A lot of people ask themselves, “What can this product really do for me?” before they make a major software purchase.  Many of those people might say, “Well I am a portrait photographer, will this really help me?”.  I asked myself very similar questions before I bought Topaz Adjust 3 many years ago, I did the trial and I experimented with it, but then I eventually turned away from it due to it’s limited capability for me at the time.

The recent release  of Topaz Adjust 5, however, will have you crawling back for more every time.  I have used it on several of my HDR images to spruce them up a bit, but today I wanted to see how it would effect some portraits.  As always, the HDR Collection preset  “Dynamic Pop II” in Adjust 5 came through.  I used it on a picture of my son to pull out some more contrast in the yawning expression as well as the Santa hat.  The poor guy was getting a little bored of Dad’s hobby and popped a yawn in between exposures!

So, what can Topaz Adjust 5 do for you?  I have a feeling the possibilities are endless!  I am sure this program would make any photographers Christmas memorable!  Head on over to Topaz Labs site and check it out for yourself, or the photographer you may have in mind!


Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it is less about the art and more about the process. He dives deep into difficult topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside the box thinking.
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