A Topaz Adjust Review – and the ’57 Chevy

I’ve found a wonderful new piece of software!

It’s a Photoshop plugin called Topaz Adjust and I’ve written a full Topaz Adjust Review here on the site. People send me software all the time to review, but I only end up reviewing stuff that I actually use. Eric Yang, one of the gurus over at Topaz, also gave me a Topaz Adjust Coupon Code of “STUCKINCUSTOMS” for 10% off to pass along to my readers. I think you will like it as much as I do! I actually recommend the Topaz Bundle (for MAC or PC), but you can read more about why inside the review.

Below is a shot of a ’57 Chevy. I saw it when walking back to the Magnolia Hotel on Friday night after dinner in Dallas. I took a photo of this pretty car under the blue lights of the porte-cochere, went upstairs to my room, downloaded the Topaz Bundle software, made the adjustments, and had the whole thing finished in less than 30 minutes. That quick turnaround speaks to how easy the software is to use. I’ve since used it on a number of other images, including some unpublished ones that are coming soon.

Topaz Adjust Review - and The 57 Chevy (by Stuck in Customs)

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  • http://www.anvilimage.com Joe

    Can you compare/contrast Topaz Adjust with Lucis? There is a HUGE difference in price and some may argue that they create the same effects. Albeit, Lucis does go a little more in depth…. FWIW, I’d be curious to hear your opinion. TIA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-Ferguson/627571408 Craig Ferguson

    Looks nice. Heading out now, but I’ll open the review and read it when I get back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arup-Maity/694158237 Arup Maity

    i like what i see…. very interesting…. thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thorsten-Lajdych/1653947711 Thorsten Lajdych

    Awesome i like the picture very…

    Trey plz tell use the differenz between Lucias and Topaz the price diffenrenz is sooo hugh!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Neil-Howard/1533150634 Neil Howard

    Hi Trey,
    I have been using Topaz for a couple of weeks now, I only use it to do subtle detail enhancements.
    I used it on this one http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilsingapore/3473690811/ , but only as a final “tweak” step.

    I will read your review
    Neil

  • http://dkc.aminus3.com dkc

    Lovely lights and amazing processing for the HDR result!

  • Barb

    Great picture of a beautiful car

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gail-Moshier/513775196 Gail Moshier

    I like the effects of Topaz, Trey. What a pretty picture of a ’57 Chevy. I’m looking forward to more!! Great job.

  • Marie

    I guess your photos are not for me. You change them and adjust them too much and they don’t look real….but, that is what you do, I guess for some reason.
    I totally enjoy a good photographer that captures things the way that they are and not in an artificial manner. I have viewed your photos for some time now and what you do to them to get them to look like you want them to look like. They look totally artificial and do NOT capture the true meaning of them at all. I guess it’s fun to spend a lot of time playing around with visual effects for you….but they are not real, not natural.
    There must be a market for this or you wouldn’t be making money…just not how I like to view the world as my eye views the world. It’s all too artificial to me.
    Without the artifical effects, I can see what my eye may not catch in a quick glimps without the natural photo.
    Your special effects belong in a movie studio.

  • notti.at

    amazing shot, nice reflections and a good tool review => cornify is nice :-)

  • Jennifer

    Marie – you are entitled to your own opinion, but I think the rest of us love the way he processes his images. The world is full of plain-jane photography. Trey’s images are something else and they are amazing.

  • casusan

    Wonderful shot Trey – brings back fond memories! Iam with Jennifer on this one – sorry Marie.

  • Mark Porter

    Can you process the same picture with Lucis to show similarities/differences?

  • http://www.crapbyzak.blogspot.com Zak Shelhamer

    Ohhh heck yes, I really like this mix of warm and colds you got going on here! I just took a photo of my car yesterday and it didn’t turn out nearly as awesome but its on my blog if you get some extra time to check it out

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmartin78 Dale Martin

    Looks Great Trey! I don’t agree with Marie, but to each his own.

    Hey you ever try Dynamic Photo HDR, by media chance. GIve it a look sometimes. I used it for this image and got great results from a single image. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmartin78/3477422293/sizes/l/

  • kiwi

    i used topaz adjust a year ago, the trial version, i was going to purchase the full version last week, and i noticed they have discount coupons, but i couldnt find any, whe i read your post that you were writing a review, i had a sneaky feeling it might be on topaz adjust, i also remembered you have coupons, as i used yours for photomatix, and wallah, you give me topaz’s coupon.
    cheers
    kiwi

  • http://mandjadventures.blogspot.com nzm

    I second Dale’s recommendation of Dynamic HDR. I trialled 5 HDR programs before committing to purchase. Others I rejected because they didn’t support RAW etc.

    I tested about 20 of my images using various subjects and lighting scenarios – some bracketed shots as well as single images.

    I fully expected that the “market leader”, Photomatix, would prevail. It didn’t. Dynamic HDR won every test with the exception of some interior shots where I felt that Essential HDR handled them just that much better.

    Dynamic HDR:
    http://www.mediachance.com/hdri/index.html

    Essential HDR:
    http://www.imagingluminary.com/

    Of course, if someone could combine the best features of both of these programs into one application, I would be an even happier bunny!

    Thanks for the Topaz discount, Trey – I’ll now get it after delaying my purchase for some months now. I knew that there was a reason behind my procrastination!

    cheers
    Michele

  • http://Yahoo.com Bob the builder

    My favorite car of all time – but this one is a 4-door, the 2-door coupe is the one I’m in love with. I have fond memories of my dad having one when i was a wee lad. Thanks!

  • Orientalgirl

    great pics

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