Tulips are just starting to bloom here.  I processed this in PSE6 with adjusted levels, sharpened and then high pass sharpened again.  Topaz Adjust was applied and then a layer of Smart Blur at 50% Opacity was applied over that to soften the grunge look a little.  Hope you like it.  Have a great weekend.

Autumn Leaves

Kinda stretching this one as we haven’t had enough cold weather to really change the leaves on our trees much.  This photo was processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with adjusted levels, unsharpen mask and Topaz Adjust 5 Release Candidate.  This should be the last beta before the new Topaz Adjust 5 is released.  I used a custom preset of my own in processing this photo.  Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Camera settings: f/6.3, 1/100 sec., focal length 49 mm, and ISO 100.  No flash.


Topaz Adjust beta 5

Here’s another photo processed through PE6 and Topaz Adjust beta 5.  I have really enjoyed being a beta tester for Topaz and this new Adjust version is really something!  There are a ton of presets including cross process and Lomo settings, cool and warm settings and grunge settings, too!  I think that users are going to be very happy with the new version of Adjust.

Settings for this photo were: f/11, 1/60 sec., focal length 55 mm and ISO 200.


Just a pinecone.  This was processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with Topaz Adjust sketch.   This actually looks better enlarged I think.  I like the sketch effect as you have seen!  Camera settings: f/5.6, 1/60 sec., focal length 55 mm, ISO 160.  The air was really clear here today as it rained last night.   It is turning colder finally.  The trees are just now starting to get some color.  Doesn’t seem like Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away.

Autumn Rose

One of my last rose bushes to bloom this fall.  This photo was processed in Photoshop Elements 6 and Topaz Adjust.  I made a custom preset in Topaz Adjust to get the warm, antique-like look.  Other than that, it is just cropped and sharpened.  I had a tough time getting shots today because it was kind of windy.  Camera settings: f/5, 1/50 sec., focal length 44 and ISO 125.  I am beta testing the new Topaz Adjust 5 and love the new settings and flexibility that is built in.  It should be available soon.


Three lemons in a green bowl.  Processed in Photoshop Elements 6 with Topaz Adjust.  Burned and a couple of spots cloned out.

Camera settings: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, F/4, 1/60 sec., ISO 400,  focal length 100 mm.  Flash fired.