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    Topaz Adjust

    Hi! i just found this photoshop plugin and i'm wonder what you guys think about it

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    Hi retouch,

    Adjust is great, and when used as a companion to Topaz Vivacity is quite powerful. Here are a few examples.
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    It resembles the HDR effect - if overdone they easily get boring. But if applied properly, the results can be interesting.
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    That looks really cool. Personally I try not to bloat my PSD install with too many plugins. Quite often you can reproduce the same effects using PSD's native tools - always like to try that first before plugging something in, especially if I have to pay for it!

    But hey - if you like it, go for it! You can always uninstall.

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    Varelse, that is true, so the "less is more" rules of thumb applies. In the case of the examples I posted, I like the fanciful look the plug-in combo creates--perfect for a kids book or similar. At the moment HDR is hot, but of course tastes will shift as time goes on.

    pixelz, due to the nature of what I do (see URL in sig--I also have some SitePoint books listed there!), I have a boatload of plug-ins installed at any given time. All is well, whether on an older G4 Mac or a recent MacPro, aside from slightly delayed Photoshop launch times.

    You bring up a good point about whether or not plug-in effects can be duplicated within Photoshop. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. It depends on the effect, the skill of the user and the amount of time available!
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