I recently discovered a Photoshop plug in called "Topaz Adjust" - and I've downloaded the 30 day free trial to see how I like it. So far, so good. While I haven't done anything quite as spectacular as the examples on their site (you should check them out) I have had a lot of fun playing around with some of my photos.
Here's a lone cow from our farm SOOC shot:
Here he? she? is again, but with some major color boost and Pioneer Woman's Vignette Action:
Just for fun, I thought I'd try it on some people I know. I started off with my friend's son, Mavrick. Her husband cut his hair in a mohawk (she said she's never felt more trailer-trash, and I laughed so hard) because, as her husband put it, he always wanted a mohawk as a kid and his dad would never let him have one and did she really want her sons growing up without the benefit of having experience, just one, what it felt like to sport a mohawk? (My friend SWEARS she's cutting it soon...it's growing on me...especially when she spiked it for Church last week.)
And here's M looking like he just stepped off the pages of Baby Gap:
And before I show you the last photo...I must say that she is not my favorite. At all. And this photo is not my favorite. At all.
And here she is with a very soft filter (I am sorry, I didn't record the name of it) applied - she looks positively ethereal, doesn't she?
The actual program is moderately priced at only $99 and is downloadable from their site. If you own Photoshop, you should try the download and see if you like it enough to pay for it. I can already tell you, I'm sold.
Which is your favorite? And why?