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Wrought Iron Window | Caltagirone | Sicily | Italy | After Topaz AI Clear

Introducing Topaz AI Clear – The Tool I Didn’t Know I Needed

By Angela Andrieux | June 19, 2018

I decided to try Topaz AI Clear, just for fun. My first couple of tests were decent, but the results of my third try blew me away!

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Horses on the Beach with female models | Cowboy Cowgirl | Morro Bay, CA

Horses on the Beach | Morro Bay, CA

By Angela Andrieux | May 15, 2018

One of the awesome things I got to do on my last trip to CA was photograph horses on the beach with Rick Sammon & Hal Schmitt. They were holding a workshop that my mom was attending and they graciously let me tag along for bits and pieces of the workshop.  Freedom From the Carousel…

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On1 Photo RAW 2018.5 | Develop Module

Big Improvements for On1 Photo RAW Are Coming Soon!

By Angela Andrieux | May 10, 2018

Coming this June – On1 Photo RAW 2018.5 On1 Photo RAW 2018.5 will include several exciting new features such a s LUTs and Camera Profiles as well as a performance boost and bug fixes! What is On1 Photo RAW? On1 Photo RAW 2018.5 is a complete photo editing suite that includes a browse module for…

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Cayucos Shipwreck | The Point Estero

A Hunt for the Cayucos Shipwreck

By Angela Andrieux | May 8, 2018

A couple of months ago, after visiting the tiny town of Harmony on a rainy day, my mom and I decided to try and find the Cayucos Shipwreck. On July 2018, 2017 a commercial fishing vessel named The Point Estero ran aground near the southern tip of Estero Bluff State Park. After the Coast Guard…

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Cow Public Art | Harmony | California

A Rainy Day in Harmony

By Angela Andrieux | May 4, 2018

Harmony, CA – Population 18 One of the most charming wide spots in the road is Harmony, California. This tiny town, founded in 1869 around dairy farms and a creamery, now features a couple of art galleries and even a winery! On my most recent visit the weather was dreary and wet… but that didn’t…

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Torrey Pines Gliderport Sunset | Topaz Impression | Topaz Spring Sale

Save 40% Storewide with the Topaz Spring Sale!

By Angela Andrieux | April 24, 2018

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Topaz Spring sale has ended, but you can still save 15% on all Topaz Labs software anytime using coupon code ANGANDRIEUX! The first photo processing plugin I ever purchased (years ago) was Topaz Adjust. Since then, I’ve added almost every plugin made by Topaz Labs to my toolbox. They make some amazing…

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Cherry Blossoms | Sakura| Red Wing Park | Virginia Beach, VA

Luminar Jupiter Takes a Big Step Forward!

By Angela Andrieux | April 12, 2018

My friends over at Skylum Software (formerly Macphun) have been working their butts off to bring you a BIG update for Luminar 2018! This new version, named Luminar Jupiter brings the Windows and Mac versions nearly to parity, and adds some great new features for Mac users, too. The most notable improvements are: Speed (performance and…

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Shell Beach California Sunset in Black and White with Topaz Studio Digital Frame Adjustment

Topaz Studio Digital Frame Review

By Angela Andrieux | March 23, 2018

My friends at Topaz labs recently released a new Pro Adjustment for Topaz Studio called Digital Frame. It applies a realistic looking mat and frame effect and allows for a ton of customization options. Pretty cool! Adding a Digital Frame to a Photograph I decided to give this adjustment a try on a recent photo…

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Macphun is now Skylum

Macphun is now Skylum

By Angela Andrieux | February 18, 2018

Macphun has now officially rebranded as Skylum Software! Macphun got their start making software for, you guessed it, Mac. In late 2017 they introduced Windows versions of their two flagship applications (Luminar and Aurora HDR) for the first time and began the transition from Macphun to Skylum. Skylum has big plans for the future, including…

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Chloe Pekingese Dog - After Topaz Studio + Texture Effects in Studio

Topaz Texture Effects, now in Topaz Studio

By Angela Andrieux | February 16, 2018

Topaz Labs is continuing to streamline photographers’ workflows with their migration of legacy plugins into its flagship application, Topaz Studio. The latest addition is Topaz Texture Effects, now called Texture Effects In Studio. It combines the power of three premium Topaz Studio Adjustments: Texture, Edge Exposure, and Quad-Tone enabling the user to quickly and easily add tone and texture…

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