Save on Plug-ins - and awaken the artist within

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Photomatix – The folks at HDR Soft were the first to create a cool HDR plug-in and stand-along program. I've been using it since day one - and used it to process the image above. Create cool HDR images in Photomatix. Save 15% when you use this code upon checkout: ricksammon.

Above: Three images from which I created my HDR image.

Above: My favorite HDR image from Cuba, where I am leading a 2016 photo workshops. Shoot me an email to get on the info list.

Topaz Impressions

Topaz Impression - from Topaz Labs - is a new addition to the set of plug-ins I use and recommend to my workshops students.

Totally originally impressionist-like images are possible when you combine a few clicks (on a preset) of a mouse with dozens of slider adjustments.

Great fun. Cool creativity.

Save 15% off Topaz Labs products! Just use my code - rsammon - when checking out. Save big time on the bundled collection!

Topaz Labs – Save 15% offTopaz Labs products! Just use my code - rsammon - when checking out. Save big time on the bundled collection!

Speaking of savings, save a bundle on a bundle while you are on the Topaz site. Here's a link to my latest Topaz Webinar - Awaken the Artist Within. 

macphun - Save 10% when you use this code - RICKSAMMON - upon checkout from the macphun web site. Here I used Tonality Pro to add an "Old West" look to one of my favorite photographs of running horses.

Perfectly Clear is a must-have plug-in for portrait photographers - but it can also work wonders on landscape images.

Save 10% with this code – Rick10 – upon checkout from the company's web site.

Alien Skin Software offers several cool plug-ins - including Exposure, SnapArt, Blow Up and Bokeh – that can help you create artistic images with just a few clicks of a mouse - or taps of your stylus. I used Exposure on this image. You can save 10 percent on individual plug-ins or save a bundle on the Photo Bundle. Use this code - RSA1010 - upon check out from the Alien Skin Software site.

 onOne Perfect Photo Suite 9 is a cool plug-in that can give you one-of-a-kind creative images.

I am getting my best black-and-white images ever with the B&W effects!

One of the latest release in the world of stand-alone programs/plug-ins in onOne Software's Perfect Photo Suite 9, which includes Enhance, Portrait, Effects, B&W and Resize - along with Layers and Masks.

 Quick tip: Apply plug-in effects selectively.

 Nik Collection by Google is the all-in-one plug-in for creative photographers.

Color Efex Pro is my favorite.

Awaken the artist within with all of my favorite plug-ins.