If you are at all familiar with my work you know that I rarely push post processing beyond the limits of keeping my images looking as “natural” and “realistic” as possible. I never want to have someone compliment by work by saying that I did a great job with post processing. I want people to judge my work as a whole, based on the image itself. Because of that you will rarely ever see me share images that have gone through filters to make them look like oil paintings nor will you see me share images that are over the top HDR with that cartoony look that we all know all too well. With all of that said, you might be wondering why I am sharing this image that I processed with the new Topaz Glow from Topaz Labs?
Well, the short answer is that even though I don’t share a lot of images like this, I still have a lot of fun playing around with them, and another short answer is that I am a Topaz affiliate and they ask me to evaluate their new offerings, but the real answer would that the new Topaz Glow is not only a lot of fun, it does crazy cool things to images of fairly normal things.
I will be doing a much deeper dig into Topaz Glow after the holidays, amazing how busy things are right now, but I wanted to share this first image that I processed with it. This is actually an iPhone 6 image I made of a flower during a recent trip to Tacoma and beyond simply running it through the Glow plugin, I did nothing else to it.
Stay tuned for my deeper look at the product, but in the meantime if you would like to give it a try for yourself simply click on the links that I have included in the body of this blog post. They will take you to the Topaz site where you can download trials of all their products, including Glow.