Simulate realistic filters and lenses for unique focal point
flexibility and creative focus effects in your images.
Topaz Lens Effects brings all of your camera lenses and filters (and even those you don't have yet) together in a powerful and easy-to-use plug-in, eliminating the need for additional and expensive equipment, while providing unparalleled editing flexibility. The diverse range of effects made possible by virtual simulation of common lenses, filters and specialty cameras make it easier than ever to change or emphasize focal points, adjust depth-of-field, add vignettes, balance color tone, create miniature scenes and so much more.
Traditionally, most lens and filter effects are interposed at the time of the shot. However, Lens Effects extends the functionality beyond your camera, giving you the convenience and flexibility to add any number of filter, lens, hood and specialty-camera adjustments after the shot. This type of control helps simplify your shooting process by simulating the abilities of your camera equipment inside of Photoshop. Lens Effects offers a more effective way to explore the many benefits that traditional lenses and filters offer - in just a click.
Cameras, lenses and filters are a necessary part of your camera bag. As a photographer, you need an arsenal of capable tools that will not only help improve and enhance, but also extend your creative abilities. Now it's easier and faster than ever to achieve selective focus and ensure that your viewers see your image how you envisioned it. The value in digital lens simulation is that you get a wider range of effects and capabilities that offer convenience and flexibility of being applied during post processing.
In addition, there is no degradation to the image which can typically result from glare, lens flare, dirt, dust and lens aberration. Also, by adding your lens and filter effects during post-processing, you eliminate the need for expensive lenses and equipment. Explore some of the creative possibilities achievable with your images using Lens Effects...
Aesthetically blur the background or out-of-focus areas while bringing more attention to image subject.
Gradually fade edges of image, by darkening or lightening, bringing more emphasis to the center.
Soften and spread out light to create a hazy or dream-like effect. Traditionally used for portraits to soften/smooth skin.
Enhance the look of sky and water by darkening the sky, reducing water reflections and foliage shine.
Single tone and dual tone filters for color correction, color enhancement and to remove color cast.
Control and balance exposure between sky and ground by darkening brighter areas.
Selectively adjust the focal plane and subject for creating unique perspectives and miniature effects.
Combine multiple color tone, vignette and grain effects to create photos with an old school look and feel.
Creatively blur and distort images to drive attention to your subject.
Create and emphasize movement using motion tools that simulate zoom, spiral, rotation, panning and shake.
The new Smart Brush is used to create depth maps, which allow you to control how the Bokeh (blur) will be applied to your image. Using the Smart Brush, you can identify the relative distance of near to far objects (black to white). This type of control makes it easy to select (or change) any focal point within your image and put the emphasis where you want it.
Also integrated in the Smart Brush is a Gradient Brush tool and a color selection tool. With the Gradient Brush, you can easily create smooth gradients in your Depth Map by simply brushing (click and drag) across your image. The color picker is a convenient tool which allows you to select the depth value based and paint in any area of the image using that selection.
Once your depth map is created, you can uses it to adjust focal point, depth of field, foreground blur, background blur and blur creaminess. Use the sliders to indicate the effect type, location, strength and transition in your image.
Topaz Lens Effects introduces a variety of new features designed for convenience and to help streamline your workflow.
Lens Effects includes 26 camera, filter and lens effects and over 170 preset that can be combined countless ways for a wide range of creative effects.
Lens Effects introduces a new category called Effects, which helps manage your presets, organizing them by camera, filter and lens type.
With the new "Apply" button, you can apply multiple effects and presets during the same work session - without having to exit the program and relaunch.
Includes basic adjustment tools for brightness, highlights, contrast, saturation, color tone, sharpening, grain and more - for a comprehensive workflow.
Hover over each example for a quick look at the Before photo, or click it for a larger version of the before/after.
Topaz Lens Effects makes it easy to achieve the look of speciality lenses, cameras and creative filters.
Check out some of the available Lens Effects tutorials to help you get started.
Find out how you can use depth maps to create realistic bokeh and blur in your images.
Learn more about the three options for applying and controlling bokeh in your images.
Learn how to quickly turn your images into miniature scenes using the tilt & shift feature in Lens Effects.
Creating Miniature Scenes - Workflow Tips.
Get a brief introduction to the new Topaz Lens Effects and see the quick and easy bokeh capabilities.
Visit our Learning Resource Center to access additional Lens Effects tutorials and documentation.
Have you tried Lens Effects? Let us know what you think!
Before installing Topaz Lens Effects, please refer to our system specifications to verify that your system
meets the minimum requirements - as recommended by our development team.
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