Writing with Light

Topaz ReStyle & A Sneak Peak at Pebble Beach

Topaz Labs added to its award-winning line-up of plug-ins yesterday with the launch of Topaz Restyle. Have you ever stared at your computer screen and just felt that the image you were working on needed something else but just couldn’t put your finger on it. Topaz ReStyle helps you expands your creative vision by offering photographic styles you might never have dreamed of, or that you weren’t sure how to create. With over a thousand looks (or pre-sets) and the ability to fine tune your effect to your liking, Topaz ReStyle gives you more options than you can imaging.

The work space / interface is the same as other Topaz plug-in’s you’ve come to rely on and that big, beautiful preview box pops up before you click on your preset so that you can quickly scroll through and see what your image will look like.

Here are some of the unique features introduced in Topaz ReStyle:

1. Breakthrough Mapping Technology. ReStyle introduces a cutting-edge process of mapping color and tone statistics from a selected style to a target image. This new technology creates high-quality transformations, even for dramatic styles and looks.

2. New Style/Preset Creation Method. ReStyle creates presets using a source image’s color and tones, allowing you to save your own unique styles to use later.

5. Blending Modes. With ReStyle, Topaz Labs has incorporated blending modes for the adjustment modules, essentially showing 8 different looks for each style preset.

3. HSL Technology in 5-Color Style Sliders. Easily enhance your selected style’s 5 dominant colors using the unique hue, saturation and luminance controls.

4. Advanced Masking Workflow. The masking module, attached to each adjustment tab, contains a comprehensive set of tools including an edge-aware brush, gradient mask, smart feather tool, color aware tool and more.

5. User Interface Design. Topaz Labs has developed a cleaner, more modern and efficient interface to improve usability, workflow and overall aesthetics.

Ok…so let me show you. (Click on the images to enlarge…they look better)


Original RAW file

China Rock, 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, Carmel, California, golf course, fog, travel photography

After using Topaz ReStyle

I also used Topaz Clarity in the second image (before applying ReStyle) to make the image pop slightly.

Topaz ReStyle will be priced at $59.99 but Topaz Labs is offering 50%off, so until Aug 31 you can purchase ReStyle for $29.99. Click here to purchase or why not download a free trial and give it a test run first.

21 responses

  1. Nice Review of thid new product, Edith. I’ve been enjoying this as well and just finished up my review. With so many choices and opportunities for creative looks, this is a product anyone would be happy to have in their tool kit.

    Another fun tool. 🙂


    August 9, 2013 at 8:11 am

    • Thank you very much Jimi. I’m looking forward to reading your review as well. I’m really enjoy Restyle. They’ve done a great job with it.


      August 9, 2013 at 11:07 am

  2. Great review Edith.


    August 9, 2013 at 8:38 am

  3. Len

    Excellent review Edith. These vendors are introducing amazing software at a breakneck pace.


    August 9, 2013 at 11:14 am

  4. Rich McPeek

    Terrific review Edith! I’m downloading the free trial now! Thanks!


    August 9, 2013 at 11:15 am

  5. This is wonderful, Edith.
    I am having so much fun with this plugin!
    Have a fantastic weekend!


    August 9, 2013 at 4:16 pm

  6. Wow! I really like the result, the color and the atmosphere are beautiful.


    August 10, 2013 at 9:14 am

  7. My immediate reaction is: ‘not another plug-in from Topaz’. I love the ones I use, but I will need t think hard to see how this offers new alternatives. But – oh yes there are images that I just cannot get right. Maybe just one more plug-in then is needed! Thanks for the review Edith.


    August 12, 2013 at 4:45 pm

  8. I use the Nik software suite, but Topaz looks good also. I think more people should use these types of plugins as I think they can take photographs to the next level.


    August 15, 2013 at 2:55 pm

  9. Pingback: TOPAZ ReSTyle — A few exemple | Photography thru my lenses

  10. An interesting review! Until now I’m using NIK Software for my photos. But I think I will do a try out.


    September 8, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    • In my post today I you can see my first trial with Topaz ReStyle. Very interesting programm with a lot of nice presets. Thank you for the inspiration 🙂


      September 9, 2013 at 2:37 pm

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