Image © 2011/Denise Ippolito Photography
Topaz Adjust 5 ~ Classic Collection ~ High Key then I also used the Vibrant Collection ~ French Countryside I like the wintry look that the filters helped me create for the image. See my original capture below.
I just received my download link for the beta version of Topaz Adjust 5. WOW! This is the first image I ran through the program using the presets found in the various Collections. These were done only with Topaz Adjust 5 and some finishing tweaks in Photoshop which included adding some blur and changing the blend modes and a regular round of noise reduction. I was very impressed that the program really didn't add much extra noise to the images.
While Adjust 5 is available now (to reviewers and affiliates only) the official release is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 2011. At this time it is planned to be a free upgrade to existing users. There will also be a special discounted price for those that are new to Topaz and want to purchase it or for those who already are Topaz users and want to upgrade to the bundle or any bundle upgrade.
SOME OF THE FEATURES:
New Presets. Over 100 presets available in the new Adjust 5.
Auto-create layer. Automatically creates a new layer where your adjustments will be saved to.
Apply button. Stack multiple effects and presets during the same workflow.
My Collection. Users can now save their presets under My Collection.
Preset Collections. Presets are organized into 5 unique collections.
Local Adjustments. Intuitive selective adjustment brush for burning, dodging, smoothing, and brushing out (erasing) added adjustments - plus edge-aware options.
Histogram built into the Preview Navigator window + Curve tool. Shows the tonal range of your image. Easily adjust image tonality to help emphasize tones, contrast and brightness.
Finishing Touches Tab. Features options for diffusion, grain, borders, vignettes, tone adjustments and overall transparency adjustment.
Selective Brush. For easy dodging, burning smoothing and removing adjustments.
Ordered interface workflow. The interface is set up in numbered stages for a quick and easy workflow.
Individual tab reset buttons. Quickly reset the parameters in a specific adjustment tab without affecting your other settings.
Split Screen. Use the 2-screen split view for easy before and after comparison.