Topaz 30% Off Deal Ends Sunday, April 21

Topaz BW Effects

Topaz Labs launched a 30% off deal when it released it B&W Effects 2.1 update earlier this month. The deal is good for either the B&W Effects 2 plug-in or the complete Topaz Labs bundle of plugins. This deal expires this coming Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Use the coupon code bw21 to get 30% off Topaz B&W Effects 2 or the complete bundle on Topaz Labs’ website.

FxFactory PRO v4 Video Effects Plug-in Review

FxFactory PRO v4

FxFactory PRO v4 is a plug-in for popular NLE editors like Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7 and Premiere Pro CS6. I have been using FxFactory PRO v4 for a few months now in both FCP X and Premier Pro CS6. While it also works in After Effects and Motion, my use has been limited to NLEs.

FxFactory PRO v4 uses the FxFactory plug-in manager for installation and updates. I have used several plug-ins with FxFactory and find it to be one of the easiest installation processes to use with NLE plug-ins. [Read more...]

Alien Skin Eye Candy 7 Review

Eye Candy 7 Examples

Eye Candy 7 is a very interesting software package. It renders realistic effects that are not easy to create in Photoshop. Have you ever wanted to add lightning or fire to your images?

This software is meant for graphic designers, but as a photographer, I’ve been known to dable in the design of my own promotional materials.

Using Eye Candy 7 to add effect to graphics is easy. Just select the layer in Photoshop you want to add an effect to, launch Eye Candy, select the effect and tweak. Most of the effects need a shape layer to be applied. [Read more...]

Topaz Detail 3 Unveiled

Topaz Detail 3

Topaz Detail 3 is the latest version of the popular Photoshop plug-in. Detail 3 offers a wider range of flexibility and control over detail manipulation and enhancement.

It includes over 50 new presets that are organized into collections, separate adjustment controls for shadow and highlight details and improved toning contro. Additionally, the built-in masking with edge aware technology improves selective detail choices.

Topaz Detail 3 is available now and is 30% off as an introductory price through December 16. Use the coupon code “MoreDetail” at checkout on Topaz’s website.