The newest addition to their stable of plug-ins is "Glow". In a nutshell Topaz Glow creates vibrant and beautiful images with energetic sparks of neon light. This plug-in will probably not gain a lot of fans with the more traditional photographers who are interested in the more purist forms of photography such as Landscape, Travel etc however this particular plug-in will probably most suit those photographers seeking a more artistic, painterly or almost electric look to their images.
The first big thing you will like about this plug-in is that it also runs as a stand alone program meaning that you will not require Photoshop to use it.
First look at the all the presets and you will notice that all are fairly extreme and even though presets are always good to get a starting point we have found that using this plug-in is best used from scratch with the usual subtle changes in the sliders. Once you have found a look that you like then save it as your own Preset.
|With Topaz Glow|
|Orginal - unedited|
The effect will certainly give a "pop" and a sharpened look to your images although we wouldn't suggest this as alternative way to sharpen your images.
Below is one of our images taken in Venice, Italy. The first is unedited and the second has Topaz Glow applied but using the subtle effects and using Soft Light Blend Mode.
Below are some of the presets you can use with the plug-in -
|Preset: Blazing Neon II|
|Preset: Airbrush 1|
|Preset: Heavy Metal II|
Any questions please feel free to drop us a comment.