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 B&W Effects is 33% Off During March

Topaz BW Effects

Topaz B&W Effects is on sale now through the end of March for $39.99 (reg. $59.99) with the coupon code marbw. B&W Effects is a black and white plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture – or it works standalone too with Topaz’s photoFXlab app.

Topaz Labs also offers a free trial to check it out before you decide to purchase. The deal ends March 31, so go try it for free if you’re on the fence. Check it out here on Topaz Labs’ website.

Topaz Clarity Deal Ends This Week

Topaz Clarity

The 25% off deal on Topaz Clarity ends this week on October 31. You can get the 25% off deal when you use the coupon code octclarity at checkout. The plugin usually runs $49.99 but it will be $39.99 after using the coupon code through the 31st.

Topaz Clarity is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS4 and up, Photoshop Elements 9 and up, Lightroom, or standalone using photoFXlab.

Again, use the coupon code octclarity at checkout to get the sale price. Check it out here on Topaz Labs’ website.