Keeping watch on the street below in Trastevere, Rome….while I keep watch above.
Click on the image to see a full resolution version (it really does look better) or to Purchase a Print.
Topaz Glow can be used as a stand-alone or a plugin (for PC & MAC) to transform your photos from dull to dazzling. Containing more than 70 unconventional and quirky filters, you can infuse your images with neon, graphic, liquid and other electrifying effects. Glow reveals hidden textures in your photos that aren’t visible to the naked eye. While you may not want to apply Glow on every image, you can take your creativity to the next level with this awesome plug-in.
Glow comes packed with 70 filters which you can use as is or you have complete artistic control to customize, combine and tweak to make your vision come to life.
Topaz Glow is regularly priced at $69.99 but until December 31, 2014 you can pick up Glow for $49.99 using the coupon code INTROGLOW.
Here are a few of my images processed with Topaz Glow. Click on each image to see a larger version.
I have to say that LR5 has become not only an organizational and cataloguing tool for my image library but my go to post processing software as well. The power of LR5 never ceases to amaze me. I would say that 85% of my images are processed in Lightroom alone and I only use Photoshop now for detailed cloning work.
The image below was taken while I was walking around Rome. This is the original RAW file, straight out of camera.
As you can see it needs some work. Not only is the building leaning a bit sideways but it’s also leaning back. I first used the “Level” tool in the Lens Correction panel then the “Vertical” tool to straighten the building. Then I opened up the shadows which brought back all the detail inside the windows and the tables of the restaurant. I then increased the clarity and vibrance slightly, made some adjustments with the Luminance sliders in a few colours and added a bit of detail.
Here you have it…the final image. Click on the image to enlarge.
Updated with a new deal from Dreamscapes. See below.
All Presets, Tutorials and eBooks will be marked down 35% regular price starting Wednesday November 26th to Monday December 1st. Trey Ratcliff is the one who started it all and his HDR Tutorial has just been revamped with 100% new content. In the first hour, you’ll know all the basics, and beyond that, you’ll learn an amazing collection of new tricks, workflow, and post-processing techniques that will give your photos a great and unique look. Excellent for any skill level, from beginner to advanced. In addition to this and other tutorials the Stuck in Customs store is a great resource for books as low as $4.97, textures and Lightroom presets. Check it out here.
Everything in the store is 20% OFF starting today through the end of November. If you haven’t read Ian’s Chasing the Light, this is the perfect time to pick up a copy of this amazing book.
If you’ve been following this blog then you know that I use Topaz Labs plug-ins in my workflow. From November 28th through December 1st, the good folks at Topaz Labs is offering the entire Topaz Photography Collection (all 15 products) for $249.99. Use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2014 at checkout. And don’t forget you can use the coupon code elphoto to get 15% of any individual product.
Last and certainly not least from now until Dec 23rd take 20% all products in my gallery by using the coupon code Holiday2014. If you’re thinking of a unique gift why not give the gift of art.