My friends at Topaz Labs have released a new plug-in called Clarity which is designed to give your flat images more punch! Here’s more info in their own words:
Topaz Clarity is the ultimate tool to create compelling and powerful images by intelligently enhancing contrast and clarity with absolutely no artifacts or halos. With just a few clicks you can easily manipulate your micro, mid-tone and overall contrast, trans- forming your image from ordinary to extraordinary, while maintaining the natural feeling and tonality you are after. Using a proprietary technology, Topaz Clarity effectively improves local contrast without halos or noise, giving you remarkable results with minimal effort.
Here are some of the unique features introduced in Topaz Clarity:
- Selective Contrast Control. With Clarity, we have developed a cutting-edge process of selecting specific contrast variations in your original image, allowing you to quickly target and then increase or decrease the contrast and clarity in that specific variation.
- Breakthrough Halo-Free Algorithm. Boost contrast and clarity without emphasizing transitions between light and dark areas, eliminating the common problem of halos, noise and artifacts.
- Advanced Hue/Saturation/Luminance Technology. Using IntelliColor technology, you can easily enhance your image with the HSL filter, getting stronger, yet more natural HSL adjustments.
- Re-Imagined Masking Workflow. The masking module, now attached to each adjustment tab contains a comprehensive set of tools including an edge-aware brush, gradient mask, smart feather tool, color aware tool and more.
- User Interface Design. With Clarity, we have continued to develop a cleaner, more modern and efficient interface to improve usability, workflow and overall aesthetics. Here’s a peek at the new UI:
Here’s a look at the new masking technology:
I haven’t had a chance to review this one yet, but I hope too soon. Be sure to check back to find out what I think about this product after some hands-on time.
Special Offer – Corrected 5/24/2013
Click here and use the coupon code CLARITYNEW until May 31st to get Clarity at a special reduced price of $29.99. See my discount coupon code page for my discount for use with ALL Topaz products - including the best deal for the bundle.
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