A first look at TopazLabs Glow Plugin

Electrify

TopazLabs.com have released a new plugin called Glow.  Being a user of some of their other plugins, especially Denoise & Adjust, I thought I would give it a quick play this evening.   I tried it on a couple wildlife shots without any really pleasing effect, however this shot of trees in winter sunlight produced some nice results.

This is the original starting image.

Original Image
Original Image

The following images are all just straight from some of the presets provided by the plugin, that I liked.  There are lots more, some quite extreme effects, which probably work well for different types of shot.  I did not bother to use any of the adjustment sliders for these images, which you can changed the effect to suit your own tastes.

Here then are the effects that I liked.

Brilliant Fibres 3
Brilliant Fibres 3
Brilliant Fibres 1
Brilliant Fibres 1
Brilliant on Black
Brilliant on Black
Electrify
Electrify
Natural Neon 2
Natural Neon 2
Rose Glow
Rose Glow

 

For a first play this plugin is nice to use.  However, I think that it will not get as much use personally as I do of Adjust.

About ChrisA

I have been taking photography seriously since 2004. I have a website dedicated to my favourite type of photography - macro @ www.macro-photo.co.uk I also enjoy taking landscape and wildlife shots, which I show on akeyphoto.co.uk I hope you enjoy both websites.

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