Advanced edge and texture control

with Topaz Clean edge enhancement software

  • Photo © Bob Jensen

  • Photo © John Barclay

  • Photo © Marcus Friedhofer

  • Photo © Daniel Dempster

  • Photo © Bob Jensen

Create a wide variety of unique effects by adjusting the depth and intensity of image texture and edges. Clean portraits and skin without losing any detail.

The ultimate texture and edge enhancement tool


Topaz Clean is a powerful detail smoothing and edge stylization plug-in that simplifies advanced techniques typically used for creating smooth, flawless skin and curly, vectorized effects - allowing you to quickly and easily reduce or remove the depth of detail within images, while maintaining important structural detail and enhancing edges.

You can achieve a variety of smoothing, detail flattening and edge enhancement techniques with the Topaz Clean plug-in. With just a few clicks, you can selectively control the appearance and intensity of detail in your photographs - or eliminate them all together.

Unique and stylized edge manipulation.


Give images unique edge effects that adds an extra punch to the photo. Topaz Clean's unique edge detection and smoothing functions give you the ability to create some very interesting effects.

Well-defined or stylized lines are just a few of the creative techniques achievable in Topaz Clean.

Usage


Advanced skin cleaning and smoothing

One of the most popular uses for clean is portraiture because it allows you to easily create smoother, cleaner and clearer skin. Topaz Clean can improve skin appearance, while preserving major facial features and tiny but important skin detail.

Clean's ability to preserve the contours and overall skin integrity make it a great tool for enhancing skin appearance. Use Clean to optimally removing the less desired details such as: medium-sized discolorations, blotches, wrinkles, scars, crows feet and under-eye bags.

(Hover for before/after.)


Highly selective texture control

Texture control is another common use for Topaz Clean. You can evenly apply or smooth out texture across your image for a well-balanced look. Topaz Clean even includes a convenient Skin Even preset to quickly touch up skin. Hover for before/after.


Stylized edges and lines

Accent and sharpen edges and lines in your image to create curly, stylized and vector-like effects.


Artistic detail flattening

Strip away image texture, detail and depth to create artistic detail flattening effects.

Workflow


Topaz Clean offers a simplified workflow that features 9 intuitive sliders that make it easy to achieve a variety of smoothing and edge enhancement effects. These controls are divided into three groups: Clean, Edges, Color, and Texture.

(Click on images for before/after.)


Clean tab is where you can flatten texture, smooth out features and remove weak details from your image. Even when removing the undesired textures and features from your image, Topaz Clean is able to preserve structural integrity of your subject.

The sliders in the Clean tab are the main ones used for portraiture and skin cleaning. The smoothing capabilities allow for a fresh, clean look.


The Edges tab is used to enhance and stylize the edges and lines in your image. The sliders here make it easy to create well-defined lines by sharpen and accentuating key edges in your image.

Also, increasing the Sharpness slider will allow you to create curly, vector-style effects for a creative or more dramatic look. It will also produce more pronounced edges with higher contrast.


The Texture tab is unique because it allows for additional texture refinement. The sliders in this tab are used to reintroduce original image detail back into the image - after the smoothing and edge enhancement process.

What's special about this technique is that it refines image features, yielding natural and impressive results in your photos.

Examples


Here's some examples of Topaz Clean in action.
Hover for 'before', click for larger version.

Create images with beautiful edges and texture effects.

The most control you'll ever get over edges and texture. Apply a wide range of effects to your photos, from natural skin smoothing to highly stylized edge and texture effects.

Topaz Clean

Take full control over surface texture and edges in your image.

"The edging effects of Clean are enough for incredible clarity without overdoing the effect. My friends tell me I am a wizard. I really know that you lot are the wizards."

Topaz Clean requires a compatible host program in Mac OSX 10.6+ or Windows 7+ with > 4GB RAM.