Presets are a very important part of my workflow. In each program I use I have a rich collection of my own settings. No matter it's Photomatix Pro, Lightroom or Photoshop. Using presets has a few advantages for me: I can work much faster (I usually just make small adjustments to them) and also my photos have more consistent look.
So after sharing presets for Photomatix and Lightroom 4 a number of times it's now time to share some presets for Topaz Adjust. I decided on sharing presets I use to fine-tune my HDR and astro photos. You can download them here. As always they are free of charge. You will find following presets in the bundle (actually there are a few more but these ones are my favourite ones):
|Astrophoto||I used this preset for a number of my astrophotos including this one and this one. This preset protects highlights, does some strong adaptive exposure and enhances details what makes it great for night photography.|
|City at night||Great for blue hour cityscapes like this one. Protects highlights, increases saturation and also enhances blue hue of the image.|
|Colourful landscape||Slightly increases colour saturation what makes it great whenever you want to pop colour in your landscape photos.|
|Colourful sunrise||Preset very similar to colourful landscape but warmer. It also preserves more details in shadows. Both these properties make it great for sunrise photos like this one.|
|Night in the old town & night in the old town 2||2 presets that are perfect for shots in low light taken in the old towns like this one for instance.|
And here is instruction how to import them to your Topaz Adjust:
- Download presets from the link above.
- Unzip archive on disk.
- Open Photoshop and open Topaz Labs -> Topaz Adjust
- Make sure presets list is shown. If not click on the arrow on the left of Topaz Adjust Window.
- Click Import button at the bottom of the screen and navigate to the folder where you extracted ZIP archive. Select file to import and click Open button.