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Topaz Star Effect™s creates unique star and lighting effects by manipulating and enhancing the appearance of various light sources found within your image. With a variety of fully-customizable effect options for modifying light sources, you can easily add a creative or dramatic flare to lights or reflective surfaces to focus more attention on those point.
This fun and easy-to-use plug-in simulates traditional photographic star lens filters (also known as cross-screen filters), giving you the ability to digitally create dazzling starbursts, light enhancements and much more.
Topaz Star Effect™s pairs powerful light source detection capabilities with an easy-to-use selective star brush, making it faster and easier for you to create effects. The advanced detection algorithm automatically seeks out the light sources in your image and then offers you the ability to quickly control how many of the detected sources are affected using the Threshold slider. The included selective brush offers more flexibility, allowing you to individually select more light sources to add or remove your effect from - in just a single click. Then using the sliders in the Main Adjustments, Color Adjustments and Additional Effects tabs, you can control the appearance and characteristics of your effects.
Star Effects™ features the most comprehensive enhancement toolset available, allowing users to create both natural, realistic effects and more artistic, graphic effects. Compared to other star-creation tools, Star Effects™ includes a selective brush; an apply button for star stack-a-bility; and more adjustment options: star type, glow, ring flare, color controls and more - all rolled into one easy-to-use program.
The versatility possible in Star Effects™ is great for enhancing a variety of image types including: jewelry bling/sparkle, night scenes, cityscapes, shimming water and reflective surfaces, star and eye twinkle, astrology, sunbeams and more.
Topaz Star Effects features two modes (Combined and Stars Only) for previewing and processing your created effects. The Combined mode allows you to see your base image and the applied star effects. The Stars Only mode allows you to view just your added star effects (on a black background) without your base image.
You also have the option of saving just the created star effects – just make sure that the Stars Only mode is selected before you click the OK button. This is great for creating your own unique and customized backgrounds.
Hover over each example for a quick look at the Before photo, or click it for a larger version of the before/after.
Topaz Star Effects makes it easy to create brilliant star and lighting effects.
Check out some of the available Star Effects tutorials to help you get started.
Visit our Learning Resource Center to access additional Star Effects tutorials and documentation.
Have you tried Topaz Star Effects? Let us know what you think!
Before installing Topaz Star 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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