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More Than A Snapshot provides online photography education.

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This is the blog for More Than A Snapshot's Online Photography Classes.  In these blog posts I will give photography tips, tutorials, and show images.

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How to Install Topaz Studio 2 as a Photoshop Plugin

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How to Install Topaz Studio 2 as a Photoshop Plugin

In this video, I will show you step by step, how to install Topaz Studio 2 as a plugin for Photoshop and how to use it on your photos.

Click this link to order Studio 2 and use the coupon code “Snapshot” at checkout for 15% off.

Written Directions:


Track: Sk-Hall & Ludwiig - New Beginning [NCS Release]

Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds.


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Topaz Releases a New Version of their Image Editing Software: Studio 2

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Click here for more information or to order Studio. Use the coupon code “Snapshot” at checkout for 15% off.

Check out some of the images below, that were created during the making of this video.

New Topaz AI Bundle

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New Topaz AI Bundle

These AI-powered tools have been quite popular recently and you can find videos about all of them on my website:

You would spend $359.96 buying these all separately. Because of how popular these products have been, though, Topaz is offering a new AI Bundle for $199.99 until May 4th.

A First Look at Topaz's Gigapixel AI 4

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A First Look at Topaz Sharpen AI

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Download a free trial here.

The images below are the processed images by Topaz Sharpen AI. The first image of each set is the full size and the second is the 100% crop of the image. I found the results to be good. In the fourth image the sharpening messed up a spot in her hair when I looked at it in Sharpen AI but I don’t see the problem in this jpg. This could have just been a rendering problem in the software but this could also easily be fixed if you use some masking in Photoshop.

Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday Deals

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Happy Thanksgiving! I’d like to take a moment to say how thankful I am for all of you that visit my website and support my courses. I enjoy making content for you and I hope you find it useful. I have big plans for the upcoming year, including the release of a new course on about Luminar 2019. This is a program that I have been using quite a bit lately and it has impressed me as a possible alternative to Adobe Lightroom.

Skylum will not be releasing the new version of Luminar until December 8th and my course will not be finished for awhile after this release date. Therefore, I have decided to create a pre-sale bundle where you can purchase the Luminar 2019 course now before it’s even been created at a deeply discounted price. This will help with the development of the course and since I want you to get plenty of value from my courses, I’ve decided to add three of my most popular courses to this bundle as a special pre-sale bonus. This four-course bundle will include:

  • Luminar 2019

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Lightroom

  • F**k the Rules, Your Composition Your Way

  • Learn to Create More than a Snapshot Photography Course

The pre-sale Black Friday price is $50 and you can click here to purchase this bundle.

If you don’t currently own Luminar you can purchase it now during their black Friday deal by clicking here. Since your purchasing it now you will get the upgrade to Luminar 2019 free when it’s released on December 8th. They are also offering many bonuses with this sale that you can check out on their sales page.

If you decide to buy it use the coupon code “SNAPSHOT” to get $10 off.


Gary Detonnancourt

PS if you read the blog post called Topaz Studio Vs Luminar Quick Edits you can get links to Topaz’s Black Friday Deals. I highly recommend the AI Bundle, I think AI Clear is the best new software I’ve seen in a long time.