Topaz B&W Effects Review – Truly Amazing
I’m not sure if there is photography software that I like as much as the Topaz Labs bundle. Well, besides my forever “can’t live without” it Photoshop of course! I saw a picture of a girl with a Photoshop toolbar tattooed on her forearm the other day and instantly got it. But I digress. Topaz B&W Effects is truly amazing.
Topaz B&W Effects Review
In this post I am going to just demonstrate a bit of what the Topaz Labs B&W Effects plugin can do. Before I do so however, here is a screenshot of an image open in the software. You can click on it to view the full-size version:
I chose three vastly different photos to work with, with the intention of demonstrating the almost limitless variety of image outcomes that you can create. This first image shows how a portrait can quickly be transformed into an authentic appearing vintage photograph. It’s amazing how realistic the old film tones are. Each of these images is a result of a single preset with no additional tweaking of the sliders.
With this second photo, I took things a step further and made additional adjustments after choosing a preset.
Like the second photo, I first chose a preset for each image and then adjusted the sliders to my liking. I really love the way that Topaz B&W allows you to bring back some of the color of the original photo but keep the gorgeous vintage film tones.
If you would like to try the Topaz B&W plugin for yourself, you can download a free and fully functional trial version. The trial lasts for 30 days and allows you to save full-size images with no watermarks. If you do decide to purchase a license, you will get an instant 10% discount by entering the coupon code “photoluminary” without the quotes into the order form.