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Precision Contrast

Precision

Contrast

Naturally enhance contrast without blowing out highlights or crushing shadows.

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Available within Topaz Studio.

Perfect Highlights, Perfect Shadows.

Topaz Studio Precision Contrast amplifies the smallest details and selectively increases contrast without introducing artifacts or halo effects.

Topaz Studio - Precision Contrast Adjustment

Have it All.

Contrast tools are always a balancing act. Correcting for highlights often leaves shadows too dark with lost details and correcting for shadows often leave highlights stark and blown out. Precision Contrast has unique, selective detail technology that allows you to have the best of both worlds.

Break it Down.

The Precision Contrast Adjustment makes adjusting contrast easy. Specifically tailor image adjustments by correcting micro, small, medium, and high contrast levels independently. Create contrast exactly where you want it.

Transform Images.

Precision Contrast helps to create beautiful and striking images that still look completely realistic. Flat photographs that lack contrast and depth are magically transformed with the Topaz Studio Precision Contrast Adjustment.

Use the Precision Contrast Adjustment to selectively adjust image contrast to transform flat images into compelling ones that look completely natural.

Topaz Studio - Precision Contrast Adjustment

ORIGINAL

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LOW

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HIGH

Selectively change the color saturation of small details in the image without changing the color contrast in large details. You now have the ability to add fun blasts of color without over saturation of the entire image.

Topaz Studio - Precision Contrast Adjustment

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Training and Tutorials

Learn all about the Topaz  Studio Precision Contrast Adjustment with a comprehensive overview, tutorials, and videos. Click a category to learn more.

Create images that emulate a skilled retoucher’s method of selectively brightening and darkening in far less time.

Tutorials

Learn how to use the Precision Contrast Adjustment with these step-by step tutorials on the blog.

How to use the Precision Contrast Adjustment:

The Topaz Studio Precision Contrast Adjustment is very different than your typical contrast slider. Before I was introduced to this awesome contrast tool, I thought all contrast tools were the same (silly me). Before we get into what’s so awesome about the Precision Contrast Adjustment, let’s talk about the typical contrast tool.

The Precision Contrast Adjustment features four unique contrast sliders that allow independent control of varying details in your image. The algorithm analyzes your image and categories details as either micro, low, medium, or high contrast. These four sliders then allow you to adjust each one independently of one another. Read More…

Videos

Learn how to use the Precision Contrast Adjustment with these video tutorials.

Topaz Studio Precision Contrast Adjustment Tutorial:

Join Taylor Seaton from Topaz Labs as she demonstrates how to use the Precision Contrast Adjustment in Topaz Studio. Learn what each slider does, how to use Adjustment Level Presets, how to make custom edits to images, and how to use the Topaz Studio intuitive masking in this tutorial video.

The Precision Contrast Adjustment focuses on three key areas to make adjusting color, contrast, and lighting of the image effortless. Create truly sharper, yet natural looking photos with the Precision Contrast Adjustment.

The sliders and what they do:

1. Micro:
Easily create micro contrast by adjusting the Micro slider. Simply increase the value of the Micro slider to increase micro contrast. By decreasing the value, the micro contrast of the image will become less apparent. This slider is great for enhancing very minute differences in contrast. Slight ripples, light clouds or smoke, and hair can be enhanced using this slider.

2. Low:
Effortlessly create low contrast by adjusting the Low slider. Increasing the value of the Low slider will increase low contrast. By decreasing the value, the low contrast of the image will become less apparent. This slider enhances small differences in contrast, about twice the value of the Micro slider. The low detail slider works great for larger waves, storm clouds, trees, and textures.

3. Medium:
Adjust medium contrast with the Medium slider. Increasing the value of the Medium slider will increase medium contrast. By decreasing the value, the medium contrast of the image will become less apparent. This slider enhances larger details. The Medium slider is great for adjusting images that feature natural elements like rocks, trees, or other organic material that have a heavier contrast.

4. High:
Quickly adjust high contrast with the High slider. Increase the value of the High slider to increase contrast in High contrast areas. By decreasing the value, the high contrast areas of the image will become less visible. This slider enhances the highest of contrasts in images and is perfect for editing the darkest areas.

5. Shadow:
Selectively manipulate shadows and dark tones within any image with the Shadow slider. Lighten all the shadows within an image by increasing the value of the slider or darken shadows and lowlights by decreasing the value. Any adjustment made will only affect the darker image tones and shadows.

6. Midtones:
The Midtones Slider allows control over midtones within your image. To darken all the midtones, decrease the value of the slider. To increase the brightness of midtones, increase the value of this slider. The adjustment will selectively affect the midtones of the image, leaving your highlights and shadows untouched.

7. Highlight:
Effortlessly control image highlights within any image with the Highlight slider. Darken all the highlights within an image by decreasing the value of the slider or increase the brightness of highlights by increasing the value. The adjustment will selectively affect the lightest areas of the image.

8. Equalization:
The Equalization Slider allows you to equalize image exposure by predetermined regions. This will result in an image that boast consistent contrast throughout its composition. Low equalization will use 5 regions, medium equalization will use 10 regions, and high equalization will use 20 regions.

9. Color Contrast:
Sometimes, when adjusting contrast, color can be lost in small details. The Color slider selectively brings back those colors without affecting larger details of the image. Increasing this value will increase saturation in the small details, while decreasing the value will decrease saturation of small details.

10. Saturation:
Easily update the overall image saturation by adjusting the Saturation Slider. Simply increase the value of the Saturation Slider and the image colors will become more saturated. By decreasing the value, the overall image will become less saturated.

11. Vibrant:
The Vibrant Slider will only affect image colors of low saturation. Easily change the saturation in the desaturated areas of your image with this slider. Increase the value of the Vibrant Slider and watch the low saturation areas become more saturated. By decreasing the value, the low saturated areas will become even less saturated.

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