Topaz Labs has released the B&W Effects 2 plug-in as part of its library of Photoshop plug-ins. B&W Effects 2 promises several new features and improvements over the first version (and it’s a free upgrade for version 1 owners). Some of the new features include:
- Color filter improvements: Filters give you selective control over tone values in your black and whites. B&W Effects 2 significantly improves how color filter and sensitivity options work.
- Better grain engine: B&W Effects features realistic grain creation from a true digitized grain library. This major upgrade improves our grain algorithms even further.
- More control over effects: Get easier access to the 200 one-click effects in 8 collections with the new preset QuickView and Preview functionality.
- Redesigned user interface: New re-imagined interface designed with speed and functionality in mind. Use quick tools, a new loupe, viewing enhancements, and a cleaner interface.
B&W Effects 2 retails for $59.99; however, it is on a 30% off special through the end of February.
As noted, along with the launch of B&W Effects 2, Topaz is offering a 30% discount that applies to B&W Effects 2 and the Topaz Bundle or Bundle Upgrade. Just use the coupon code bwfx2 when checking out here on Topaz Labs’ website.