Simplify In Studio

Abstraction

Paid Pro

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Edges

Paid Pro

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Quad Tone

Paid Pro

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Tone Curves

Free Pro

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Vignette

Free Pro

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New Name: Simplify in Studio

Simplify has been renamed to Simplify in Studio and has officially moved into Topaz Studio! This change has been made to remove the unnecessary version numbers we provide with the plugin version (e.g. Simplify 4). As we continue this path of moving Simplify into Topaz Studio, this will enable us to focus on the overall mission of improving the entire Topaz Labs experience from start to finish. With this new name, we begin the journey to a more integrated, complete, and user-focused Simplify.

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Simplify 4

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Simplify in Studio

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Now inside Topaz Studio

Going forward, you will access Simplify from the Topaz Studio application. Simplify can now be accessed without a paid host editor (such as Photoshop and Lightroom), AND you can access Simplify directly from the Workflow Panel in Topaz Studio.

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Simplify in Studio

We have added Simplify in Studio to several different areas inside Topaz Studio to make it more accessible to you. You can access Simplify through the workflow panel on the left under "Specialty", adjustment drop down menu, and also, from the blue adjustment shortcut button on the workspace to the right.

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Abstraction

One of the controls introduced in Simplify in Studio is the Abstraction found under the adjustment menu. The Abstraction removes unwanted details, customize effects with masking, and blend to create custom looks and styles.

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Edges

A new tool introduced in Simplify in Studio is the Edges found under the adjustment menu. The Edges accentuate the edges and lines in your images with digital ink to create bold outlines of tracing effects.

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Quad Tone

Another powerful tool introduced in Simplify in Studio is the Quad Tone found under the adjustment menu. The Quad Tone allows you the ability to control your black, white, highlight, and shadow color tones to create a more unifying color pallette or interesting artistic compositions with vivid and surreal hues.

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Improvements

We have made great improvements to the speed and resolution for this Simplify update! By incorporating Simplify into Topaz Studio we have achieved a significantly reduced launch time.

Faster Launch

With the latest Simplify update we have harnessed the power through Topaz Studio to increase the speed! Take a look at the launch time between the Simplify 4 and Simplify in Studio:

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Simplify 4

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Large Simplify

With the latest update to Simplify in Studio, we improved the ability to target large structures more accurately. Before, Simplify 4 was targeting, what were considered "large structures" with a fixed pixel size that did not relate to the overall size of the image. Now, Simplify in Studio has been upgraded so it targets the larger Simplify structure proportionally to the overall image size, which will allow for more control over the targeted Simplify structure and resulting style of your image.

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Simplify 4

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Simplify in Studio

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Plugin Access

Keeping with Topaz Labs tradition, you can still launch Simplify directly as a Photoshop plug-in. However, we've moved the entry into Topaz Studio, so you know you're launching Simplify in Studio.

Before

Filter → Topaz Labs → Topaz Simplify...

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After

Filter → Topaz Studio → Simplify...

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Can't find it?

If you do not see Simplify listed in Photoshop, please follow the guidance here:


How do I get it?

Free Update

AS ALWAYS, the update from Simplify to Simplify in Studio is 100% free! You'll need to download and install Topaz Studio (a FREE application) to use the Simplify in Studio update. If you are just getting started with Topaz Studio, please see the How to Download section. NOTE: you will need Topaz Studio installed to claim your free Precision Simplify and Channel Mixer Adjustments that make up Simplify in Studio:

 

Follow the steps below to get the update:

 

Confirm Ownership

First, you'll want to confirm you already own Topaz Simplify. You can confirm ownership by checking your Topaz Labs account here:

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Login into Topaz Studio Account

Once you have confirmed ownership, CREATE AN ACCOUNT in Topaz Studio with the same account credentials as your Topaz Labs account. If you already have a Topaz Studio account, you can simply login:

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Access Topaz Studio

Download and install the latest version of Topaz Studio. Click here for specific instructions. Once you have launched Topaz Studio, successfully logged in, OPENED an image, and selected Simplify from the Workflow panel on the left, you'll see the new interface!

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Update Complete

Once you've logged in, the Topaz Studio application will AUTOMATICALLY check your Plugins Account page for you, and add the Simplify Pack to your Topaz Studio Account. You will now have full access to Simplify in Studio

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I don't own Simplify in Studio- yet!

If you do not own Simplify, you can purchase it from the Topaz Studio Web Store, or by pressing the button below to go directly to the cart:

 Includes: Abstraction, Edges , and Quad Tone Adjustments. The Basic Adjustment, Tone Curves, and Vignette Adjustments are free adjustments included with Topaz Studio.


How to Download Topaz Studio

To get started with Simplify in Studio, first download and install Topaz Studio from the page below:

Once you have Topaz Studio installed, you can find Simplify in Studio in the Specialty Workflow Section to the left of the screen, as shown above . Topaz Simplify in Studio will be accessed from this location from now on.

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