I just finished my Topaz webinar: Awaken the artist within with plug-ins. If you missed it, here's the link for the one-hour presentation.
For now, you can save a few bucks (until March 30th) on these Topaz plug-ins when using my discount codes:
sammonweb6 - 30% off of all products, including the complete collection.
sammondenoise - 50% off of DeNoise only.
Use those codes upon checkout at the Topaz Web site.
During the webinar I shared some of my favorite images from my Route 66 trip. I created the opening images for this post with Topaz Black & White Effects. Below is my original image. I take you through the process in the webinar. You can see more of my Route 66 images in my Route 66 Gallery.
I teach digital imaging processing on all my workshops. I hope you can join the fun someday.
Above is a screen shot of the Topaz Black and White Effects control panel. If you want to get good at making black and white images, the first step is to learn about the effects of color filters on an image. The second step is to work with contrast.
Above: During the webinar I talk about reducing noise with Topaz DeNoise. It's the best way I have found to reduce noise.
Above: During the webinar I also talked about how I created this image with Topaz Restyle.
Explore the light,
P.S. I wanted to share this image during the webinar, but I ran out of time. I created it using Topaz Simplify 4 > BuzSim effect.