After installing Topaz Studio 2, when opening up the application, you may receive an error with the above message with the code (0xc000007b).
This is most likely because your windows system is missing a critical dependency. To resolve this issue, Perform the following steps.
1) Go to the Microsoft downloads page and click the link to download the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 redistributable update 3 RC.
2) On the next page, select the download link for the 64 bit installer. (vc_redist.x64.exe). Run and install the redistributable then restart Topaz Studio 2.