Advanced Sharpening Technique Using Photoshop & Topaz Denoise

Here’s a new sharpening technique that I had not seen before but works very well, particularly with low light images. It uses a combination of Photoshop with Unsharp Mask, Topaz DeNoise and then back to Photoshop for another pass with Smart Sharpen before using blend modes to apply the sharpened layer with the original color layer.

There are several examples of the technique in the video walk-through above.

[via Topaz Labs]


Topaz DeNoise 5 Announced

Topaz Labs has announced the upgrade of its popular DeNoise plug-in to version 5.  Topaz Labs claims that DeNoise 5 is twice as fast as the prior version.  DeNoise 5 works with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Aperture, iPhoto and Lightroom.

DeNoise 5 is available on the Topaz Labs website and is a free upgrade for existing DeNoise customers and retails for $79.99.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Topaz Labs DeNoise 4 Adds IntelliNoise Technology

Topaz Labs DeNoise 4 Sample Image

Topaz Labs have released DeNoise 4 with IntelliNoise technology, which is a new proprietary noise reduction method developed to reduce noise and maintain maximum detail.  DeNoise 4 is a plug-in that works with Photoshop, Aperture and Lightroom.

DeNoise 4 is available direct from Topaz Labs for $79.99.  A free trial is also available.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]