Until recently I have never used Topaz Clean. It is one of those programs that was in the bundle that I really did not see a use for. It wasn’t because it is not useful, don’t get me wrong. It is because I was ignorant to what it could do!
I had no idea that Clean could be used to smooth skin. It is a pretty advanced skin smoothing engine that leaves the detail in the image in tact while making a nice smooth skin tone. I was very impressed by this!
Topaz Clean also adds some pretty awesome stylized character to your photographs. If you like cartoon art or oil paint-esque photos, then there is a lot you can do with Topaz Clean. I like the effects you can achieve with those styles, however sometimes they can be overdone and look kitsch.
Through the end of May you can get Topaz Clean for $14.99 off with Coupon code mayclean
In this tutorial, I will show you the basics of Topaz Clean, how it can be used to smooth skin in portraits, and how I use it to add subtle artistic effects to my HDR images.
Download the techniques used in this video as Actions.*
*These actions will only work if you own Topaz Clean