ReStyle_box_clearTopaz Labs has released their newest piece of software to add to their already incredible line of post processing plugins.  The latest and greatest, Topaz ReStyle!  It is an incredible cross processing and color manipulating work horse that takes all of the guess work out of great effects.

I have done quite a bit of cross processing and color manipulation, but it usually takes me anywhere from 15-20 minutes to get the perfect mix of colors on my own.  Topaz ReStyle is quick, efficient and offers me over 1000 color palettes to choose from when cross processing or manipulating the colors of my images.

The Interface:

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The Good:

  • Topaz ReStyle takes all of the guess work out of making awesome color manipulated images.  You can very easily navigate through the Interface to find the perfect color palette for the photo you are working with.
  • Like most of the new Topaz software, the intuitive interface shows you a very large preview of how your photo will look prior to applying the effect.  This saves a lot of time during your workflow as you do not have to guess how it will look when you select the preset.
  • There are over 1000 presets to choose from in the panel.  If you have a rough idea of the palette you are looking for you can scan through rather quickly and find the perfect one for your photo.
  • The color palettes are fully customizable.  Each preset is divided into 5 color regions that will effect different tone regions of your photo.  Each region allows you to customize the hue, saturation, and luminosity of the color being applied.  Moreover, you can adjust the Opacity and even the blending option!
  • The best part, it is quick!  While cross processing and color manipulating is a relatively fast task with the curves adjustment in PS, it is not as accurate every time for every photo.  As I stated before, I have spent up to 20 minutes trying to perfect my color palette with some cross processing in the past.  ReStyle drastically reduces that time to mere seconds.

The Bad:

  • The only bad thing about ReStyle is you may be seeing more color manipulated photos coming from me as I plan on using this program and awful lot more in my post processing.

The Bottom Line:

Buy it!  hands down, Topaz ReStyle is the workhorse in color manipulation.  It will save you countless hours in post processing time.  Whether you are a landscape photographer wanting to push your sunsets and sunrises to the limit or a portrait/wedding photographer who wants to add that extra color softness to your photos, ReStyle will make it fast, simple, and effortless.  

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Blake Rudis
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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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