Category Archives: Topaz Software

Black Friday Deals!

It’s that time! BLACK FRIDAY!  At least you’ll not have to fight the lines at the stores for these great deals! 

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Fuji X-E1 – 55-200 lens – Cape Cod.

 

TOPAZ LABS    

From 11/28/13 through 12/2/13, Topaz will be offering a crazy good deal for their complete collection. Normally $379.99 it will be just $199.99. Just click the link and use the code blackfriday2013 to get the special price. This is a NO BRAINER!!  

TOTALLY RAD

Everything Totally Rad will be on sale, 35% off on November 29th only.  Click this link and use the code BLACKFRIDAY2013 at checkout. 

OnOne Software

The all new Perfect Photo Suite 8 has been released TODAY!  Use the code BARCLAYPHOTO and save 15%. 

FLYPAPER TEXTURES

Still my favorite textures and they are having their first ever BLACK FRIDAY SALE.  Starting on Friday the 29th through the 3rd of December, save 25% with the code JBARCLAY  Check out their newly released pack that works with Nik Color Efex Pro 4.0  

HOODMAN

The best memory cards on the market.  Hoodman just introduced a new H-line of SD cards and of course their now collapsable HOODLOUPE 3.0 is indispensable.  Use the code JBP10 for a 10% discount.

ALIEN SKIN SOFTWARE

The new Snap Art 4.0 is out!  I’ll be doing a video tutorial in the near future.  All things Alien are 10% off with the code JBW1321 

Topaz ReStyle Webinar

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My friends at Topaz have asked me to help them introduce their brand new ReStyle.  Next Thursday, (Time TBD but probably 5 EST) I’ll do just that with a webinar.  

The two images below were ReStyled with Topaz.

It is a fun time in the photo processing world, so many good and FUN tools being introduced.  It sure makes for super creative fun!   Click the flashing picture above and use the code restyleit to save 50% until 8/31/13.   

 

 

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100,000 page views

I’ve just passed 101,000 views on my blog.  I think that deserves a big thank you and a bit of a celebration!  Thanks to all who are regular visitors.  I appreciate your interest, comments and loyalty.  Thanks also to those who come to my blog via the webinars I do for my friends at Topaz.  And thank you to the great affiliates that I represent.  I appreciate your support as well.

Today’s image is from Ireland.  I’ve posted a similar image before, however, this time I ran it through Topaz Clarity.  WOW!  I love this piece of software.  It makes this image almost three dimensional on my screen.  I’m including the original “finished” image below for your comparison.  If you have not yet purchased Clarity today is the last day of the $29.99 price.  After today it goes to $49.99.  Click this link and use the code claritynew to get the special price.

Topaz Clarity is here!

Topaz Clarity is here.  Click this link and use the code claritynew to get it for $29.99 (regular price will be $49.99)  through May 31st.      The image below is from Fonthill, some of Henry Mercer’s wonderful tile work.  Processed with Topaz Clarity and Detail 3.  As I said in my last preview post about Clarity, its gonna be a game changer.  Good stuff!  Way to go Topaz.

 

NEW! Topaz Clarity coming soon! – Ball-heads for sale.

I have great news to share!  Our friends at Topaz will be releasing the brand new CLARITY sometime late next week.   I have an advance copy and WOW, Topaz has done it again.  So, what does it do?  It adds POP (contrast) to your image in a VERY NATURAL way with abundant control.  Different than Detail and more refined than Adjust.  It also has an HSL (Hue Saturation Luminosity) tab which allows tight control of the color in your image.  Lots of presets too.  Trust me on this, CLARITY will become your go to program for adding color and POP (contrast pop) to your images moving forward.  Why, because of the new proprietary algorithm written just for this program.  It is what makes the adjustments look so natural. No halo’s or over-affected look.  Check back later next week for details about the price and release here or on the  TOPAZ LABS WEBSITE.

BALL-HEADS FOR SALE  A friend has asked me to sell two back-up ball-heads.  I have both in my possession and they are both in brand new condition.  One is the Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR, the other the coveted Arca Swill B-1 which is hard to find.   The price for the BH-55 LR (lever release) is $360.00 plus $15.00 for shipping.  For the Arca Swiss with screw type plate (not quick release) $300 plus shipping.  Two great ball-heads for about $100 less than new and in new condition.

The first image here is processed with CLARITY and finished with Detail.  The image below this one is the before image with just RAW processing applied. 

Upcoming Topaz Webinar, A Death Valley Pan & Workshop/Tour update

One more from Death Valley.  For this image I felt a panoramic crop fit best.

An update on workshops and tours…..

There area  just a couple of spots left for the Fall New England tour.

There are just a few spots open for Cape May and Cape Cod later this year.

Details can be found by clicking on the WORKSHOP and TOURS links on the menu bar at the top of the page.

I’ll be doing another Topaz Webinar at the end of the month.  You can sign up by clicking on this link.

Curled up with you…..

As the cold settles in, I decided to warm up with a look at some old flower images.  This particular image is a favorite that I’ve used for presentations.  This time, I used different processing techniques, learned watching a recent Nik Webinar.  I used filters I’ve not used before in Color Efex 4.0.   I really like the soft glow I was able to add while keeping the center sharp.  For final detail work I used the new Topaz Detail 3 which is just wonderful.  Today is the last day to get 40% off of all Topaz software. Click on this LINK and use the code topaz2012