With roughly 300 Looks and counting, Topaz Studio 2 is loaded with creative and artistic styles you can apply in just one click to turn your photo into a head-turning, unique work of art. 

But even with all the included Looks, Topaz Studio 2 was created to let you take the reins and develop your very own style. 

Here are a few quick steps on how to create a custom Look in the new Topaz Studio 2.

What is a Look?

How do I Use a Look?

Creating a Custom Look

Migrating Presets from Studio Classic

What is a Look?

Topaz Studio’s filters work well individually, but the true magic happens when they’re combined together. Topaz Studio 2 includes over 200 “Looks” (pre-built groups of filters) that help you explore different beautiful effects for your images with a single click.

How do I Use a Look?

Previewing and Applying a Look

Click the “Add Look” button on the right hand side of your screen. Here, you’re able to choose from a Look Category as well as “Sort By” a particular filter you would like to use – or you are able to browse through all of the Looks on the “All Looks” category. To preview a Look, simply click on the Look and it will show you what the Look will do to your image. Once you have selected a Look you like, simply click “Apply” to apply it to your image. 

Favoriting a Look

If you find a Look that you would like to be able to find again easily, click the heart in the upper right hand corner of the Look. This will add the Look to your “My Favorites” category, which you can find under the dropdown Category menu. 

Applying Multiple Looks

You are also able to apply multiple looks to your image. After you “Apply” your first look, click the orange “Add Look” button again and simply apply a second Look on top of your exising Look. 

Creating a Custom Look in Studio 2

After inputting your image, click “Add Filter” to open up the Effects Layers panel. Loaded with the best of Topaz technology, you’ll find a wide range of effects to start creating your digital artwork! You can use over 25 effect settings to play with color, texture, lines, and light in your image – and that’s just the beginning. Apply as many filters as you’d like and adjust them until you have the perfect look for your image.

Once you’ve got your unique look nailed down, navigate to the “Save Look” icon in the right-hand corner of the Effects Layer panel. See the illustration below! 

Next, you’ll want to give it a name. You can be as creative as you want here, but all the custom Looks you create will go in their own category under “My Looks,” so you can easily find them.

Once you’ve saved your cool new Look, you can access all your saved Looks by clicking on “Look Category” to display the dropdown menu of options. Click on “My Looks.”

Topaz Studio allows you to move beyond the boundaries of traditional photography into the world of digital creation.


Migrating Presets from Topaz Studio Classic

You created presets in Classic Studio and you loved them. You want to keep them
but you also want all the cool features in Studio 2. No problem! We’ve made a
handy little tool for you!

1. Open Studio 2

2. Go to the Help drop down menu and choose “Migrate Custom TS1


3. Choose whether you want to migrate the custom presets you
created, presets you did not create but have marked as a Favorite,
or both


4. Done! You will be able to find these presets now under your “My Looks”


Missing Presets?

Please submit a support ticket with your database attached. Below are instructions
to find it.

  1. Open a File Explorer window
  2. Enter the following in your navigation bar:
    C:\Users\*YOURUSERNAMEHERE*\AppData\Local\Topaz Labs\Topaz Studio\QML\OfflineStorage\Databases
  3. Select the SQLITE File


  1. Find your database:
    1. Open a finder window and choose Macintosh HD
    2. Users -> (Your User Account) ->Library -> Application Support
      -> Topaz Labs -> Topaz Studio -> tgrc

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