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08/30/2013 02:22:11 PM · #1
Just an FYI - Topaz Labs is offering ReStyle at $29.99 ($30 off)thru 8/31 if any one is interested. Discount code is on the product page.
08/30/2013 02:32:32 PM · #2
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I'd say that's a pretty good advertisement for the local demographic. ;)

Message edited by author 2013-08-30 14:32:42.
08/30/2013 04:10:07 PM · #3
Originally posted by Cory:

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I'd say that's a pretty good advertisement for the local demographic. ;)


+1
A happy coincidence ... I didn't catch that on Doc's image.
08/30/2013 09:54:19 PM · #4
Originally posted by ciaeagle:

Just an FYI - Topaz Labs is offering ReStyle at $29.99 ($30 off)thru 8/31 if any one is interested. Discount code is on the product page.


Friendly bump. Quite a nice little tool to add to the Topaz package. Bought yesterday had some time to play with it today - some great presets that with one click achieve what normally would have taken me several layers.

Message edited by author 2013-08-30 21:54:51.
08/30/2013 10:00:44 PM · #5
Just to make it clear, this isn't like any of the other Topaz (or Nik) products at all: as far as I know, it's a unique plugin.

The best way to visualize it is to imagine you were using photoshop itself and creating gradient masks for the different tonalities in an image, and customizing colors to fade onto each of the different tonalities.

Now, what restyle does is analyze your image when you load it, and generate a whole RAFT of previews based on a VERY large number of categorized presets of different color combinations for the different tonal areas. You scroll through the presets getting ideas for what sort of shifting in the tones might work for you, then load that preset on the image and then customize it, if you wish, with sliders on the right that let you redistribute the output dramatically.

You can save these modified presets as custom presets.

It's a HELL of a nice, complex coloring tool. For the price, if you like playing with out-there color, it's a must-have. Not so much so if your goal is always realistic rendition of color.

Message edited by author 2013-08-30 22:01:09.
08/30/2013 10:34:29 PM · #6
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Just to make it clear, this isn't like any of the other Topaz (or Nik) products at all: as far as I know, it's a unique plugin.

The best way to visualize it is to imagine you were using photoshop itself and creating gradient masks for the different tonalities in an image, and customizing colors to fade onto each of the different tonalities.

Now, what restyle does is analyze your image when you load it, and generate a whole RAFT of previews based on a VERY large number of categorized presets of different color combinations for the different tonal areas. You scroll through the presets getting ideas for what sort of shifting in the tones might work for you, then load that preset on the image and then customize it, if you wish, with sliders on the right that let you redistribute the output dramatically.

You can save these modified presets as custom presets.

It's a HELL of a nice, complex coloring tool. For the price, if you like playing with out-there color, it's a must-have. Not so much so if your goal is always realistic rendition of color.


I don't know about that last bit Bear. I played with it this evening for a few minutes on a recent challenge entry and a few (not a lot but a few) of the pre-sets gave better color tonality and realistic color than what I had shot originally. I do agree with you that many of the pre-sets have fantastical colors and can definitely change the 'mood' of a shot. Also some of the B&W pre-sets look quite nice too - but I have only tried them on a few of my older shots to see what they would look like and some of the summer vacation shots. Will definitely play more with it.

Message edited by author 2013-08-30 22:35:56.
08/30/2013 10:40:05 PM · #7
Originally posted by CNovack:

I don't know about that last bit Bear. I played with it this evening for a few minutes on a recent challenge entry and a few (not a lot but a few) of the pre-sets gave better color tonality and realistic color than what I had shot originally. I do agree with you that many of the pre-sets have fantastical colors and can definitely change the 'mood' of a shot. Also some of the B&W pre-sets look quite nice too - but I have only tried them on a few of my older shots to see what they would look like and some of the summer vacation shots. Will definitely play more with it.

Oh I agree, some of 'em look useful for reality, whatever that is: what I'm saying is it may not be a "must-have" for that sort of work, but it sure as heck is for the kind of stuff I like to play with :-)
08/30/2013 10:46:41 PM · #8
i find the number of presets they include to be overwhelming and a horribly irresistible timewaster.
wish it were more like the old topaz plugins where they give you a handful of presets and it inspires you to make your own.
08/30/2013 10:49:00 PM · #9
Originally posted by skewsme:

i find the number of presets they include to be overwhelming and a horribly irresistible timewaster.
wish it were more like the old topaz plugins where they give you a handful of presets and it inspires you to make your own.

I hear ya, but in a sense that's what makes it so useful to me: the product is dragging me into territory I might not have thought to visit if left to my own devices. It's a sort of thing I call "serendipity software", and I love it. But, then, I do have plenty of time to waste :-)
08/31/2013 01:03:51 AM · #10
I'm enjoying wasting some time with it.
08/31/2013 01:32:42 AM · #11
Hmmm, I ignored the flyer when it came through on email, but then read this thread.
For $30 what the heck.
It's never fun to navigate Topaz' order page, but I did it.
And, yes, it's a magnificent timewaster. Ideas galore.
I'm delighted it got talked up here. I'd have missed it.
08/31/2013 10:59:35 AM · #12
I got it, looking forward to wasting some time!
08/31/2013 11:01:31 AM · #13
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My friend; A simple snapshot waiting for our coffee. Nothing but resize and Topaz Re Style.

Infinity of options... and creative application.
08/31/2013 12:44:37 PM · #14
I also saw the e-mail and ignored until I saw the mention of it here. I bought it as well, thinking what the heck for $30. I now have Topaz Adjust and Restyle. Next I need to get the DeNoise. Looking for input from users of that. Is it worth it to purchase the DeNoise software?
08/31/2013 02:21:56 PM · #15
Originally posted by drake217:

I also saw the e-mail and ignored until I saw the mention of it here. I bought it as well, thinking what the heck for $30. I now have Topaz Adjust and Restyle. Next I need to get the DeNoise. Looking for input from users of that. Is it worth it to purchase the DeNoise software?


More than anything else you can possibly buy.
08/31/2013 02:27:38 PM · #16
Originally posted by drake217:

I also saw the e-mail and ignored until I saw the mention of it here. I bought it as well, thinking what the heck for $30. I now have Topaz Adjust and Restyle. Next I need to get the DeNoise. Looking for input from users of that. Is it worth it to purchase the DeNoise software?

Absolutely. Fabulousy useful.
08/31/2013 03:26:37 PM · #17
Huge Topaz fan so just bought it before the offer expires - thanks for the heads up!
08/31/2013 03:39:42 PM · #18
I love it that one of the packages is called "Translucent Fish Eggs"
08/31/2013 03:51:19 PM · #19
Originally posted by Cory:

I love it that one of the packages is called "Translucent Fish Eggs"

and another is: Blached Zomp Wash. Not sure I want to look that one up.

Does anyone else get the impression this plug-in is, at least partly, a quick and easy way to use Match Colors?
08/31/2013 04:54:27 PM · #20
I paid and clicked on the download and maybe the boiler on this old machine popped a couple of rivets...
Did seem like a nice idea though...
08/31/2013 05:18:17 PM · #21
I didn't even know this plug-in existed, but I couldn't resist the chance to get it at bargain price. Still waiting for the download to complete so that I can start playing.
08/31/2013 06:12:10 PM · #22
Originally posted by sfalice:

Does anyone else get the impression this plug-in is, at least partly, a quick and easy way to use Match Colors?

I guess in a sense it feels that way (like, if you've ever downloaded an image from the web and opened in in PS to use it as the source for a match-=colors job) but it's considerably more sophisticated than that since in the panel on the right you can modify any and all of the colors, and you can modify the tonal ranges to which they're applied, and you can modify the... you get the idea.

Nobody should just stop with the presets: WORK 'em! You can do some amazing stuff!
08/31/2013 06:12:21 PM · #23
Downloaded it and... OMG. if you don't hear from me in a few days, send the intervention team...
08/31/2013 06:54:46 PM · #24
Time for a Topaz side challenge!
08/31/2013 08:03:20 PM · #25
Originally posted by jomari:

Time for a Topaz side challenge!


I would definitely be up for that!! I have been playing with this new plug-in all day!! The intervention team may soon be very busy.
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