Topaz photoFXlab v1.2 Update

Topaz photoFXlab Interface

Topaz photoFXlab Interface

Topaz has updated photoFXlab to version 1.2.  In this latest version, you have the ability to save your project (layers using a new topaz file format), 3-party plug-in support (for select .8bf plug-ins), cropping grid overlay (stand-alone mode only), and Apple Aperture plug-in support.

If you aren’t familiar with photoFXlab, it is a standalone application that can also be accessed as a plugin. It allows you to work with layers of Topaz effects in a single interface.

Topaz has also extended the $50 savings through August 31.  Just use the coupon code CreateFX at checkout on Topaz Labs’ website to get photoFXlab for $29.95.

Adobe Creative Cloud 40% Discount Ends This Month

Adobe Creative Cloud

Since the Adobe Creative Cloud launch back in May, those who owned Adobe CS3 or later apps have been able to subscribe to Creative Cloud for only $29.99 per month (instead of the standard $49 per month rate).  This deal ends on August 31, 2012.

So if you’ve been on the fence about moving to Creative Cloud (and getting access to all of the Adobe CS6 apps – e.g., Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, etc.), now is the time to lock in your discounted rate for a whole year.  More info here on Adobe’s website.

On a personal note, I signed up for Creative Cloud on day one at the discounted rate and have no complaints about the service.  I love having access to all the Adobe CS6 apps without the big upgrade fee all at once.

Topaz ReMask Sale Ends Monday

Topaz ReMask

Topaz ReMask is on sale for 30% off through Monday August 20, 2012.  If you aren’t familiar with the plugin, ReMask is Topaz’s tool to help make selections in Photoshop for selective adjustments, removing unwanted objects, replacing backgrounds or repositioning elements.

To get the discount, use the coupon code “ProMasker” during checkout here on Topaz’s website.

ReMask Interface

ReMask Interface