The thing I love about Topaz Plugins is that they cover everything you would want to do with your images from subtle adjustments that make your photos pop to some not-so-subtle impressionist, HDR and texture effects.
The Complete Collection includes 17 different plugins that you can use in conjunction with Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or PhotoFXlab.
But if you’re not ready to go all in with the Complete Collection, you might be wondering which plugins you should get. There’s so much to choose from! Here are my recommendations:
If you like subtle adjustments
Topaz Clarity – gives subtle adjustments to colour, contrast and clarity that make your photos pop
Topaz DeNoise – if you’ve been looking for the best way to remove noise in your photos this is it. Topaz DeNoise will remove noise from the less detailed parts of your image while leaving the detailed areas sharp.
If you like more dramatic adjustments
Topaz ReStyle – offers dramatic colour adjustments that give your image an entirely new look and feel
Topaz Texture Effects – the easiest way to create beautiful images with texture overlays
Topaz Impression – if you like painterly effects, you’ll be impressed with this one.
Topaz B&W Effects – you’ll get a lot more than black and white too!
If you’re only going to buy one
Topaz Adjust – this is where I started and the plugin I still recommend for anyone just getting started with Topaz. The reason that I like it is because it has a little of everything. There are a few presets for subtle changes, some for more dramatic effects, some painterly effects, and even some Black and White effects.
Remember, you can pick up a free trial of the Topaz Collection, or any of the individual plugins, and give them a try before you buy.