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 50% Off This Month

Topaz DeNoise

Topaz Labs is running a 50% off special on Topaz DeNoise 5 through March 31.  Just use the promo code “mardenoise“ at checkout on Topaz’s website.

If you aren’t familiar with the software, DeNoise is an advanced noise reduction plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture – or it works standalone too with Topaz’s photoFXlab app. DeNoises focuses entirely on maintaining image quality (even if the processing time takes a hit). [Read more…]

Topaz Labs 50% Off Sale Ends Tonight – Cyber Monday Deal Alert

Topaz Labs 50% Off Sale Ends Tonight - Cyber Monday Deal Alert

Topaz Labs’ big weekend sale ends tonight. Use the coupon code “CyberSavings” to get 50% off all of its products, including the full bundle.

Topaz Labs’ product lineup includes the following plugins: Adjust, DeNoise, ReMask, B&W Effects, Simplify, Detail, Lens Effects, Clean, InFocus and DeJPEG. All are available here on Topaz Labs’ website.

Topaz Labs 50% All Products for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Topaz Labs has its lowest pricing of the year today through Nov. 26 with 50% off all of its products, including the full bundle. Use the coupon code “CyberSavings” to take advantage of the deal. Check it out here on Topaz Labs’ website.

Topaz Labs’ product lineup includes the following plugins: Adjust, DeNoise, ReMask, B&W Effects, Simplify, Detail, Lens Effects, Clean, InFocus and DeJPEG. All are available here on Topaz Labs’ website.

Topaz DeNoise 30% Off Deal Ends Tomorrow

Topaz DeNoise Sale

Topaz’s 30% off deal on its noise reduction plug-in DeNoise ends tomorrow (Friday, October 12).  Just use the promo code “NoiseFree“ at checkout on Topaz’s website.

(UPDATE: This code apparently works with the complete bundle too and is valid through October 13.)

If you aren’t familiar with the software, DeNoise is an advanced noise reduction plug-in for Photoshop.

Topaz DeNoise Example

In DeNoise 5, Topaz added a couple of powerful new features with a new dual-directional debanding technology and a Correct Black Levels parameter that helps to restore proper tone to shadow areas.