Stylistic

Abstraction

AI Remix

Digital Frame

Edges

Flare

Glow

Impression

Radiance

Smudge

Texture

Abstraction

What is Abstraction? 

Create graphic art, cartoon effects, and more with the Abstraction Adjustment. Make art uniquely personal with fast, specialized digital art technology. It’s hard to do great work with complicated tools. That’s why we packed Abstraction full of the latest technology, to make it as simple as possible to create great art. With the Abstraction Adjustment, you’re not just turning photos into graphic art… you’re getting a whole new artistic system and style.

When should I use Abstraction?

Abstraction makes turning images into works of art with topological decomposition, or sized based technology, just plain simple. Abstraction is extremely easy to use with 2 sliders, 28 Blending Modes, an Opacity slider, and a variety of Masking options. Remove unwanted details, customize effects with masking, and blend to create custom looks and styles. Abstraction uses topological decomposition technology to make transforming images into graphic art, cartoon effects, and more just plain simple.

What are the Options in Abstraction?

  1. Simplify Size: Increasing this slider will decrease the variance in color and detail. Watch your image transform into smooth and flat graphical images as you increase the Size slider.
  1. Feature Boost: The Feature Boost slider accentates areas of slight color variation to add more diversity to your graphic effect.
  1. Detail Strength: This slider reintroduces some of the fine details removed by the abstraction adjustment, while maintaining the overall effect.
  1. Detail Boost: Amps up texture and small details in your image to create a more grungy or gritty effect.
  1. Detail Radius: Changes the threshold by which image details are effected by the Detail Strength and Detail Boost sliders.

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The effect we were hoping to achieve with this landscape image was a realistic but cartoonish/sketched out effect. To do so, we operated in the RGB color space, using medium to low settings on Simplify Size, Feature Boost, and Detail Strength. We left the bottom two parameters alone so as to not create a strong effect on the image. The result was a subtle but artistic effect that allowed the image to look like a work of art that you might find in an indie comic book or hanging on the wall of someone’s home.

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AI Remix

What is AI ReMix? 

AI ReMix is one of the first desktop applications that uses the power of Artificial Intelligence to transform your image’s style to recreate contemporary and classic artistic styles with the click of a button. We collected hundreds of classic and contemporary artistic samples from famous artists, painters, graphic designers and more. We spent hundreds of hours developing our own custom neural network to identify specific artistic styles and be able to replicate the textures, colors, edges, and shapes of those styles. We took all that training and wrapped it into a Powerful filter for Topaz Studio, that empowers you with a variety of artistic image styles to apply directly to your images in seconds.

When should I use AI ReMix?

Use AI ReMix to quickly change the direction a piece of art is headed. Don’t like the color palette or the overall style of your image? Apply one dose of AI ReMix, and the possibilities will start opening up again. AI ReMix will quickly match shadows, highlights, and various feature sizes in your image with the data contained in our Artistic Intelligence models, and transfer the style in our model to your image. Over 70 unique artistic styles created to mimic realistic works of Classic and Contemporary artwork, trained to produce a huge variety of inspired dramatic styles personalized for each image you apply them to.

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Digtal Frame

What is Digital Frame? 

Use the Digital Frame adjustment to create a wide variety of creative frame effects, from professional matting to fantastic framing, with the click of a button. Digital Frame has a variety of options for an ocean of creative opportunities. With custom independent frame and mat controls, image shadow controls, and tons of other options at your fingertips, Digital Frame is an easy and fun to use tool. No more complicated steps. No more wasted time. Add the adjustment, pick your frame and mat settings, tweak your exposure and color settings, then save.

When should I use Digital Frame?

Creating anything other than a basic frame in tools like Photoshop takes time. Adding custom colors or textures to generate more advanced frames can turn creativity into a chore. The Digital Frame filter accelerates the process to create the perfect frame to showcase your image. With access to many of the textures in Topaz Studio, building a custom frame has never been easier. Instantly find the frame or mat you love with instant previews simply by hovering over the asset you’d like to see. Want to use a color instead? The integrated color picker allows you to pick a color from your image with a click. 

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Edges

What is Edges? 

Automatically trace the important edge features in your photo, and then modify the tracing if needed. (For example, make the lines thicker, ignore weaker lines, etc.) Selectively enhance the edges and lines in your images to lead the eye or make bold graphic effects.

When should I use Edges?

The Edges Adjustment lets you pick from 4 different types of edge enhancement: mono or color edges, and mono or color lines. Trace with bold lines, or neon color effects, or switch between them with a click.  Edges also lets you multiply those effects to create light or dark effect tones, easily creating faux light paintings, or Faux sketch effects. Use the over 20 adjustment level blending modes to blend the adjustment back into your original image. Make unique sketches or bold stroke effects to accentuate lines in your images.

What are the Options in Edges?

  1. Edge Type: Choose between Color and Monochrome (Black and White) Edge, or Color and Monochrome Line. These options will allow you to determine which part of the image you edit and how it looks.
  1. Edge Tone: The Edge Tone will allow you to choose whether the way you highlight the edges are done with color or done with color.
  1. Edge Strength: Adjust the strength or sharpness of the edges in your image. 
  1. Simplify Edge: This setting allows you to control how complex the edge of your image will look.

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Flare

What is Flare? 

Flare is a light enhancement program that offers creative control over the light and reflective sources in your image. You can easily manipulate and enhance these lighting sources to create unique light and star effects.

The primary effects of flare are: 1. Easily add sparkling, realistic star effects. 2. Enhance or reorient the look of light from source points. 3. Effortlessly add excitement and drama, or even change the entire mood of images. 4. Add bling/sparkle, shimmering water effects, beams of light and more. 5. Create unique backgrounds by extracting the created star effects.

What are the Options in Flare?

  1. Add or Remove: Select the “Add” or “Remove” selections to add or remove individual stares from your image. Note: this does not apply to stars that are added through the “Auto” function.
  1. Auto and Clear: Auto will automatically detect the bright points in your image and apply stars to those points. To remove the auto-placed stars, select the “Clear” button.
  1. Star Options: Select from 7 preset star looks to give your star point a unique appearance. Below each of these stars is a set of sliders that can help you customize your stars. 
  1. Presets: Select presets to apply one of 20 curated flare looks to your image.

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Glow

What is Glow? 

Glow gives you the power to create a spectrum of different effects from brilliant, incandescent sparks to subtle, ethereal glow. No matter the look you love, make magical and surreal image effects, easier than ever, with Glow. Create subtle ethereal light, or striking neon effects with ease, use glow to reveal as much or as little of the hidden light in your images, from brilliant incandescent sparks, to light luminous luster.  Use the over 20 adjustment level blending modes to blend the adjustment back into your original image. Make unique electric, neon, or fantasy effects customized perfectly for each image you process.

When should I use Glow?

Ever found that perfect image, but it’s missing the spirit you saw through your viewfinder? Ever wanted to push the limits of your creativity with vivid lighting effects? Glow has the power to electrify your images with just the unique spark of life you’re looking for. Simply choose an effect from the included categories or branch out and create your own, unique look. Whether you choose radical luminance or a delicate luster, Glow offers millions of ways to customize your effect. Bright and bold neon effects, to soft and elegant illumination, the Glow filter makes it easy to manipulate light to create looks you love. 

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Color Overlay

What is Impression? 

The old masters like Monet, Van Gogh, and Cezanne concerned themselves with feeling and emotion in their art. Even though they were absolutely capable of photorealistically reproducing their subject, they wanted to show the subject like they felt it, not as it objectively appeared. And that’s why it’s so easy to tell the difference between a Monet, Van Gogh, and a Cezanne – because they made their paintings a reflection of themselves. A completed work can have thousands of brushstrokes. Impression helps make your photos more expressive by authentically turning them into art, the way a real painter would: painting brushstrokes one at a time. Impression can paint over 10,000 brushstrokes in less than a second, all while completely following your artistic direction. Rigidly realistic photos sometimes leave less room for emotion, personal feeling, and story. Instead of just showing reality, take your viewers on a journey by using Impression to capture emotion and feeling rather than details, making your work both more powerful and more personal.

When should I use Impression?

Turn any digital image into a work of art with this detailed yet simple to use adjustment. Change your entire image by adding brush strokes, textures, and more in Impression. The Impression Adjustment features four sections which all contain options to create personalized artistic visions easily. Create drawings, paintings, and custom art creations from digital images, photographs, and scanned media.

What are the Options in Impression?

  1. Build your brush: Build your own personal brushstroke style with a variety of controls. Each brush in Impression was scanned from real oils, acrylics, watercolors, inks, pencils, and pastels.
  1. Pick your palette: Color plays a huge role in art, and Impression gives you full control over it. Selectively change the hue, saturation, and lightness of any color in your photo.
  1. Perfect your canvas: Select the canvas you want to display your painting on. Customize every part of it, including color, texture, and even lighting. Includes 70+ unique textures to use.
  1. Mask to your satisfaction: Sometimes you just want a touch of an effect, Impression 2’s integrated masking technology lets you apply digital paint to the image where you like with a standard spot mask or intuitive luminosity, color or brush tools.

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Radiance

What is Radiance? 

Radiance illuminates the contours of your images to reveal the hidden life in each moment you capture. Radiance gives you the power to create a spectrum of different effects from brilliant, incandescent sparks to subtle, ethereal light. Use the Dark radiance type to create dramatic shadow effects or strong webs of somber fibers. From intense neon effects to powerful electric edges to subtle ethereal light, the Radiance Adjustment provides a wide range of contour and diffusion effects to add that touch of illumination to any image.

When should I use Radiance?

When inspiration strikes, be ready! Ever found that perfect image, but it’s missing the spirit you saw through your viewfinder? Ever wanted to push the limits of your creativity with vivid lighting effects? The Radiance filter has the power to electrify your images with just the unique spark of life you’re looking for. Radiance creates a full spectrum of effects from delicate portrait accents to extreme electric contours. Easily apply this filter with 2 radiance types, 7 effect related sliders, and 2 background image related sliders.

What are the Options in Radiance?

  1. Radiance Type Buttons: These buttons determine what type of radiance effect you’re going to create. Use the Light radiance type to effect the highlights of images and create soft or dramatic lighting effects like electric edges or neon effects. Use the Dark radiance type to create dramatic shadows, dark fibrous effects, or accentuate a subject on a bright or white background.
  1. StrengthControls how much radiance is added to the image. Add a soft and subtle radiance or continue increasing the strength of the slider to achieve a stronger effect with defined streaks of light based on the lines and edges in the image.
  1. WidthControls the width of the radiance effect on your image. Small values create fine, thin lines of light while higher values produce a thicker and bolder radiance effect.
  1. LengthControl the length of the radiance effect segments in the image. Shorter lengths and lower values produce short bursts of light, while longer values produce a more straight-lined electric looking effect.
  1. CurlControls not only the roundness and curviness of the effect, but also how the radiance elements blend into each other. Lower values produce an effect with straighter, more electric looking radiance, with elements that arc into one another while higher values produce almost circular rings of light in the image.
  1. Suppress WeakThe Suppress Weak slider controls the threshold for details that are affected by the adjustment. Lower values remove almost no small highlights or shadows from the effect. Increasing this slider will remove micro and small details from being affected while higher ranges will constrain the radiance effect to only the largest details in the image.
  1. SaturationThe Saturation slider determines the vividness and intensity of the colors produced by the effect. Lower values result in a more neutral toned effect while high values create distinct color differences and soak the effect in color.
  1. Effect CoverageThis slider controls how much of the Effect Sharpness is seen on the image edges. Tip: Use this parameter to have softer effects and less streaks of light on the image edges, allowing for the focus to be on the middle of the image.
  1. Background Image – FadeThis slider changes the opacity of the input image to give more precedence in the composition to the effect. It differs from the adjustment level opacity slider in that it doesn’t lower the opacity of the effect, but solely the input image the effect is based on. Higher values further fade out the background image to black. This slider is great for using Radiance to create neon image effects.
  1. Background Image – SaturationThis slider easily adds and removes color from the background image. Increase or decrease background image saturation by changing the slider value higher or lower.

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Smudge

What is Smudge? 

Fluid accents and edge blending have never been easier. Learn how to manipulate the Strength, Extent, and Sharpness sliders to create overall smooth and sleek artistic effects in just minutes.  Smudge is a fun and simple tool where users can craft elegant or stylized effects by augmenting the lines of an image. Create smooth edges and fluid linear paths with an easy to use adjustment that uses an advanced technological algorithm to connect linear flow. Make beautiful images, artistic Expressionism, and everything in between.

When should I use Smudge?

Add softness and movement to water and skies or change urban edges to bold and flowing lines by adding strength, extending lines, and adjusting the sharpness of the image. The Smudge filter easily updates lines in images with three different sliders. It’s easy to apply the effect to select areas of the image with integrated masking options. Smudge offers three distinct sliders. Start with an image and increase the Strength to soften features, change the Extent to affect image lines, and increase the Sharpness to accentuate detailed lines into bold strokes.

What are the Options in Smudge?

  1. Strength: The Strength slider controls the overall strength of the Smudge Adjustment. Increasing this value will increase the strength of the Smudge Adjustment.
  1. Extent: The Extent slider controls the amount of smudge. Increasing this value will result in a more fluid looking image, while decreasing this value will decrease the amount of fluid lines in your image.
  1. Sharpness: The Sharpness slider controls the sharpness of your image. Increasing this slider will increase edge contrast and bring back details that may have been lost during the smudge process.

   

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Textre

What is Texture? 

Texture is the most fun and versatile filter available for Topaz Studio 2; it lets users transform images with just a few clicks of the mouse. Add layered elements like dreamy light leaks, robust textures, versatile borders, and more to images easier and faster than with Photoshop.Texture streamlines workflows for creating layered image effects. Quickly add tone and texture to images in just a few clicks. No more complicated workflows or long drawn out tutorials.

When should I use Texture?

Add depth and surface character to any image by adding light leaks, textures, dust, scratches, and more. With 6 different styles of light leaks, 43 different dust and scratches options, a variety of opaque and transparent borders, the ability to layer double exposures, and over 240 unique textures, the possibilities are truly endless!

What are the Options in Texture?

  1. Group: This dropdown allows you to sort your layers by Borders, Dust/Scratches, Doubles Exposures, Light Leaks, and Textures.
  1. Category: This drop down allows you to sort your layers by All, My Textures, or Downloaded.
  1. Move: Selecting the move tool allows you to move your layer wherever you would like to on your image.
  1. Flip H: This will reflect your added filter layer horizontally over an imaginary vertical line.
  1. Flip V: Selecting this icon will reflect your added filter layer vertically over an imaginary horizontal line.
  1. Size: Increasing the Size slider will increase the overall size of the added filter layer. Decreasing the value of the value slider will decrease the overall size of your added filter layer.
  1. Rotation: Easily rotate the filter layer with the Rotation slider. Increasing the value of the Rotation slider rotates your filter layer clockwise. Decreasing the value of the Rotation slider will rotate your filter layer counter-clockwise.
  1. Brightness: Change filter layer’s brightness by adjusting this slider. Increasing this slider will lighten the filter layer, while decreasing the value will darken the filter layer.
  1. Contrast: Change filter layer’s contrast by adjusting this slider. Increasing this slider will increase the contrast of the filter layer, while decreasing the value will decrease the contrast of the filter layer.
  1. Detail: Add detail to the filter image with this slider. Increasing the slider, will increase the detail while decreasing the slider will decrease the detail.
  1. Saturation: Add saturation to filter layers with the Saturation slider. This is great when adding textures to images. Simply increase the slider’s value to increase the filter layer’s saturation.
  2. Color Strength: Increasing the color strength slider will increase the opacity of filter layers, while decreasing the slider will decrease its opaqueness. When you begin to increase the Color Strength slider, a hidden slider called Color will appear. This slider allows you to change the overall hue of the filter layer.

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