Posts Tagged ‘“Liz Mackney Photography”’

Selective Color Transforms An Image

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Topaz B&W Effects selective color feature

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Less is More

There’s the world of color photography and the world of black & white photography. Each is visually powerful in its own right. Yet there is another world of photography that can totally transform an image — the world of selective color.

In this image I used selective color to draw the viewer’s eye into the image. The red of iconic Motif #1 in contrast with the blue of the lobster boat Amie visually tells its own story. The tiny splash of color from the floating buoys in the water punctuate the image for a balanced effect.

Transformation Tool

For this image I used the Topaz B&W Effects plug-in to convert the image to black and white, and then selectively reintroduce the color to specific areas. The ease of the plug-in’s selective color tool made the process a creative pleasure. Tip! Crank up the Edge Aware slider to 1.00 when painting and erasing. Click here to learn more about the plug-in’s great key features!

Free Trial!

A great thing about Topaz Labs plug-ins is that you can download and use them for a free 30-day trial. Even better news is that the Topaz B&W Effects plug-in is currently on sale until March 31st, so if you like what you see, don’t miss the opportunity to get $20 off the regular price.

Experiment!

I love my original full color version of this image. As a matter of fact, I have a large metal print version of it above my fireplace. It never hurts, though, to look at your images from a different perspective and try something new in post production.

That’s how this image was born. As winter refuses to leave New England, I’ve been having a great time experimenting with my images — both old and new.

Thanks Mother Nature — and Topaz B&W Effects!

~ Liz

 

Save $20 On Topaz B&W Effects!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

A Great Deal!

Topaz Labs is now running a promotion on their plugin Topaz B&W Effects. Starting today a $20 discount reduces the price to just $39.99. To learn more about this great deal, click on the image below and enter this coupon code at checkout: MARBW

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8 Key Features

Topaz B&W Effects allows for stunning black and white conversion and contains these key features:

Zone System

A visual aid for exposure recognition. This photographic technique was originally developed by Ansel Adams and Fred Archer. Allows you to fine-tune shadows, midtones and highlights with just a click.

Authentic Grain

Allows you to apply and customize true or simulated grain to your image. Grain options developed from real film scans.

Smart Brushes

Edge-aware brush technology for local adjustments. Allows you to easily Dodge, Burn, Reintroduce Color, Enhance Detail, and Smooth Specific Areas.

Quick Tools

One-click enhancements. With the click of a button apply a color filter, change brightness, contrast, adaptive exposure, tone and get quick access to your dodge and burn brushes.

Darkroom Simulated Effects

Eight collections based on historical printing processes. Choose between the Traditional, Toned, Stylized, Albumen, Van Dyke Brown, Opalotype and Platinum collections to give your image an authentic, vintage look.

Curve Tool

Easily adjust tonality with pre-loaded curve presets or simply click and drag anchor points on the integrated histogram.

Grunge Borders

26 hand-crafted, darkroom-inspired borders for the perfect finishing touch, including grunge and burnt effects.

Adaptive Exposure

Enhance the dynamic range of your image. Correct exposure, balance lighting and redefine tonal values.

Try It For Free!

You can try Topaz B&W Effects for free as a 30-day trial. Download the plug-in today and experiment to your heart’s content. Just remember, the $20 discount expires on March 31st.

You don’t want to miss this great deal!

~ Liz

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Wishing you and yours all of the blessings of the Holiday Season.

Wishing you and yours all of the blessings of the Holiday Season.

Topaz Glow – Just Released!

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Electrify Your Photos With Brilliant Effects!

You can end 2014 with glowing colors! From December 9th through December 31st, Topaz Labs is running a great promotion on their newest product: Topaz Glow.

Glow can be used as a stand-alone or a plugin to transform your photos from dull to dazzling. Containing more than 70 unconventional and quirky filters, you can infuse your images with neon, graphic, liquid and other electrifying effects.

Special Introductory Price

To take advantage of the discounted introductory price of $49.99 (regularly $69.99) simply click here and enter this coupon code at checkout:  INTROGLOW

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Artsy Swans

Topaz Glow Preset Graphic Sketch II

Topaz Glow – Graphic Sketch II

Field of Dreams

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Topaz Glow – Fur and Feathers III

Up, Up and Away!

Hot Air Balloon soars towards the moon.

Topaz Glow – Glowing Wires III

Sunflower Standout

Solitary Sunflower with Topaz Glow applied

Topaz Glow – Air Brush I

Kaleidoscope With A Little Kick

Kaleidoscope Pizzazz

Topaz Glow – Wire Whiskers I

Now let’s see where you and Topaz Glow can take your images!

 ~ Liz

Topaz Labs – Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale!

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Mark Your Calendar!

It’s that time of year again. Chilly temperatures, pumpkin pies, and Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales!

From November 28th through December 1st, Topaz Labs is offering their Topaz Photography Collection (all 15 products) for only $249.99. Whether you want to achieve stunning photo enhancements or apply artistic effects, this unique collection has you covered.

Any time between Friday, November 28th, and Monday, December 1st, simply CLICK HERE and enter this coupon code:  BLACKFRIDAY2014 

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I love the Topaz Collection. Don’t miss this great opportunity to take your photography to the next level!

~ Liz


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