Earlier today, TopazLabs released a new plugin called Clarity. Last week, I was able to get my hands on a pre-release copy and I have to say it’s a great tool to help make your images look even better. And the best part is, they are releasing this wonderful new plugin at a discount!
What is Topaz labs Clarity
“Topaz Clarity is the ultimate tool to create compelling and powerful images by intelligently enhancing contrast and clarity with absolutely no artifacts or halos. With just a few clicks you can easily manipulate your micro, mid-tone and overall contrast, transforming your image from ordinary to extraordinary, while maintaining the natural feeling and tonality you are after. Using a proprietary technology, Topaz Clarity effectively improves local contrast without halos or noise, giving you remarkable results with minimal effort.”
Features of Topaz Clarity:
- Selective Contrast Control
- Breakthrough Halo-Free Algorithm
- Advanced Hue/Saturation/Luminance Technology
- Re-Imagined Masking Workflow
- User Interface Design
Before Topaz Labs Clarity
The above image was taken with a Canon PowerShot Elph 100 HS in the morning in poor lighting. Since the little guy was so shy I couldn’t get a shot of her. But that wasn’t the point for this image. I took this image mainly to see what Topaz Clarity could do with it.
I first imported the image into Adobe Lightroom and made a copy of the image so I can share a before and after styled example. I cleaned up the image and got the lighting and color the way I wanted it.
After Topaz Labs Clarity
After I finished processing in Lightroom, I pulled the image into Clarity. I tried out a few of the presets and ended up using one of the presets designed for macro shots. I then adjusted the sliders until I came up with the above image. I then imported back to Lightroom where I added a light vignetting.
For more information about Clarity and see my review, check out my post on Evolutionary Designs.
How to Get a Discount from Topaz Labs
From May 22nd, 2013 until May 31, 20013 you can purchase Clarity for $29.99 instead of its regular price of $49.99. Just use the promo code: claritynew at time of check out.