Topaz Clean is a versatile plugin for Photoshop that can clean up unwanted details from digital photos, as well as to refine textures and stylize edges. It is a multi-purpose graphic assistant that produces unique effects and can be used to cartoonize pictures all the same.
The technique that makes it stand out
Despite accomplishing such a complex purpose, Topaz Clean relies on simplified editing schemas that are no challenge to understand. The changes are performed on selective portions and all the adjustments are carried out without negative effects on the original structure of the picture.
The plugin also includes a few presets that can be directly applied on an image without further editing. At all times, you will be able to compare the results against the source image, so as to be able to identify the aspects that still need rework.
Create amazing effects from a single panel
Besides the effects that come inside presets, the plugin also provides more advanced filters that can create an outcome to match your taste. Three main sections are dedicated to this purpose, the first of which deals with cleaning up photos and smoothing the details in order to produce a flawless appearance.
The second one provides a toolset for adjusting settings related to edges, with focus on emphasizing lines and sharpening curves, which will result in a dramatic look. Last, but not least, the texture section that can arrange for a natural feel, especially after you’ve applied several other filters.
A good choice for photographers
Topaz Clean can make quite the asset, but some experience is needed to handle it properly. It can be used in the postproduction phase in order to refine the appearance of both small and large objects in just the right amount.