting a local artist!
Who: You! It’s a family friendly event, so bring the kids too! There will be snacks and entertainment as well as amazing art 🙂
Metro Transit will also be offering FREE rides to St. Paul Art Crawl 2017 on Saturday & Sunday. Click on the link to download your free pass!
Hope to see you at “the Dow” for St. Paul Art Crawl 2017!
If you like Topaz Labs Photo Editing Software products but haven’t pulled the trigger to purchase yet, I’ve got some great news! Topaz Labs Black Friday Sale is already on and it’s a doozy!
From NOW through November 30th, Topaz is offering 50% off of the full Topaz Complete Collection!
Topaz Labs Black Friday Sale includes all 17 products and you can get the whole shebang for HALF OFF!
Take advantage of the best pricing of the year on the complete lineup of Topaz products, with 50% off the Complete Collection through the end of November. Whether you want amazing photo effects or technically perfect images, Topaz helps you create the looks you love faster than ever.
*Note that this discount does not apply to individual plugin purchases, which are sold at full price.
If you’ve already purchased an individual product (or several products) from Topaz in the past, their system already discounts the collection upgrade price. As long as you’re signed into your account, you can get an additional 50% off your custom collection upgrade pricing through the end of November. Whether you’re just starting or looking to expand your collection, there has never a better time to buy!
In addition to saving a boat load of money during the holiday sale, all images are processed by professional labs that use conservation grade archival inks and materials.
Items will be sent directly to the address you provide, so you don’t have to worry about packaging and shipping items yourself if you’re sending a gift directly to someone. Items will not be gift wrapped.
Gallery wrapped canvases and metal prints are “ready to hang” as is and don’t need additional framing.
Holiday Sale Questions?
Maybe you’ve got more than one gift and you’d like to have them all shipped directly? In that case, you’d need to order each gift separately and enter the address where you’d like it shipped (US or Canada only). You can use the coupon code as often as you’d like, but it may be cheaper to have everything sent to you to save on shipping costs and get a higher percentage discount.
Once an order is placed it goes to the lab for processing immediately and cannot be cancelled, so please contact me with any questions before placing your order.
Topaz Texture Effects has been one of my favorite photo processing software products ever since it was first introduced by Topaz Labs in November 2015. I am thrilled to pieces that they have already come out with a major upgrade in Texture Effects 2 to make what was already an awesome product even better!
Here are a few of the updates:
Topaz Texture Effects 2
Texture Effects 2 comes with even more high resolution presets than the original product, including new ones from Hazel Meredith and 2 Lil Owls.
You can now upload png files with transparent backgrounds to add your own custom borders, dust and scratches, light leaks, etc.
You can browse the Topaz Community and download presets that others have made to share with the public.
You can upload your own custom presets to share with the public.
You can edit your adjustments with a new enhancements feature.
There is now a copy and paste function for further editing and refining your images.
Unlimited undo and redo so you can experiment with different looks before committing to changes.
There are literally hundreds of presets that come with the program. Everything from vintage looks, grunge, color washes, light leaks, water droplets, bokeh, borders, etc.
Effects can be applied with different blending modes to give even more options.
Masking ability within the program.
Before and After
Texture Effects 2 works as a stand alone program as well as a plug-in for Adobe Lightroom 4+, Lightroom CC, Adobe Photoshop CS4+, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Photoshop Elements 12+, Paintshop Pro X 6+, Serif PhotoPlus X5, and photoFXlab. It is NOT compatible with Fusion Express.
Texture Effects 2 requires
Mac OSX 10.9+
Windows 7/8/10 x 64bit + OpenGL 3.3
*Does not support Windows 32bit
Texture Effects 2 Sale:
Texture Effects 2 is already a steal at it’s regular price of $69.99, but you can Save $10 and get it for only $59.99 through October 30th by using this coupon code: TFX2
If you already own the earlier version of Texture Effects, upgrading to the new program is FREE!
Not sure? Topaz Labs offers a free 30 day trial on all of their software products, so take it for a test drive 🙂
If you like to get creative with your photography post-processing, I’ve got some exciting news! Topaz Labs Glow 2 has been announced and because you’re one of my faithful readers, you’re among the first to know! Furthermore, you’ll be able to score a copy of the software at a 30% discount until September 2, 2016!
So, what does Topaz Labs Glow 2 do?
Topaz Glow introduces a unique kind of tool into your photo processing workflow designed to electrify your imagination by illuminating the contours of your images to reveal the hidden details in each image you capture. Glow 2 gives you the power to create stunning neon effects, or subtle ethereal glow. No matter the look you love, amplify your images faster than ever with Glow 2.
It can be over the top…
or add a subtle boost of color and contours…
Topaz Labs Glow 2
The updated version to the original Glow includes some new features:
Over 30 New Presets – That brings the total to over 100 included effects to amplify your images or give you a boost creating a personal look you love. You can also create your own presets!
New Masking Module -You no longer need a host editor like Photoshop to create masks on your images! Now, you can open Glow 2 and mask areas of your image directly from the application using luminosity, color selection, a spot mask, or a traditional brush mask, and yes it’s color aware 🙂
Unlimited Undo/Redo – That’s right! As long as you don’t close the program you can now undo or redo to your hearts content (as far as your system memory will allow).
Topaz Community Integration – Topaz Glow 2 is the 3rd of our products to include the Topaz Community (the others are Texture Effects and Impression 2), an easy way for users to search save and share custom made presets with other Glow 2 users around the world. Surf an ocean of hand crafted presets, then download and apply with a click. Or share your custom presets for other users to try.
Automatic Preset Backup – as long as you’re signed into your account when you save a preset, that preset will be privately uploaded to the community then synced on any other machine you sign into.
System Requirements for Topaz Labs Glow 2
There have been some compatibility changes to the program as well. Glow 2 requires Windows 7+, Mac OSX 10.9+, and a GPU with OpenGL 3.3 or higher. (this replaces the older requirement for OpenGL 2.1.
As always, Topaz Labs offers FREE 30 day trials for all of their software products, so give it a try and see how you like it if you’re not sure already. Also as always, if you already own Glow, then the upgrade to Topaz Labs Glow 2 is FREE 🙂
Ready to purchase Topaz Labs Glow 2 and save some cash? Just use coupon code GLOW2 to get the discounted price of $48.99 (regular price is $69.99) ’til September 2, 2016!
If you like creating photographic images with painterly effects, then you’ve probably used (or at least heard about) the Topaz Labs Impression plug-in. Impression is a software product that allows you to easily create a variety of realistic painting effects quickly and effortlessly. Are you ready for some great news? Topaz has just released a major update to the software and we now have Topaz Impression 2!
Are you ready for some even better news? If you already own the original version of Impression, you can get a FREE upgrade. If you want to snatch it up, you can save 40% off the full price until July 7, 2016!
This is a major update gives you more powerful processing with a completely redesigned framework and the following additional features:
• 30+ New effects – Impression 2 now comes with over 140 effects!
• Larger Brush Panel – no more squinting to find the brush you need.
• Masking – Impression 2 now includes masking within the application! Using a brush, color range, luminosity range, or spot masking, the masking panel even includes a color aware tool.
• Topaz Community – now you can share your created effects with the other users of Impression 2 with a click of a button, similar to Texture Effects. Not seeing an effect you like? Browse the Topaz Community to surf an ocean of custom user made effects. You’ll also be able to upload your own custom made effects for other users to download, if you wish.
• New brush customization options:
– “Number of strokes” options to change the number of strokes applied to the image.
– “Large Brush Volume” that adjust paint volume in large areas of color to help focus on the details.
– “Stroke “Rotation Variation” to add randomness to your effect strokes.
• Highlight and Shadow control in the lighting menu.
• Support for High DPI (4k) monitors in Windows 7/8/10
…and much more.
New System Requirements
With all of these improvements, your computer will need to be able to do some heavy lifting! There have been some compatibility changes to the program as well. Impression 2 requires Windows 7+, Mac OSX 10.9+, and a GPU with OpenGL 3.3 or higher.
Changes from Impression v1: the Mac OS requirement is now 10.9+, And OpenGL is now 3.3+
Topaz Impression 2 works as stand alone software or can be used as a plug-in to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop products.
Save 40% While It’s On Sale
If you’d like to take advantage of the discounted price of only $59.99 (regularly $99.99), use coupon code 2IMPRESS – valid until July 7, 2016. As always, you can download the software and take it for a FREE 30 day test spin to see if you like it before you plunk down your hard earned cash 😉
If you follow my blog, you know I’m a big fan of Topaz Labs photo processing software. If you’d like to pick up their awesome collection yourself, here’s some really great news: you can get all 17 software plug-ins for 40% off during their Spring Into Summer Sale!
That’s a savings of $200 off the regular price thru May 22 – and Topaz upgrades are always free for as long as you own the program. Want to try before you buy? They offer a FREE 30 day trial on all of their products 🙂
Here’s what’s included:
Adjust – add vivid color and dramatic contrast to your images.