Topaz Star Effects

January 27, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software | 6 Comments |
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Topaz Labs have just released Topaz Star Effects, a Photoshop plug-in that manipulates and enhances light sources to create radiant lighting and star effects. “With an advanced detection algorithm powering Star Effects, we have developed a simple and intuitive way to recognize hundreds of light sources at once, along with the choice to selectively amplify sources,” says Dr. He Yang, Senior Software Designer at Topaz Labs. “Star Effects has the most comprehensive tool set available, allowing for users to create both natural, accurate renditions or more dramatic, graphic effects.“The program is $29.99, with a trial version available for free.

Website: Topaz Star Effects

Topaz Press Release

Topaz Labs Announces Topaz Star Effects™, a Lighting Enhancement and Star Creation Software

Topaz Labs Releases Topaz Star Effects™, An Easy-to-Use and Comprehensive Software Plug-in That Creates Unique Lighting and Star Effects

DALLAS—(BUSINESS WIRE) - -Topaz Labs announces the release of Topaz Star Effects™, a Photoshop Plug-in that manipulates and enhances light sources to create radiant lighting and star effects. Using a leading-edge technology that automatically recognizes light sources, Topaz Star Effects™ provides a fast and effective way to creatively embellish points of light in an image.

“Star Effects™ is the most customizable and inclusive star filter out there right now. With adjustments like star type, glow, ring flare and color controls, the program allow for users to create effects from realistic sun flares and glowing water to more obvious, artistic additions,” said Nichole Paschal, Senior Marketing Specialist for Topaz Labs. “Plus the ability to selectively add and remove these effects, in a single click, is easy to understand and an important aspect to Star Effects™.”

“With an advanced detection algorithm powering Star Effects™, we have developed a simple and intuitive way to recognize hundreds of light sources at once, along with the choice to selectively amplify sources. Star Effects™ has the most comprehensive tool set available, allowing for users to create both natural, accurate renditions or more dramatic, graphic effects,” said Dr. He Yang, Senior Software Designer at Topaz Labs.

The comprehensive and customizable tool set in Topaz Star Effects™ offers a simple and intuitive workflow that results in quick enhancements to your light sources. It is a plug-in that works with a variety of host programs including Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Aperture, iPhoto and Lightroom. Topaz Star Effects™ retails for $29.99, and will be discounted to $19.99 until 2/15/12. For more information about Topaz Star Effects™, visit the homepage at http://www.topazlabs.com/stareffects.

Topaz Labs LLC, a privately owned company in Dallas, Texas, is an innovative provider of advanced image and video enhancement technology. With today’s widespread use of digital still cameras, digital video cameras, and HDTV, the need for high-quality digital images and videos has greatly increased. Topaz Labs’ mission is to bring practical state-of-the-art image and video enhancement technology to both photography and videography professionals and consumers.

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#1 Coffee

Perverse. Are there no more ethics, no more values anywhere these days? This has absolutely nothing to do with photography. If people want such effects they should paint pictures (if they're talented). If people absolutely must manipulate photographic images in this way, they dare not call it photography. It isn't. I refuse to accept stuff like this as some form of artistic expression.

4:58 pm - Friday, January 27, 2012

#2 Stewie

Cut back on the caffeine! You're under the mistaken impression that the rest of the world cares what you think.

11:32 pm - Friday, January 27, 2012

#3 Vesa V.

OK Stewie, with Photoshop you don't manipulate images; you only use your own creativity. And many of today's cameras do already have photoshop properties. So, where to put limits: camera is allowed to do all, but processing with computer is forbidden? Coffee: digital photography and computer image softwares will be developed side by side, so is the world today. SORRY for my bad ability to be creative in the English language.

2:27 pm - Saturday, January 28, 2012

#4 Vesa Vauhkonen

Stewie: You are right, softwares and cameras will be developed side by side. Coffee: You have to remember that softwares are an essential part of digital photography today. Where to put the limits: cameras itself today do have Photoshop properties. Processing is allowed in the camera, but not with the computer? And all RAW format images do need digital processing. It's a question of your own creativity; ethics will not disappear if you don't want to do it. Cheers. SORRY for my uncreative English.

8:55 pm - Saturday, January 28, 2012

#5 Flix

That's funny. To each his own. Photography much like every other art form is SUBJECTIVE. If it looks good to you then it looks good. If not no harm, no foul.

6:43 pm - Sunday, January 29, 2012

#6 milos

thanks for posting

11:26 am - Monday, January 30, 2012