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Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by Ryan Bradford, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Ryan Bradford

    Ryan Bradford

    518
    Jul 14, 2009
    Rochester
    Ok So i just purchased Topaz Adjust and I tried it out, Now i just want to know how it looks versus the old image. Critique the crap out of the picture i dont mind. If my Topaz job stinks please tell me.



















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  2. aman17

    aman17

    Sep 27, 2006
    New Jersey,USA
    Hey Ryan can you give some more specifics like presets,etc.Looks pretty good for first try out.Some people like to go heavier on the sliders.I think you did good and it looks like you like the saturation slider.
    I always say it's what you like that counts.Keep playing as it becomes addicting.Here's the syle I like to do.Good luck

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  3. Nice job, Ryan! Really adds some punch to an "ordinary" shot. :smile:
     
  4. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    I find that I change how I use Topaz Adjust based on each photo. Choose various presets and then play with a lot of the controls. Fine tune it to express what you are trying to convey!
     
  5. dx379

    dx379

    Jul 9, 2008
    Tulsa, OK
    Ryan,

    It seems kind of plain and boring to me. Just brighter. Trying adding some "coolness" to it like Arnie does with his cars...

    Jonny
     
  6. Ryan Bradford

    Ryan Bradford

    518
    Jul 14, 2009
    Rochester
    thanks for all the comments everyone.

    I decided to try one more thing, let me know what you think about this one

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  7. mrtac2man

    mrtac2man

    Jun 3, 2005
    CT
    like the second one.. but you have to be careful with topaz.. you will get halo's like you see in the blue
     
  8. aman17

    aman17

    Sep 27, 2006
    New Jersey,USA
    Now thats what I'm talking about. Just a little noise reduction but your on the right track.
     
  9. Ryan Bradford

    Ryan Bradford

    518
    Jul 14, 2009
    Rochester
    ya the second one i think i need to take down a notch it's starting to look to colorful i dont want it to look fake.
     
  10. The second on is much better. Way to go
     
  11. jeffjenkins1

    jeffjenkins1

    161
    Apr 6, 2009
    Akron, OH
    Looks good, I like the second one.

    Jeff
     
  12. Ryan Bradford

    Ryan Bradford

    518
    Jul 14, 2009
    Rochester
    Ok here is a new set i touched up i deleted old ones of flickr so they might come up un-viewable

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    So what looks better? I still want the image to look real, not cartoony and over done.
     
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