This is the third of a three part review that will look at the six products that come with the Topaz Labs Plug-In Bundle. They include Topaz DeNoise 5, Topaz Adjust 4, Topaz Simplify 3, Topaz Detail 2, Topaz Clean 3, and Topaz ReMask. The goal of this bundle is to give you everything that you need in one package to handle all of your photographic editing and enhancing needs.
Topaz Clean 3
Topaz Clean is a plug-in that works as a stylization tool that controls the depth and intensity of image textures, edges and details for artistic flattening, smoothing, contouring, and line enhancement. At its heart, Topaz Clean is a texture adjustment program that is designed to provide advanced smoothing and texture effects while increasing or decreasing the appearance of detail depth within your images.
The goal of Topaz Clean is to preserve the contours and overall image integrity while optimally removing the less desired details. Most often this is done in portraiture to remove medium-sized discolorations and blotches while preserving major facial features and tiny but important skin detail. It also has a Skin Even preset to quickly touch up skin.
You can also use Topaz Clean to create some interesting effects through the use of its edge detection and smoothing functions. This can add extra punch to a photo as well as limiting details for an artistic look that can pop right off the page.
What Do You Get with Topaz Clean 3
• New, more user friendly interface that allows you to expand and collapse the preset panel and the tool panel for a more adjustable workspace. This gives you more control over your workflow
• Preview section that gives you the ability to compare the original image with the processed image and examine the results. You can also pan around the image or zoom in and out.
• You have the ability to use existing presets as well as creating ones of your own. This gives you the ability to speed up and simplify your use of Topaz Clean. These presets are previously defined settings that you can reapply at any time. You can tweak these presets and save them for your own use as well as sharing them with others.