Topaz Labs just released version 5.5.0 of their photo enlargement Photoshop plugin, Topaz GigaPixel AI. Gigapixel AI is designed to increase image resolution using Topaz Labs' neural networks. The software is continuously trained on a wide variety of sample images to understand how photorealistic details looks. What's new in Topaz Gigapixel AI 5.5.0 Topaz … [Read more...] about Topaz Gigapixel AI Update 5.5.0, April 2021
DxO PureRAW – New App for RAW file processing
DxO has released DxO PureRAW, a new app for processing RAW files before further editing in Photoshop or Lightroom. This new product promises to optimize RAW files before further editing in other applications such as Adobe PS and LR. This product is primarily aimed at photography enthusiasts and professionals who prefer working with RAW files rather than JPGs. Adding this … [Read more...] about DxO PureRAW – New App for RAW file processing
Topaz Creator Bundle Review – Worth it?
Review Update, May 28, 2021: Topaz Labs has removed the Creator Bundle and the three plugins included from their website! Read on to find out how you can still buy them. This bundle consists of three Photoshop plugins: Studio 2, Adjust AI and Mask AI. In this Topaz Creator Bundle review, I'll help you decide if purchasing it is worth your while. Topaz Labs creates some … [Read more...] about Topaz Creator Bundle Review – Worth it?
Photoshop sky replacement will challenge plugins!
This just in: Photoshop one-click sky replacement coming soon! I'm a huge fan of the one-click sky replacement feature as you can see in my Luminar 4 review. It's just super cool to swap out a dull or blown out sky with just one click. Up until now this has been exclusively offered as a Luminar 4 feature. But now, Adobe is now stepping up and will be adding their own … [Read more...] about Photoshop sky replacement will challenge plugins!
Luminar 4 Review: Does AI really work?
Luminar 4 is a strong contender in the plugin suite category. I consider it to be in the same general category as Topaz Studio 2, Nik Collection 3 and On1. In this Luminar 4 review you'll see how it stacks up. Luminar 4 boasts some really unique features like AI Sky Replacement, AI Sky Enhancement and AI Portrait Enhancement. I found that Luminar 4 performs these tasks with … [Read more...] about Luminar 4 Review: Does AI really work?
Review: Photoshop Actions Bundle by Contrastly
Photoshop Actions are a great way to save time when you want to repeat a multi-step process over and over again. However, don't limit yourself to making your own actions when you can also install actions like the ones in this Photoshop Actions Bundle by Contrastly. In this review I'll have a look at the bundle of actions available on the Contrastly Shop. It includes 183 … [Read more...] about Review: Photoshop Actions Bundle by Contrastly
Color Profiles for Camera Raw – A Complete Guide!
One of the easiest ways to color grade your artwork is to use the Color Profiles included with Camera Raw in Photoshop CC. In addition to color correcting profiles, Adobe has also included some Creative Color Profiles. Using them is a fun and easy way to instantly change the look of your images! Read on to find out what Color Profiles are, and how to use them! What are … [Read more...] about Color Profiles for Camera Raw – A Complete Guide!
Photoshop Masking Plugin – do you really need one?
Extractions, removing backgrounds, selections, cut-outs: Whatever you call them, it all boils down to creating a great mask in Photoshop. As this is possibly the most difficult skill to learn in Photoshop, it's only natural to look at Photoshop masking plugins. Photoshop Masking Plugins were quite good before Adobe released CC! Of course, at that time Adobe set the bar … [Read more...] about Photoshop Masking Plugin – do you really need one?
ParticleShop Review: Creative and unique brush collection
In this ParticleShop review we'll look at some example uses, and dive into the various settings and brush collections available. Review Update, August 4, 2020: I have reduced the score in two categories which has brought down the overall score of ParticleShop significantly. Corel's pushy sales tactics after purchasing and installing ParticleShop is the primary reason for the … [Read more...] about ParticleShop Review: Creative and unique brush collection
Photoshop Plugins for artists – 5 must-have picks!
Below is our list of five amazing must-have Photoshop plugins for artists. We realize that the word "artists" covers a huge variety of styles and objectives. This list is aimed at creative artists, but probably not graphic artists, or even artists who primarily paint their work. (Don't worry, we'll create more lists!) This list will be of special interest to creatives who … [Read more...] about Photoshop Plugins for artists – 5 must-have picks!