Topaz Labs released a new Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture plug-in : Topaz Star Effects. The purpose of this piece of software is to create lighting and star effects on light sources on your photographs. In the past, we had special filters, optical filters, we now have plug-ins to do that.
Available adjustments are start type, ring flare and color controls. You like the star effects on lights of a Canon EF 85mm F1.2L USM II on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II but don’t have the buck to buy such an expensive piece of glass ? YOu can ask Photoshop with the help of Topaz Star Effects. Star Effects will recognize hundreds of light source automatically to create and enhance realistic sun flares and glowing water for instance.
Topaz Star Effects will run as a plug-in on a wide variety of software :
– Adobe Photoshop CS
– Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (LR4 Beta released earlier this month)
– Adobe Photoshop Elements (see Photoshop Elements 10 announcement)
– Apple Aperture
– Apple iPhoto
Ster Effects is sold at a discounted price of $19/99 until Febr. 15th, instead of $29.99.
More information on Topaz Labs website.