Site revisions launched and Topaz Fusion Express…July 14, 2009
Well, it’s done. The revisions to the website have been published. I really wanted to update more of the style, but I needed to get this finished for the upcoming wedding season. I can’t really talk about weddings to clients if my website doesn’t reflect them. Take a look and let me know what you think. I’m sure I’ll tweak it over the next few days, but I like what’s there. As they say in golf (not me, I was always in the rough), “That’ll play!”
Topaz Labs has a great set of inexpensive Photoshop plug ins allowing you to get crazy with adjusting the image (Topaz Adjust), reduce noise (DeNoise), etc. They recently released Topaz Fusion Express allowing you to use these Photoshop plug ins with Aperture. Yep! It’s really cool. Just right click on your image in Aperture and select Edit… Topaz Fusion is in the list of editing tools. Select it and you’ll be prompted for the Topaz plug in you’re looking for. When done editing, you’re dropped back in to Aperture with a new version of the file. Pretty slick.
I think the Adjust tool is the most interesting. With it you can create wild adjustments to your images giving them an unreal look. I’ve just started playing with it so don’t criticize my images too much! :) Here’s a quick example:
For the second shot, I just went wild with exposure adjustments and noise reduction. I also cranked up on the detail tab. It’s interesting, but some of their sample images are much nicer. I’ll keep learning the tool and post something again after I get some practice.
The Topaz Fusion tool is free and there’s a 15% off coupon for their Topaz Suite. Use coupon code “NEWFUSION” at checkout. I’d love to see some images so feel free to leave links in the comments below.
That’s it for now!