I’ve decided to start using a new platform that is a combination of a social media network, a […]
The Wildlife Photography Conference is a KelbyOne production. It’s online and runs March 16 and 17th, 2021.
This will be a live, two-day, online conference where we show you how to choose essential gear, get noticed on social media, compose better photos, use the best plug-ins and so much more.
I have spent the last year in my house for the most part and while I do expect […]
Great news! I am teaching at the Kelbyone Wildlife Conference. It’s an online, virtual affair with tons of great info from some of the best instructors on the planet – and me 🙂
This has been a long time coming. I need to publicly express how I feel about photography, what […]
Since last January, I have been using Topaz Labs software as a regular part of my workflow. I still use Luminar for my RAW decoder and as a catalog and I still use some of my custom presets that I made for Luminar.
Several people have contacted me about how I make my photo paintings. It starts with a traditional bird photo and then I mask out the bird using Topaz Mask AI. Then I add a texture, a background or both and blend them in. Lastly I use Topaz Studio to create the painting effect.
Every few months I plan to give you a quick update on Topaz products. I have been using these products since January 2020, and I have come to rely on them for almost all of my post-processing needs once I get things organized and give each image a quick fix in Luminar 4.0. Then I move to Topaz for things like noise reduction, sharpening, enlarging, painting and more.
Here is some exciting news.
Topaz Labs has released an update to Sharpen AI. This major update includes a new auto-detect masking tool to generate base masks. It can detect 20 different types of subjects, including people, cars, planes, and various animals. This feature can be accessed by clicking the “Masking” brush button to the right in the file list and then “Find Objects” in the left corner.